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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Mairead Kelly rated it it was amazing Jul 31, It is also said that he was the first person to bring yoga and meditation to the West, well before the arrival of Transcendental Meditation and its emissaries. Feb 08, Phil Calandra rated it it was amazing. His spiritual adventure in the Great Pyramid of Cheops ,vould not have been possible for an immature practitioner, who would have died from sheer fright.
The Secret Path by Brunton, Paul
What makes Biblio different? CA rated it it was amazing Aug secref, That is easier said than done in this day and age.
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This is hard book to review, especially as I reviewed this already once over month ago but that review has mysteriously disappeared. He resolved to commit suicide, but being an eminentJy rational person, he picked a date a fortnight away so that he could use the time to look up books on death in the local library.
In the book Paul Brunton: By passing on to us the wisdom he learned directly from these holy men, he is widely credited as having introduced yoga and meditation to the West. Born Raphael Hurst in London inPaul Brunton pursued a career as a bookseller, as a journalist, and later as a magazine editor — occupations not normally associated with wisdom or spiritual adventure.
The contrast between these blissful mystical experiences and the drab materialism of his environment threw the young Brunton into a state of utter despair.
He was assailed by monstrous appearances that filled him with fear and repulsion. It is done by using the mind to seceet into its own operation. I hope to summarize some of his findings and explain his philosophy.
Ships from the UK. Pah prods him, reminding him to ask his questions. Dec 13, Liz Navarro rated it liked it. If we will not press and push it open, our darkness is self-doomed. He lived with princes, mystics, and holy men; he stayed in palaces and mud huts; and he emerged as something of a guru himself, with a message of incredible importance and hope for those who care to read secrett.
Then only the sage and Brunton are left behind. Others could pick them up or discard them as they saw fit. We may make wonderful machines and ships of vast size, and we may constantly reach for the stars, but our tragedy is that we have forgotten who we are. We both made the same discoveries, but he allowed his discoveries to change his life. There have been many who have influenced me in my lifelong search for palu truth, but none more so than Paul Brunton. His investigations took many years, and seccret some people they seemed like wild goose chases.
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Paul Brunton’s Secret Path
Those who had devoured The Secret Pathan inspired little volume about yoga, were dumbfounded. I read it over and over again. A Personal Viewthe author PB’s son says this: His own spiritual understanding, however, was far ahead of his writings. Following his long-standing passionate interest in spiritual life, he traveled widely in the East in search of answers to the kinds pauul questions that our busy postindustrial civilization tends to ignore and suppress.
Paul Brunton Philosophic Foundation – Secret Path
Of his eleven books, The Secret Path is probably the shortest and most widely read. He mentions, for instance, that Brunton discovered early brunron he had certain occult abilities and even reveled in their exercise.
Greener Books Ltd Published: But you can achieve it in the same lifetime IF you desire it strongly enough. Suddenly, my body seems to disappear, and we are both out in space! Heeding the warning, he took to seriously cultivating the art of meditation instead.
But the chamber would not yield thf ancient secrets readily. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Most people become buried in these distractions, but Paul Brunton was made of much sterner and more determined stuff than most people are.
As he continued his investigation of spiritual life, he began to see the limitations of traditional Hindu doctrines and approaches. All PB hoped was that people would find within themselves what he had found sdcret himself. Death to the man or woman who knows the truth means no more than a new birth, or reincarnation. Brunton had no further visions of him, but from then on began to experience him more and more as pure spiritual essence.
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Not once does he catch my gaze, for his eyes continue to look into remote space, and infinitely remote it seems. He summed up the findings of his entire quest in eight words: Mahrya Q rated it it was ok Jan 30, A – Z Books Published: Abbas Virjee rated it it was amazing Dec 08, May contain limited notes, underlining or secdet that does affect the text.