New Papaji Book and Film Project
Expected Release date: Summer 2024
In addition to stories, I am also grateful to receive letters handwritten by Papaji as well as interesting photos.
Love to all
John David has previously collected many awakening experiences with Papaji students in the book “Papaji – Amazing Grace” and his most recent book “Meetings with Remarkable People“. Now he is working on a new book and film project titled “Papaji – Day by Day”. Based on a task he was given directly from Papaji more than 25 years ago, John David is compiling the very best stories about the master from numerous Papaji friends and students.
“Some 25 years ago I had gone to Papaji’s house to ask his blessing for a book idea. Many years later this book was published as ‘Papaji, Amazing Grace’. I remember we sat together on a bench in a little hallway. Suddenly he took a piece of paper and started drawing out a book cover: ‘Day by Day with Papaji’, and he wrote John David on the bottom. Shocked, it became clear that he wanted me to make this book about him. The original Day by Day was with Ramana Maharshi.”
– John David
Spreading the enormous Love and Fruit that Papaji brought to the world, Open Sky Press is currently working on a new exciting Papaji book and film project.
We are looking for people who were in contact with Papaji and like to share their stories, anecdotes and gratitude.
If you met Papaji, or know people who did,
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Many People came to see Papaji Here we collect their stories about their experiences with the Lion of Lucknow
Sunita visited Papaji in Lucknow in 1993/1996 and shared her stories in an Interview with John David. She currently lives in Bali and develops her painting.
Aruna visited Papaji in 1993 where she finally found a quiet mind and the end of suffering. Now she lives in Japan, sharing her Satsang in groups and online.
with Satyaa and Pari
Satyaa and Pari met in Papaji’s presence in Lucknow. Pari tells how Papaji tickled him to death, Satyaa shares how her love and passion for music flourished at Papaji’s feet. Together they share their love through music and Satsang. With their daughter they currently live in Munich and partly in Greece.
with Vasant Swaha
Vasant Swaha was always a naturally free spirit and travelled the world at a young age. He settled down and spent many years as a personal guard for the Indian Spiritual Master Osho. Later he met Papaji and deepened his own Awakening. He currently splits his time between his native country Norway, and Brazil.
with Ruth Rich
Ruth Rich stayed with Papaji in Lucknow the last eight months before he left his body in September 1997. In this interview she shares captivating and honest stories about Papaji’s last days. Ruth is presently living a quiet life in Byron Bay, Australia.
Dr. Prabahvati is the founder of Ramana’s Garden, an orphanage in the mountains of Northern India. She spend many years with Osho and after his passing met Papaji. She tells the story of her remarkable first meeting with Lucknow’s great Lion.
Pankaj was running a garment shop between Satsang Bhavan and Papaji’s house. Papaji got him to take care of all travel arrangements of westerners who came to Lucknow. Often Papaji visited Pankaj in his shop and miraculous things happened.
Joyce Arrastia from the US met Papaji in her mid to late 20s and people remembered her confidence and radiance. During her 3 years living in Lucknow she gave birth to a child, which got a Sanskrit name from Papaji. Joyce is now a professional film editor having worked for Sony Pictures Animation, Motion Pictures and Netflix.