about papaji

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 left the body on September 6, 1997.

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papaji’s biography

This first-person account of Papaji’s life was written by David Godman and was approved by Papaji himself. It is published as the first chapter of the book ‘Papaji interviews’, available from our bookshop.

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papaji’s house

Papaji’s House is a short walk or riskshaw drive from Satsang Bhavan. It is here that Papaji received seekers before formal Satsang shifted to Satsang Bhavan.

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satsang videos

Many videos of Papaji have been restored and available for purchase on our bookshop. Here you can find snippets to many of them.

satsang readings

Let there be Peace and Love Among All Beings of the Universe.
Let there be Peace, Let there be Peace.
Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti.
Namaskar. Welcome to Satsang.

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“What exists in Truth is the Self alone. The Self is that where there is absolutely no ‘I’-thought. That is called silence (mauna). Self itself is the world. The Self itself is ‘I’. The
Self/itself is God.”- Ramana Maharshi

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