Swami Shri Adgadanand Ji Maharaj came to the recluse of the worldly saint Paramanand Ji at the age of 23 years in November 1955 searching for the truth. The hermitage of Parmanand Ji was at Chitrakoot Anusuiya, Satna, Madhya Pradesh (India) amidst the dense forests infested with wild animals. Living in such inhabitable forest in the absence of any facility, this rightly reflects that he was a great sage.
Reverend Paramhans Ji received premonitions of his arrival many years ago. The day he reached the ashram, Paramhans Ji received divine presage.
He had declared to his disciples, A young man who is ardently seeking to go beyond the periodicity of life must be coming at any moment now. Moment he cast his eye upon him, Paramahans Ji declared, Here he is!
Whenever a pupil comes in contact with a great sage, immediately it is beyond his senses to fathom the greatness of the sage. He was also intimated by the divine soul and chaste Brahmin, The sages who have been incarnated in this world, your Guru has all those qualities and he is such sage. With the strengthening of his faith in the Guru his spiritual pursuit also speeded up.
Guided under the angelic guidance of the Guru he set out on the path of spiritual freedom. The aim was established.
Maharaj Ji, although was not interested in writing, following the godly directions he has contributed invaluable treatises through speech and in text for the social good. The first such publication is Jeevanadarsh and Atmaanubhooti is an account of the ideal life and the spiritual pursuit of his Guru Paramhans Paramanand Ji. It is a collection of his life sketch and many astonishing incidents. Many of the people are even alive today, who have seen such unique personality and for that matter they consider themselves very lucky. Secrets of the techniques of spiritual pursuits, which have been revealed to him by the Guru, have also been included in this book. It is one of the most appraised and invaluable books in todays world, on the subject of spiritualism, which could only be perceived by the student on the path of attainment of spiritualism.
The divine direction has become instrumental in the creation of this book. Since the thought, promulgated by the Yogeshwar Lord Krishna have been expressed in their simple rudimentary form, it is called Yatharth Geeta.
Only a contemporary saint can find true solution for the social good, answers to their questions and solve their problems. The dead do not rule from the graves. To have reverence for the departed and take guidance from them to certain extent may be alright, however, for the contemporary problems, we need to take guidance from some great living saint only.
Swami Ji has never advanced claim that he has attained divinity. He merely presents to the society, what he has been able to receive in his quest of Truth.
Swami Ji has spent fifteen years of his life in deep meditation in proximity of his Guru. There are many present who have seen him forgoing food, water, sleep, etc. for months together.
Since the Nirvana of Gurudev in 1969, for the last thirty years, wherever Swami Ji stayed, several cloistered holy people, thousands of devotees from the regions and plenty of grief-stricken people had a unique opportunity to regularly interact with him and seek his blessings. Making necessary uninterrupted, arrangements for the people travelling from very long distance of free service of snacks, food and rest without even seeking help from others is certainly a miraculous feat.