Leelai is a poetical account, originally composed in Kannada, of the life of
the celebrated Virasaiva saint, Allama Prabhu. Ramana Maharshi read and
appreciated the Tamil translation of this work and he often referred to the
chapter in it that dealt with Allama Prabhu’s meeting with Gorakkar, a yogi
who was trying to attain physical immortality. We (Robert Butler, T. V.
Venkatasubramanian and David Godman) have recently completed the first English
translation of this chapter.