Scene 7

(King Herod’s Palace.)

HEROD: Unbearable! Unthinkable! Impossible! I shall not allow anyone else to be the King. I am the King, the only King of Judea. The priests and scribes have told me that this little baby King is in Bethlehem. I just want to be sure if it is true that he is there in Bethlehem. If he is, then I shall kill him. I shall send him to God. I shall remain King as long as I am allowed to live on this earth.

(Enter the three wise men.)

HEROD (greeting them): I am so happy to see you. I have heard much about you. You three are exceptionally wise men. You have come from the far East. You have studied the stars, and I understand that a star is leading you to the new King. Please go and see the divine child and come back with some information about him. Then I shall personally go and worship him.

(Exeunt the three wise men.)

Sri Chinmoy, The Son.First published by Agni Press in 1973.

This is the 30th book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.


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