Inspired by his dreams, a young Indian went searching for and found a sadhu "of perfect beauty" sitting in deep absorption, in a cave in the Himalayas. It was June, 1970 and the young sadhu soon revealed himself to be the incarnation of the legendary Babaji, a great saint of the Himalayas, famous in the nineteenth century, whose recent advent had been prophesised. In the years thereafter, Babaji lived and taught at the ashram in the north-Indian village of Haidakhan until, as he himself said, "he had fulfilled his task", and voluntarily left his body in February 1984.
This book is about marvellous, multifaceted everyday life in the presence of Babaji, both in Haidakhan and on tour, as experienced by visitors and devotees, and in particular by the author. Drawing from her many visits during the years 1979 - 1984, she intimately describes her own personal experiences with Babaji at his ashram and when she had the privilege to accompany him on tour through various parts of India.
Gertraud Reichel, lebte zusammen mit Ihrem Mann einige Jahre in Kairo, Ägypten, und in Daressalam, Tansania, wo sie Ihren Master in Sprachwissenschaften machte. Nach der Begegnung mit dem bekannten Meister Babaji 1979 in Indien gründete sie den G. Reichel Verlag, der als erstes Bücher über diesen Meister herausbrachte. Seitdem ist der Verlag stetig angewachsen mit dem Ziel, Wissen zu vermitteln. Zur Zeit lebt sie in Bayern und hat zwei Kinder.