It always Is. Do not follow any path. Lions do not follow each other like sheep. You will return to your own Self. You are always Free.

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It always Is. Do not follow any path. Lions do not follow each other like sheep. You will return to your own Self. You are always Free. There is no teacher,there is no student, there is no teaching. This is Freedom. Forget what you search for. The mind is only dreaming. Your own beauty you will see for the first time. This quiet does not involve talking or not talking. It does not involve any doing whatsoever. Just let the mind fall into silence. This is enough.

Always keep quiet, and always adore Self. This is the essence of living skilfully in the world appearance. Look within to where there is no name or form and you will know who you are: Freedom. Sri H. Poonja, lovingly referred to as Papaji, was born on October 13, , 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 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 After extensive travel Papaji settled down in Lucknow, India, where he received visitors from around the world. He left the body on September 6, Read Biography. It is here that Papaji received seekers before formal Satsang shifted to Satsang Bhavan.

Read More. Many videos of Papaji have been restored and available for purchase on our bookshop. Here you can find snippets to many of them. Let there be Peace, Let there be Peace. Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti. Welcome to Satsang. That is called silence mauna. Self itself is the world. Skip to content.


H. W. L. Poonja

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H.W.L. Poonja (Papaji)

His admirers call him Papaji, and he was a devotee of Sri Ramana Maharshi. First, he was very effective at giving people glimpses of enlightenment. Second, he emphasized the aspect of neo-Advaita that appeals most to Westerners: the idea that realization is available immediately without effort. The modern Western satsang movement was created by his students when they came home from India to teach. Hari Wench Lal Poonja was born into an upper-class Brahmin family on October 13, in Gujrunwala in western Punjab, a part of India that is now in Pakistan, and raised in nearby Lyalpur, now called Faisalabad. He was the nephew of Swami Rama Tirtha, a famous saint who died four years before Poonja's birth.


Poonja discovered Ramana Maharshi in a remarkable manner. One morning, in , while he was sitting on his veranda in North India [now part of Pakistan], a wandering mendicant appeared before him. Papaji brought him some fruit and invited him to eat a meal at his home. He asked the mendicant if he knew anyone who could help him see God. He had already left his career in the Army and was devoting himself to sacred repetition and the performance of religious rituals. These efforts, aimed at experiencing God, had so far been fruitless.

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