"I wanted to show my gratitude to Bhagavan by touching His feet, but I knew this was not allowed by His attendants. I confided this desire to Mrs Talyarkan, thinking she would keep it a secret. But in the hall, in front of everyone, she told Bhagavan, "Roda has a strong desire to touch your feet." I was so embarrassed.
Bhagavan said nothing at the time, but after lunch that day, He stopped near me, said something in Tamil to a nearby devotee, and asked him to translate it for me.
The devotee said, "Bhagavan says, "Why should she want to touch my feet? My feet are always on her head."
Forwarded by a kind reader - an account of Ms Roda McIver from Power of Presence by David Godman