The Guru of the group

I wanted to telephone New York from my hotel room in Morocco. The telephone operator said to me, "What is your name?"

I said, "Ghose."

Then she asked, "What is your room number?"

I told her. Then the lady said, "The person in that room is not Ghose. It is Chinmoy."

I said, "Yes, that is my first name."

She said, "Are you the Guru of the group?"

I said, "Yes, I am the Guru of the group."

Then she was satisfied and she placed the call for me.

— 8 January 1985