WITHOUT WORDS OR THOUGHTS
rather an intellectual pupil,
and he liked to talk.
His teacher was interested in his intelligent inquires,
and so he encouraged him to talk,
whereas it is the custom in the East
for the pupil to remain silent before his teacher.
and his pupil as usual wanted to discuss and argue,
which was not agreeable to the teacher at the time.
He said in Persian, “khamush”, which means silence.
And the pupil remained silent.
he never spoke anywhere.
but there came a time when his silence began to speak aloud.
His silent thought would manifest;
his silent wish would become granted;
his silent glance would heal;
his silent look would inspire.
It was the spoken words which had kept him dead all this time.
The moment his lips were closed the silence in him began to live.
In Hyderabad people called him Shaikh Khamush,
the king of silence or the silent king.
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