The Short Path to Enlightenment : Instructions for Immediate Awakening ~ Paul Brunton

Larson Publications (September 7, 2014)

“Paul Brunton gives voice to the profound teachings of immediate spiritual awakening that have the power to short circuit the seeker in us and reveal the true nature of reality here and now.” —Adyashanti

People who enjoy Eckhart Tolle (The Power of Now, A New Earth), Michael A. Singer (The Untethered Soul), or Adyashanti (Emptiness Dancing) will enjoy and benefit greatly from The Short Path to Enlightenment.

These accessible teachings distill the essence of Advaita Vedanta, Zen, Sufism, Dzogchen—Brunton calls them “Short Path” teachings. A simple recognition, a brief moment of grace, can make what seemed like a far-off spiritual goal actual here and now. But we need reliable pointers for how and where to look. This compilation of gems distills the essence and effective practices of this path in direct, jargon-free language useful to followers of any or no particular tradition.

“The true gift of this wonderful book,” says Adyashanti, “is in how nuanced and subtle Paul Brunton understood these profound and transformational teachings and how directly he conveys them. Read this book as you would a scripture or a sutra and let it open your eyes to eternity.”

• How to move from the Long Path of spiritual disciplines to the Short Path of direct insight
• Short Path exercises
• Experiences that may occur
• Warnings
• Stages of realization
• The nature of lasting enlightenment

Widely considered the most influential writer on self-realization in the 20th century, Paul Brunton traveled the globe in search of authentic spiritual teachers, with whom he lived and studied. Major reviewers acclaim his integrative writings as “sensible and compelling,” “a rich vein of wisdom,” “deep and original,” etc., that “stand beside Merton, Huxley, Suzuki, Watts, and Radhakrishnan.” He presents and makes accessible a broad spectrum of deep teachings, both East and West.

Compilers Mark Scorelle and Jeff Cox are both longtime students of Brunton’s work and are immersed in contemporary nondual teachings. Jeff recently retired as president of Snow Lion Publications, publishers of numerous works by the Dalai Lama and other revered Buddhist teachers. Both are available for promotional activities.

Ramana Maharshi, Swami Yogananda & Paul Brunton

Uploaded on Sep 27, 2011
This is the only available rare footage of Ramana Maharshi with Swami Yogananda and Paul Brunton during their visit to him on 29th Nov. 1935.

In this video you can see the Maharshi’s unblinking eyes through which we can understand his nischalatatva, ultimate stillness.

Source: Arun Kanth


Uploaded on Sep 11, 2007
Slide show of contemporary Philosophers/Sages/Mystics inspired by the writings of Paul Brunton.The Notebooks vol 1-16.

More info on the higher philosophy here.
Music is an arrangement of a trad Irish tune.

Paul Brunton – Relax and Retreat

Quotes taken from Paul Brunton’s Notebooks.

Paul Brunton – Architect of a 21st Century Philosophy
by Peter Holleran

Freedom and Resolve: Finding Your True Home in the Universe – by Gangaji (Author)

Pub Date: November 1, 2014

This slim volume challenges readers to discover their place in the universe. Gangaji conveys the radical invitation to choose to wake up from the trance of who we think we are and experience the truth of who we really are. The invitation is to self-inquiry, the willingness to ask the questions: Who am I? What is here? To directly experience what follows these and similar questions.

The resolve is to not go back into the trance by turning away from that essential experience, but to freshly inquire anew as thoughts or feelings of separation arise. We are encouraged not to judge them, rather to use them as pointers toward experiencing fully the emotions they lead to, divorced from the circumstances and thoughts, which gave rise to them.

Gangaji’s invitation is radical in part because it is not based upon a particular philosophy or religion. There are no prescribed practices or rituals, unless one considers inquiry a practice, nor the prohibition of them. Most radically, it calls into question the very structure of who we’ve believed ourselves to be. Who you are is not separate from God or Love or Truth or Freedom or Peace or Silence, whatever one chooses to call it. Therefore, there is nothing you have to do to “get there”. No merit to be earned. Who you are is already here, has always been and will always be. The invitation in this book is to wake up to Yourself.

This distinctive little book cuts to the heart of the ego’s most subtle strategies for control. Through the gift of self-inquiry and your own deepest desire to live a true and authentic life, Gangaji invites you to discover the effortless simplicity of a resolve so total, every aspect of daily life is used naturally for deepening surrender.

Born in Texas in 1942, Gangaji grew up in Mississippi. After graduating from the University of Mississippi in 1964, she married and had a daughter. In 1972, she moved to San Francisco where she began exploring deeper levels of her being. Today, Gangaji offers Sri Ramana Maharshi and Sri Poonjaji’s radical invitation to stop the search for fulfillment and enlightenment and to fully recognize the truth of one’s being, which is already completely whole and permanently at peace. She lives in Ashland, Oregon. Her website:

Gangaji – Freedom & Desire

Pope Francis Shares Top 10 Secrets To Happiness

In latest interview, Pope Francis reveals top 10 secrets to happiness
By Carol Glatz
Catholic News Service

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