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The Secret Path: A Modern Technique for Self Discovery Paperback – Unabridged, December, 1985

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Born in London in 1898, Paul Brunton published thirteen books between 1935 and 1952. He is generally recognized as having introduced yoga and meditation to the West, and for presenting their philosophical background in non-technical language. He died in Switzerland (where he lived for 20 years) in 1981. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Weiser Books; 1St Edition edition (December 1985)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0877286523
  • ISBN-13: 978-0877286523
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.3 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #720,637 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This extraordinary book explains in simple language what life is all about,and why we are here.It`s about you and me.If you are disatisfied with your life read this book and you will see things from a different point of view.The load of cares and troubles which most of us carry about with us can be thrown off and a won-derful feeling of peace and freedom can take their place.Simply by reading and understanding the explanations given you can lift your life up and experience a new beginning and an ever fresh ou-tlook on what seems to be a boring existence.Life is to enjoy.
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Brunton knew much more than he chose to show in this book; he was a very serious student of the path...and a sage. He started out as a journalist and those writing skills allow him to write clearly, simply and yet to explain one way of reaching the deeper mind and deeper reality. This is an excellent description of one way of accessing ones deeper self. I am sure there are many ways to climb that particular mountain...and yet he must surely be correct in stressing relaxation and "no-mind" (though he doesnt use that term) as milestones on the way to universal consciousness.
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In this book Dr. Paul Brunton invites us to define ourselves in our quest for the Overself. He asks the question 'Who am I?'. He then outlines three stages of meditation: self-analysis, breathing & mental quiet. He continues to describe the peace and serenity that we will achieve once we have completed these 3 steps and have awakened to our Overself.
An excellent book that I read almost everyday just before my meditation.
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A friend's mother left a wealth of metaphysical books behind that did not interest him. Since my interest in these matters was well beknownst to him, I became the recipient of such wonderful volumes. Among many titles from classic religion to Edgar Cace, the collection included an early printing of The Secret Path by Paul Bruton.

Albeit Paul Brunton writes in a formal style, wherein one finds a certain quaintness, the depth and breadth are stirring - the imagery akin to Aldus Huxley. Moreover, I was drawn in by the Brunton's sincerity and commitment to reaching beyond his privileged path.

Much as the Buddha exemplified, sharing ones awareness of the inner nature of higher man is vital to the upliftment of all. Brunton shared what he realized and what was shared with him, where ever he found the opportunity.

To give and share wealth of spirit helps advance the will to share abundance with ones kind - and all in need who share this planet. It is the Christ-like way - the enlightened path that seems a secret, yet lies within our grasp. This book helps us realize the way.

May I also recommend The Mystic Christ by Ethan Walker III, Devipress - 2003?
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After studying Esoteric books, history, and people for many years, one can taste Truth. Undoubtedly Paul Brunton was an Illuminated Teacher. Even though studying Esoteric books, history, and people for many years doesn't make one an Avatar- one KNOWS one is on the right path. This man certainly was. The beauty about this book is the clear-cut instruction. So many Teachers teach Truth, but few tell you HOW to obtain it precisely. One cannot go wrong with this book's instruction. Mr. Brunton gave me results immediately. I never would have found this Jewell, if it weren't suggested by another Avatar- Vernon Howard.
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I've got this book as a persent from my friend and I was amaized to see that it decribed something that I experienced without knowing what was it, something that can't be compered with anything we have experienced in our life or even imagine something like this.
It is the pure truth, written by the one who was lucky enough to disover for himself the essence of who we are.
I would recomend this book to those who are in search for the truth.
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Needless to say to those interested in Paul Brunton's writings that this book cannot be over-rated. However, I think it should have been mentioned in the book information that this is a very small "pocket sized" book and really not suitable for continuous everyday use and making notes in etc.
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Written in about 1935 by an educated British man who writes in a style unique to that time. Sort of like the fatherly sounding narrator in an old black and white movie. I personally loved it. Just reading it and contemplating the ideas presented has had a transforming effect. I have used his technique on reading other spiritual texts as well with much greater impact. This also seems like a book that has been read by a number of other spiritual writers, you can perceive the genealogy of the different methods presented.
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