In his well known, clear and lucid style, Jean Klein offers a book that is fundamentally about ourselves, about our own reality, and how we can start to realise our true nature, our inner stillness and wholeness.

Unique among Jean Klein’s works, the dialogues contained in this book have been organised by subject. Topics include: Relationship; The Nature of Thinking; The Art of Listening; A conversation on Art, etc.

Questioner: “In certain situations in life I feel blocked by a fear which prevents me from acting. How can I be free from this obstacle?”

Jean Klein: “First free yourself from the word, the concept, “fear.” It is loaded with memory. Face only the perception. Accept the sensation completely. When the personality who judges and controls is completely absent, when there is no longera psychological relationship with the sensation, it is really welcomed and unfolds. Only in welcoming without a welcomer can ther be real transformation.

“We are in essence one with all existence; when we truly observe ourselves there is ultimately no observer, only observation–awareness.”

Jean Klein, master of Advaita Vedanta in the tradition of Ramana Maharshi and Atmananda Krishna Menon and author of many books on non-dualism, spent several years in India going deeply into the subjects of Advaita and Yoga. In 1955 the truth of non-dualism became a living reality. From 1960 he taught in Europe and later in the United States.

LOOK INSIDE

Jean Klein – The Flame of Being

Michael Toms’ interview of Jean Klein is a profound and meditative exchange that reveals the real nature of being: silence, space and listening.

Michael Toms’ thoughtful questions encourage Dr. Klein to go deeper into the fundamental issues that confront anyone searching for the truth: the real meaning of freedom, the thinking process, silence versus the quiet mind, welcoming the essence of our being, the relationship between teacher and student, death and how to assist someone who is dying.

Advertisements