The Indian gentlemanAlo and I entered an Indian restaurant in Kuala Lumpur. Some disciples also happened to be there. I was the only Indian in the whole place, but I was pretending to be a gentleman — using a plate, fork and spoon.
But the disciples — Americans, Canadians and Japanese — were all eating from a banana leaf, using their fingers, in the traditional Indian way.
— 4 January 1989
Sri Chinmoy, The world-experience-tree-climber, part 7, Agni Press, 1994