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Apprenticed to a Himalayan Master

A Yogi's Autobiography
Written by: Sri M.
Narrated by: Gaurav Sajjanhar
Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
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Publisher's Summary

The author Sri "M" is an extraordinary individual. His uniqueness lies not only in the fact that at the young age of 19 and a half, he travelled to snow-clad Himalayas from Kerala, and there he met and lived for several years with a "real-time" yogi, Babaji, but also that he should undertake such an unusual and adventurous exploration, given his non-Hindu birth and antecedents. 

The metamorphosis of Mumtaz Ali Khan into Sri "M", a yogi with profound knowledge of the Upanishads and deep personal insights, born of first-hand experiences with higher levels of consciousness is indeed a fascinating story. 

The bonus for those interested in the secrets of yoga, meditation, and sankhyan metaphysics is that Sri "M" is still living and easily reachable. He leads a normal life, married with two children, wears no special robes and conducts himself without pomp or paraphernalia. 

Someone who met him recently said, "I expected a flashy godman and instead I saw a jean clad gentleman with a smile on his face, ready to discuss my problems. In five minutes flat, I said to myself, this is no ordinary man. The peace and tranquility that enters your system is tangible."

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great book

loved it and fall into the book so deep that it has last long effect

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Fascinating tale of self discovery

Out of words to describe what the author has lived through his years of self discovery. Cannot have enough of what ignited the author through phases of self discovery. If the reader is blessed with even 1% of the oozing devotion evident in each thought, its time worth invested. Hand folded grace to the gurus and to the author whose account is overwhelmingly inspiring to all who are open to the thought of finding existence of god within themselves.

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This is important for every spiritual seeker.

Loved it. Thx Sri M for sharing your experiences. With God's grace, would try my best to meet you and seek your blessings.

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very good.

book is read as if I am there feeling or as if am taking the journey along with sri..guru...

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A master piece

Great book for spiritual category.
It keeps you connected. Narrator has done a great job. Will look forward for the next part.

Must read.

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just amazing

loved it! such an amzing journey ..coukd feel every bit of it as if happening to me.
pranam🙏

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Nice read/listen.

Books that have regional language or Sanskrit references must ensure Narrators have appropriate competency in those languages. Otherwise, mispronunciation of important words or phrases badly dampens the overall performance.

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Very interesting !

Well narrated (except for pronouncing indian names).
Go for it if you are interested in spirituality. it is a good experience over all.

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Both book and narrator held my attention. I enjoyed accounts of authors interaction with great sages and saints

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Very nice rendition and very appealing content. Referred to my cousin and a friend of mine who enjoyed the book.

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  • Simi Ahlawat
  • 25-02-19

Awe inspiring!

Loved every word. Fascinating and inspiring. I'm going to listen to it all over again.

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  • Kim Shields
  • 16-03-19

Truly my favorite book! I own the physical book and loveliest audio book! I never get bored with listening to, highly recommend!

The best book ever! Thank God for living masters like Sri M! I'm forever grateful!!!

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  • Chris
  • 13-02-19

Amazing

Super awesome book, highly recommend it. Lots of great stories. Very inspirational. It will help to change your mind about things.

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  • Kris Spencer
  • 29-09-19

I inhaled this book.

I could not quit listening to this book. It was truly amazing and I loved every second of it. I long to meet this author. For some of the seemingly strange portions of the book, I am thankful I was luckily prepped for, because my husband and I watch a lot of Gaia TV. So it wasn't too far-fetched for me. I hope he can come to the us one day. (My family is very concerned at thought of me going alone) In the meantime, I have got to read the rest of his written works.

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  • Ladylux786
  • 05-09-19

A good listen

I enjoyed listening to the masters experience. A true privilege to experience. Thank you for sharing the journey.

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  • DHRUPESH K NAYAK
  • 12-08-19

An amazing book...

A true book that gives importance of meditation thru which one can achieve anything from this universe, from this life or past life and see all religions as one ... there are so many fantastic ‘karmic’ examples that opens ones’ eyes.. and path to self realization/introspection...

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  • Nikhil Srinidhi
  • 28-05-20

Vivid account invites you to vicariously experience the journey

I enjoyed the description of M’s journey and the imagery specially when he entered the Himalayan areas - I often felt transported to the mountains. I enjoyed the blend of traditions, stories and the jewels from the upanishads

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  • daniel
  • 27-03-20

Thank You!

Thank You Sri M! What a beautiful adventure this was, I can listen to this over and over many times.

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  • Hasan
  • 13-02-20

INSPIRING

It is definitely an inspirational work and demands to stretch one's imagination where fiction, vision and reality meet at their edges.Author's attempt to be inclusive of all religions and spiritual sects in India is laudable.At times, I wanted to just suspend my critical take and was able to hear the struggle author was going through to convey his message using all his faculties ---imagination, vision and story telling. I am sure author will gather lot of following and hopefully will do justice to those who he has inspired.

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  • Manoj Vijayan
  • 28-01-20

A book packed with 100% excitement for spiritual aspirant.

A great eye opener that brings all beliefs under one message. All are born from the same Devine force and shall return to it. There is a purpose for you to be born in a particular religion to experience a specific truth and that’s why we have so-many religions despite not knowing that they are created by the Devine for us to have different experience to the realization of the eternal being.

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  • Rahul Pillai
  • 12-12-19

Boring..failed to live upto expectations.

I dont understand why the author made a non malayali read this book out..the pronounciation of malayalam words is horrible...and funny.The author himself should have read it out.Besides the story doesnt take u amywhere...heard 3-4rth and left it..could hold it anymore expecting something interesting to happen.