For all his tradition ways, the Master had scant respect for rules and for traditions.

A quarrel once broke out between a disciple and his daughter because the man kept insisting that the girl conform to the rules of their religion in the choice of her prospective husband.

The Master openly sided with the girl.

Whe the disciple expressed his surprise that a holy man would do this, the Master said "You must understand that life is just like music, which is made more by feeling and by instinct than by rules."


"How shall I get the grace of never judging my neighbor?"

"Through prayer."

"Then why have i not found it yet?"

"Because you haven't prayed in the right place."

"Where is that?"

"In the heart of God."

"And how do I get there?"

"Understand that anyone who sins does not know what he is doing and deserves to be forgiven."


"How shall I attain Eternal Life?"

"Eternal life is now. Come into the present."

"But I am in the present now, am I not?"


"Why not?"

"Because you haven't dropped your past."

"Why should I drop my past? Not ll of it is bad."

"The past is to be dropped not because it is bad but because it is dead."


"I wish to become a teacher of the Truth."

"Are you prepared to be ridiculed, ignored and starving till you are forty-five?"

"I am. But tell me: What will happens after I am forty-five?"

"You will have grown accustomed to it."