The swami received mantra-diksha from Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi in 1917 and joined the Order in 1921. He was given brahmacharya diksha by Swami Brahmanandaji in 1922 and snnyasa-diksha by Swami Saradanandaji in 1923. From 1921 to 1927 he served as the Secretary of Swami Saradanandaji. He then served at Varanasi centre and the Students’ Home in Madras. In 1947 he went to USA and dedicated the rest of his life in guiding the spiritual aspirants there never visiting India even once. From 1955 he served at the Vedanta Centre in Portland until his mahasamadhi on 16 Oct 1996.