Sometimes it is better to watch1

Twenty minutes before the semi-finals of the 400-metre race, my Filipino friend told me that the officials had allowed more people to join, and that I was definitely qualified to participate. When they announced that everybody was allowed, he said that he was prepared to compete. But since I had not qualified in the heats, I had not come prepared to run. Even if I had been prepared, I would not have been able to compete with those really good runners. Sometimes it is better to watch than to run.

  1. RB 874. 2 October 1983

Sri Chinmoy, Run and become, become and run, part 17.First published by Agni Press in 1986.

This is the 695th book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.


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