10. To Narhar Shambhurao Bhave 1
[Ahmedabad, After June 7, 19162]
Your son Vinoba3 is with me. Your son has acquired at so tender an age such high-spiritedness and asceticism as took me years of patient labour to do.
[M. K. GANDHI]
Life of Vinoba, p. 8
Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi, Vol. XIII, p. 279
1 Acharya Vinoba's father, then at Baroda
2 Vinoba met Gandhiji at the Kochrab Ashram on June 7.
3 Vinoba Bhave (1895-1982)—A revered Sarvodaya leader known for his ascetic life and deep learning; Father of Bhoodan (Land-gift) Movement.