Within minutes, Dilip Kumar Roy, for that was the name of the man, became a showroom exhibit.
Curiosity-mongers came from every direction.
Some took pity on him, some scoffed at him and said that he deserved what he got, while others made many remarks about the helpless man.
It was now dark.
The Master was coming on his way to the Satsang.
They told him about the injured man.
The Master changed direction and turned towards the hospital ward.
He went near the patient’s bedside and stood still for awhile as the onlookers eagerly awaited his reaction.
"Let us now chant the Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra for the health and speedy recovery of Dilip Kumar Roy."
With the announcement, the Master began chanting the Mantra.
He called for a tin of biscuits and placed it on a bedside stool.
He instructed the attendants, "Lord Narayana has come in this form. Please give him the biscuits in the morning with tea or milk."
The gossiping devotees were silenced!
Sri N. Ananthanarayanan
To be continued ...