Autobiographical Account

I pursued only one aim and that was to investigate how siddhi (spiritual awakening) could be attained by sadhana. It occurred to me that just as several scientists devoted their entire lives in doing basic research work and had thus served mankind, it should be seriously examined whether the age-old belief that sadhana leads to siddhi is correct or not and that this experiment should be done not on others but on myself. This idea sprang up within me when I was ten years old and dominated my thoughts till I was fifteen. In the meanwhile, the only thing which is worth mentioning is that my father got my upnayan (sacred thread) ceremony performed and I was initiated in Gayatri mantra by his classmate, Mahamana Madan Mohan Malviya. I completed my elementary education in the primary school of the village and my father taught me Sanskrit grammar on the basis of Laghu-Koumudi and Sidhanta-Koumudi. I used to accompany my father on his visits to rulers of princely states to deliver religious discourses on Shrimad Bhagvat Purana and thus I learnt Bhagvat from the beginning to the end.

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