When we were living in Mekedatu, once, early in the morning I smelt a very pleasant Vibuthi fragrance. I got up but saw nothing so I lay back and just closed my eyes; I did not completely go into sleep. Meanwhile, I saw Sri Swamiji, in pure white clothes, coming near me. He called, asking me to get up. He caught my hand and took me along with Him high in the sky and there He initiated me into a sacred mantra (mantrōpadesam). At that time He appeared as fresh as dew drops on the grass during morning hours! I could really feel the freshness and was mesmerized with the beauty of the sky and Sri Swamiji! Suddenly He disappeared and as I opened my eyes I realized that I was in my home.
Later when I went to Mysore and asked for Mantrōpadesam, Sri Swamiji said, “I have already given you Mantrōpadesam.” I was shocked! Prior to this I had a small doubt as to whether the incident was true or whether it was just a dream. Now I realized that Sri Swamiji had really come!