98. When I talkWhen I talk with God
I cramp His conversation.
When I talk with a man
We cramp each other’s conversation.
When I talk with a woman
She cramps my conversation.
And in return
The human in me strangles our conversation,
The divine in me admires her conversation.
When I talk with myself
I overfeed my conversation
And kill the real thinker in me.
Sri Chinmoy, The Wings of Light, part 2, Aum Press, Puerto Rico, 1974