A SAINT ENTERTAINS ONLY AS MUCH JOY AND SORROW AS NEEDS TO BE EXPRESSED BY CUSTOM
A doctor, of whom ShriMaharaj was very fond, died. Along with all the others, ShriMaharaj also expressed grief. A seeker of knowledge asked, "We suffered sorrow on the passing away of the doctor. Did you also suffer in the same way T ShriMaharaj said, "The parents of your wife have their house in Pune. When your wife is visiting her parents in Pune, you do not grieve for her absence. You know that she is in Pune and keeping well. Likewise, because I know where the soul has migrated, there is no occasion for me to grieve. But my difficulty is a little different. Because I have to stay amongst you, by convention, I have to make a show of grief. Care needs to be taken that the show is well done. Exercising of this care is what causes a strain. By the grace of Rama, my show has never Hopped; on the contrary, it has been coming off very well."