I speak very fast and, often, I don’t think before I speak. The point I am trying to make may be misunderstood. On the other hand, if it a serious matter, I take my time and even pause before I give an answer. Being around many spiritual Masters in my life, I saw that They would think before uttering even one word. Their words have such deep meaning that they may take years to understand. Today is my Master’s birthday, and I am remembering His voice. Each word spoken to me has become a gem in my life. Every word is like a flower petal unfurling, leading me to a life He wanted me to have. It is as if He prepared me for all that was going to come, a map of my life. I wish I had His patience to value the words I utter. Then each word I speak would have meaning. Gratitude to You, my beloved Master, on this auspicious day for all that You have taught me. — Satish Daryanani

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