My Lord,
Please tell me frankly
If I am ready for a divine life.

"My child,
Right now if I answer
The question,
I shall say without a shadow
Of doubt
That you are ready.
But if I have to answer
The question
At another time,
Then I may have
A different opinion."

Why, my Lord?

"My child,
The time that elapses
May drag you down
And you may not then be ready
For the spiritual life."