To watch you, not to help you

Swami Vivekananda! Once he came during our Christmas Trip when I was unable to lift a particular weight. I said, “It is all your fault! You could have helped me.” He said, “No, I did not come here to help you — I came here to watch you!”

Lord Shiva also came once. I said, “I am struggling with my bench press. You are watching. Can you not help me?”

He said, “I cannot help you. I came here to see you, to watch you, not to help you.”

Believe it or not, my connection with Swami Vivekananda is closer than the closest. Even at this moment if I invoke him, he will come. That kind of connection I established in the Ashram.