In 1976 on the day of Shiva-Ratri, at four o'clock in the morning, I was sitting in meditation when I saw a beam of light emanate from Kailash Mountain. After some time the light materialised into the form of Sri Devpuriji Maharaj — Lord Shiva himself.
I folded my hands and prayed.
"Lord, I thank you for this loving-kindness in granting me the blessing of your vision today."
"I am going to Europe to protect Maheshwarananda," Sri Devpuriji announced to me. "On my way there I wished to visit you, therefore I have come."
With these words he once more dissolved into Light. I was very happy for this mercy which Sri Devpuriji was going to grant my disciple Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda, and later I told him about my vision.
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