Sirshree’s spiritual quest, which began right from his childhood, led him on a journey through various schools of thought and meditation practices. The overpowering desire to attain the truth made him relinquish his teaching job. After a long period of contemplation, his spiritual quest ended with the attainment of the ultimate truth. Sirshree says, “All paths that lead to the truth begin differently, but end in the same way—with understanding. Understanding is the whole thing. Listening to this understanding is enough to attain the truth. This understanding begins with the mantra of acceptance. The mantra of acceptance is: Can I accept this?”
To disseminate this understanding, Sirshree devised Tejgyan—a unique system for wisdom—that helps one to progress from self-help to self-realization. He has delivered more than 1500 discourses and written over 60 books. His books have been translated in more than ten languages and published by leading publishers such as Penguin Books, Hay House Publishers, Jaico Books, etc. Sirshree’s retreats have transformed the lives of thousands of people and his teachings have inspired various social initiatives for raising global consciousness.
Review of this book:
The author facilitates the attainment of happiness, firstly by describing the seven levels of happiness, and secondly, by stating the steps which lead towards it.
The first four levels are mundane, meaning less tempered and worldly. The remaining three-Happiness through service, Divine Happiness and Eternal Bliss are higher levels. Sirshree, gently, but firmly guides us towards them.
He steers us away from false happiness and lays great stress on acceptance on the path to happiness. His methods and information make attaining instant happiness and true; and everlasting bliss, here and now, a possibility.
One gets to know this interval of freedom for the choice of response with regular practice of meditation and that is the biggest benefit of meditation. You need to be seasoned in meditation to understand the interval of freedom for the choice of response. With meditation you get control over your mind and one becomes free from the tendencies of the body which otherwise create hindrance in attaining freedom.
The Other side of the Magic show of Life
This world is a magic show! In this show, certain truths can only be understood through pure repeated observation.
Aworldly drama is going on which you witness every day.The events happening in our daily lives are part of the drama going on in the world. When we learn the art of witnessing this drama from the background of the stage,we learn towitness life from the other side of thoughts.
What is this other aspect? How does it change your perspective?
The practice of meditation teaches you to see the world from a different point of view––a perspective of totality. This transcript is a rendering from Sirshree’s discourse which explains this aspect of meditation with the help of an effective analogy.
It expounds some ways to see from the other perspective, a point of view from where you usually do not see the world.