Only one thoughtOnly one thought flashes across my mind, only one thought:
Who has given me such impure power of talkativeness, this meaningless babble?
Mother, I know my only companion was silence.
Who has taken that silence away from me, Mother,
And who has taken away the cheerfulness of my heart?
Sri Chinmoy, Beyond Within — A collection of writings 1964-1974, Agni Press, 1975