Sri N. Ananthanarayanan
"I have not done any formal Sri Vidya Upasana," the Master told him. "I repeat the Mantra along with several others after bath daily. I repeat the Mantras only once. But perhaps you are right when you say that I have done Sri Vidya Upasana. It is of a different kind.
Whenever I see a woman, I mentally prostrate to her and mentally repeat some Devi Mantra, like ‘Om Sri Durgayai Namah’. I look upon all women as the embodiments of the Divine Mother. When I apply the sacred vermillion to my forehead, I repeat, ‘Om Hrim Om’. This constitutes my Sri Vidya Upasana."
The Master taught his disciples what a Sannyasin should be, what a saint should be. He was a living example of a Sthitaprajna—a man of unbroken serenity. He had a mind which nothing could shake; nothing could cause a ripple or ruffle in it. It was indeed an extraordinary mind.
There is a saying: Learn by doing; teach by being. The Master taught by both doing and being. "…