I am J. Sri Bhagovwid (you can call me JSB). Today a man got very angry with me during our dialogue. He stormed off and nearly got bit by our resident macaque, who felt threatened. Here is the dialogue we had.
Dialogue with a questioner this morning, transcribed from recording:
Questioner: Your rhetoric is fine. I suppose you’ve read all the books. You’ve studied your Bhagavad Gita, and the Upanishads. Every Hindu knows as much as you. Anyone can study the scriptures. But have you even realized?!
JSB: Yes, yes, just a moment ago. Why do you ask?
Questioner: What?! Just a moment ago? Why are you waving your hand like that?
JSB: What was your question again, one more time?
Questioner: Why are you waving your hand like that?
JSB: No, the question before that? I have trouble following your accent.
Questioner: HAVE YOU EVEN REALIZED?
JSB: Oh, I thought you said “released”.
Questioner: You know what? You’re an asshole. And a phony. @#$%^ you!
JSB: (calling after the guest as he stormed off) Be careful of the monkey. She bites. Also don’t forget your free samosa.
Another questioner at the ashram: What do you think will happen to him?
JSB: The samosa will give him gas, and when he releases, he will realize. But it will not be a full realization. For that he needed to eat the Chole [chickpea curry].