silence shared in words presents Meditation The Most Valuable Contribution the East Has Made to Humanity Excerpt from The Invitation #21 Can you please speak on discipline and meditation? Niten it is a very strange question because every day, morning and evening I am speaking on discipline and meditation If anybody reads your question he will think that for the first time I have to speak on discipline and meditation where you have been so far. You remind me of two old friends they meet on a street in Leningrad. ‘How is life treating you,” asks one. “Just great,” replies the other. The first one looks at him dubiously and says, “Have you been reading the papers?” “Of course,” replies the other.”how else would I know!” People know about their own lives by reading newspapers And I have been telling you everyday about meditation and nothing else and you are asking. Okay A little old Jewish lady sits down on a plane next to a big Norwegian She keeps staring and staring at him. Finally she turns to him and says, “Pardon me, are you Jewish?” “No,” he replies. A few minutes go by and she looks at him again and says You can tell me — you are Jewish, aren’t you?” He answers, “Definitely not.” She keeps studying him, and says again “I can tell you are Jewish!” In order to get her to stop annoying him the gentleman says, “Okay, I am Jewish.” She looks at him and shakes her head back and forth and says, “Really, you don’t look it!” I’m wondering wher to begin.