Rabi Maharaj

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Rabi Maharaj (born 8 August 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, the story of his search for truth, first published in 1977.[1][page needed] The book has been translated into over 60 languages.[2]

Biography[edit]

Maharaj grew up in a Hindu community in Trinidad and Tobago. Trained as a holy yogi, he eventually converted to Christianity [3][page needed] After pre-medical studies in London, he received theological training at London School of Theology (formerly London Bible College),[4] and then began charity work.

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.[4] He is founder of East-West Gospel Ministries.[5][better source needed]

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.[6][better source needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Death of a Guru: A Remarkable True Story of one Man's Search for Truth: Rabi R. Maharaj, Dave Hunt: 9780890814345: Amazon.com: Books". Amazon.com. 1984-06-01. Retrieved 2013-08-06.
  2. ^ [1] Archived 6 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Death of a Guru: A Remarkable True Story of one Man's Search for Truth: Rabi R. Maharaj, Dave Hunt: 9780890814345: Amazon.com: Books". Amazon.com. 1984-06-01. Retrieved 2013-08-06.
  4. ^ a b "Rabi Maharaj - Author of The Death of a Guru | Testimonies of Indians from Hindu Background". Jeevanmarg.com. 2010-08-29. Retrieved 2013-08-06.
  5. ^ "Gods of the New Age DVD - Christian Documentary films since 1978 - DVDs". Jeremiahfilms.com. Archived from the original on 18 March 2012. Retrieved 6 August 2013.
  6. ^ "Gods of the New Age DVD - Christian Documentary films since 1978 - DVDs". Jeremiahfilms.com. Archived from the original on 18 March 2012. Retrieved 6 August 2013.

External links[edit]

More on Rabi Maharaj's story: [2]