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The Silence of the Sage
« on: December 04, 2009, 01:03:11 PM »
Ella Maillart continues in that article, vide Arunachala's Ramana,
Boundless Ocean of Grace, Volume 6, Sri Ramanasramam, Tiruvannamalai:-

I have to make a kind of parallel, though I do not know if it is quite
right.  I have no way of making sure of it myself....  In China,
in the days of its living tradition, the Emperor was the tangible
link that connected Heaven and Earth.  If the Emperor had sufficient
knowledge, like the real Sage, all was well.  By his mere Presence
at the Temple of Heaven, all would be kept in order within the
four corners of of the empire.  Everyone knew that there was
ONE WHO KNEW, the Son of Heaven, was maintaining the connection with the celestial kingdom, everything was kept rightly
balanced.   No doubt, a Pope, a Dalai Lama, a Pharaoh should
be a similar link.

The Maharshi thus expresses in Silence, what others express in words.

Frontand back give sequence to one another;
Therefore the Sage relies on actionless activity,
Carries on wordless teaching.
But the myriad creatures are worked upon by him,
He does not disown them!

-Lao Tzu.

Arunachala Siva.