– The Upanishads, Katha II.3.14-15
My step father, Paul Raymonde, recommended I read this book when I came home buzzing from my Vipassana Mediation course. The book is wonderfully magical with an excellent introduction by Eknath Easwaran. Once again this book inspired me to keep reading, learning and practicing. When I was reading it I often wished I could transport back in time but it also helped me realise I wanted to find someone who could teach me more, guide me and help me discover more of the hidden steps towards inner peace. This sudden thought came from the teaching/ student layout of the book.
The introduction wowed me with Easwaran’s words of wisdom and insight into the Upanishads. Clearly a wise man, an open minded man and a man who has an ability to reach into the readers heart, tugging at the strings of life. If I’m striving to be the metaphor Queen, he is my metaphor King as each paragraph whisks you off into a romantic thought of exploring Consciousness itself.
Further Links and Reading:
www.easwaran.org – Fantastic resourceful website on Eknath Easwaran himself but also on the work they are doing at the Blue Mountain Centre of Meditation. I hugely recommend taking the time to take a look at his work, his beliefs and the free resources available. I also love reading the Thought for the Day – on the 29th May 2011 it says: Let us not be justices of the peace, but angels of peace. – Saint Therese of Lisieux
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