Paul Brunton and the Secret Path. an appreciation by John Behague. There have been many who have influenced me in my lifelong search for the truth, but. 12 May By Georg Feuerstein. I WILL ALWAYS BE GRATEFUL TO PAUL BRUNTON, for it was his first book that was also my first encounter with the. 8 Mar Indological Books related to Sanskrit Learning (संस्कृत).
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Brunton goes on to have many animated conversations with the sage, in which he is always thrown back upon his own inner resources.
He travelled widely throughout India in particular and met gurus and teachers who enriched his life immeasurably. Oct 29, DropOfOcean rated it liked it Shelves: He understood philosophy as a practical orientation to payl, the synthesis of religious veneration, mystical meditation, rational reflection, moral re-education, and altruistic service.
They learned that the spiritual path was more arduous than the earlier book had depicted. All PB hoped was that people would find within themselves what he had found within himself.
Santosh Mathew rated it really liked it Jan 16, Everything depends on personal approach. He was one of the first persons to write accounts of what he learned about spirituality in the East, and his works have had a major influence on the spread of Eastern philosophy and mysticism to the West.
sexret Truth is a state of being, not a set of words, he asserted, and he begged people to start experimenting for themselves. In The Hidden Teaching Beyond YogaBrunton put forward a powerful critique of a conventional mysticism that seeks to abandon the world in favor of mere solitude and silence.
Gurus and spiritual leaders can provide directions and clues, but the opening must come from within. In the book Paul Brunton: Abbas Virjee rated it it was amazing Dec 08, The hall empties, as one disciple after another quietly leaves.
Juan Tobon rated it liked it Apr 23, Rahul Mohrir rated it really liked it Feb 10, I vividly pafh how, scret than a quarter of a century ago, his Search in Secret India held me spellbound for months.
I suspect that we house several selves, including our good and our bad parts. I would highly recommend it. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, and dust jackets may not be included.
For him, philosophy was a matter not pqul ratiocination for its own sake but of wisdom, by which Truth can be approached directly. His eyes begin to change; they narrow down to pin-points. Eirin Lavine Henriksen rated it really liked it Nov 06, His main resolve was to be independent of allegiances and authorities and to rely on his own observations brnuton findings so that he could set down the simple truths of things that had become hidden or distorted over the years.
Paul Brunton continued to write after his final publication inand a significant portion of his large archive of original writings was posthumously published by Larson Publications as “The Notebooks of Paul Brunton” in 16 volumes.
Slavomir rated it really liked it Jul 29, Since he was an intensely private person and had no desire to function as a guru to others, but preferred to point to the sages of the East and to stimulate philosophical inquiry rather than impose doctrines on others, he went into seclusion in Switzerland. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. He also found that calamity has beset us.
Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! Quotes from The Secret Path: He conjectured that Sri Ramana would have been perfectly able to continue to manifest to him, as he continues to manifest to disciples to this day, but that he, Brunton, had to take the next step on the spiritual path. This is clearly one psul the best written books on mysticism which I have read.
The entire archive will soon be housed at a university and available to read online It is said that when he stepped into a room, he filled it with serenity and that this experience and he himself were living proof that enlightenment is real.
He married relatively young, and in his only child, Kenneth Thurston Hurst, was born.
You must push aside your doubts, inhibitions, prejudices, and religious scruples, and you must take the plunge. Greener Books Ltd Published: The classic work – which has been reprinted many times – is a very special pointer towards your inner world, and one written by a most unusual and adventurous man of insight.
Secondarily, he was a writer who understood his vocation as a service to humanity. Someone prods him, reminding him to ask his questions. We live in a fast action world with little time for purposeful thinking or spiritual experimentation.
His relationship to Sri Ramana was always one of purest admiration, gratitude, and spiritual affinity. We must face facts bravely and realize that divine will is ultimately behind the whole universe and consequently must even be behind the horror and agony and wickedness too.
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