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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."

©2010 Sri M. (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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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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Impressive

I loved a lot of Sri M's experience in spiritual growth.Lot of unimaginable experiences that he shared in this book. Though basically Iam a skeptic and also a believer on Upanishad teachings.... I understand that the possibilities of his experience and the hidden wonders of Himalayas which is difficult to comprehend for a common city inhabitants like me ... Sri Gurubyo Nama:

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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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must read for spiritual practioner

The book revolves around the quest of an young man who searches his Himalayan master wandering and meandering through the life and meeting various enlightens souls on the way while there is a past life relation to all his endeavours. must read for all spiritual practioners!!

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Gives list of spiritual gurus and sacred places

though the incidents mentioned seem unrealistic , the book kindles ones quest for spiritual journey

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Hard to believe

I find author is trying to replicate Yoganand Paramhans's Autobiography of yogi but I respect Sri M but I find it very boastful and it is hard to believe his claims. But you have to believe it. He might be right.
This book is written in very simple language and the himalayan stories are a delight to hear. I had lot expectation from this book but it certainly disappointed me.

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great listen! fulfilling!

love the narrator's intonation.. want him to read more such spiritual books 💟
beautiful.. ethereal story 🎈

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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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  • CRN
  • 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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  • 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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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-07-20

OMG! OM!!!!!

Just as inspiring and well presented as, Autobiography of a Yogi which is a classic in it’s own genre. Engaging spiritual experience so well-narrated! So thankful I discovered this quiet audiobook—inspiring & extraordinary! One of my best Audible decisions: entertaining and flowing like a spiritual river.....India as I never saw it while I lived six months in Goa and the West Bangal (Baharampur: home base) & Darjeeling. Love ❤️ this audiobook for it’s uplifting narration and without affectation! Lovely surprise—open your heart; open your soul at least for 10 hours!

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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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  • Ani
  • 20-12-20

greatest book from an actual Yogi. Babaji blessing

Babaji blessing that I could even hear such books in my life time, what a marvel and what a soul to descend for this mankind. very grateful to this eternal masters.

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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.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-12-20

Enlightening

This was a hidden masterpiece. I am extremely grateful that you have shared your life story so openly and vividly. Much appreciated for life.