396. The difference

O Lord Buddha,

Please tell me the difference


Sujata’s sweetmeat


Chunda’s venom-meat.

“Brother, the difference?

Practically none!

Sujata’s sweetmeat

Helped me openly in unlearning

The lessons of Ignorance.

Chunda’s venom-meat

Helped me secretly in learning

The message of Nirvana.”

From:Sri Chinmoy,The Dance of Life, part 8, Agni Press, 1973
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