Trying To Show Off

Right from the beginning I had confidence that I would lift 2,000 pounds in the calf raise. So I said, “Today is the day to show off my muscles.”

I wanted to put oil on my calves to show off, but there was no oil downstairs. I was so lazy; I didn’t want to go upstairs to get the oil. I found some “body-bath” yellow lotion, but it seems it had no oil in it. As soon as I put it on, it disappeared. If it had had a little oil in it, it would have remained on the skin, but it did not last.

— 30 November 1986

From:Sri Chinmoy,My weightlifting tears and smiles, part 2, Agni Press, 1986
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