No smoking!The manager of the Ambassador Hotel in Bangkok wanted to talk to me. He had been smoking a cigarette, but as soon as he saw me, he took it out of his mouth and cupped it in his palm because he wanted to show me respect.
This is similar to what happened in India when a friend of mine saw me. But in my friend's case, he put his burning cigarette in his pocket!
— 18 December 1988
Sri Chinmoy, The world-experience-tree-climber, part 7, Agni Press, 1994