Testimonials about Papaji

mariposa's picture

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I am looking for personal accounts of people who were in Lucknow when Papaji was alive and attended his satsangs.

Atmosphere, characteristics of the people who attended and the core devotees who lived in Lucknow, merits, criticism, uniqueness, his family, anecdotes, procedures and etiquette, personal feeling throughout the period and afterwards in retrospective, how Lucknow and the neighborhood used to be.

This is for a documentation research I'm conducting.

Much obliged.

not_me's picture


Many of the devotees in Lucknow were previously Osho followers who came from Puna. You can find stories you look for in the books some of them wrote.

Such one was Premananda. You can find his account in http://www.here-now-tv.com/index.php?id=114 though it is said that it may not be completely reliable.

Another source is the books of David Godman about Papaji. This is 100% reliable as all his other meticulous books.

not_me | Sun, 09/27/2009 - 12:08
Annamalaima's picture

100% Reliable

NOT! There are mistakes in David Godman's writings about Papaji. No one is 100% about someone else.

Annamalaima | Sun, 06/06/2010 - 14:41
davids's picture

Visited there a year ago

Nowadays Lucknow is empty of spiritual seekers, you can hardly see in the neighborhood of Satsang Bhavan any westerners, the same neighborhood in which so many western devotees used to live, no guest houses.

But Satsang Bhavan is a very pleasant place and the people there are very welcoming. They have great accommodation options, meals, a book store and facilities in which you can watch Poonjaji's videos and read. Really great place.

davids | Tue, 09/29/2009 - 06:43
madan_gautam's picture


Why we are in search of Guru here & there,
Search within self & your Guru will appear in front of you.
No expenditure and no pain & Guru is in front of you,how simple is(this).

madan_gautam | Thu, 10/15/2009 - 14:51
tiru's picture

Not enough

Even if you believe in God, you still need to feed your horse

tiru | Thu, 10/15/2009 - 15:09