The Direct Path: A User Guide Paperback – 24 Mar 2016
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...I envision myself pointing people to this book quite often because of its depth and breadth. Quite literally, it has to be read to be fully appreciated. It's nice knowing that this book is out there for people!
Scott Kiloby, author of "Love's Quiet Revolution: The End of the Spiritual Search," "Natural Rest for Addiciton: A Revolutionary Way to Recover Through Presence," and "Living Presence: A Simple, Plain-English Guide to Non-Duality""
Have you ever done non-dual inquiry and said to yourself, "I understand it intellectually, but I don't feel it. It's not my experience!" If so, The Direct Path, inspired by Sri Atmananda (Krishna Menon), could be for you.See all Product Description
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THE DIRECT PATH: A USER'S GUIDE, Greg tells us, could be thought of as "the missing manual" for his other book, Standing as Awareness. We could think of these books as two pillars framing the gate to freedom that is the Direct Path. If you do your part, I assure you these teachings can and will do theirs.
SRI ATMANANDA KRISHNA MENON, the founder of the Direct Path, has told us very clearly: "Time is the generic form of thoughts; space is the generic form of objects." The sooner we come to truly understanding what he's saying there, be it through a passing glimpse, or abiding within it, the happier and freer we'll be. Awakening is by no means a personal event, but don't let that fool you into thinking the hosting body-mind doesn't benefit; it certainly does. Suffering is reduced in all who ever see their true nature, even if that seeing is apparently brief. Suffering is completely eliminated, I hear tell, in a smaller number of others. PERSONAL suffering, I can reliably state, will begin to fade as we close the gap between "what we see and what we be."
"THAT'S GREAT!" YOU MAY SAY. "But just how do I get there?" That's precisely what this book addresses. However, it's not so much moving the "I" over there, so to speak, as it is getting the "I" out of here! That, I would say, is the Direct Path's specialty, but some instruction and experimentation is in order.Read more ›
This is by far the most powerful book on non-duality that I have ever read. It is, however, not a warm and fuzzy book. It is not written to make you attain a constant feelgood state. It will not make you cry sentimental tears. If that is what you are looking for, this book is not it. While all feelgood states are nice, they are impermanent. Chasing them is a never ending cycle. True freedom lies in seeing that even when emotions we subsequently label pain arise, what we truly are is not affected by them at all.
The book is extremely intellectual, but ironically, it uses intellectual and experiential inquiry to rip apart the veracity of logic and empiricism, so that the reader may experience freedom from concepts and ideas and dwell in thusness.
If you are up to the task (and it is by no means an easy read), this book may very well be the last book on non-duality you need ever read.
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I am actually in the middle of the book at the moment, therefore can only comment on what I have read so far. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Missy me
Initially my review stated "Overly complicated and some of the exercise instructions seem difficult to follow"
I've updated this (again! Read more
very practical for those who still feel the need that there is something to practice and for maybe leading
to realise that there is no seperate individual in the first place. Read more
This book is devastatingly intellectual. If you like graphs and diagrams and thinking your way to non-thought this book is for you. Read morePublished on 12 Aug. 2013 by jonah whale
This is a great book but its not by any stretch of the imagination an easy read. Most books on non duality dont/cant tell you what to actually "DO" but this one does, experiments. Read morePublished on 18 July 2013 by Les47