Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy
cathy_edgett

A treasure of a book -



I just opened The Song of the Bird by Anthony de Mello.  Oh, my!    To entice you in, I give the first few pages.


EAT YOUR OWN FRUIT

A disciple once complained,
    "You tell us stories, but you never reveal their meaning to us."

Said the master,
    "How would you like it if someone offered you fruit and masticated it before giving it to you?"

No one can find your meaning for you.
Not even the master. 




A VITAL DIFFERENCE

Llwais the Sufi was once asked,
    "What has grace brought you?"

He replied,
    "When I wake in the morning I feel like a man who is not sure he will live till evening."

Said the questioner,
    "But doesn't everyone know this?"

Said Llwais,
    "They certainly do.  But not all of them feel it."


No one ever became drunk on the word wine.  

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