Paul Brunton and the Secret Path. an appreciation by John Behague. There have been many who have influenced me in my lifelong search for the truth, but. 12 May By Georg Feuerstein. I WILL ALWAYS BE GRATEFUL TO PAUL BRUNTON, for it was his first book that was also my first encounter with the. The Secret Path is a practical guide to the spiritual wisdom of the East. Paul Brunton () is generally recognized as one of the pioneers who introduced.

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His eyes begin to change; they narrow down to pin-points.

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He resolved to solve it. There comes a tremendous increase in the intense gleam which shines between the lids, now almost closed.

Paul Brunton continued to write after his final publication inand a significant portion of his large archive of original writings was posthumously published by Larson Publications as “The Notebooks of Paul Brunton” in 16 volumes. Most of us are lost in a sea of confusion and contradiction with powerful forces pulling us this way and that.

Self is the ultimate—it is the first thing we know as babes; it will be the last thing we shall know as sages.

For him, philosophy was a matter not of ratiocination for its own sake but of wisdom, by which Truth can be approached directly. He had no desire to inflict his beliefs on others. These feelings were confirmed much later in my life when I joined the spiritual brotherhood, Subud. Paul Brunton was a British philosopher, researcher, mystic, and adventurer. A Personal Viewthe author PB’s son says this: Want to Read Payl Reading Read.

During his later wanderings in India he would often travel within a few miles of the ashram but be brubton to visit the master. He found that the venture within is what really matters; the truth is sometimes found in unexpected places and in blinding flashes.


The deeper it fell the richer would be the treasure. With his entire life dedicated to the spiritual quest, Brunton felt charged with the task of communicating his knowledge and experiences in layperson’s terms. His body is supernaturally quiet, as steady as a statue. In particular Brunton had expressed some criticism of the teaching of Ramana Maharshi, which many people misunderstood to be a criticism of the sage himself. PB called these the great riddles of life; they have puzzled the sages of many generations and will continue to puzzle them for many more.

One has only to consider how devoted German fathers with deep love of family, music, and the arts, supported Hitler in his massacre of innocents. PB tells us that death and change are the ultimate conditions of life in the material and mental worlds, but that the reality that we can find within ourselves is time-defying and eternal.

This is one of two books, to my knowledge, which Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi himself recommended as practical guides to Atma-Vichara. Paul Brunton and the Secret Path an appreciation by John Behague There have been many who have influenced me in my lifelong search for the truth, but none more so than Paul Brunton.

However, he received an inner warning that if he wanted to grow spiritually he would have to desist from exploiting them.

The Secret Path by Paul Brunton

CA rated it it was amazing Aug 20, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Though Brunton laid no claim to it, he was surely one of the finest mystical-philosophical flowers to grow on the wasteland of our secular civilization.

PB said God, if He willed, could heal all the sorrows of this planet in an bruntonn, but if people are to grow God-like they must do so of their own free will. In his own words: His critique of ordinary yoga and mystical trance perplexed many readers of his earlier works and outraged many Indians, who could not understand his quest for a more integrated approach.


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With the tremendous success of his books, which have sold over two million copies in 17 countries, Brunton found himself in the limelight of the Western spiritual arena. He never stood still, and it was hard for many of his readers to keep up with his rapidly unfolding philosophical wisdom.

For Brunton, ppaul principal objective of the book was to introduce his Western readers to the ancient pual largely forgotten pahl that the spiritual realm interpenetrates our physical plane, and that spirit beings are indeed as real as we are. In fact, he was invited to spend his final years at the ashram, which, however, he was unable to do for practical reasons. His own spiritual understanding, however, was far ahead of his writings. But the chamber would not yield its ancient secrets readily.

It is done by using the mind to enquire into its own operation. I read it over and over again. My first moments of understanding came to me when I was high in the Himalayas during a wartime journey to Tibet. If we will not press and push it open, our darkness is self-doomed.