"In this life play I have not been in quest of Guru, God, Truth, Grace, Salvation, nirvana, or power lust. I had no ambition to be different from what I am. Blessedly, I had escaped headucation, and was free of any imposed knowledge. I had no property. I did not marry. I did not belong to any cliques or creed. I was not attracted to their magnetism. I felt all is within our Self. I had nothing to assert or resent. Nor had I anything to boast about or regret. I was fully contented. I had joy in ‘that which is.'" - Sunyata |
Dancing with the Void is the story of an unconventional man whose existence was "mind-free, form-free, effort-free, time-free and age-free." Born in Denmark, in 1890, Sunyata was from birth, utterly without desire, ambition, and ego. Thus, the name "Sunyata"—and the description of "rare-born mystic"—was given to him years later in India by the revered sage, Ramana Maharshi.
A lover of silence and solitude, Sunyata remained untouched by the common wordly conditioning that entraps so many. In his own joyful prose, Sunyata chronicles his life-journey from contemplative farm boy and gardener, Emmanuel Sorensen, to humble cave dweller, "Mr. Nobody."
Sunyata's fateful journey's, inspiring friendships, and the spiritual wisdom shared in these collected writings all reflect the soul of an authentic seer. His experiences and musings are ever relevant for they concern something that is of value to all—the illumination and liberation of the human spirit.