"I can remember one other occasion when Bhagavan appeared to approve of a devotee falling at his feet.

Bhagavan was sitting on a sofa outside the hall and many devotees were coming, prostrating and leaving.

A Christian priest came into the ashram but he didn’t come near Bhagavan, nor did he attempt to prostrate. He just stood at a distance and watched Bhagavan with evident curiosity for about forty-five minutes. Finally, just like a tree falling down, he went down on the floor, prostrated full length and then left. He had obviously had some experience which convinced him of Bhagavan’s greatness but we never found out what it was because he left without saying a word.

After he had gone, Bhagavan smiled and remarked, ‘He couldn’t control himself any longer without doing namaskaram.’"