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Presence: The Art of Peace and Happiness - Volume 1 Paperback – 7 Oct 2011

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  • Paperback: 214 pages
  • Publisher: Non-Duality Press; 1st Edition edition (7 Oct. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1908664037
  • ISBN-13: 978-1908664037
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.2 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 31,823 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is amazing. I have read just about everything there is on this subject but no one puts it as clearly as Rupert Spira. I cannot begin to explain how he does it or even what he does but he does what none of the others have done - and that is to explain awakening in simple, gentle, understandable and truly elegant terms. Volume 2 is on the way. Thank you Rupert for a truly enlightening masterpiece.
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I read and review a fair number of spiritual books. For the first time ever, I'm going to post an update to a review in front of the review itself. I'm doing this, so that the message I'm putting forth regarding the unique opportunity these books provide will ring absolutely clear.

December 11, 2011 Update:
I continue to reread Rupert Spira's groundbreaking new Presence book set. THESE BOOKS HAVE MORE POTENTIAL TO LIBERATE MORE SUFFERING THAN ANYTHING WRITTEN SINCE THE POWER OF NOW. Twelve years ago, when The Power of Now was published, a great many of us would not, as a group, have been ready for Rupert's new Presence book set. However, as a result of that title, and the cumulative effect of the great number of clear and fine titles that have been published since then, a very large number of people, at many different levels of the theoretical spiritual path, are now ready and waiting for these books. I do hope they reach the vast audience they deserve. I hope they reach YOU.

The Review,November 8:
I'm going to run out of superlatives in regard to Rupert Spira's new Presence book set, so let me start right away: Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant! In all candor, I am in awe. The clarity here jumps off the page and into the reader. The first volume (Presence: The Art of Peace and Happiness) has an opening section that is just over 30 pages long. It is, I think, the best description of its section title, Our True Nature, that I have ever read. It is worth the price of admission, all by itself.

Since the truth can never be told, but only pointed to, Rupert then goes on to share his marvelous "translation", so to speak, of the most direct path to this singular-yet-shared True Nature. It is wonderful to have a meticulous artist at the wheel here.
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After liberating myself from depression a few years ago - thanks to mindful meditation - I embarked on a major quest to find answers to other life problems such as who am I and how can I be happy? Many, many books later covering a multitude of ideas and disciplines (and religions and quick fixes and self hypnosis and manifestations) I find myself now going down the road of wanting to in fact "give up" seeking and to simply be, as nothing else has actually worked. I have spent so long looking for the answers I've forgotten what the questions were. I am sure I am not alone then in coming to non-duality as a subject of interest. Yes, the irony here being I and many others are "seeking ways we can happily not seek anymore" and need to buy MORE books to tell us how!

I came across Rupert in the book "Conversations on non-duality, 26 awakenings" and liked what he had to say (I thoroughly recommend that book as it has 26 different accounts from people who have "awakened" and found an end to seeking).

It's fair to say that books on non-duality can be difficult. Firstly they seem to be trying to describe experiences which are beyond words, so that's not a great place to start. Certainly I'd have great problems trying to describe some of my previous meditative experiences. Second, from what I have read so far, they do tend to fall back on the old "There is no self", "There is nothing to do", "Nothing is real" and "There is no real experience" arguments when the going gets tough. And if I read another book that makes analogies to waves and the ocean I will scream!! As an example, "Being: The bottom line" by Nathan Gill, which I read before this, left me cold.
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"Presence The art of Peace and Happiness" by Rupert Spira is an illuminating book.
If you liked Eckheart Tolle and wished for something beyond and deeper than "The New Earth" Spira is your man, along with Jack Kornfeild. He writes in a way that one can grasp the nebulous fleeting Truth of things. I recommend this book to those still seeking to understand dualism.
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Fabulous book, I can't recommend it highly enough. I've read a lot of books related to spirituality but this takes the biscuit! I could only read a few pages at a time because each page is jam packed with little gems, you just want time to absorb them.
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Rupert,s book is excellent. One of the best books I have ever read. He has a insight into consciousness that I never heard befour,
And explains everything so clearly. This book has impacted my life in every way possible. Living a life of peace and joy has always been
My primary goal in life, and having read this book, has made me realise where that peace is, right here, always here. My search is over.
For anyone genuinely interested in peace, this is the ultimate book to read in the subject, absolutely brilliant.
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