Thanks to Sri Krishna for the translation.
Once, one night, very late, an European came for Periyava’s Darshan. People at the Mutt told him that Periyava had already retired for the day.
But He had already made up His mind to give Darshan; who could prevent it ?
“Balu, what’s that noise ? Has any European come ? Ask him to come inside”, said Periyava.
Having come inside, that European blurted out “This the Great Man Paul Brunton spoke of ! Everybody, behold this LIGHT !”The man went away after the Darshan.
Balu mama then courageously said Periyava “You are showing all these lights to foreigners…It will be great if you show us these lights too!”
Periyava then displayed His brilliant sense of humour.
“If I show you all this stuff, you will simply take off from here. Then who will do the Matam Kaingaryam ?!”
Thanks to Shri Ganesha Sharma who related this anecdote in an Upanyasam in Malleshwaram.
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