19 April

"In the playground today, as you all know, I shall read out to you about my athletics. It is in Bengali. I hope to give you the English version next time, but that is all. You cannot expect me to read it in other languages as well. For example, I can't present the Chinese version, which can only be appreciated by my Chinese friend Hushu." The audience burst into roaring laughter.

Everybody greatly enjoyed his talk on athletics. On the way back he said to Yogananda-da: "I hope you enjoyed my article."

Yogananda-da said: "Of course. Not only did I enjoy it, but I also learned a great deal!"

Nolini-da said to me: "Chinmoy, I am sure you too liked it."

I said to him: "In my case, I not only like all your writings without exception, but I also learn much from your writings. Each article of yours is like a new illumining dawn to me. How I wish that everything you have written about relaxation could be translated into as many languages as possible!"

Nolini-da said: "Ah, I see. That is your headache, since that is your project. Then he added: "I wish to translate a few portions of this article and read them out loud to the Mother."

Both Yogananda-da and I said: "It is an excellent idea. We feel the Mother will deeply appreciate it."