Man seems to have harnessed the infinite resources of this planet so efficiently; he believes that he has made remarkable progress in scientific, technological and social environment. There is little that is not available to him for engaging his conditioned, desired interests and enhancing bodily comforts.
However, blessed with such enrichments, and in pursuit of contentment, satisfaction and happiness, experience shows that man has found none of these, but rather their opposite. He appears to be lost in a web of illusion and ignorance.
In his book, Self-Enquiry ‘The Illusions of Life’, Dr. Vijai S. Shankar, a man who has perceived his True Identity to be a state beyond body and mind, indeed beyond man himself, gives deep insights into the nature of each illusion. Freedom is to be found not in any dismissal of the illusion, but in its understanding.
The reader will come to discover that the mind, preconditioned by its beliefs and limited to the world of relativity and fiction, cannot comprehend the depth of meaning in this book, for it takes its stand in the Absolute nature.
This book is for those men and women who are earnestly searching for full realisation of their True Identity. Let them read it, above all, with patience, so that the words may be first a window, then an open door to freedom. Such is the substance and heart of this book: it is a wonder; it will touch the lives of all those into whose hands it happens to fall.