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'On a height he stood that looked towards greater heights
Our early approaches to the Infinite
Are sunrise splendors on a marvelous verge
While lingers yet unseen the glorious sun.
What now we see is a shadow of what must come'
- Sri Aurobindo
-We travelled as a threesome, Mishraji, myself and a colleague Saeed Ali and all three – the Hindu, the Muslim and the Agnostic Christian were initiated into transcendental meditation. After a few days Saeed and I left the ashram and Mishraji stayed on. I wrote in my diary at the time, “Mishra is staying for some more days – his eyes burning with a strange light.”
As 'The Way' lay much 'Farther', it definitely reveals far many stories of thrill and joy a self seeking human being would like to undergo and experience. Many present self seeking paths of past regression, yoga, Vedanta and of quantum mysticism have got testified here in the first person account of the author, the thinker and the common man!
Our two aspects -the outer and the inner- are uniquely interlinked but often
neglected and forgotten. Our journey consists of not just the physical
movement or progress but the harmonious accomplishment of a composite growth in the sense of the matter and the spirit. This again has its extended ends to the infinite. The two have therefore got to be combined with a consistent vigil on the play of fortune with all the needed efforts on our part.
-Take this book then as what it is – an interesting and very personal account
of a long spiritual journey and an introduction to some of the major threads
in Hindu thought.
Professeur Agrégé, French National Education Service.