2 thoughts on “Noli me tangere – “don’t touch me”

  1. tapeshwar Post author

    1. Noli me tangere, meaning “don’t touch me” / “touch me not”, is the Latin version of words spoken, according to John 20:17, by Jesus to Mary Magdalene when she recognized him after his resurrection.

    2. The other incident in the life of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa:
    One of the admirers of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa once came to him and said, “You touched Vivekananda; why don’t you touch me also? You gave him cosmic consciousness by touch. What mistake have I committed? Why should I not also be touched?” Sri Ramakrishna said nothing. He kept quiet. But this man went on insisting and asking this question again and again: “Why don’t you touch me? Why don’t you touch me?”
    One day Sri Ramakrishna said, “You fellow, you want me to touch you? Come here, I’ll touch you. You’ll become ashes just now!”
    “Oh no!” He said, and ran away from there. “Don’t touch me! Don’t touch me! Don’t touch me!”

    Note: For thy kind information these readings made me compose the poem above!

    Thanks to thee Louis Kasatkin

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