This massive three-volume biography of H.W.L. Poonja, known to his devotees as Papaji, is one of the most comprehensive attempts ever made to document the life and teachings of a self-realized person.
Papaji gave the biographer, David Godman full access to all his papers and read and checked all the chapters.
Papaji was a direct disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi. He is largely responsible for the satsang movement in the West because he helped hundreds of Westerners attain glimpses of the Self and then sent them home to teach.
This is the second volume of Papaji’s biography. It begins with Papaji enjoying his early retirement in Rishikesh and Haridwar, where he encounters a number of young foreigners who were coming to India in search of spiritual goals. One of them, Mira, had an intense relationship with him that culminated in marriage. Later in the book Papaji travels to the West at the invitation of people he had met. Throughout the book there are accounts of encounters with seekers who were utterly transformed by brief meetings with Papaji.