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5.0 out of 5 stars The silence of the mind,
This review is from: The Silence of the Mind (Paperback)What I particularly like in this book, is the direct contact we can easily get with what we truly are.
No folklore, no intermediates: rites, masters, concepts... Just silence, and what occurs then.
The poems are simply and beautifully speaking to our intuition, and the comments in prose clear, helpful and heartful.
A generous luminous book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars THE SILENCE OF THE MIND,
This review is from: The Silence of the Mind (Paperback)This wise, profound, and easily readable book gives us the master key to Self Realisation as taught by all the great enlightened Sages of the past. The author masterfully explains that we can reach the inner divine nature through cultivating the silence of the mind with deep attention and clear awareness. THe book is obviously written from his own experience with great clarity accessible to the modern man and woman. I strongly recommend this fine book.
Alan Jacobs Poet and Author. President of the Ramana Maharshi Foundation UK
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Booming Silence,
This review is from: The Silence of the Mind (Paperback)Let me start this review by saying the same thing everyone else has said about this book who's had a good look at it: it's excellent. The depth of seeing that the author had was tremendous. And, as many who experience Awakeness cannot do, Ilie Cioara can communicate it quite well. The poetry here is beautiful: you get a poem, and then an illuminating prose piece about the poem, lots of each, for 111 pages. Awakeness is speaking clearly here, and what I like perhaps most is that the author presents his own way of saying it. One of the problems in Nonduality today is that the language has become so common that it fails to surprise or shock us into hearing what is really being said. Profound truths are given the "ho-hum, and what's next?" treatment. It's not so easy to bypass the truth with these poems. It's the opportunity to really HEAR something ancient in a fresh way. This now-deceased Romanian mystic that I'd never heard of, has left us an enduring gift. If you're looking for a doorway to truth, this is a good one.
I had a number of email exchanges with Petrica Verdes, the translator of Silence of Mind, prior to the book's release. He's not just the translator; he's the guy who's brought this mystic and this book, the first of a series, into the light. I congratulate him, and anyone else connected with bringing us this small treasure, on a project well done. I recommend it without reservation.
By the way, there are 23 pages of bio in the back of the book. It steps out of my experience, so I don't have any position on it, and am not qualified to review it. My real interest in books of this sort is never in the author, but always in the Author.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The gentle presence of awakened awareness,
This review is from: The Silence of the Mind (Paperback)This is a beautifully inspiring book that gently reminds the reader of their awakened awareness that is always present now. It is all a matter of how we use our attention and energy.
The gentle poems and essays remind me of the Tao Te Ching. This book is about flow of attention, about being natural and effortless. We too often forget that a silent mind is our natural state. This book is full of reminders.
Most importantly, it is a book that transmits the awakened awareness that it speaks about. Something actually happens as you read it. This isn't theory or philosophy. This is it!
Any poem, anywhere in the book will do the trick if you allow it. This book is a beautiful gift of grace. I highly recommend it.
5.0 out of 5 stars Silence of the Mind,
This review is from: The Silence of the Mind (Paperback)I have read many books on the subject of consciousness, self-realization, non-duality, awakening, Truth, etc. since the late 1960's. The Silence of the Mind, is one of those very rare books that sometimes only comes once in a lifetime....It is a book that actually transports the reader into the deepest and most profound aspects of their own inner essence, the realization of the Self. The words are easy to read, and are infused with such a strong energy, that I do believe, one could become transformed by simply holding the book, without reading a word! I urge you to explore this wondrous work, a work that mysteriously, yet eloquently, has the power to open the reader to their own essential nature, the beautiful Silence within. The gift of this book is so profound that it is indescribable. This truly is an essential read for any seeker of Truth. Rosemary Cochran, Pismo Beach, California
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The Silence of the Mind by Ilie Cioara (Paperback - 16 Oct 2011)