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Associated Press Writer
    DENVER (AP) - Guru Maharaj Ji, the 15-year-old ''Perfect Master''
from India, has an ulcer. His doctor says the teenage guru's body
is showing the stresses of a middle-aged executive.

    The guru was discharged from a hospital here Sunday after tests
showed the presence of an intestinal ulcer. He entered the hospital
Thursday, curtailing an his extensive nationwide tour which his
doctor says hurt his health.

    Dr. John Horton said the guru may have had the ''mild post bulbar''
ulcer - just below the duodenum in the digestive track - since he
became ''Perfect Master'' when his father died seven years ago.

    Horton, a 30-year-old graduate of Duke University Medical School
and the guru's traveling physician, said the leader of the Divine
Light Mission may also have suffered a gall bladder attack.

    The guru, who claims six million followers, appeared earlier this
this summer in Boston, New York and Chicago but canceled appearances
in Detroit, Atlanta, Kansas City and Denver.

    He entered Saint Luke's Hospital for tests, occupying a $70-a-day
private room on the fourth floor of the Episcopal institution. His
room was filled with flowers and a mission security guard sat down
the hall.

    ''His body has become weakened by the pace,'' Horton said. The
doctor spoke of the strain of leading the movement and of the guru's
irregular eating and sleeping schedule because of continual travel.

    He said there was no contradiction between the concept of the
guru's being master of perfection and the vulnerability of his body.
    ''His body obeys physical laws just perfectly,'' Horton continued.

''He's here to show what perfection is, and he's here to show what's
human, too. Some people expect physical miracles in him.''
    The guru has said that the perfection to which he guides
his followers is a unity with the spirit of God. Knowledge
of that experience brings peace ahd harmony, the guru teaches.

    Robert Mishler, the mission's executive director, said that in many
ways, ''this illness is going to make Guru Maharaj Ji more human to

    Horton said the guru's body showed the stresses of a middle-aged
executive. Because of a lack of exercise, the guru is now weighted
with 160 pounds on a 5-foot, 4 1/2-inch frame, Horton said.

    Horton said the guru had been delirious at times since he entered
the hospital, but added that by Friday the pain subsided.

    ''He slept all night for the second night in a row, and
he has no temperature,'' Mishler reported. ''He looks really
good. Today, there's no telling he was sick at all.''

    Mishler said the hospital staff had been ''especially

    Nurse Lynette Aden said it made her a little nervous to administer
a hypodermic needle under so many watchful eyes, but otherwise
treating the guru has been just like treating any other patient.
    ''I'll look back on it and I'll tell my grandkids and giggle about
it,'' she said.⊗.
Associated Press Writer
    DENVER (AP) - Guru Maharaj Ji, the 15-year-old ''Perfect Master''
who has a middle-aged executive's ulcer, toured his modern Divine
Light Mission headquarters Monday dressed in business suit and tie.

    The guru, betraying no signs of the illness which hospitalized
him Thursday, talked to 120 staffers at the national headquarters of
the mission here.

    Dr. John Horton, his personal physician, said the teen-age guru
from India was suffering from a mild intestinal ulcer.

    St. Luke's Hospital administered tests on the guru to determine
the cause of what was described as intense abdominal pain. Horton
said that pain may have been from a gall bladder attack. The guru
left the hospital Sunday.

    Horton said the guru's body had become weakened by the pace of
leading the movement and because of irregular eating and sleeping
habits like those of a middle-aged executive.

    The illness has sharply curtailed the guru's nationwide tour.
But Robert Mishler, the mission's executive director, observed
Guru Maharaj Ji also has the recuperative powers of a 15-year-old
and said he was confident the guru would resume his national tour
with appearances on the West Coast in two to four weeks.

    At the mission's headquarters in the Kittredge Building, the guru
met with various of his followers. He claims a worldwide following
of six million persons.

    He also toured the building's 6th floor, where four months
of renovation were being completed. He soon will move into
a corner office there, with a view of the Rocky Mountains.