No Script

In ‘Autobiography of a Yogi’ Paramhansa Yogananda tells the story of his initial travel to America, where he was to ‘bring Yoga to the East’ from the west.

He was educated and spoke English, but had never given any speeches or lectures in English. Not one.

Upon his arrival, he was set to speak as the lone invited guest from India at a prestigious gathering of religious intellectuals.

He would be the only Indian standing in front of hundreds of native-English speaking Catholics, Christians, Protestants, Jews, and men from many other various sects – all educated in theology in one way or another.

Yogananda did not practice, make an outline, or rehearse.

He simply trusted the divine will of God, arrived, stood up, and spoke.

His speech was received with unanimous admiration.

Sometimes, having no script is the best way to proceed.


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