I want your outer blessings1

The other day I was walking to the tennis court. On the way an elderly Indian man came out of his house and said, “May I speak to you?”

I said, “Why?”

He said, “You are a great man. My daughter is getting married this Friday. I wish to invite you and your disciples. I wish to honour you.”

I said, “Your daughter is getting married. This is her day. Why do you have to honour me?”

He said, “If you come to our house, you will bless our house and bless us.”

I said, “You have my inner blessings.”

He said, “I want your outer blessings.”

“Please forgive me,” I said, “I will not be able to come.”

Then we shook hands and I went on.


  1. RB 845. 25 May 1985

Sri Chinmoy, Run and become, become and run, part 16.First published by Agni Press in 1985.

This is the 688th book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.

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