This fascinating book traces the life and service of Swami Satchidananda from birth up to 1962. It carries valuable insights into the spiritual growth and transformation of a young man from a farming family in a remote part of India into a world-renowned spiritual giant. Sent by his Guru, Sri Swami Sivananda Maharaj of Rishikesh, to Sri Lanka in the early 1950s, Sri Swamiji established the Divine Life Society there and spread the message of Yoga, meditation, and spirituality. This book contains some very rare newspaper reports on Sri Swamiji’s activities and speeches, as well as talks he gave and articles he wrote during the 1950s. There are also opinions of those who had the good fortune of being with Sri Swamiji at that time. ©2014/2018 Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville, Inc.