She stopped me in the hall and said, “You have a very good mind. It’s a pity no one’s taught you how to use it.” And she kept going. And I was astounded. But what astounded me was that… I thought I should be embarrassed. I should be humiliated. But I wasn’t. I was inspired. I thought, how did she do that? How can I be inspired when I should be embarrassed?
When I later became a teacher, everything about how she practiced detachment, and her capacity to see the gifts in people became my greatest tool. She was so clear about her belief that the passing on of knowledge and the awaking of gifts in a human being was one of the greatest callings in life.