Chapter 5: Sivananda – The Fire of Sannyasa
As I have already said, he used to absent himself from his kutir to avoid frequentation by visitors and other mahatmas by going to the other side of the bridge.
It was then some kind of a rope bridge.
Now we have a modern iron bridge.
There is a sandy bank which can be seen even now, and Swamiji used to sit there during the night and do his oblations and austerities.
During the nearly 26 years of life that we led, physically, with him, I did not get even an inkling as to what sort of meditation he practised, what was the japa he did, and what was the purpose for which he meditated.
He would never say anything about these things, nor were we in a position to get any information about them.
This is all we knew :-
that he was staying on the sandy bank on the other side of the Laxmanjhula Bridge during the larger part of the day and night, and he would come to the Swargashram for his bhiksha at the appointed time.
To be continued ....