Enlightenment

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Artists pine for beauty, philosophers for truth, and lovers for romance. Yet at life's crossroads, when we must choose a path, beauty, truth, or love alone cannot point the way.

This book does not promote the dogma of any traditional faith. Instead, I offer you what I believe to be the most that words can do, when it comes to the profound truth: create a collection of perspectives, no one of which will suffice, just as no one philosophy or ...

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Overview

Artists pine for beauty, philosophers for truth, and lovers for romance. Yet at life's crossroads, when we must choose a path, beauty, truth, or love alone cannot point the way.

This book does not promote the dogma of any traditional faith. Instead, I offer you what I believe to be the most that words can do, when it comes to the profound truth: create a collection of perspectives, no one of which will suffice, just as no one philosophy or faith is sufficient to sound the depths of life.

These short chapters-sometimes just a verse-and designed to act the piano tuner your spirits, adjusting your heartstrings until they resonate. Most likely this is a book you will have to read often to realize all it offers. You will think about think about what you read. But if you are a sincere and willing reader, and not bound to shopworn views, you will reach enlightenment.

What readers say:

"....transformed my life."

"...seamless and intelligent...perspectives I've never thought of before."

"...flows like poetry...breathtaking."

"...a book to keep by your bedside...more wisdom and common sense than Solomon."

"...reminds me of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. While the author recognizes limits to the written word, his use of the medium is beautiful."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781456424947
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/29/2010
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Meet the Author

From the film, National Treasure: "There are 20 million books in the Library of Congress, and they all say the same thing: 'Listen to Riley!'"

In college I was Editor of the literary magazine and received a national award for young writers. I'm a classically trained musician, Concertmaster in high school, all-State, and at my university.

My spiritual progress started slowly, like a locomotive pulling heavy freight. Gradually I picked up steam. Finally I reached my destination, a rustic country station with a weathered sign, "The Village of Light." On the platform, the Stationmaster stands, forever greeting those who arrive:

"If you would live among us, you must know this; that the routes to here are many, with countless names. What separates us is less than what we share.

"You look earnest, so I'll tell you a great secret: Throughout the universe, beings like you and me seek life's meaning. Yet, whatever their shapes or forms, the lucky ones come to this: 'Reason is who I am. But Love is why I am. And love and Reason together form the lamp that lights our way."

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