Peace. We strive to mingle with our pride an exceptional humility. Spiritual arrogance id foreign to our nature and teaching. We never claimed that to the power of articulate speech is proof of superiority over "dumb creation"; on the other hand, it is to us a perilous gift. We believe profoundly in silence--the sign of a perfect equilibrium. Silence is the absolute poise or balance of body, mind, and spirit. Those who can preserve their selfhood ever calm and unshaken by the storms of existence--not a leaf, as it were, astir on the tree; not a ripple upon the shinning pool--those, in the mind of the person of nature, possess the ideal attitude and conduct of life. What is Silence? It is the Great Mystery. The holy silence is our creators' voice. What are the fruits of silence? They are self-control, true courage or endurance, patience, dignity, and reverence. Silence is the cornerstone of character. Guard your tongue in youth, and in age you may mature a thought that will be of service to your people.