|A friend of
mine, who had recently become a disciple of M.P. Pandit, a noted yogi, author and
secretary of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, recommended that I visit Pandit during an upcoming
trip of his to the United States. I knew that if anyone would understand what I was doing
it would be him, as Pandit had done many books on the Vedas and Upanishads, with similar
I explained my views to him that the
Vedas contained a science of Self-realization hidden in their teaching, from their very
first mantra to the Divine Fire (Agni). He was happy to know of my work and told me that
he would help publish it in India. He encouraged me to follow out my studies, which he
explained was a kind of Divine mission given to me.
I told him that I was not academically trained, nor had I yet studied in India, and that
my work was merely personal and never intended for publication. I said that I did not feel
qualified to comment on the Vedas in a public way.