In the fall of 1994 I had the great priveledge of spending time with H.W.L. Poonjaji in Lucknow, India. It was a powerful, life-altering encounter. "The Truth Is," has allowed me to once again delve into the life and teachings of this great sage. This book includes a brief history about Papaji and provides a simple introduction to the path of "Self-inquiry." The love contained in this book, however, really begins to shine when it takes the reader into actual conversations between Papaji and the seekers and students who came to him for spiritual guidance. His answers, at times, turn into poetry of the most profound kind. Elsewhere he will venture off into stories that on one hand teach about love and on the other shake and stir our souls. Throughout the book, Poonjaji approaches the central theme of his teachings, that of knowing the Self, from many different angles. This volume does a beautiful job of compiling these many excerpts of conversation into logical chapters enabling the reader to search for answers to their own questions for themselves. The topics range from "surrender" and "death" to finding the "Satguru" and the "Truth" that already exists in each one of us. For readers who have spent time with Papaji, this is a wonderful reminder of his loving presence. For those who never met him in person, "The Truth Is" gives us a chance to begin to know him in spirit, for as Poonjaji himself taught, his true identity, the Self, can never die.
Papaji's words, his talks to his students, all his wisdom in it's essence is packed here in this beautiful volume. catagorized in different topics a summery of Papaji's words. I love to take this book in whatever mood, open it to whatever page appears - and Papaji is talking to me - with all his love, his unconventional insights, his wisdom beyond the words... leading me to the inner point of silence.. - taking me home. beautiful. thank you so much!!