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A Happy Ending to a Long Search
on June 15, 2002
Several years ago I read one of the many translations available of the great classic, The Bhagavad-Gita. I was deeply moved by its beauty and by the ring of truth it conveyed. But it left me frustrated. I wanted to know how I could experience for myself the great truths of life and living presented in this luminous wok of literature. I wanted to be able to live my life with equanimity and balance amidst all the pairs of opposites in life, and I wanted to attain the higher states of human consciousness alluded to in the text. Nothing was mentioned that could point me in the direction of realizing these goals. Nor could I find any translations or commentaries of the Gita that offered a practical means for experiencing the kind of transformation its message promised.
Then I got lucky. A friend gave me a copy of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's translation of the Gita. Wow! What an exhilarating experience it was to encounter the clear and simple expressions of truth that resonated with my innermost Being, and best of all - to find that there is a simple and natural technique I can practice to bring these truths into the mainstream of my daily life. I am deeply grateful to have found this masterpiece of literature, translated and commented on by someone who obviously a great master of human development - someone who has scaled the heights of human consciousness himself and can illuminate each step of the way for those of us who long to live and give the fullness that life has to offer.