My morning audienceWhen I play the esraj, the chinchillas, guinea pigs and all the rest of the animals and birds look at me. I come and play at about eight o’clock.
Sometimes Kanu will not allow me to play. He starts biting the bow. But when I play the cello, the bow is too high for him to reach. So he just goes and plays around my feet.
25 January 1982
Sri Chinmoy, Friendship with the animal kingdom, Agni Press, 2010