Madhusudan Naidu is directed by Swami to arrange His room and see to His care based on certain specifications. While carrying out Swami's directions Naidu is perturbed by the question as to why Swami, being the embodiment of selflessness needs such things. This confusion is allayed by Swami who senses his mind and responds by stating that the entire exercise was to teach the student the importance of devotion and obedience to the guru. Respect in carrying out the directions of the guru through action is as important as the respect in thought. On this occasion, the student grasps the teaching.