Entertaining and beautifully expressed, this book is a spiritual guide of sorts told as an unfolding of spiritual awakenings. The author traveled to many parts of the world seeking sacred truth from sage leaders, including Osho, and H.W.L. Poonja, a disciple of Ramana Maharshi. Her experiences are honest and telling as she shares personal knowledge and detailed interviews with individuals that include Adyashanti and Byron Katie, two well known teachers of spiritual Truth, along with eleven other ordinary people. With an almost poetic beauty Anatta shares words and images to encourage everyday people to look for the peace and love of the Buddha within themselves. The message is, waking up is for us all: no special path, method or background is needed. These stories are varied and each individual who has wakened up to the Beauty of their True Selves has come to it as a natural outcome of the unique lives each is leading. From Christian backgrounds to a wandering ascetic of India, Buddha Nature/Christ Conscious is the ultimate flowering of all of us.
The Forward to the book is by V. Ganesan - the great grandnephew of the well known guru Ramana Maharshi. He lived with the saint until Ramana's death in 1950. Ganesan gives satsang (spiritual talks) at the foot of the sacred hill Arunachala in India.
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About the Author
Yet a magical life has transpired, regardless. Starting out as a "Jesus Freak" in New York, Anatta lived in Oregon and India as a disciple, of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. In the presence of HWL Poonja she washed the Master's dishes, ate radishes from his hands and massaged his injured arm. Having spent a beautiful afternoon sitting under the trees in Ojai California attending a talk with the late J. Krishnamurt,i she ultimately traveled to India on seven separate occasions.
Continuing the journey in the west to Hawaii and Sedona, Anatta sat with many well known teachers, finally finding her heart’s home in the town of Tiruvannamali, India. She has been blessed by sitting at the foot of her ultimate teacher, the sacred mountain, Arunachala, near the Ramana Maharshi ashram, where, since ancient times, many enlightened beings have been drawn
When not in India, Anatta lived a very ordinary life in Southern California, near her three daughters and three grandchildren.
Surprisingly existence has sent her two more teenagers to raise and she is currently in the mountains of North Carolina doing just that.
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