As with most modern books on Advaita, this is a psychological rather than a metaphysical presentation but it is full of sincere love, wisdom and humor. It is highly practical and readable with many original ways of looking at the situation in which the seeker finds him/herself. I highly recommend this book and there is no excuse for anyone not to sample it when Part 1 may be freely downloaded as a PDF file. A wonderful gift to the Advaita community. --Dennis Waite, author of The Book of One
Nirmala offers a variety of subtle spiritual practices for inquiring and seeing the truth about you in every moment and, most importantly, accepting it. First, you find the truth through inquiry; then you stay with it until you rest in it; then you fall deeply in love with it....Another beauty of this collection is that Nirmala does not attempt to reject anything that arises in consciousness by hiding out in the Absolute. As he says, accepting the whole truth means that nothing matters and everything matters: `The goal of spiritual life is not to transcend the world or be done with it but to bring the Absolute to the suffering of the world.'...Besides wisdom, you will find honesty and humor in these talks....This book points to that which we truly are - the already present and permanent source of joy and happiness, the Heart of Being. --Dennis L. Trunk, Third Millennium Gateway
From the Back Cover
In this concisely edited collection of satsang talks and dialogues, Nirmala invites you to join him in honoring the limitless love that is your true nature and to enjoy the sweet richness that is revealed when you give this truth your undivided attention.
"The beauty of this collection of Nirmala's talks and dialogues is that it covers much of the spectrum of spiritual awakening, from the initial experience of one's true nature to the practical challenges, which always call for a deeper seeing and deeper understanding of how spirit manifests as all of life and beyond. Within these talks and dialogues you, the reader, will find Nirmala to be a living invitation to look within. Nirmala welcomes whatever arises within the field of experience. In the midst of this welcoming is always an invitation to inquire deeply within, to the core of who and what you are. Again and again, Nirmala points the questions back to the questioner and beyond to the very source of existence itself--to the faceless awareness that holds both the question and the questioner in a timeless embrace." -from the Foreword by Adyashanti