It is said Maharishi first laid eyes on his master whom he called
Guru Dev ie "divine teacher" when he went to listen to
him speak. They probably didn't call those events guest
seminars in those days, but they may as well have.
Maharishi was barely twenty three years old. It is said the
headlights of a passing car illuminated Guru Dev's face just as
Maharishi looked him in the eyes for the first time. From that
moment on, Maharishi was a devotee.
It is said the legacy Maharishi set up and left for the world was at
the behest of and as a gift to Guru Dev. When Guru Dev died and his
body was committed to the Ganges river, it is said Maharishi,
totally distraught at his passing, dived in after the coffin,
almost drowning himself in a last ditch effort to be close to his
beloved master, even in those impossibly final moments.
Next to the entry for devotion in the Oxford English
Dictionary, there ought to be a photograph of Maharishi. If you
meld the distinction devotion with possibility,
you create a way of being epitomized by what Werner distinguishes