The friendly elephant

Before I lifted the elephant in Connecticut this morning, I garlanded it. I was telling the elephant, “We have to become very good friends.”

We were very good friends when I was lifting it up and also when I was offering it my gratitude. But, at the last minute, the elephant frightened me and I had to run away.

The elephant’s name was Karen, the same as Mahiyan’s sister.

— 23 September 1986

Sri Chinmoy, My weightlifting tears and smiles, part 1.First published by Agni Press in 1986.

This is the 705th book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.


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