"He has abolished every trace of untouchability from his heart. He believed in communal unity with the same passion that I have. In order to know the best mind of Islam, he gave one year to the study of the Koran in the original. He therefore learnt Arabic. He found his study necessary for cultivating a living contact in his neigbourhood.
"Vinoba was for years the director of the Mahila Ashram in Wardha. Then his devotion to the cause of Daridranarayana (God revealed in the poor) took him first to a village near Wardha, and now he has gone further and now he lives in Paunar, five miles from Wardha, from where he has established contact with
villages through the disciples he has trained.
"Vinoba believes in the necessity of the politicial independence of India. He is an active student of history. But he believes that real independence of the villages is impossible without the costructive programme of which khadi is the centre. He believes that the spinning wheel, which has became an integral part of the previous satyagraha campaigns, is the most effective suitable outward symbol of non-violence. He has never been in the limelight on the political platform. With many co-workers he believes that silent constructive ... "