Talk 593.
Sri Bhagavan mentioned another interesting reminiscence. “When I
was a boy I had seen the fishermen divert water from its main course
and keep a pot through which the diverted water flowed. The artificial
way was spread with tobacco stems. Strangely enough the larger fishes
always took the new way and fell into the pot. The fishermen who
were simply sitting quiet used to take the fish out from the pot and
throw them into their baskets. I thought at the time it was strange.
Later, when I was staying here I heard some man recite a piece from
Thayumanavar which mentioned the same trick of the fishermen.”