"I no longer care if I get enlightened or not. In fact, I don't care even if I do care !" Such is the seeker's attitude just prior to the occurrence of enlightenment, according to Ramesh S. Balsekar - a life-long devotee of Ramana Maharshi and disciple of Nisargadata Maharaj.
This book - the sequel to Enlightenment May or May not Happen-deals with a wide range of topics including karma, reincarnation, the nature of manifestation, the guru-disciple relationship and the contrast between enlightened and unenlightened experience. The central theme, however, is the spiritual search and what can or cannot be done to speed up its progress.
All conversations featured in this book were recorded, transcribed and edited by Madhukar Thomson. Brimming with earnestness and authenticity, they document Ramesh's unique ability to adapt ancient Advaita Vedanta teachings to suit the predicament of the modern-day seeker.
The text is illustrated by a series of cartoons which serve to remind us that even the serious business of spirituality has its funny side, and which ensure that the book, and the seeking itself, are lively experiences, full of enjoyment and liberally sprinkled with laughter.
An indispensable addition to the spiritual library.
About the Author:
Ramesh S. Balsekar is a disciple of the late Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, a renowned Advaita master. From early childhood, Balsekar was drawn to Advaita, a nondual teaching, particularly the teachings of Ramana Maharshi and Wei Wu Wei. Ramesh has written over 20 books, and discusses the Indian philosophy of Advaita daily in Bombay, with visitors from around the world. The basic concept is that "all there is, is Consciousness"; all actions are happenings, the functioning of the Primal Energy, and not the doing by anyone. Ramesh frames the concepts in the context of daily living, speaking from his experience as a bank president and a family man.