When Swami Vivekananda was studying law at University College, London. A White professor, disliked him intensely.
One day, Professor was having a lunch at dining room, just then Swami Vivekananda came along with his tray and sat next to professor.
Professor trying to insult, said to Swami, “Mr. Vivekananda, a pig and a bird do nor sit together.”
Vivekananda ji looked at him and calmly replied, “You don’t worry professor. I will fly away.” and saying this Swami ji got up and went and sat at another table.
Professor was reddened with rage and wanted to take revenge.
Next day, in class professor posed a question to Swami Vivekananda, “If you were walking down the street and found a package, within which was a bag of wisdom and another bag of money and you can take only one. Then which one would you take?”
Without hesitating Vivekananda ji responded, “The one with money, of course.”
Professor, smiling sarcastically said, “If i were in your place, i would have taken bag of wisdom.”
Swami Vivekananda shrugged and responded, “Each one takes what he doesn’t have.”
Professor was more angered by this. So angered that when he saw Swami ji exam sheet, He didn’t evaluate or check it and just wrote “Idiot” on it and gave it to Swami ji.
Vivekananda took exam sheet and sat down at his desk.
After a few minutes, Swami ji got up and went to professor and told him in dignified polite tone, “Professor, you signed my sheet but you forgot to give me the grade.”
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