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In Quest of God by Swami Ramdas

In Quest of God by Swami Ramdas

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Swami Ramdas' experiences
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IN QUEST OF GODIN QUEST OF GODIN QUEST OF GODIN QUEST OF GODIN QUEST OF GOD
By Swami RamdasCONTENTS
IntroductionForewordStruggle and InitiationRenunciationAdoption of SannyasSrirangamRameshwaramMaduraChidambaramJourney to TirupapuliyurPondicherry and TiruvannamalaiIn the CaveTirupatiGod Is EverywhereA Kind PolicemanJagannath PuriChrist, a Messenger of GodCalcutta and DakshineshwarTaraknath TempleKashiLove Conquers HateJhansiMeditation the Only WayRam, the Friend of the Poor
 
God Never PunishesHimalayan JourneyHimalayan Journey (Contd.)Himalayan Journey (Contd.)Mathura, Gokul and BrindabanRaipurAjmerMoney Is the Root of All EvilJunagadhMuchkund Rishi’s
Ashram
and DwarakaBombayPanchavati and TapovanTrimbakeshwarPandharpur - BijapurSri Siddharudha SwamiIn the CavePoemsLetter to GurudevLetter to Rukmabai (facsimile)MapGlossary
 
INTRODUCTION
The birth of Swami Ramdas, who wasknown in his pre-
Sannyas
life as Vittal Rao,took place at Hosdurg, Kanhangad, NorthKerala, on Thursday, the 10th April 1884. Itwas a day of the full moon and it happened tobe Hanuman
Jayanti
, i.e., the birthday ofHanuman, the greatest devotee of Sri Rama.This happy synchronisation seemed to augurwell in advance for the great future that wasin store for the child born that day to SriBalakrishna Rao and Srimati Lalita Bai. The oneremarkable thing about him, that people whosaw him then observed, was the extraordinarylustre of his eyes.Vittal was not overfond of his school orhis books, and so came in for a large measureof his teacher’s wrath. He often played truant,but in vain did he hide himself in the bathroomor in the loft of the cow-pen, for his ubiquitousteacher was well aware of the favourite hauntsof his recalcitrant pupil. His High School careertoo was marked by his extreme indifferenceto studies and supreme dislike for his textbooks.Although he refused to be cramped by theSchool curriculum, he became a voracious readerand read all the books of general interest hecould lay his hands upon. His taste for literatureenabled him to acquire even at so early an agea remarkable fineness and facility in his English

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