Saint Tukaram now felt
that he should not live in the midst or people. He went to a cave situated west of the
hillock Bhandari and began contemplation. In addition he began to study the songs composed
by Jnaneshwar, Namadeva, Ekanatha and such as greated saints. By this study his inner self
began to have solace. His mind blossomed like a flower. Songs began to dance on his
Yet, the inner grief was making him languish. He had still not been granted the grace
of the teacher. ON account of this, Tukarams heart was agitated.
Thus being greatly disturbed and muttering, one night he went to sleep. While sleeping
Pandharinnatha himself appeared, caressed him and appeared to say: "Tukaram, do not
grieve. You will be initiated by Baba Chaitanya." Accordingly Baba Chaitanya blessed
saint Tukaram at an auspicious moment on Thursday, tenth day of the month of Magha. The
same day, from his inner self came out the songs of piety. The treasury of Marathi
language was enriched.