The unfamiliar soulBill Pearl's soul started coming to me in Japan. God knows how many times his soul has come since then. Perhaps his soul had visited me before that, years ago, but I knew nothing about him outwardly. At that time I was paying no attention to bodybuilding. That is why I could not find him on the outer plane. Now his soul is familiar to me.
— 23 September 1986
Sri Chinmoy, My weightlifting tears and smiles, part 1, Agni Press, 1986