This beautifully produced book, in a question-answer format, gives you insightful answers to several questions pertaining to a wide range of topics such as meditation, life after death, relationship between the guru and the disciple, the art of radiant living, spiritual unfolding and enlightenment.
The questions are answered by Sadhu Vaswani. His elegant, poetic language has its own special charm. His clarity of thought and expression gives him the unique ability to put forth complex ideas in a simple, direct and effective manner.
Sadhu Vaswani was a sage, a seer, a mystic who communed with the deep mysteries of life – a saint who embraced one and all through the power of his love.
He was a versatile genius, the radiance of whose soul was so brilliant that everyone who came into his presence felt their lives touched by Light.
This book is intended to be savoured slowly, and in silence, to be allowed to dissolve into the heart.
Man is born with a questioning spirit. It is the spirit
of inquiry which gives him strength and
determination to tear the veils within which he is
veiled: they are veils of nescience, avidya, ignorance.
The spirit of inquiry is not opposed to faith.
Indeed, as a teacher of Wisdom said, "The greater
the faith, the stronger the spirit of inquiry, and the
stronger the spirit of inquiry, the deeper the
attainment of enlightenment."
To inquire is to keep on knocking at the door.
And as Jesus said, "Knock, and it shall be opened
unto you!" Our tragedy is that we do not knock
The spirit of inquiry is not the spirit of
scepticism. The spirit of inquiry is the longing to
see, to know, to come in direct contact with the truth
of life. And this longing leads us, inevitably, to a
Seer of Truth, a Master of Wisdom, one who know:
and has seen and who dwells in the Light. For true
knowledge is not philosophy or metaphysics. True
knowledge is light.
To Sadhu Vaswani there came seekers of truth
from different parts of India - and the world. They
put to him a number of questions. He was never
tired of answering them. Some of the questions and
answers are brought together in the following
pages, in the hope that they will be of help to
pilgrims on the path.
The deepest longing of the human heart is
towards peace. But peace will not come to us by
running after things which the earth gives and the
earth takes away. Peace will not come to us by
fighting circumstances and struggling against so-
called difficulties and misfortunes. Peace will come
to us when we ourselves enter into the Great Peace
Hence the emphasis of Sadhu Vaswani's
teaching is on cultivating the inward silence and
the inward healing which is the secret of meditation.
"Silence", he urges, "is necessary - not merely the
outward, but also the inward silence, the silence of
the heart. Storms of passion assail us, again and
again: these must go. In silence, O seeker, commune
with the truth within thee! The heart must find her
joy in being alone with 'recollection' of the Beloved
The great obstacle is the 'I' - the 'ego'. If ye
would enter the Kingdom of happiness, be poor in
Spirit. The 'I' must go, says Sadhu Vaswani, if life
in the Spirit is to grow.
It is the 'ego' that, again and again, makes us
feel restless as storm-tossed boats. It is the' ego' that
makes life burdensome. "Life has become a burden,
and so I kill myself!" wrote a man before committing
suicide. And so many, today, ask, "Why is life such
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