Michael Beloved (Yogi Madhvacarya) took his current body in 1951 in Guyana. In 1965, while living in Trinidad, he instinctively began doing yoga postures and tried to make sense of the supernatural side of life. Later in 1970, in the Philippines, he approached a Martial Arts Master named Mr. Arthur Beverford. He explained to the teacher that he was seeking a yoga instructor. Mr. Beverford identified himself as an advanced disciple of Rishi Singh Gherwal, an astanga yoga master. Beverford taught the traditional Astanga Yoga with stress on postures, attentive breathing and brow chakra centering meditation.
In 1972, Michael entered the Denver Colorado Ashram of kundalini yoga Master Harbhajan Singh. There he took instruction in bhastrika pranayama and its application to yoga postures. He was supervised mostly by Yogi Bhajan’s disciple named Prem Kaur. In 1979 Michael formally entered the disciplic succession of the Brahma-Madhava-Gaudiya Sampradaya through Swami Kirtanananda, who was a prominent sannyasi disciple of the Great Vaishnava Authority Swami Bhaktivedanta Prabhupada, the exponent of devotion to Sri Krishna. However, Yoga has a mystic side to it, thus Michael took training and teaching empowerment from several spiritual masters of different aspects of spiritual development. This is consistent with Sri Krishna’s advice to Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita: This you ought to know. By submitting yourself as a student, by asking questions, by serving as requested, the perceptive, reality-conversant teachers will teach you the knowledge. (Bhagavad Gita 4.34) Most of the instructions Michael received were given in the astral world. On that side of existence, his most prominent teachers were Swami Shivananda of Rishikesh, Yogiraj Swami Vishnudevananda, Babaji Mahasaya - the master of the masters of Kriya Yoga, Yogeshwarananda of Gangotri - the master of the masters of Raj Yoga (spiritual clarity), and Siddha Swami Nityananda the Brahma Yoga authority.
Sri Rishi Singh Gherwal, who is deceased, inspired this narrative translation of the Markandeya Samasya, a small section of the Aranyaka Parva of the Mahabharata. Rishi published a translation of this during his life time but that book is now out of print. In the astral world, he requested the writer to translate and present this text in narrative form again. It is a wonderful tale of a yogi who transcended the mind of the person within whom, that yogi was just an idea. The book solves an existential puzzle.