| Muktabai read it and said,
"Changadev has become so big, but he is still kora, hollow." Nivrittinath read another meaning in
it. He said Changadev is kora, innocent; he is pure and taintless and deserves to be taught." And he
asked Jnanadev to answer this letter. Jnanadev wrote a letter of sixty-five
onvis (marathi stanzas).
It is still known as "Changadev's
Sixty-five." Such is the delightful story of this letter. It is easy to read
what is written, but very difficult what is not written. You never come to
the end of it. In the same way, though the sannyasi seems a hollow reed
(kora), a blank piece of paper, he is full of illimitable action.
32. In the perfect state, sannyasa and karma-yoga are of equal worth, but the practical value of karma-yoga is
higher. A currency note for fifty rupees, and a gold coin of the same value, so long as
the government is stable, are of equal worth. But if there is a Revolution, the note is worth
nothing. You can always get something in exchange for the gold coin, for it is, after all, gold.