Last night I begged the wise one to tell me the secret of the world.
Gently , gently he whispered.
Be quiet , the secret cannot be spoken,
it is wrapped in Silence.
~ Maulana Rumi~
“When the heart weeps for what it has lost,
the spirit laughs at what is has gained.”
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Ships that pass in the night and speak each other in passing.
Only a signal shown and a distant voice in the darkness;
So on the ocean of life we pass and speak one another,
Only a look and a voice; then darkness again and a silence.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow-

The sage
 is detached, yet compassionate;
enjoys life, yet does not cling to it;
is a perfectionist, yet indifferent to success or failure;
 is a man of honour, yet avoids reaping honour;
ignores ethics and morals, but lives a life of the highest moral order;
 does not strive, yet achieves;
knows the answers, but prefers to remain silent;
 has the innocence of a child, but incredible inner strength....
(Tao)