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Maharaj: A Biography of Shriman Tapasviji Maharaj by T. S. Anantha Murthy

Maharaj: A Biography of Shriman Tapasviji Maharaj, a Mahatma Who Lived for 185 Years by T. S. Anantha Murthy. Dawn Horse Press. Revised edition. (1986). First printing with complete number line from 1-5. ISBN-10: ‎091392217X. 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" 246 pages Paperback. Book is gifted on the half-title page by the "Great Grand, Grand, Grand" son of somebody, in blue, probably ball point pen. I do not know if this is from somebody important. The name is not legible to me. Book has light cover edge wear with light bumping to cover tips. There is a light crease to the spine. No other previous owner markings. No tears, folds or creases to pages. Binding is tight with no looseness to pages. Not ex-library, not remaindered and not a facsimile reprint. For sale by Jon Wobber, bookseller since 1978. sJB18b

"TAPASVIJI MAHARAJ, "the Saint," He was born a prince and died a king--a king of yogis. In the late 1820s at over 55 years of age, he abdicated and set out on his quest for God-Realization. Over the next 125 or so years, he applied his indomitable will to the spiritual process through the ancient method of penance (tapas).
Three times youth was restored to him by means of the naturopathic method of kayak-kalpa native to India and each time he harnessed the strength of his rejuvenated body to engage spiritual austerities still more fiercely.
Based on Shriman Tapasviji's own testimony, this biography records the arduous process of kayak-kalpa, the Saint's extensive pilgrimages (during which he made many strange and miraculous encounters), and his rigorous discipline, which was tempered only by his love and compassion for others. ....
If read with an open heart, this colorful biography will lift the reader out of his ordinary state of consciousness and sensitize him through the yet untapped possibilities in his life." - from the blurb in back of the book.