One day Ramana Maharishi was to give a lecture under a tree..Many people gathered eargerly to hear him.One among them was a foreigner.He was sitting on a high level seat than Maharishi’s seat.
Maharishi’s asistant asked the foreigner who was sitting on a higher level seat to sit down,but the foreigner refused by saying that he had knee problem
The assistant asked him to sit somewhere elese and not in fornt of Maharishi
The foreigner vacated the seat at a distant place.Maharishi asked the assistant why the foreigner has vacated the seat, the asistant explained the reason
Maharishi said look up the tree ,”what do you see? The assistant said Lot of Monkeys are there on the tree.Maharishi said, when there are lot of monkeys above the level of my seat,hearing my lecture.Why can’t a foreigner listen to my lecture sitting on a higher level seat.You can’t drive away all the Monkey’s
INVOLVEMENT IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN FORMALITIES