| Quote #7
In a friendly manner, he lived side by side with Vasudeva, and occasionally they exchanged some words, few and at length thought about words. Vasudeva was no friend of words; rarely, Siddhartha succeeded in persuading him to speak. (9.31)
During the period of Siddhartha’s most profound spiritual awakening, he rarely speaks.
| Quote #8
The curious people asked many questions, but they got no answers, and they found neither sorcerers nor wise men, they only found two friendly little old men, who seemed to be mute and to have become a bit strange and gaga. And the curious people laughed and were discussing how foolishly and gullibly the common people were spreading such empty rumors. (9.41)
The spiritual wisdom of Vasudeva and Siddhartha cannot be communicated.
| Quote #9
"You've heard it laugh," he said. "But you haven't heard everything. Let's listen, you'll hear more."
The river communicates to Siddhartha and Vasudeva through images, laughter, and voices. We know. It’s a special river.