- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Westland (14 October 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9388754409
- ISBN-13: 978-9388754408
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 2 x 21.6 cm
- Customer Reviews: 65 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,059 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Apprenticed to a Himalayan Master: A Yogi's Autobiography Paperback – 14 October 2019
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This is an astounding book replete with miracles, meetings with masters, description of higher levels of consciousness and spiritual attainment. It is a rather strange tale.
- Dr Karan Singh, Tribune News Service
Sri M is an enlightened soul, a Guru whom I met years ago. Sri M is very accessible.... I wish he would take me as a disciple but I will have to wait for another birth when I am more evolved.
- Maneka Gandhi, Mathrubhoomi
Whether or not you are a skeptic, this beautifully produced book makes for compelling reading. And, hey, the author is around, if you want to grill him about the harder to believe elements in the book.
- The Herald of India
The autobiography deals with transformation of Mumtaz Ali Khan into Sri M as he went on acquiring profound knowledge of the Upanishads, deep personal insights and a higher level of consciousness. Descriptions on the beneficial effects of yoga, meditation and metaphysics are fascinating. Sri M is often termed as modern day Kabir Das.
- The Hindu
It is prophetic that he will use the name 'Sri M', which will remind him of his Babaji Maheshwarnath, who comes across as the "great master, wise, powerful and loving". The book is, in fact, a tribute to him. For anybody who has interest in mysticism, Sufism and Vedanta, Sri M's autobiography is, indeed, a treasure-trove.
- The Organizer
What stands out about this book is that its narrative exudes a sense of wonder, for the author often uses the word 'strange' to describe his experiences. Some of the instances that he recounts challenge your sense of belief and disbelief so much, that you don't quite know what to believe. But a little deeper reading, however, renders more meaning to the narrative than is apparent at first glance. He deals easily and honestly with the mistrust between religions just as he also shows how these boundaries can melt away.
- 'Speaking Tree', The Times of India
About the Author
Kerala, Sri M is a spiritual guide, social reformer, author and educationist. He has authored several books on philosophy, yoga and Indian mysticism. Over the years, The Satsang Foundation, an organisation he founded has given rise to several initiatives in the areas of education, health and environment. He has also founded Manav Ekta Mission under the banner of which he led a 7,500 km walk in India in 2015–16 from Kanyakumari to Kashmir for peace and harmony.
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A Beautiful first hand account of a deep dive into Indian Spirituality.
Very Nicely written & the matter too is simple & profound.
I waited for a long time for this but it was worth it.
I recommend this book to every decent person.
Top international reviews
Thank you to Sri M and his organization for keeping this book before the public! The spiritual insights are valuable, and additionally the author courageously broaches other subjects such as the 'yeti,' and history of extraterrestial beings assisting this planet's occupants thousands of years ago.
Perhaps making up stories is M's lila. At some point he will come clean and say, "Greater discrimination is necessary. I was just trying to show how credulous people who read stories about yogis can be!"
I gave it 3 stars because I enjoyed reading about his experiences in many of the major ashrams along the Ganga, which rang true to me. But I would have liked the book better without the embellishments.
It is a book for those who are ready to accept life as you know it and as you cannot imagine to know it too. It is for seekers of the truth. If your mind is closed and not ready for the unexplainable, you may want to skip it. If you are ready, be prepared for moments of “Aha’s”, smiles and awe.
Thank you Sri M for writing this book 🙏
Though I have not read it completely
Perhaps it is Enough for now. Thanks