By Pitaji: Guruji’s Father
On an auspicious day, we took Gurudev to a nearby school, to begin his academic career. The young teacher of the first standard, to which he was admitted, was extremely surprised at his extraordinary intelligence, and immediately recommended his promotion to the second standard. The same story was repeated there also, the amazed teacher promoting him to the next class.
Finally, he landed in fourth standard, with three promotions on a single day! The teachers acclaimed that Gurudev was a child prodigy, mature in the infancy and innocent in his maturity. For many, the young master was a mystery in midget, for many others, he was a mystic in miniature.