Sivananda's Personality-75.


14/02/2017.

I.
His disciples once stealthily took him to a cinema in Dehra Dun.

As the car suddenly stopped in front of the theatre, two devotees opened the door, and with a garland in hand said, "Swamiji, ‘Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’ wants to meet you, who look like his reincarnation."

II.
Like the Master, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (1486-1553), the famous Vaishnavite saint of Bengal, popularised Kirtan Bhakti far and wide.

Because of this common feature in their lives, some devotees of the Master liked to think that he was Chaitanya reborn.

A film on the life-story of this great saint was being screened at the Dehra Dun cinema.

III.
Without a word of protest, the Master went in and saw the picture.

But he commented meaningfully when the car sped back along the midnight road from Dehra Dun to Rishikesh, "How calm and quiet the roads are now!"

It revealed the sage’s love of silence.

To be continued ...


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