"An intentional pursuit of self-knowing, or defining the self, is the real meaning of a religious or spiritual path," so says Arthur Ticknor in this, his second book on the spiritual path. Ticknor's work is a beautiful story of despair and hope: a family man with a fine life and a gnawing emptiness of meaning, who finds himself on a wild ride of a spiritual path. Ticknor shares his lessons and discoveries - from human failings to transcendent revelations with an insider's view of what it means to be a modern spiritual seeker. It is a book that will give you chills - because a part of you will recognize the truth being spoken.
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Beyond Relativity: transcending the split between knower and known based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Beyond Relativity is a book that talks about a spiritual search from the perspective of somebody living in a western culture, presenting different obstacles, discoveries and experiences that I believe that can feel very familiar to spiritual seekers living in western countries. I found the book very insightful in the way it addresses deep philosophical dilemmas, and also very thought-provoking. It points at where to look if we want to find answers, and where not to look. I could detect an important influence of teachings from traditions like Zen and Advaita in some of the ideas, but the way in which they are expressed is simple and fresh, free from jargon. After reading some of the chapters I felt hopeful because they strengthened my beliefs about the possibility of discovering an answer to deep existential questions being within my reach.