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Remembering Swami Rama

Michael Smith remembers Swami Rama fondly for his hospitable ways . . .

I went to a talk of Swami Rama's once in Glenview and when I arrived Swami Ajaya was talking about a dream he just had. In his dream Swami Rama was talking to him, and kept repeating over and over and over again the word "HOSPITALITY," "HOSPITALITY," "HOSPITALITY,""HOSPITALITY," "HOSPITALITY," "HOSPITALITY,""HOSPITALITY,"
"HOSPITALITY," "HOSPITALITY,""HOSPITALITY," "HOSPITALITY," "HOSPITALITY," "HOSPITALITY."

When I first came to Glenview to see Swami Rama, I had driven all night and had not slept for over 24 hours. I was walking in as he was leaving. Swami Rama immediately
stopped and talked with me, and then told the people there to give me a room. Later he took my hand and walked me into the kitchen and personally gave me some food.
He actually put it in my mouth like a Mother.

Everytime I was with him he was like that, except once - That was when I was proud of having completed the editing of Behram Guard's book. Then he was very short with me
and wouldn't give me the time of day.