The Pope went in for his daily prayer. That morning he felt especially
sincere as he prayed “Our Father which art in heaven” from the core of his
An unusually long time passed. When eventually he came out of his praying
chamber, he was thoughtfully chewing something and not looking at anyone.
After a long silence one of his aides ventured:
“Your Holiness, is everything all right?”
The Pope gave him a serious look and said:
“Go get me a Bhagavad-gita!”
“I prayed to God the Father asking for daily bread, and He sent me this”,
said the Pope and held out a piece of chapatti.