Mein Leben mit Anandamayi Ma – Aus den Tagebüchern von Atmananda

Ram Alexander (Ed.)

New edition of the book “The Path of the Divine Mother”

348 pages with 53 illustrations, German.

ISBN 978-3-9820260-9-1


This captivating report by the Austrian Blanca (Atmananda) describes her spiritual search in India between 1925 and 1962, which brought her into contact with some of the most important sages of the time. After spending her youth in Vienna in the 1920s as an active member of the Theosophical Society, she moved to Benares in 1935, where she worked as a pianist and teacher and was closely associated with Jiddu Krishnamurti. She also gets to know Sri Ramana Maharshi and finally meets in 1945 that extraordinary woman who becomes her spiritual teacher: Shri Anandamayi Ma (1896-1982).

The diaries show in an impressive way how Anandamayi Ma led people to self-realisation. We experience Atmananda's intensive spiritual work on herself, her conflict between independence and tradition, her leaving Krishnamurti and her inner transformation through the relationship with Anandamayi Ma.

Ram Alexander, a close friend of Atmananda and also a disciple of Anandamayi Ma, sensitively describes the master-disciple relationship on the basis of his own experience and also suggests the problems that arise when a Western person enters this relationship in the traditional Indian context.