638. My permission and authority

I went to two spiritual Masters
And begged them to grant me some peace.
I needed peace so desperately.

One Master said to me:
"Go deep within."
The other said to me:
"Pray to God."

I said to the first Master:
"Can't you go deep within
On my behalf?"

"Certainly I can,
But you have to give me permission."

To the second one I said:
"Can't you pray on my behalf?"

"Certainly I can,
But you have to give me the authority."

I gave them
My permission and authority.
Lo, I am now swimming
In a sea of peace.