"I am very grateful for this book, and for the clean, honest wisdom it dispenses, and I would eagerly suggest it to anyone who's on a path of spiritual discovery
. It was certainly not what I expected when I started reading, but by the time I reached the last page, I knew it was exactly what I needed to hear."
- Sandra Carrington-Smith, author of Housekeeping for the Soul"This is a much needed book
. Considering the colossal and burgeoning size of the self-development industry, many of whose adherents advocate a fallacious understanding of laws of manifestation, as they promise anything up to high heaven and beyond, within hours, it is heartening to read a book that focuses on the core values of spirituality and self-mastery as espoused by the Ascended Masters, including Jesus."-Bani Sodermark"This book provides an invaluable source of information
regarding the Ego and how it can manifest & manipulate meditators and spiritual seekers on their path. It contains lots of examples and valid points, that give the reader food for thought when scrutinizing their own meditation practice. One can never be too complacent.
"The author has tried to cover as much as possible of what is a large subject to begin with and it works. I would of liked to have read more examples of delusions of enlightenment & genuine spiritual experiences for comparison , but I was not disappointed with this book and will read it again." -Kalli Ku"A very important "caveat emptor" and guide
for all spiritual aspirants seeking a serious path that will take them to the Goal with as few detours as possible."-MuKen
About the Author
Abbot George Burke (Swami Nirmalananda Giri) is the founder and director of the Light of the Spirit Monastery (Atma Jyoti Ashram) in Cedar Crest, New Mexico, USA. In his many pilgrimages to India, he had the opportunity of meeting some of India's greatest spiritual figures, including Swami Sivananda of Rishikesh and Anandamayi Ma. During his first trip to India he was made a member of the ancient Swami Order by Swami Vidyananda Giri, a direct disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda, who had himself been given sannyas by the Shankaracharya of Puri, Jagadguru Bharati Krishna Tirtha. In the United States he also encountered various Christian saints, including Saint John Maximovich of San Francisco and Saint Philaret Voznesensky of New York. He was ordained in the Liberal Catholic Church (International) to the priesthood on January 25, 1974, and consecrated a bishop on August 23, 1975. For many years Abbot George has researched the identity of Jesus Christ and his teachings with India and Sanatana Dharma, including Yoga. It is his conclusion that Jesus lived in India for most of his life, and was a yogi and Sanatana Dharma missionary to the West. After his resurrection he returned to India and lived the rest of his life in the Himalayas. He has written extensively on these and other topics, many of which are posted at OCOY.org.