|A common sight in the Radiosai studios for a decade and a half - Prof GV at work. Even today, though he has|
formally resigned, he continues to be an inspiration and guiding light for Radiosai which he fathered till it attained adulthood.
GV sir was directly responsible for me joining Radiosai and for that, I shall be grateful to him throughout my life. As a student in Swami’s college, I was incredibly inspired by him as he conducted our Awareness classes with the wisdom of a sage, love of a father and passion of a researcher. But it was only after joining Radiosai that I could get a glimpse of the multi-faceted diamond that GV sir is. On the day of joining, Swami called us, Dhananjay and I, to take padanamaskar. He then instructed us simply and clearly,
|Swami honored and blessed GV sir with a car. But that is among the smallest of blessings he has received from God -|
the greatest and biggest being his large heart and razor-sharp mind.
That is why, he never went back repeatedly to Swami to get approvals for each and every aspect. Once he got the signal from Swami, he would work from the first brick till the edifice was complete. And every time Swami has been there to appreciate the edifice built by hard work on the foundation of selflessness. The Prema Jyoti exhibition was no exception. As the deadline drew near, plans for a World Youth Conference at Prasanthi Nilayam during Guru Poornima were also drawn up. Swami had sanctioned the Poornachandra Auditorium for conducting the conference proceedings. That seemed to put all of the Prema Jyoti plans in quandary because the same auditorium was to serve as the venue! That was when GV sir said that he would pray to Swami.
|The 13th of July 2007 - luckiest day for team Radiosai thanks to the Karma and Bhakti of GV sir.|
That ability was not confined to just speaking; his writing was equally, if not more, masterful. His books have been sought after because each one is a masterpiece. Right now, one can access any of his multiple writings on the Radiosai site and realize what a prolific, wise and wonderful writer he is - be it his 30-part Quest for Infinity series, the 6-part musings on the Dharma Vahini, the 8-part Musings on Avatars and hundreds of other one-off articles that have flowed from the Divine through his pen or rather, his industrious fingers on the keyboard. Is it any wonder that any visiting dignitary, "VIP" or guest visiting Swami would be given a book authored by him as a take-away gift?
I must confess that it is his style of integrating the world with spirituality that I try to imbibe in everything I speak, write or communicate. That has been Swami’s teaching as well - never separate things based on the terms ‘worldly’ and ‘spiritual’.
|During the visit to Kodaikanal in 2009, Swami presented the professor with a sketch of his that a student lovingly|
and respectfully made.
(Dear reader, you can convey your wishes to GV sir either in the comments below or by mailing him via firstname.lastname@example.org. )