136. the Goddess’s gift

the guru was minding his own business when there was a sudden flash of light. suddenly, the Goddess stood before him. she was so beautiful that the guru had to look away to avoid stammering as he asked, “who are you?”

the Goddess replied, “i am who i am, and i know what is known. you may ask me one question. but since you already asked a question, you now just have to listen to what i say.”

“say what you will.”

the Goddess began, “you are going to change the world, good guru.”

“how?” he asked.

the Goddess replied, “now that would have been a good question.”