Suddenly I realized that [Maharaji] knew everything that was going on in my head, all the time, and that he still loved me. Because who we are is behind all that.
[Sri Anandamayi Ma’s] gaze was amazing. If you looked at her, it was as though you were looking at something divine. All the thoughts inside you when your eyes met ceased. You were one-pointed in gazing at her. In her presence all anger and lust would subside and you would be in a state of divine happiness.
Whenever [Brahmananda] looked at you, you felt the he was probing the depths of your innermost nature, and that he knew all your weaknesses and failures. But somehow you did not mind this being known through and through, because those eyes were so full of mercy and love.