597. The guestsA gold possessor
Is a welcome guest.
A silver possessor
Is an acceptable guest.
A man with no gold
And no silver
Is an unwanted guest.
When I went to visit God,
He asked me,
"Son, do you have gold with you?"
"I am so happy, son, that you do
Not have gold.
Son, do you have silver with you?"
"Son, I am so happy that you do
Not have silver.
Son, what actually have you brought for Me?"
Father, unfortunately, nothing.
"Son, you do have something for Me.
You have brought Me
Your bold nothingness-pride.
Son, give Me your pride
And I give you My All."
Sri Chinmoy, The Dance of Life, part 12, Agni Press, 1973