16. He is afraid of three thingsHe is afraid of three things:
Silence, sound and perfection.
When he is afraid of silence
Earth loves him.
When he is afraid of sound
Heaven loves him.
When he is afraid of perfection
The animal in him loves him
The human in him loves him;
The divine in him pities him
The Supreme in him forgives him.
Sri Chinmoy, The Golden Boat, part 19, Agni Press, 1974