Story of Kripaluji Maharaj

Biography II: Prem Ras Siddhant

It was at this time that he also revealed and detailed the devotional philosophy of Krishn love in Prem Ras Siddhant. In this glorious work, he dictated the complete philosophy of times past. All of the philosophies of the Jagadgurus of the past were seamlessly reconciled through this writing. Thus did Shree Maharajji also demonstrate his omniscience. He had never before studied certain scriptures, and was nonetheless able to reconstruct the ancient scriptural philosophy in perfect, harmonious form.

In 1955, a religious convention or sammelan was organized by Shree Majarajji at a holy place called Chitrakoot. His preparation and outpouring of wisdom in the Prem Ras Siddhant meant that he was ready to emerge from the woods and become a more constant presence in the lives of devotees. A year later in Kanpur, he organized an even larger and more significant sammelan to which he invited the leading religious personalities of the many spiritual missions in India for another gathering. For fifteen days they taught and learned, exchanging knowledge and love. In this way the name Kripalu Ji Maharaj was etched into the hearts of the greatest preachers and most learned men. One particularly learned man in attendance at this important gathering was the chief secretary of Kashi Vidvat Parishad. He was so deeply moved and overcome by the Maharajji’s speech he invited him to teach the pandits of Varanasi. Thus in 1957 did Shree Maharajji move to Varanasi, for many centuries the best known center of study and exploration of the scriptures.