Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati: When you begin to make the effort then divine grace or guru's grace definitely guides you in the form of inspiration, and it is this inspiration which I have seen in Sri Swamiji's life and which I get from him, too. It is this inspiration which counts the most. I have had the opportunity to see Sri Swamiji in every role: in the role of administrator, in the role of teacher, in the role of a guru, but the best role I have seen him enact is that of an inspirer who has taught that no matter how many times you fall, always get up smiling and laughing and continue walking; do not cry. This is the inspiration which we should derive in our own life through the practices of yoga.
—August 1994, Mumbai