The showoff1

As I made a left turn off 150th Street, I noticed an old man on the corner, looking at me. I looked at him and said, “Good morning.” In a few seconds he felt inspired to also start running. I said to myself, “O God, what is he doing?”

As he approached me, the time came for me to show off. I ran fast, but then I cursed myself. Usually, if people pass by me, I say, “Oh, perhaps he is doing only one or two miles and I am doing eight or nine.” This time I felt sorry for my stupidity.

For 200 metres we ran together. Then he made a right turn and I made a left turn.


  1. RB 40. 28 July 1979

Sri Chinmoy, Run and become, become and run, part 1.First published by Agni Press in 1979.

This is the 379th book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.

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