Running and shopping at the same time1

When I went out running this morning, I said, “At least there will be nothing open, so I do not have to take money.” So I put only 10,000 rupiah in my pocket.

I was walking and meditating. All of a sudden, I saw a little shop there in the sand. When I enquired, the man said that everything was fixed price.

The Balinese man who owned the little shop spoke English. I wanted to buy three or four things. Each time he said that something was a fixed price, I bargained with him. Finally, when I said, “All right, then I will not buy it,” he lowered the price. This happened with each item.

So I took 10,000 rupiah with me and I spent it all.

  1. RB 1017. 20 January 1988

Sri Chinmoy, Run and become, become and run, part 20.First published by Agni Press in 2004.

This is the 1481st book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.


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