Anand got a ‘B’ grade in the Mountaineering Course. He became very disappointed. For the next whole year of 2007, he did not think about Everest. While doing B.Sc. he thought of taking up a job. During this period he studied “Vippassana” regarding meditation, because of which he imbibed in himself the principles of universal brotherhood, learned to regard all religions as equal, and developed a spiritual bent of mind.