Well-wishes from the bus driver1

That afternoon I went shopping to bring back some food for the disciples. When I entered into the bus, the driver said to me, “Why didn’t you run this morning? What were you doing?”

He was a very nice, bearded black man. I said, “Are you talking to me?”

The driver said, “Yes. Every day I see you running before five o’clock in the morning. I see you at least two or three times every day, but I have not seen you for a couple of days. What is wrong with you?”

I explained, “I am relaxing before the New York Marathon.”

He said, “Good luck! I see you don’t give a damn about cold or rain. People enter into my bus cold and frozen and I save them, but I see you running in such cold. For the last couple of days I have not seen you.”

I said, “This is on my route, but recently I have been running very few miles.”

When I was leaving the bus he said, “Lots of luck to you.”


  1. RB 116. 18 October 1979

Sri Chinmoy, Run and become, become and run, part 2.First published by Agni Press in 1979.

This is the 394th book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.

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