January 31, 1960
(Letter from Mother to the disciple
concerning her former commentaries on the “Dhammapada” at the Playground)
... When I began the readings from the Dhammapada, I had hoped that my listeners would take enough interest in the “practical” spiritual side for me to read only one verse at a time. But quite quickly, I saw they found this very boring and were making no effort to benefit from the meditation. The only solution then was to treat the matter as an intellectual study, which is why I started reading chapter by chapter.