'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.
An eminent writer and thinker on Yoga, Gita, Upanishads and Vedas, Shri P. D. Mishra, born in 1946 in a a forest village ( Barmadang) of Tikamgarh, Madhya Pradesh, after post graduating in English Literature from the University of Sagar in 1968, travelled far and wide with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi for spreading the Spiritual Regeneration Movement of India. Joining administrative services of the Government of Madhya Pradesh through competitive examination in 1971, he also carried forward his scholarly pursuits undergoing deep spiritual courses of inner awakening and knowledge under the guidance and protection of great spiritual masters. Based on his initiation into Yoga, Shaktipat and Vedanta, he has delivered lectures on Yoga and Vedantic philosophy during his travels of the erstwhile USSR in 1989 and USA in 2004 and 2010. Mr. Mishra received felicitation in the Rashtrapati Bhawan in 1994 in respect of his book ‘The Gita for All’ and received the prestigious award ‘Vyas samman’ from the Madhya Pradesh Sanskrit Academy in 1997 for his book ‘Saundarya Lahiri Ka Kavyanuvad’. He has been further conferred Pushkar Samman by Madhya Pradesh Lekhak Sangh Bhopal in 2005, Excellence Award by Penguin House 2006, Mahakavi Keshav Samman by Veerendra Keshav Parishad in 2010 and “Pranaam” by Hindi Bhawan Bhopal in 2011. Mr. Mishra has got sixteen books published to his credit pertaining poetry, fiction and nonfiction out of which English books, ‘The Gita For All’(1994), The Vedas For All (2002) and “World: The Abode of God”( 2013) have been widely acclaimed and appreciated. He has co-authored an international cross-border masterpiece, “Tojik-Indian Yoga Secrets”, which is coming out shortly. Presently Mr. Mishra is the President of Maharishi Agastya Vedic Sansthanam Bhopal and is at present associated with a number of Universities and cultural academic Institutions as consultant and guest speaker.