At sixteen, Dungar Bhakta ran away to Vadtal. There, the Acharya,
Viharilalji Maharaj, asked him, "What have you learnt from
Dungar Bhakta sat in a swastik asan and performed the rosary.
His calm and composed manner pleased the Acharya, who then instructed
all the sadhus and devotees to chant in such a manner.
Dhoribhai arrived at Vartal and took Dungar Bhakta back home.
His anguish at being taken back was unbearable. Dungar Bhakta
felt like a fish out of water. But the intensely attached Dhoribhai
failed to understand his son.