I think this is a most valuable work for the serious aspirant who wants to understand the weakness of Neo-Advaita as opposed to the traditional teachings of the great Sages. I agree with the summary of your findings and wish the book well. I am sure it will assist many who are becoming increasingly confused and disillusioned by Neo Advaita, and may turn to the traditional approach. --Alan Jacobs, President of the Ramana Foundation UK and author of numerous books, including "The Principal Upanishads and "The Bhagavad Gita".
It deals with the issues of path and no path, doing and non-doing, appearance and reality, the qualifications necessary for enlightenment, the need for a teacher and other important topics of interest to sincere seekers. I heartily recommend this book. --James Swartz, teacher and author of numerous books, including Meditation: An Inquiry into the Self and Self Knowledge , a commentary on Shankara s Atmabodha .
I welcome Dennis Waite s book Enlightenment: the path through the jungle as a breath of fresh air amidst the quagmire of new books on neo-Advaita. Finally, someone has done their homework, and made the effort to create powerful distinctions about what Advaita is and what it isn t. So many are hungry for truth, yet so very few are willing to pay the price. Dennis Waite offers necessary help to sincere seekers who wish to learn how to discern between the diamond-like brilliance of authentic Advaita-Vedanta, from the rhinestone approaches represented by popular neo-Advaita. --Mariana Caplan, Ph.D., author of Halfway Up the Mountain" and Do You Need a Guru?"
About the Author
Dennis Waite has been a student of Advaita for over 20 years and maintains the most visited website on the subject. He is a member of the Ramana Maharshi Foundation and chief moderator for the Advaitin e mail group in 2007. He lives in Bournemouth, England.