The Experience of Ultimate Truth - Book
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28 YEARS OF DISCIPLINED PRACTICE WITH INDIA’S MOST RESPECTED GURUS, LEADS TO A SURPRISING CONCLUSION.
Excerpt from Book:
“At around the age of sixteen, my brain woke up, and I started to reflect on life. All my friends seemed to know what they wanted to do when they left high school…go back on the farm, become a doctor, go into their dad’s business or whatever, but I didn’t have clue what my interests were or what career I wanted to follow.
Stuck with this limitation I began to read. My father was a doctor, a psychoanalyst and something of a philosopher. Two books on the Eastern spiritual tradition, from the shelves of his big library grabbed my attention; one on an Indian philosophy (Vedanta) and yoga, and the other on Buddhism. They promised a life free of suffering, personal transformation and an experience of the highest truth–Enlightenment. That was enough for me. Where do I sign?
After studying Yoga and trying to learn how to meditate in Melbourne Australia for three years, I set off for India, the home of the mysteries of the East, the guru and every other marvelous thing. I set out on a mission to find the truth and to be transformed.
So at age twenty-two, after motorcycling throughout Sri Lanka and India and taking a huge round through Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran and on through Europe to London, I returned to India for the original purpose of my going there. I had come to spend time in the ashram or abode, of Swami Muktananda Paramahansa. He was a guru, later to become famous in the West. He’d come to me on strong recommendation as one whose mere touch or presence could transform a person’s life. As it turned out I was his first Australian devotee.”