Tuesday, March 12, 2019

his own enlightenment


On the question of his own Enlightenment
 the Master always remained reticent, 
even though the disciples tried every means to get him to talk.

All the information they had on this subject 
was what the Master once said to his youngest son
 who wanted to know what his father felt when he became Enlightened.

The answer was:  "A fool."

When the boy asked why, the Master had replied,
 "Well, son, it was like going to great pains to break into a house
by climbing a ladder and smashing a window and then realizing later
that the door of the house was open.

~  Anthony de Mello