Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals :Ch-5. Part -5.
Chapter 5: Sivananda – The Fire of Sannyasa
From another little information that we gathered from Swamiji himself during his later years, we understood that he used to go to the other side of the Laxmanjhula Bridge.
His kutir was somewhere directly opposite the Darshana Mahavidyalaya of the present day, and he used to be put up there.
But he did not stay in the kutir for most of the daytime because of fear that people would frequent him.
He was a worshipful figure, even from the very beginning of his life in Rishikesh and Swargashram, on account of the distinguished life of austerity that he led.
It is difficult to live a life of austerity.
Only if you live that life will you know what it is.
It is like death itself.
You may even prefer death to a life of that kind.
So it was a terror to see him leading a life of that kind, with no clothes on his body.
Who would give him clothes?
There were no charities of any kind in those days.
To be continued ....