Vinobaji from his teenage was a social revolutionary as well as an inner evolutionary. His father wanted him to be a brilliant youngman after passing through Baroda University. But Vinobaji had a different life. After passing his high school he decided to either go to Himalya for inner evolution or go to Bengal to become a revolutionary. So, he left home without telling his family. On the way to Varanasi(Banaras), vinobaji write a post card telling his people that he was leaving the home for a good and he would not bring any bad name to the family.
Vinobaji reached Varanasi because from here he could either go to Bengal or to Himalya. But the fate had some thing different. While he was at Varanasi, learning Sanskrit, he read in a newspaper the speech delivered by Gandhiji at Banaras Hindu University. Vinobaji liked this speeach very much and decided to meet Gandhiji at his Ashram near Ahmedabad, in Gujrat. When Vinobaji reached his Kochrab Ashram, he was utterly surprised to see Gandhiji sitting in the kitchen cutting vegetables. Such an important national leader doing household job.
Vinobaji never met Gandhiji befoer, and he introduced himself and enquired about Gandhiji. invited him to the kitchen and giving a knife to Vinobaji, yes please come, you have come to the right person. Here come the love at first sight. Vinobaji could find in Gandhiji both revolutionary and evolutionary spirits. This is how vinobaji instead of going to Himalya for evolution and Bengal for revolutionary training, he decided to live with Gandhi. In the begining Gandhiji did not take him seriously. After few days Vinobaji asked Gandhiji for one year leave as he wanted to learn Sanskrit, Gandhiji allowed him, After that Gandhiji forget him,
Gandhiji was surprised when he saw Vinobaji coming back exactly after one year, telling that I am back as promised, you can give me whatever work you find fit for me. Gandhiji was very much impressed by young Vinoba and made him a part of his ashram family. From this date upto the end of Gandhiji-s life Vinobaji remained his close associate. Vinobaji was not staying with Gandhiji but he was always consulted in all the important matters.
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