SWAMI PRASANANAND GURU
Yogi from Tiruppur
In 1948, Baba and the mandali took a bus to Tiruppur, where Baba wished to contact Prasananad Swami Guru. When they arrived, they started looking for the Swami's house and happened to ask an elderly Brahmin, who turned out to be somewhat unbalanced. He excitedly said that he would personally guide them and jumped into their already overcrowded tonga.
Prasananad was a good yogi, 50 years old, and had a wife and children. When they arrived, they were informed that Prasananad was fasting on water and had taken a vow of silence for 40 days. He had rigged up a sort of cell in one of the rooms of his house where he was currently sitting, while one of his followers kept guard to see that he was not disturbed.
When the men began talking with one of Prasananand's devotees about approaching him for contact, the madcap Brahmin slipped into the Swami's room and began frantically scribbling notes on scraps of paper and pushing them into Prasananand's cell. The notes read: "Please allow this stranger to contact you."