Tuesday, July 19, 2016

On keeping things to self

I was reading a chapter on love and brotherhood from Ihya' Ulumuddin, book II when I came across this sentence;

One wise man was asked: How can you keep matters secret? He said: I am like a grave for these matters. The heart of a fool is in his tongue and the tongue of a wise man is in his heart. In other words, the fool cannot keep secret what is in his mind and discloses it in such a place which he does not know.

I wonder how did the wise man really learn all these? How can people actually keep things in their heart and not saying anything about it?

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