Similarly, the Master had experienced in his wandering days the pains of hunger, thirst and privation. He knew what they meant, so even after becoming the head of a big institution with a large following, he always ran to the aid of a starving man and a destitute even without their asking.
If the Master considered everyone and every experience as his Guru, he had a special veneration for his Siksha Guru and his Diksha Guru. On enquiring about the progress of the music class in the Ashram, he once told the students, "You should all greet your music teacher with folded palms and ‘Om Namo Narayanaya’. You should revere the Guru who teaches you the art. Only then will the learning be fruitful."
Sri N. Ananthanarayanan
To be continued ...