138. Secretly and openly

Secretly he borrows from God

His Illumination-flood.

Openly he lends an iota to mankind

With an exorbitant interest.

Secretly he learns free from God

His infinite Songs of Oneness supreme.

Openly he teaches only one to mankind

For an unsurpassable fee.

From:Sri Chinmoy,The Dance of Life, part 3, Agni Press, 1973
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