I came to Vedānta study because I wanted to know what is the real purpose of life. After I started listening to Pūjya Swamiji and his disciples I understood that they knew a fundamental truth that I had ignored all my life. Without knowing this truth I was always searching for peace and joy wherever there is none at all like searching for water in a mirage. Pūjya Swamiji’s unconditional love and compassion; his vast knowledge; the clarity of his communication; his inspired behaviour and practical approach to life, appealed to me. I could appreciate that here was someone who was living what he was teaching. Therefore I could gradually see that the only way to find the truth about me, the world and Īśvara was the study of the scriptures. These are the only means of knowledge to know ourselves and the intrinsic truth of life.