The book provides the reader with a comprehensive and comprehendable text of Dr. Brunton's "Seed thoughts," one that is neither too structed nor too amorphous to deliver their essential spirit and relatedness.
The third volume of The Notebooks of Paul Brunton is of immediate practical use.
Part 1, Practices for the Quest, goes directly to the heart of exercise, techniques, and mental attitudes useful at various stages of spiritual self-discovery and self-development. It explains what qualities must be developed, how they can be developed, and how their development will be tested and proved by life itself.
Part 2, Relax and Retreat, lays the cornerstone for a modern life of inspired sanity. It offers simple, effective and viable antidoted for the tensions produced by excessive outer activity and over-attachment to the personal ego.
Intellectual definitions of transcendental states merely leave us in the dark. We must practice walking on the divine path, and not merely talk about it, if we would know what these states really are.
The world clamours for attention and participation.
About the Author(s)
Paul Brunton was one of the twentieth century's greatest explorers of the spiritual tradition of the East. He was also a journalist with a healthy regard for critical impartiality and for commonsense. These characteristics together with a rich inner life, made him a superb writer on the spirituality of the Orient.