Rabi Maharaj

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Rabi Maharaj (born August 8, 1947) is Trinidadian-born bestselling Indian author. He is descendant of a long line of Brahmin priests and gurus from the holy city of Varanasi (Banaras) in Uttar Pradesh, India. During his adult life, he converted to Christianity, and authored the book Death of a Guru.[1] The book has been translated into over 60 languages.[2] Including Spanish and Italian.

Biography[edit]

Maharaj grew up in a Hindu community in Trinidad and Tobago. Trained as a holy Yogi, he went on a search for truth and eventually found Jesus Christ instead of Brahma.[citation needed] After pre-medical studies in London, he received theological training at London School of Theology (formerly London Bible College),[3] and then began charity work.[4]

Book[edit]

Maharaj wrote the story of his search for truth in his book Death of a Guru,[5] first published in 1977.

Maharaj's Work[edit]

Maharaj has worked with Billy Graham, preached in thousands of churches, university campuses, and auditoriums all over the world. He also worked to rehabilitate drug addicts in Europe in the 1970s.[3] He is founder of East-West Gospel Ministries.[6]

Lectures and Broadcasts[edit]

Maharaj's most popular lecture topics have included "Encounters with the Supernatural" and "Krishna, Buddha, Mohammad, or Christ?". His other speaking topics have included, "Sexual Mysticism", "Yoga and Meditation in the West", and "Death of a Guru: A Search for Truth". Maharaj has appeared in several documentaries including the Mystics and Gods of the New Age.[7]

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External links[edit]

More on Rabi Maharaj's story: [2]