He looked at Mr. Khameneie with enthusiasm

Mr. Khameneie (the current leader of the Islamic Revolution) was having a meeting with him (Imam Khomeini). He looked at Mr. Khameneie with a unique fondness. The Imam gave him such a special look—he was in a state in which he could almost no longer speak easily—that I who was in his presence told another of the relatives that: “Look at this gaze; this gaze is by no means normal; there is a world of affection in it.” Moreover, at that moment it did not occur to us that with this gaze the Imam was transferring responsibility; that with this gaze he was transferring the burden. At that time it did not occur to us as we were quite optimistic (for the Imam’s recovery from surgery). 

Name of the narrator: Fereshteh A’rabi, Soroush magazine, no. 476

Title of the Book: Impressions and Memoirs about Imam Khomeini's Practical Behaviour, vol. 1, chapter six, pages 318 & 319


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