Story of my life Sri Vethathiri Maharishi CHAPTER 1 Preface
It is in response to the wishes of my friends and disciples that I begin to write this brief account of my life. As between my friends and me, it is a rare mingling of heart and soul, a bond of love amounting to a union of truest minds.
They have asked for a closer view of my background and of my past. What I write, I hope, would meet their wish in full.
As I take up my pen, I ponder for a moment on the Divine Power that has made and set in motion all the innumerable stars and planets within self. This eternal and flawless movement of the heavenly bodies stupify even the imagination. This lofty Omnipotence is foremost in my thoughts, as I start writing the story of my life.
I feel overwhelmed with joy at this opportunity to share the experiences in my life with my friends. I am lost in admiration of that ordered pattern designed by the Divine Will at my birth. That is unfolding itself with time, fulfilling every need of mine from that day onwards, right through to the end of my days. Such a pattern I share in common with every other living being.
I owe a deep debt of gratitude to the world human society that has shaped me, supplying commodities from distant and varied quarters for maintaining and enriching my life. I thank this blessed organisation from the bottom of my heart as I launch into this little life sketch of mine.
I bow my head, as I start my writing, to the feet of every one of my teachers who taught me, each in his time, the rudiments of literacy, professional expertise, natural philosophy, the regulations of an orderly life, realization of the Divine, and above all the highest of spiritual disciplines.
Last, but not the least, as I set myself to write the events occurred in my life, I bless whole-heartedly my two faithful companions over the years who have stood with me, rain or shine, in close cooperation, waiting on me hand and foot, ministering to my comforts.