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Description - How to Attain Enlightenment by James Swartz

Enlightenment has been eagerly sought for generations as a means to remove the limitations that compromise one's happiness. Vedanta, the science of self-inquiry, has been described as the grandfather of all enlightenment traditions. James Swartz explains and unfolds the methods of Vedanta in his direct style, while unravelling the myths and mysteries behind the enlightened state. But this book does not simply present one more set of spiritual techniques; it presents a comprehensive body of knowledge and practice that has successfully directed the inquiry into the nature of reality by untold thousands of enlightened beings. The author starts from the point of view of any individual seeking happiness and logically walks the seeker through the whole spiritual path. The book explains how self-inquiry affects the lives of those who practice it, including its effects on personality, relationships, and the mind. The book considers the qualifications necessary for enlightenment, as well as the obstacles encountered on all spiritual paths, and unfolds proven methods.The ancient teachings of Vedanta, once available only to those who could receive them directly from the sages of India, are now accessible to anyone with a hunger for freedom and enlightenment.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781591810940
ISBN-10: 1591810949
Format: Paperback
(155mm x 230mm x 21mm)
Pages: 317
Imprint: Sentient Publications
Publisher: Sentient Publications
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2009
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - James Swartz

James Swartzattended Lawrence University and the University of California before finding his niche in the world of business, where he had great success. But in 1967 he experienced a major epiphany that turned him away from that life and he traveled to India on a spiritual journey, searching for the path to enlightenment. There he met the famous Indian sage Swami Chinmayananda, whose teachings set him free. James now teaches Vedanta through worldwide seminars and his website, He is also the author of How to Attain Enlightenment: The Vision of Nonduality

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