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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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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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great book

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

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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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Non stop spiritual extravaganza

Besides a Beautiful narration by Gaurav, For a spiritual seeker, who has no guru in life, urge you NOT to save this in wish list, BUY it. You won’t regret. What a life Guru Sri M has been living ! For a serious listener, you may be called upon to visualise or at best experience Himalayas. I got my calling. All I can say is I will listen to many if not all chapter again.

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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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Extraordinary Book

Wonderful to listen to the narrations of this book. I thoroughly enjoyed all the chapters in it. Kudos to the Audible Team!

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Directs us on True spiritual path

Journey seems real. will meet Sri M in near future. thank you Babaji for your Grace and blessings.

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Om Namah Shivay...om namo bhagwate vasudevaya

shri gurubhayo namah..Mind blowing , pure spirit biography. Shri M guruji ko charan sparsh om

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Nothing much to take away

Narrator has a decent voice, but not clear in pronouncing south indian places and names. There is nothing much to take away for me from this spiritual journey.

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The best out there!

If anyone thinks reading an autobiography is boring this book will definitely change his/her opinion. Sri M has a very inimitable & captivating way of narrating his spiritual journey. He won't throw down a barrage of words that are obscurely hidden in a dictionary, instead he explains so descriptively, so vividly in simple English that will draw the attention of the reader. Your heart fills with joy especially when he takes you through the himalayan region; it mesmerises you! I was already half-way through this book in double quick time before I realised and did not want it to end, but alas... While most of the Indian/Hindi words have been pronounced quite well, there are some Sanskrit, Tamil and Malayalam words that might need a bit of attention from the narrator (Mr. Gaurav Sajjanhar). But that should not deter anybody from listening to this beautiful masterpiece. Next up is "Shunya: A Novel" :-)

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  • 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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  • ron nash
  • 24-11-19

As interesting as Autobiography of a Yogi!

While this is the story of a Yogi's journey and I compare it to Autobiography of a Yogi, it's a very unique story with its own merit. An enjoyable and insightful read!

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  • heath l wood
  • 20-10-19

Must Read

This is an unparalleled revelation of spirit. Buy, read, absorb and be blessed so sweetly.

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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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  • krushank
  • 28-11-20

Blissful ...

Incredible author, incredible narrator, incredible story that will never end. Sri M showed me what meaning of life is. Thank you!

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  • Madhura Bhavthankar
  • 26-09-20

Speechless! And grateful!!

I am just awestruck after hearing this book. I loved every word of this journey. Thank you for bringing this book to me.

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  • Kesh Chada
  • 28-08-20

You will not want to reach the last chapter

Humbled and ignited by Sri M ji, a beautiful spiritual being, and his journey.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-07-20

it's an excellent journey with Sri M

loved the journey with this book, excellent inner experience even I felt with the reading, I felt my connection with Himalayas...Gaurav I loved the way of narration & voice modulation...thank u for the opportunity to listen to this book...

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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.