I see infinitely more than I say
This is one of the stories in our Story-Gems project, a collection of our experiences with our Guru, Sri Chinmoy. Project homepage »
One time Guru said to me, “I see infinitely more than I say, and I say infinitely less than I see.”
As an example of that, one time in South Africa and another time in Venezuela, the disciples were playing soccer with the local boys. Guru was there for about 20 minutes at the end of the game. He seemed very informal and casual. After the game, the local boys went away and just the disciples came around Guru. I also came close because I was there.
I was astounded because Guru proceeded to talk for about 15 or 20 minutes about how the disciples should play. He spoke about every single boy on the team. To one boy he said, “You need to go more quickly. Don’t hesitate!”
In great detail, Guru was describing what had happened in the game. To each disciple on the team, he gave specific advice on how they could improve. In general, he said that we need to play from our hearts, dynamically, but not aggressively. At the end I was so amazed because he seemed so casual as if he wasn’t watching so carefully, but he had seen every single move. He was so conscious of everything. It was a beautiful thing to watch.
I prayerfully thanked God
For allowing me to watch
His Cosmic Game.
I am tearfully, gratefully
And self-givingly thanking God
For allowing me to participate
In His Cosmic Game.
Sri Chinmoy 1
- 1. Command from God the Justice, Whisper from God the Compassion, #19, Agni Press, 1994
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