Not afraid of Billy1

I went out to run at five o’clock and around five-thirty I was returning home. I saw a middle-aged man with a small dog that looked like Kanu, but it was even smaller than Kanu. The dog was on the sidewalk. I said to myself, “I do not want to be bothered by the dog.” So I came down from the sidewalk and entered into the street.

The man said, “Why are you afraid of this puppy?”

I said, “I am not afraid. I was smiling at the dog and I came very near it.”

I asked the man, “What is his name?”

He replied, “Billy.”

I smiled at Billy and at the owner. Then I continued on my way.


  1. RB 993. 30 October 1987

Sri Chinmoy, Run and become, become and run, part 20.First published by Agni Press in 2004.

This is the 1481st book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.

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