In the ancient times there lived a family, a husband and a wife, who had no children. They had a Spiritual Master, to whom they came for advice and blessing. The Master always spoke with them, helped them, gave his blessings, but when it came to husband and wife's future children, he remained silent.
Long time ago there lived a king. A rumour reached him that a very good, honest and wise man lives in the forest of his kingdom. The King had heard about him many times and one fine day he decided to meet him.
There once was a King and he had an advisor, who really believed in God. Whatever happened, the advisor always kept saying, “Everything that happens is for the Better. God arranges everything in a good and wise way: if we attain something, that's good, if we don't, even better.
In one village there hasn’t been rain for a very long time. The crops on the fields perished without water and very long the people of this village had not had any food for them and the pet food either.
In former times there lived a young man. He was rather interested in spiritual knowledge and especially he was fond of Bhagavad-Gita. He clearly saw to what an extent this book is deep and extensive, though it is rather short. So, he was eager to write a commentary on it in order its deep sense was clear to the many.
There lived two sadhaks. Powerful and ambitious was their sadhana, and they both desired to achieve God very sincerely. One of them had been practicing for twenty years, and the second – for two years.