A Meditation by Anthony de Mello, SJ

On the question of his own Enlightenment
the Master always remained reticent,
even though the disciples tried
every means to get him to talk.

All the information they had on this subject
was what he once said to his youngest son,
who wanted to know what his father felt
when he became Enlightened.
The answer was: "A fool."

When the boy asked why,
the Master had replied,
"Well, son, it was like going
to great pains to break into a house
by climbing a ladder and smashing a window
and then realizing later
that the door of the house was open."

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