The Christmas run1Early this morning I had run a mile and a half and had started coming back. I was at the 1200-metre marker when suddenly the Christ started running with me. While we were running, he showed me my presence inside his heart.
I said, “You can show me my presence inside your heart, and I can show you your presence inside mine.” Then I started repeating his name in Bengali: “Jishu.” He began repeating the Bengali word “ashu,” which means speed, fastest speed.
I said, “You are mocking my running speed. But you should take a human body and then die here running.”
“I am not mocking you,” he said. “I am saying ‘ashu’ because you do everything on earth with the fastest speed.”
“But here it does not apply,” I said. “I have already run a mile and a half and I am dying, but you are in the subtle body. You are enjoying it.”
Then we had a spiritual conversation.
RB 7. 25 December 1978↩