From ‘Epistles – Fourth Series’-chapter -V of Volume 8 of The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda.


September, 1894(3?),[6]*

DEAR DIWANJI SAHEB (Shri Haridas Viharidas Desai),

Very kind of you to send up a man inquiring about my health and comfort. But that’s quite of a piece with your fatherly character. I am all right here. Your kindness has left nothing more to be desired here. I hope soon to see you in a few days. I don’t require any conveyance while going down. Descent is very bad, and the ascent is the worst part of the job, that’s the same in everything in the world. My heartful gratitude to you.

Yours faithfully,