"Yes, I walk daily into the nearby forest and back, it's about 10 kms, very
beautiful! There is a security guard at the entrance. I talk to the trees and
steal flowers that fall from them on the ground. People must think I'm mad!
( and he laughs!) One has to be a little mad otherwise it's a bit tough. I'm
also a security guard, a spiritual security guard!"
"I always remember the words of Mikhail Naimy in
'The Book of Mirdad':
'Forgetting the world makes you a pilgrim.
Forgetting the next world makes you a saint.
Forgetting forgetting makes you complete.'
Om Om Om!"
~ Some words of yesterdays talk with Swamiji.
And here is my favorite quote from Mikhail Naimy's ~
The Book of Mirdad :
The strange story of a monastery
which was once called the Ark
"So think as if your every thought were to be etched in fire across the
sky for all and everything to see. For so, in truth, it is.
So speak as if the world entire were but a single ear intent on hearing
what you say. And so, in truth, it is.
Do as if your every deed were to recoil upon your heads.
And so, in truth it does.
So, wish as if you were the wish. And so, in truth, you are.
So live as if your God Himself had need of you His life to live.
And so, in truth, He does."