The painful massageYesterday's doctor tortured me like anything when he was giving me a massage. At one point he was biting my left toe with his teeth. He was biting down so powerfully that I had to scream so he would stop. And today I have such pain there — as though I had been stung by a bee.
He said that for one month he has been drinking only water. He said it is what God told him to do when he went to the mountains. He does not charge for his services, but you can leave a love offering on the shrine.
— 20 January 1991
Sri Chinmoy, The world-experience-tree-climber, part 7, Agni Press, 1994