The Inner Reality: Jesus, Krishna, and the Way of Awakening by Paul Brunton

By Paul Brunton

Whilst actor Christopher Reeve was once requested in a BBC interview which ebook he would wish if stranded on a wasteland island, he spoke back, "The internal Reality by way of the thinker Paul Brunton."

A provocative and compelling paintings, The internal truth is an important advisor for non secular seekers. First released within the Thirties, this extraordinary booklet interweaves the lessons of 2 nice spiritual figures: Jesus and Krishna. making a choice on a typical present operating via either Christianity and Hinduism, Paul Brunton argues that an "inner fact" or "kingdom of heaven" are available inside of each one folks. Defining faith as easily the perform of binding oneself with divinity, he encourages readers to embark at the quest for self-knowledge and religious communion via a dedication to the contemplative direction. along with his profound interpretations of the world's sacred texts, from the Gospel of St. John to the Bhagavad Gita, Brunton bridges East and West to steer the reader into the dwelling center of those old traditions.

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The Inner Reality: Jesus, Krishna, and the Way of Awakening

While actor Christopher Reeve was once requested in a BBC interview which booklet he would wish if stranded on a barren region island, he spoke back, "The internal fact via the thinker Paul Brunton. " A provocative and compelling paintings, the interior truth is a necessary advisor for religious seekers. First released within the Thirties, this notable booklet interweaves the lessons of 2 nice spiritual figures: Jesus and Krishna.

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I envy the temerity with which so many would-be hierophants go forth and gather the gullible. ” I am only a poor scribbler, only a freelance among freethinkers. I make no pretense to despise the world, nor to assume a pseudo-indifference I do not possess, and one as worthless as the pseudochastity of those monks who used to put an apron upon the naked statues of Aphrodite! But after stating this, I must in fairness state the other side of the matter. I do not forget to hold my pen to a larger cause.

And with reference to the supreme attainment, it seems at times a despairing enterprise for anyone to attempt this unveiling of an ineffable, intangible state of being in cold words and cool phrases, for half this high iridescent experience disappears in the telling, between brain and paper. In the end, if he is wise, he will finish by writing for the few. Then, if others begin to understand and welcome him, he may be delighted, but if they do not, he need never be disappointed. But numbers do not matter.

You see now how far removed the true concept of God is from those barbaric notions which we so often meet in various parts of the world. Yet even those notions have been helpful to different people who cannot find a higher understanding at the time. Everything which helps you, wherever you stand, is good for you. That is why the man who knows the Truth has no quarrel with anyone. He knows that everyone finds just that amount of Truth which his experiences in life have brought him to, and he sees just what he should see at that stage.

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