May 21, 2011
David, Ben Yosef, Har-Zion, who writes under the pen name Prabhuji, is an artist, writer, painter, composer, and avadhūta mystic. He has chosen to retire from society and lead the life of a hermit. He spends his days in solitude, praying, studying, writing, painting, and meditating in silence and contemplation.
Although many consider him to be an enlightened being, Prabhuji does not accept the role of a religious authority that some people, for many years, have tried to give him. Prabhuji does not claim to be a preacher, guide, teacher, instructor, educator, enlightener, pedagogue, evangelist, rabbi, posek halacha, healer, therapist, satsangist, leader, channeler (medium), savior, or guru. He does not proselytize or try to convince anyone of anything. It is not his intention to attract followers or adepts of any kind.
For fifteen years (1995–2010), Prabhuji accepted a few monastic disciples who expressly requested to be initiated. In 2010, he stopped accepting monastic disciples, followers, devotees, or visitors. Currently, he only guides a small number of serious disciples who have decided to stay with their master.
We kindly ask everyone to respect his privacy and not to disturb him in any way with requests for interviews, blessings, shaktipat, or initiation.
This website is not administered by Prabhuji himself but by a few of his disciples and friends who feel that their collective duty is to maintain this site in order to preserve and perpetuate Prabhuji’s legacy.