Shame!1

This evening at a quarter to seven, as I was going to the tennis court, I saw an elderly lady walking a big dog behind Jamaica High School. The dog was on a leash so I was not at all afraid of it.

The lady said to me, “Hi! Good evening.”

I said, “Good evening.”

She said, “Do you recognise me?”

I couldn’t recognise her.

Then she said, “You can’t recognise me? I know your name — Sri Chinmoy.” She said my name correctly.

I smiled at her and said, “Now tell me what your name is.”

She said, “Shame!”

What was I going to tell her? She knew my name, but I didn’t know her name. I have never seen her, but she knew me.


  1. RB 880. 17 June 1985

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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