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This Blog is about Swamiji. So let me give you the caption to this picture:

This was the first picture I took of Swamiji - whom I called 'Papa'. He was looking at the camera and I said, 'Can you please smile?' to which he replied, 'I am smiling - inside!' He was seated on the veranda of the old Ashram at Avoca on the North Coast of what is now KwaZulu Natal in South Africa. The building dated back to 1922 and the Ramakrishna Centre of South Africa was founded by Papa's Guru, Sri Swami Nischalananda, in 1942.


About the site compiler:
Clive Simpkins is a Change Architect and Strategist. He is a chela (disciple) of Swami Shivapadananda, whom he met in 1972, in Durban, South Africa. Clive is the author of the 'Concise Communicator' and also 'Change Your Thinking Change Your Life'. This latter book contains much of what he learned at the feet of his respectful-of-all-religions teacher.

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