a. While looking for property for a center in Mauritius, Gurudeva had a vision of Lord Ganesha and a shark which took place in a river near the ocean. That vision guided him to the seven-acre, ocean-side parcel that would become the Spiritual Park. b. Children were dear to Gurudeva, and he worked hard to guide their upbringing, provide them with religious texts and protect them from harm. Thousands would grow up immersed in his teachings. c. Gurudeva brought large murtis of Ganesha, Muruga and Siva to the Spiritual Park, and inspired to learn and faithfully follow their religion. The pride he awakened forestalled Christian conversions and changed the island nation forever.