By David Godman
Published by Avadhuta Foundation, Colorado
After Papaji had read the account of his early life that David Godman had written for the Papaji Interviews book, he invited him to Lucknow to be his official biographer. Papaji gave David full access to all his papers, answered many of his detailed questions, and encouraged all his devotees to contribute stories to the project. Papaji read and checked all the chapters, and most of them were read out by him during the daily satsangs that were taking place in Lucknow. This 1,200-page three-volume account is unlikely ever to be challenged as the definitive account of Papaji’s extraordinary life.
After describing his later foreign trips, the focus of this third volume shifts to the stories of devotees who met him in India during the 70s and 80s. Extracts from his personal diaries are followed by Papaji's detailed explanations on how the Guru-disciple relationship works.