"Do you mean to say that anything would happen without the Lord’s Will behind it?" he argued.
"God alone prompted Govindan to do what he did.
Are the words of the scriptures: ‘I am the gambling of the fraudulent’, and ‘prostration to the chief of the robbers’, mere words?
Does not the same omnipresent Lord indwell the robber and the dacoit, the murderer and the burglar?
No, no, I will not let the police charge Govindan.
The Lord has spared my life as there is still some service to be performed through this body.
I must go on with that service.
That is all this incident indicates to me."
So saying, the Master went to the police station the next morning with fruit, books, clothes and rosary.
With his own hand he applied kumkum and bhasma to Govindan’s forehead, and then prostrated to him.
He gave him books with his autographed blessing, and initiated him in the Om Namo Narayanaya Mantra. After imparting some simple instructions, the Master sent him to Salem, his home town, with two Ashram escorts to accompany him as far as Agra.
Sri N. Ananthanarayanan
To be continued ...