396. The difference

O Lord Buddha,
  Please tell me the difference
   Between
Sujata’s sweetmeat
     And
Chunda’s venom-meat.

“Brother, the difference?
  Practically none!
Sujata’s sweetmeat
Helped me openly in unlearning
The lessons of Ignorance.
Chunda’s venom-meat
Helped me secretly in learning
The message of Nirvana.”

Sri Chinmoy, The Dance of Life, part 8.First published by Agni Press in 1973.

This is the 39th book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.

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