October 14, 2012
Mother Ocean's YES!
Joyful and Free!
Life Force Dancing Abundantly
All that Is.
Beyond the Imagined: YES!
Each moment as the Solitary Bird
Attuned to the Present &
Beyond the Beyond YES!
Words & Thoughts
alone with The Alone
As All That Is. YES!
Robert S. de Ropp
I had learned a great truth, however. One tries to teach others at one’s peril.
It is better to leave one’s fellow men to sleep in peace than to disturb their slumbers.
Let not those who know unsettle the minds of the ignorant who know nothing.
How could I, a careful student of the Bhagavad Gita, have missed the significance of that verse?
Don Juan offered a similar message:
A warrior does not squeeze his world out of shape. He taps it lightly and passes on leaving hardly a trace.
That was it. By playing the guru, I had squeezed out of shape the people with whom I had come in contact.
I had also squeezed myself out of shape by trying to play a role not in accord with my essence.
The Missionary, that babbling fool, had betrayed me.
Well, I had learned a lesson and would not forget it.
In the future, NO MORE TALK.
Live by the rule of the dervish: Don’t volunteer information about the Way, but be willing to answer honest questions.
What are honest questions?
Honest questions contain the seeds of their own answers and above that
the questioners have tried to solve the problems themselves.
Dishonest questions show that the questioners are trying to get something for nothing,
making conversation, indulging in idle curiosity, or showing off.
Those liable to ask questions about the Way generally want someone else to do their thinking for them.
The rest just don’t care.
So the dervish can continue on his way in solitude, unimpeded by either companions or possessions.
“Down to Gehenna or up to the Throne
He travels fastest who travels Alone.”