“Looking at Anandamayi Ma I felt that She is not a body, but pure Light.” – Atmananda
This book offers an intimate account of the spiritual quest of a brave Western woman[conosciuta col nome di Atmananda] , who lived with some of the greatest Saints of modern India. The events narrated mostly take place in the mystical city of Benares. In this magical context we are given an in-depth picture of his intense relationship with that extraordinary woman who became his Guru: Sri Anandamayi Ma.
Atmananda was also closely related, for several years, with J. Krishnamurti, with whom he had an engaging, even if conflicting, relationship. In an almost obsessive desire to understand Krishnamurti’s message, Atmananda went deep into the heart of Indian spirituality, meeting Sri Ramana Maharshi and other outstanding Indian sages, until she became Anandamayi Ma’s disciple.
This book offers the reader a real darshan[esperienza della presenza] of Anandamayi Ma and the unique way in which he guided all his devotees towards self-enlightenment. Through the experience of Atmananda it will be possible to experience what it means to undertake a path of spiritual growth and development under the guidance of Anandamayi Ma, whose name means Mother imbued with Joy.