The wisdom contained in Seeds of consciousness and Prior to Consciousness emerged from dialogues with devotees, who came from all over the world to learn the mysteries of life at the feet of the Maharaj, until a few days before his death in 1981 at the age of 84. Jean Dunn, a close follower of Maharaj, was with him towards his last days. She observes that,”During the last two years of his life Maharaj did not entertain any questions pertaining to this worldly life and its improvement. He taught only the highest truth. Even one sentence of his was like an Upanishad. He was very blunt and sharp in his answers and did not cater for anyone’s ego. In fact, his stated purpose was to destroy this ‘Pseudo-entity’. To be in his presence was to feel the vibrant truth, Impossible to describe. He was amazing to watch …….One could only gaze at him in total love and awe”, says Jean.