14 January

Amrita-da: "Chinmoy, you have done a great service to Nolini by writing a most significant poem.

"Chinmoy, don't think that people are not jealous of Nolini. There are many people in the Ashram who are extremely jealous of him. I pity them. God alone knows when they will realise, let alone reach, his height. But to be sure, you and I are not jealous of Nolini. To me Nolini is not only my elder brother and adviser, but also my eternal friend.

"Chinmoy, how old are you?"

"I am thirty."

"You are not even half my age!"