Swami Ramdas, who was known as P. Vittal Rao during
his pre-Sannyas days, was leading an ordinary life till
God's grace descended on him in or about the year 1920.
Then he was made to think deeply on the futility of worldly
pursuits and the necessity of pursuing the divine path and
realizing one’s identity with the Supreme Being, which
alone can lead one to ‘Peace-eternal’. He placed himself
totally at the altar of God. At this time his father initiated
him with the holy and all-powerful Name of God - RAM
MANTRA. He took to ceaseless chanting of the holy Name.
When the prompting came from within to renounce the
worldly life he took to a wandering mendicant’s life. Fiery
aspiration coupled with intense practice to attain the
Highest, hastened his spiritual progress and, in a short
time, he could behold his Beloved - God - everywhere,
both within and without. He thus showed how absolute
surrender to God, arising from His constant remembrance
by chanting of His name could lead to ultimate Realization
quickly and to getting himself established in unending Bliss.
Having thus attained spiritual liberation and God-vision,
he started on his mission to awaken mankind to the
awareness of God. In 1931 he and Mother Krishnabai, his
foremost disciple and a Self-realized soul, founded
Anandashram with the object of propagating the ideal of
Universal Love and Service. This spiritual centre offers
every kind of facility for spiritual regeneration of the soul
so that it may realize its pristine divine nature.
Swami Ramdas attained Mahanirvana in July 1963 and
Mother Krishnabai in February 1989.
The books authored by Swami Ramdas which come from
the deeps of Reality continue to inspire innumerable
devotees both inside and outside India.
We are glad to bring out this book which is a report of the
talks given by Swami Ramdas, affectionately called ‘Papa’
by devotees the world over, at Anandashram during Satsang
since the beginning of 1961. The book has been prepared
from the authentic notes of talks lovingly recorded by Swami
Krishnananda Das, a disciple of Papa. The moments spent
by the devotees with the Master at Satsang are the most
precious, and a feeble attempt has been made to recapture,
in the pages that follow, something of the joy of Satsang and
of the mature divine wisdom ever flowing from the lips of
In the course of these talks, reference has been made about
Mataji. Here ‘Mataji’ stands for Mother Krishnabai of
The book is fittingly titled GOD-EXPERIENCE, because it
comprises the teachings of Papa based upon the fulness and
richness of his Spiritual Experience.
In July 1961, we had brought out a book of talks given by
Pujya Sri Swami Ramdasji, affectionately called ‘Papa’
by devotees the world over, at Satsangh at Anandashram.
Fittingly enough, the book was entitled God-Experience
because it comprised the teachings of Beloved Papa based
upon the fullness and richness of his Spiritual Experience.
We are now glad to be in a position to bring out a second
volume of God-Experience containing more of the talks
given by Pujya Papa. The moments spent by the devotees
with the Master at Satsangh are the most precious, and
this book represents a modest attempt to recapture, in the
pages that follow, something of the joy of Satsangh and
of the divine wisdom ever flowing from the lips of the
This book has been prepared, like its forerunner (Vol. 1)
from authentic notes of talks lovingly recorded by Swami
Krishnananda Das, a disciple of Beloved Papa. In the
course of these talks, reference has been made about
Mataji..Here, ‘Mataji’ stands for Mother Krishnabai of
We hope that this book, which contains the quintessence
of Pujya Papa’s teachings, will prove as valuable a guide
to aspirants as God-Experience Vol.I
**Contents and Sample Pages**
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