Buying an instrument in Japan22

In Japan, Maral told me that he had found an instrument that he thought I might like. He said, “Guru, it is very expensive, but if you like it, I will buy it for you.” But I didn’t like the instrument, so I told him not to buy it.

The store also had some Western flutes. I said, “I would like to buy one,” but the man wouldn’t allow me to try the flutes because they were too expensive.

I said, “Without examining the flute or playing it, how can I buy it?”

The man said, “No, good musicians don’t need to play the flutes. I won’t allow it.”

We had pamphlets that said I play the flute at my concerts, but the man couldn’t read English. So we went to another store and found a Yamaha keyboard. I said, “Maral, just buy it.”

Then I left the place and Maral bought it.

LS 157. 30 October 1987

From:Sri Chinmoy,I love shopping, part 4, Agni Press, 1994
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