Subarata loved her independence and also loved her family, often travelling home to Ireland.
In the early 80's I decided to go to New York to meet Guru and phoned Subarata in Ireland, but she didn't want to go – she liked her independence a lot.
When she returned and saw my firm intention, she eventually declared that she had decided to go also. The year was 1981 and we saw Guru for the first time at PS86 at a public meditation. Afterwards, Guru walked down the corridor outside. We had strategically placed ourselves by the exit door and were able to see Guru very close and experience his Smile for the first time.
Guru smiled at both of us – we were caught forever!