Rishis, wise beings of the ancient times and the present, say that humankind is in a state of hypnotic trance, hypnotized by beliefs, by the situations and the attractions of the outside world. To be out of such limited reckoning and the routine thought process, is to dehypnotize the mind and to set it free. The mind has to be set free from its prejudice that has been inculcated in it, that there is nothing beyond a certain set of imposed restrictions or limitations….
Sri M, as Sri Mumtaz Ali is popularly known, is a social activist, educationist and a crusader for inter-religious harmony with a deep knowledge of world religions. At the young age of 19, he travelled to the Himalayas from Kerala, and there he met and lived for several years with a ‘real-time’ yogi, Babaji. This is part of his unique persona, given his non-Hindu birth and antecedents. The bonus for those interested in the secrets of yoga, meditation and sankhyan metaphysics is that Sri ‘M’ is amongst us and is easily reachable. He leads a normal life, married with two children, wears no special robes and conducts himself without pomp or paraphernalia. He needs no precondition to help people, nor does he have any formula for masses.Sri M lives in a valley on the outskirts of Madanapalle in Andhra Pradesh but is often on the move travelling far and wide for lectures.