Monday, January 9, 2012

A Search in Secret India by Paul Brunton

The late Paul Brunton was one of the twentieth century's greatest explorers of and writers on the spiritual traditions of the East. A Search in Secret India is one of the great classics of spiritual travel writing. With a keen eye for detail combined with a generosity of view, Paul Brunton describes his journey round India: living amongst yogis, mystics and gurus, seeking the one who would give him the peace and tranquillity that come with self-knowledge. Set in the pre-independence era (although it continues to be a hot seller), the book pictures India as a vivid land of saints, rishis, fakirs, even some fake ones.This is not a book to learn or introspect about spirituality, but is more about Brunton’s search for it and his experiences during this search. For instance, one day, sitting with Ramana Maharishi, Brunton had a mystical experience which changed him forever.



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