Competition-blood will never leave me

Another day I saw an old man running. I said, "If my speed has really increased, I will be able to pass him." I came nearer, only to discover that the runner was a lady. I said, "Let me run according to my speed." After two hundred metres, I turned around. O God, she was so far behind!

I tell the disciples to have no competitive feeling, to compete only with themselves. Here I was competing with an old lady! Competition-blood will never leave me.

Sri Chinmoy, Salutations, numbers 5-8.First published by Agni Press in 1981.

This is the 450th book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.


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