Taking pains to express his thoughts in layperson’s terms, the author was able to present what he learned from the Orient and from ancient tradition as a living wisdom. His writings express his view that meditation and the inward quest are not exclusively for monks and hermits, but will also support those living normal, active lives in the Western world.
A Search in Secret India is the story of Paul Brunton’s journey around India, living among yogis, mystics and gurus, some of whom he found convincing, others not. He finally finds the peace and tranquility which come with self-knowledge when he meets and studies with the great sage Sri Ramana Maharishi.
A Search in Secret India
Chapter I: Wherein I Bow to the Reader
Chapter II: A Prelude to the Quest
Chapter III: A Magician Out of Egypt
Chapter IV: I Meet a Messiah
Chapter V: The Anchorite of the Adyar River
Chapter VI: The Yoga which Conquers Death
Chapter VII: The Sage Who Never Speaks
Chapter VIII: With the Spiritual Head of South India
Chapter IX: The Hill of the Holy Beacon
Chapter X: Among the Magicians and Holy Men
Chapter XI: The Wonder-Worker of Benares
Chapter XII: Written in the Stars !
Chapter XIII: The Garden of the Lord
Chapter XIV: At the Parsee Messiah’s Headquarters
Chapter XV: A Strange Encounter
Chapter XVI: In a Jungle Hermitage
Chapter XVII: Tablets of Forgotten Truth
Paul Brunton’s (1898-1981) remarkable life was in service to wisdom. He was born in the cultural center of London, and his introspective and mystical sensitivity soon led him East, first to India and Egypt, and then around the world to explore spiritual traditions and meet with teachers. Blending his own inner inquiry with ancient and contemporary teachings, PB, as he liked to be called, developed a philosophy that suits life in the 21st century, one that expresses the greatest wisdom and love available to humankind—the Wisdom of the Pure Mind and the Love of our own Higher Self.
A lifetime of both inner and outer research enabled Paul Brunton to bring the sacred teachings of the East to the West and make them understandable to the heart and mind. PB uncovered the universal truths that have flowered as the religions and mystical philosophies. His writings provide spiritual seekers, whether affiliated with a particular path or not, a guide full of beauty and grace that will carry them forward in their quest to realize that greatest of all treasures, their own Higher Self, Soul, or Overself.