This chapter is taken from The Silent Power – Selections from The Mountain Path and The Call Divine – Ramana Reminiscences

Though I have had unique opportunities of studying some of the characteristic works of Sri Ramana, yet it was only in April 1947 that I had the good fortune of beholding him face to face. This darshan of the sage is an experience in itself. It is not capable of being described. So very casual yet pregnant, so very unobtrusive yet deeply significant, almost everything that occurs in the Ashram seems to be inundated with the quiet consciousness of the Master. Such indeed was my reflective impression. Pleasant, deeply penetrating and inspiring somewhere in the depths, it showed that the activity of the spirit is of a different order and kind from what we know to be ‘activity’.