Scene 2

(A week later.)

VIVEKANANDA: For the past week I have waited and waited for some concrete sign from my Master, but all in vain. (Pauses.) Since my spiritual Mother and my Master are one and the same, I shall seek her permission to go abroad. I shall write a letter to Sri Sarada Devi from here in Madras.

(He sits and begins writing the letter.)

Sri Chinmoy, Drink, drink my Mother’s Nectar, Sky Publishers, New York, 1973