Monday, June 28, 2010

In Quest of God by Swami Ramdas

"In Quest of God is an autobiographical account of Swami Ramdas’ unique experiences during the first year of his itinerant life all over India as a God-intoxicated Sadhu, culminating in his spiritual enlightenment.

After receiving the initiation of Om Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram from his father, Swami Ramdas, then known as Vittal Rao, renounced the worldly life in 1922 and wandered as a mendicant sadhu all over India and the Himalayas, in various states of God-intoxication, with Ramnam ever on his tongue, and heart as his only refuge. 

His path of complete surrender to the Will of God is joyfully rendered in a most inspiring way. After over a decade of wandering in a God realized state of liberation he returned to Southwestern India, and founded Anandashram, near Kanhangad, with the help and support of his foremost disciple, Mother (Mataji) Krishnabai, also a self-realized being.

In Quest of God is the first book in a trilogy chronicling Swami Ramdas' pilgrimage to God-realization. The next two books, In the Vision of God, vol. 1--The Continuing Saga of an Extraordinary Pilgrimage and In the Vision of God, vol.2--The Conclusion to the Saga of an Extraordinary Pilgrimage complete the series. Many readers find themselves in a lifelong love affair with this illuminating and transformational story. 


In Quest of God OCR PDF
In Quest of God Scanned PDF 1952 edn

In the Vision of God DJVU file

Sayings of Ramdas PDF
Sayings of Ramdas DJVU file


  1. Dear Shankara

    Thanks a million.

    Is the sayings of Swami Ramdas, the Vol.2 you refer to. Is the scanned and PDF versions of the book different ones?

  2. Making me more and more indebted.

    Is the Sayings, the Vol.2 you refer to in your write up. Is the scanned version different from the OCR/PDF versions?

  3. Ramu,

    Thanks for visiting this blog and continuing to encourage me.

    "Sayings of Swami Ramadas" is a a collection of his quotes.

    I could not find Volume two of "In the Vision of God" anywhere on the net. I will post it here as soon as I am able to get a scanned copy of it.

    OCR and PDF are of the same book. The size of the OCR file is very small compared to the scanned PDF. But, formatting is different. If you want to have the exact feeling of the printed book, scanned pdf will be ideal for you.


    could you find the vol 2 (In the Vision Of God)?

    1. Alok Sharma,

      You can download the book, 'In the Vision of God' from the following link, in DJVu format.