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He describes in detail the Yogis in search of secret india pdf download to spiritual growth and gives brief reviews of those focused on magic and egotism. In the s and s, Brunton occasionally stayed as a guest, for a few weeks at a time, about six months total, with the parents of controversial In search of secret india pdf download author and former psychoanalyst Jeffrey Masson. Overall this is great book to read although at many times theres lot of unnecessary details which bored me.

Some of the information jumps out at you and other you have to astute enough to see what it right in front of you. However, he finds these individuals as rare nuggets in a sea of frauds.

Nevertheless, there is a great deal of fascinating spiritual knowledge.

He also finds individuals he doesn’t know what to make of. At times Bruntons lack in search of secret india pdf download understanding of the ways of another culture made me cringe especially when it is things that I th This book had been recommended to me about thirty years ago by the father of a close friend, Mr Goss, and I had never sought it out until now.

A recommendation from a friend based on long conversations By the time he actually found the rishee, or Maharishee in this case, I was so tired of reading the book that I didn’t even realize this was the big deal of the whole story!

I’ll write about them as I read them.

There is another side to this juxtaposition of East and West. The rising moon is a thin crescent disc of silver light.

In the s, Brunton retired from publishing books and devoted himself to writing essays and notes. The book has a lot of old English words which makes it a bit difficult to read. Some were chanced encounters while others where premeditated meetings.

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The best part I like about Brunton is the critical questions he asked various spiritual leaders in order to test whether they are actually spiritual or merely taking advantage of the people in the name of religion.

I was surprised to see that whatever issues they were discussing about this world, at that time, is even present today. During the period of his travel, Gandhi was gaining a huge following but Brunton avoided asides on the political movements except when revolutionary fervor produced violence in his vicinity.

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After completing his travels, it seems the book in search of secret india pdf download set to draw to an end. He finally finds the peace and tranquility which come with self-knowledge when he meets and studies with the great sage Sri Ramana Maharishi. What was he thinking? Apr 24, Balakumar rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Be the first to like this. See our User Agreement and Privacy Policy.

Here is a very readable tour of India during the early s. The author describes the book as his adventure in self-metamorphosis. Being a British intellectual with a scientific and philosophical education, he approached Yogis with skepticism and an open mind quite unusual for the scientific indiaa.

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The yogis and gurus with which Brunton comes into contact often have trouble grasping the Western mindset there is one notable exception. Aug 09, Neelesh Marik added it. May 07, Bernie Gourley rated it really liked it Shelves: No notes for slide.

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A prime example of this is a Yogi who seems to be able to conjure any scent upon request. This explains how the faith of the people of India in philosophy and religion is exploited by fake Gurus. I recommend this book for those interested in development of the mind and body.

Viewing through the experiences of Brunton with Ramana Maharshee it seems he is truly a real Yogi who asks everyone to become their Guru and ask themselves ‘Whom am I. Nov 26, Naliniprasad rated it it was amazing.

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