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In the Orient the yogi's touch is deemed a beneficent thing, and many a time while out walking with one in a village I have had to stop as he paused to permit passers-by to touch his feet. The English had a somewhat similar tradition in medieval and even later times, though it was the king who then held "divine power" and it was his hand which bestowed the benediction. The ceremony of touching is taken very seriously in the Orient, and more than once I was reminded of cynical King William III, who would bestow the following gratuitous prayer upon his subjects as he touched them: "May God give you better health and more sense!"

-- Notebooks Category 10: Healing of the Self > Chapter 2: The Universal Life Force > # 64

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