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A magnificent life dedicated to service

Words could not do justice to beloved Chariji's humble and yet, towering character. In Jan 2006, I had the immense privilege to meet him. The meeting lasted 2 minutes.

What followed the meeting is unexplainable. From the most challenging low feeling and opinion about myself, I regained all the vigor, intensity, and above all, love for life. The rest of the details, such as career success, friendships, and improved relationships with family, are just effects.

In April 2007, I visited the lovely Manapakkam Ashram for Heartfulness. Chariji was walking outside the gate of his cottage. I was at twenty feet distance, just watching him. I did not feel like approaching him, asking him anything, or speaking to him. Tears were continually flowing from my eyes, and I was in a state of love and bliss. This state continued for about half an hour.

One Saturday, I found Chariji entering the cottage with a bandage on one of his eyes. I later learned that he underwent a cataract operation. The next day morning, he was there promptly conducting the Sunday Satsangh.

Many abhyasis have shared their stories, countless instances of his IRON WILL enduring any pain, and helping people reach their spiritual potential or peace, whatever people set their mind to. Even for unwilling hearts, he rendered well being to whatever permissible extent.


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