Are you in any way dissatisfied with your life as it now stands? Has the pursuit, or even the achievement, of the goals you have set for yourself become somewhat frustrating? If so, read on.
Seen in this way, life becomes a journey of self-discovery, and that is the theme of this book. The Journey of Self-Discovery is your guide to a new way of looking at life, a way proven to lead you to higher levels of awareness and satisfaction.
Thousands of people like you are already experiencing these results. All it takes is some expert guidance, the kind available from a person who has already completed the journey, who knows the ways and means by which you can arrive safely at your destination
For one acquainted with the spiritual wisdom of India, the ideal life is not a fast-paced competitive run through a self-serving consumer paradise. There is a higher measure of success and happiness than the number of high-gloss gadgets, baubles, and thrills one can zoom through the check-out counter with—before Time runs out.
An awakened person will try to learn something worthwhile along the way, to gradually accumulate assets of permanent value. In the final analysis, the supreme accomplishment is to improve significantly the one possession that is really ours to keep—our consciousness, our sense of identity, our inner self. All else eventually slips away.
Srila Prabhupada declares, “We don’t say that this scientific knowledge is useless. Mechanics, electronics-this is also knowledge – but the central point is atma-jnana, self-knowledge, knowledge of the soul.”
In these thirty-one essays, talks, and informal conversations, Srila Prabhupada reveals the central point of essential self-knowledge–a knowledge that makes all other knowledge and activities pale in comparison.
Brighten your life with the light of self-knowledge and gain a world perspective usually reserved for ascetics and saints.