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By Swami Abhayananda

Is a distinct ebook together with because it does the majority of the religious traditions and plenty of of the best mystics philosophers and thinkers of all time. their assortment lower than one hide and the unifying subject matter of the singleness in their person messages brings to the reader a transparent realizing of the numerous contribution of every of those person academics and traditions. each one of those disparate mystics from assorted occasions and traditions offers expression to an identical mystical adventure and describes the contents of that have in unvaryingly exact phrases. the private familiarity of the writer with such mystical states and his lifelong accumulation of information of the paranormal literature of the area qualifies him to offer this fabric in a fashion that's bound to fascinate and encourage the reader and depart him with an elevated feel of Diving chance.

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Whither shall I go from Thy Spirit? Or whither shall I flee from Thy presence? If I take the wings of the morning, or dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there shall Thy hand lead me, and Thy right hand shall uphold me. 11 In such utterances, we are able to hear the perennial song of unity sung by the later mystic seers. The Psalmist clearly recognizes, at least briefly, the all-pervasiveness of God, the all-inclusiveness of God, and knows in that moment that even his own life is but an expression of God’s manifold being.

13 The third is by “one-pointed contemplation”: Not even through deep knowledge can the Self be reached, unless evil ways are abandoned, and there is rest in the senses, concentration in the mind, and peace in one’s heart. When the wise man rests his mind in contemplation on our God beyond time, who invisibly dwells in the mystery of things and in the heart of man, then he rises above both pleasures and sorrows. 14 THE UPANISHADIC SEERS 43 These three, apparently diverse, methods or means to attain the realization of God appear in one form or another throughout all the Upanishads.

Abraham told them that God would lead His people south into the land of Canaan (the “promised”land which now comprises Israel, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon) if they would agree to the circumcision of all their male descendents. His followers agreed to this covenant, and the Judaic religion was born. For several centuries thereafter, Abraham’s descendants wandered as nomads in the land of Canaan, worshipping their God, whom they called JHVH (“Yahweh”), perhaps as a variant of Jahu, originally the name of a tribal god of rain.

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