Yesterday was Thanksgiving, so Sumati went to visit her parents. Once upon a time her parents did not like me, but now they have changed their opinion about me.
When Sumati told her family about my weightlifting, her brother got furious and said, “He is a spiritual man. What is he doing bodybuilding?”
The father took my side. He said, “What is wrong? If one has capacity in any field, one should show it to the world. If I had that kind of capacity, I would also show the world.”
— 28 November 1986