Swami Gambhirananda (1899 - 1988), a noted Hindu monk, was the eleventh President of the worldwide monastic-philanthropic order of the Ramakrishna Mission, better known in the West as the Vedanta Society. He was a prolific scholar and a spiritual teacher and an indefatigable leader. But these only describe the visible man. His inner life was one of calm and continuous meditation. It has been said that most of the time he was carrying on a mental conversation with the spiritual masters whose lives he had chronicled. A fellow monk has said: "If you want to get close to a real holy man, you try to get close to Swami Gambhirananda." But this is not a story of the Swami as a lone journeyer. It is about him in a group of pilgrims walking towards light: Everyday men and women in their everyday grind; sadhus and sadhvis; and some few persons of note. Here are then modern-day stories of soarings of the human mind as old as man himself: Spirituality.