This book records the vision of a truth seeker unclouded by theological dogmatism or sectarian bigotry. It is a quintessential exposition of the direct awareness of reality unmediated by the inherently defective instruments we use in our efforts to gain knowledge. The central paradox in our search for truth is that in order to know reality as it is the knower should disappear, i.e. the ego-mind should spontaneously dissolve itself in its substratum-the thought-free consciousness with which the ultimate reality is homogeneous.
About the Author:
Banamali Lahiry, retired teacher of Chemistry of Banaras Hindu University, belongs to a family of sages whose graphic description he has given in the 'Epilogue' from his personal experience. He expounds here the quintessence of the age-old Indian wisdom in a simple and clear way without technical terms, easily understandable to the modern reader.