by David Godman
An inciteful and exciting series of edited talks (satsangs) given by the Advaita master and devotee of Ramana Maharshi, HWL POONJA, affectionately called PAPAJi, in his home and at Satsang Bhavan in Lucknow, India, in the early 1990’s.
This is a completely new collection of teaching dialogues between Papaji and visitors who came to see him in Lucknow in the middle of 1991. At that time only about fifteen people would come each day, and all the satsangs were held in the living room of Papaji’s house. In these conversations Papaji explains the practical teachings of his Master, Ramana Maharshi, in a simple and forceful way. As he engages his visitors in discussions about the nature of spiritual freedom and the means by which it can be discovered, he is always looking for an opportunity to take his questioners back to the source of their minds so that they can find out for themselves, by direct experience, what he is trying to show them.