Divine disobedience

So many times this telephone operator tried and tried to get through to India for me. Finally I told her, “Please cancel my call.”

She said, “Yes.”

After 15 minutes the phone rang. I said, “I have cancelled it.”

She said, “No, Sri Chinmoy, you told me to cancel it, but I didn’t listen to you. Now I have got through.”

My brother was on the line, and I was very happy.

— 8 January 1989