The art of reading unprinted books


A lecturer explained how a fraction of the enormous sums spent on arms in the modern world would solve all the material problems of every member of the human race.

The inevitable reaction of the disciples after the lecture was: "But why are human beings so stupid?"

"Because," said the Master solemnly, "people have learned to read printed books. They have forgotten the art of reading unprinted ones."

"Give us an example of an unprinted book."

But the master wouldn't give one.

One day, in response to their persistence, he said:

"The songs of birds, the sounds of insects are all trumpteting forth the Truth. The grasses and the flowers are all pointing out the Way.
Listen! Look! That is the way to read!"

Anthony De Mello
"One Minute Wisdom"

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