The Mystique of ‘M’
With all these activities, as a spiritual guide, as a family man, as a social development activist, has he come to the full flowering of his potential, spirituality or otherwise? Those who know him will answer this in the affirmative but not M. It is not modesty alone that makes him underplay the well-earned regard and respect of his numerous friends and acquaintances; for he believes in the infinite potentiality of man. It is this belief that has propelled him to yet another new area, that of art. He is a self-taught artist of more than average accomplishment an his first public exhibition of his paintings and sketches was immensely successful.
In a way he gives the lie to Jean Erdman’s statement: “The way of the mystic and the way of the artist are related, except that the mystic doesn’t have the craft.” This mystic, if you can call him that, has the craft—the noble craft of living life to the full.
If this brief sketch falls short of doing complete justice to M—something he is not bothered about—it can be finally added that his life echoes the words of Dante: “The purpose of the whole (work) is to remove those who are living in this life from a state of wretchedness and lead them to the state of blessedness.”