Sri H.W.L. Poonja, lovingly referred to as Papaji, was born on October 13, 1910, in a part of the Punjab that is now in Pakistan.
He had his first direct experience of the Self at the age of nine. He met his Master, Sri Ramana Maharshi, in 1944. Shortly afterwards he realized the Self in the presence of his master.Being a householder, he continued to work and support the many members of his extended family until his retirement in 1966. After extensive travel Papaji settled down in Lucknow, India, where he received visitors from around the world. He died on September 6, 1997.
This first-person account of Papaji's life was written by David Godman and approved by Papaji himself. It is published as the first chapter in the Papaji Interviews book.
Papaji Earliest Memory
41 Satsangs collection of Shri HWL Poonjaji
Poonjaji's Quote of the week
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