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Balaji

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The monkey will only perform when its master waves his stick
« on: October 29, 2012, 05:10:02 PM »
When Bhagavan told a story he was a complete actor and made it incredibly vivid.  I remember a joke Bhagavan cracked at his own expense.   In the last years he was suffering badly from rheumatism and could walk only with the aid of a stick.  Whenever it was time for him to leave the hall, whether he  noticed the time or not, the attendant on duty would get up and take him his stick.  On one such occasion, while taking his stick and rising from the couch, he quoted the well known Tamil saying , "The monkey will only perform when its master waves his stick".

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Re: The monkey will only perform when its master waves his stick
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2012, 05:24:33 PM »
Dear Balaji,

Nice humorous story. Once in the last years, when Sri Bhagavan was walking He was unsteady. Two people came
behind Him. He asked Why? They said they are looking after His not falling down. Sri Bhagavan said: I can take care
of myself. Please see to it that you are not falling down!

Arunachala Siva.