Acharya Tulsiji's passage of 84 years and
62,000 miles on foot, came to an end on June 23, 1997. Acharya Tulsi was
born in Sam. 1971 in Ladnun (Raj.), became a monk in Sam.1982 and an Acharya
of the Terapanth sect in Sam. 1993. He initiated more than 776 monks/nuns.
He has been an accomplished poet, author of over a 100 books, as well as
a distinguished religious leader.
He started his Anuvrata movement in Sam. 2005.
He has been a proponent of Jain unity regardless of the sectarian differences.
His message was not just for the jains but for the entire humanity.In Sam.
2037 he created a new rank of apprentice monks "samanas/samanis" who are
allowed to travel overseas. He created a "Jain Vishva Bharati" institute
Dr. Radhakrishnan in his "Living with Purpose"
included him in the world's 15 great persons. He was given the title "Yuga-Pradhan"
in a function officiated by President V.V. Giri in 1971.During his tenure
he was greatly aided by Muni Nathmal, later called "Yuvacharya Mahaprajna".
Tulsi relinquished the leadership to Mahaprajna in 1995. Mahaprajna is the
originator of "Preksha-Dhyana".