My Work Break
ACT to foster happiness, peace,
prosperity, and tolerance in the Middle East
Then said a teacher, "Speak to us of Teaching."
And he said:
No man can reveal to you aught but that which already lies half asleep in
the dawning of our knowledge.
The teacher who walks in the shadow of the temple, among his followers,
gives not of his wisdom but rather of his faith and his lovingness.
If he is indeed wise he does not bid you enter the house of wisdom, but
rather leads you to the threshold of your own mind.
The astronomer may speak to you of his understanding of space, but he cannot
give you his understanding.
The musician may sing to you of the rhythm which is in all space, but he
cannot give you the ear which arrests the rhythm nor the voice that echoes
And he who is versed in the science of numbers can tell of the regions of
weight and measure, but he cannot conduct you thither.
For the vision of one man lends not its wings to another man.
And even as each one of you stands alone in God's knowledge, so must each
one of you be alone in his knowledge of God and in his understanding of the
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