Swami Veda Bharati holds the prestigious title of Mahamandaleshwara in the Swami order of monks. He was also the Chancellor of HIHT University, Dehradun, which was established by Master Swami Rama. He authored approximately 18 books on Indian spirituality including a 1500 page comprehensive commentary on two of the four chapters of Patanjali’s Yoga-sutras. Before taking the vows of Swamihood in 1992, Swami Veda Bharati was known as Dr. Usharbudh Arya.
"We need to consider the fact that most human beings have never figured out what kind of a personality they would like to have.
It is amazing that people never actually sit down and say to themselves, 'What kind of a person would I like to be? How can I become that kind of a person? What kinds of qualities ought I to cultivate in myself? How do I cultivate those qualities so that I become the kind of person I want to be?'
Most people have never invested a week, a month or preferably many, many years in their own self.
A person who is serious about life will always do this the way one spends time making oneself successful in a career. Success in life is not success in a career, is not success in an examination, but it is success in cultivating the kind of ideal one has for one's personality."
- Pandit Usharbudh Arya (Swami Veda Bharati) in "Eupsychea: Good-mindedness" in Dawn Magazine, 1981