The evening draws to a close with tales of Murshid’s spiritual journey, storytelling, recitation of children’s poems (Gay Stories) and “Happy New Year!”

0:00—Murshid Sam’s spiritual journey: England.

2:00—Murshid Sam’s spiritual journey: Vietnam (Phra Sumangalo): “The way I was killed by the Vietnamese.”

5:55—Cloak and dagger comment and general banter.

8:19—Mentions his “Siva! Siva!” poem.

8:55—Murshid Sam’s spiritual journey: India.

11:55—Mentions Taj, local restaurant.

12:25—“That’s the way I’m treated abroad, and that’s the way I treat people abroad, by respecting what they respect.”

15:50—Nasrudin.

17:34—Persian Nasrudin story.

18:32—Persian story.

20:44—Talks about his poetry.

20:57—His children’s poems (Gay stories) written for Gay Albanese.

25:00—Talks about poem: The Black Avatar.

27:14—Talks about a book Why Marriage and about psychologists in general.

29:45—Tells story about talking with nun about Jesus.

32:00—Happy New Year! And party atmosphere.