Consciousness Speaks: Conversations with Ramesh S. Balsekar Kindle Edition
- Highlight, take notes, and search in the book
- Word Wise: Enabled
Matchbook Price: $2.99
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases now lets you buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less. (Textbooks available for $9.99 or less.)
- Thousands of books are eligible, including current and former best sellers.
- Look for the Kindle MatchBook icon on print and Kindle book detail pages of qualifying books. You can also see more Kindle MatchBook titles here or look up all of your Kindle MatchBook titles here.
- Read the Kindle edition on any Kindle device or with a free Kindle Reading App.
- Print edition must be purchased new and sold by Amazon.com.
- Gifting of the Kindle edition at the Kindle MatchBook price is not available.
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Showing 1-8 of 32 reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Ramesh writes very simply and clearly in a way that has illuminated deep teachings for me by Ramana Maharshi and Nisargidatta that I have not seen anywhere else despite much searching and personal meditation.
I finally get what they are saying in clearer ways bc of his writings.
His explanation of the ego as NOT the part of you that CAN become enlightened (so you can stop trying to enlighten that part and save yourself years!) is profound. I have not found such clear teachings even in the original sources (Maharshi and Nisargidatta).
GET THIS BOOK! will save you some years of struggling around in other texts for answers and for non answers.....!
I was charmed, seduced and in a trance from the positive reviews which motivated my purchase decision. I read some when it arrived.. didn't like it.. put it on my shelf wondering if I was just in a bad space that day... and would receive it different on a different day or at another time.. Each time I picked it up and read some of it (each time in a different part of the book) it still rubbed me wrong. I just had this sense that it was written from an arrogant "author knows" (I have arrived) rather than an author humbly sharing what he has learned thus far..
Within these dialogues you will find the same concepts reappearing throughout; for instance, that there is no personal 'self'--no 'doer' behind actions, or 'thinker' behind thoughts. Balsekar frequently emphasizes that, "All there is, is Consciousness" which is an 'impersonal' functioning of Totality. He therefore recommends for one to understand that 'you are not the 'doer', but to act as if you are.'
The same themes that are found in other teachings of non-duality will probably be found here as well. His points are very clear and easy to follow, with many wonderful examples to back them up. And since the format is in Q & A dialogue, this is one of those books that you can open up to any page and begin reading.
A real pleasure to read.