The Spiritual Diary contains Yogananda's inspirational readings for each day of the year. The theme for a particular season changes and the focus is on silence during this season. Today's entry comes from his Autobiography of a Yogi, in reference to his own guru, Sri Yukteswar:
"The silence habitual to Sri Yukteswar was caused by his deep perceptions of the Infinite. No time remained for the interminable "revelations" that occupy the teachers without Self-realization.
A saying in the Hindu scriptures is:
'In shallow men
the fish of little thoughts
cause much commotion.
In oceanic minds
the whales of inspiration
make hardly a ruffle.'"
What a simple, but great reminder and lesson!