“I have read all of the English translations of Ilie Cioara’s books, but "I Am Boundlessness" strikes a special chord with its presentation of the essential movement of Self-knowing. In every attentive reading, the mystery jumps at you, threatening to devour you whole so that only the unlimited remains. ”
-- Professor Kriben Pilay, Noumenon Journal"Ilie Cioara can be compared to just a few: Rumi, Tolle but he actually is beyond what they have written in his simplicity of explanation and the experience of the poetry puts him in category by himself."
-- Lee Petersen, The Way of Consciousness Radio Show“This distinguished author broadly follows the teachings of the great Sage, Sri Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi, and also has affinities with Eckhart Tolle and J. Krishnamurti. I would strongly recommend this precious book to all those aspirants who are interested in and working for Self Realisation.”
-- Alan Jacobs, President Ramana Maharshi Foundation UK
"I am deeply moved as I read and re-read Ilie Cioara's book and have the strong impression that Cioara's writings are going to have the same kind of impact as Nisargadatta Maharaj's spiritual classic, I Am That."
-- Peter Sumner, The Seer
"This work stands independently of ancient traditions, well known sages, and the current nonduality scene. That is refreshing. This, and Cioara's other works, are among the finest books on nondual consciousness."
-- Jerry Katz, Nonduality.com
About the Author
Ilie Cioara was an enlightened mystic who lived in Eastern Europe. His writings in 16 books describe the experience of meditation and enlightenment, as well as the practice of Self-knowing using all-encompassing Attention. Like Ramana Maharshi, Krishnamurti, Ekhart Tolle, his is a simple message of discovering our inner divine nature through the silence of the mind. The Silence of the Mind is the first in a tetralogy by Ilie Cioara to be published by OBooks, to be followed by The Wondrous Journey into the Depth of Our Being , Life is Eternal Newness and I Am Boundlessness. The author's description of enlightenment. 'I was 55 years old. One morning, waking up from my sleep, I noticed that, psychologically, I was functioning differently from the night before. The mind had lost its usual turmoil. In a state of serenity I had never felt before, I was functioning in perfect communion with my whole somatic structure. Only after a couple of hours I realized what had happened to me, without pursuing this 'something' as an ideal to accomplish. I was, to use a simile, in the situation of a man blind from birth, who had just gained his sight after undergoing surgery. Everything around me was as new. I had an overall perspective on things. A silent mind allows the senses to perceive things as they are. The mind in its totality had become, through silence, an immense mirror in which the outside world was reflected. And the world I was perceiving directly through my senses revealed its own reality to me. My fellow beings, close friends or complete strangers, were being regarded indiscriminately, with a feeling of love I had never felt before.If any reaction of the mind surfaced, it disappeared immediately in contact with the sparkle of impersonal Attention. A state of quiet and all-encompassing joy characterized me in all circumstances, whether pleasant or painful. My behaviour was that of a simple witness, perfectly aware of what was happening around me, without affecting my all-encompassing state of peace.'