A Search in Secret India is the story of Paul Brunton’s journey around India, living among yogis, mystics, and gurus, some of whom he found convincing, others. Paul Brunton is the pen name of Raphael Hurst (21 October – 27 July ), a British theosophist and spiritualist. He is best known as one of the early popularizers of Neo-Hindu spiritualism in western esotericism, notably via his bestselling A Search in Secret India. 6 Mar A Search in Secret India is the story of Paul Brunton’s journey around India, living among yogis, mystics and gurus, some of whom he found.

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I charge them high fees, naturally. At the Paramacharya’s insistence, he met Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi, which led to a turn of events culminating in revealing Ramana to the western world. His mode of writing was to jot down paragraphs as inspira- tion occurred.

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It faces due south and receives the bright morning sunlight full into its interior. When he said this was the book which brought him to India, I was naturally curious to read the book and bought it.

He was a Jew, with bushy eyebrows and a long grey beard, and his face was always grave and serious. The master smiles self-deprecatingly. One day—sitting with Ramana Maharshi—Brunton had an experience which Steve Taylor names “an experience of genuine enlightenment which changed him forever”. Thousands of users are looking for advice right now.

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Go on with your meditations. The best course, therefore, is for one to be silent. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Instead scret the white robe or voluminous cloak, he is sprucely dressed in well-fitting, modern clothes.


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I have experienced Arunachala before reading this book and so I was inclined to read this. This book also serves as a travelogue in the ‘s India and the way people lived in those days.

Some of his listeners took his advice and aa remained sceptical.

When the mathematics master believes that this pupil is laboriously working at an algebraical problem, little does he know that the young rascal uses the school’s desk for ulterior purposes. He seemed to be living in the past century, for he wore very old- fashioned clothes.

I place it flat on the table and it reveals to my astounded gaze the name of the journal in question, clumsily written in pencil!

For a third time I request the Egyptian to repeat the experiment, and he agrees to a final test. But others will continue my work. The secret India’s spiritual life still exists, despite the storms of political agitation which now hide it, and I have tried to give authentic record of more than one adept who has attained a strength and serenity for which we lesser mortals wistfully yearn.

However, Brunton realizes that while there were a number of skilled individuals that he came across in his travels,there is searfh that stands out as someone he should not miss an opportunity to learn more from. This is but a single instance. For all that there is a sound reason.

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Perhaps there are no coincidences at all. His spirituality shone forth like a beacon. About a year later, when Meher had reached the age of twenty-seven, the young Parsee announced to his small flock that he had become conscious of a divine mission which he was to carry out, and that God had given him a work of colossal importance to mankind. Even when these projects come to indua, he talks rhetorically to his schoolmates until one of them falls an easy victim to pajl immature enthusiasm.


It is not unpleasant. The great teachers of religion – Idia, Buddha, Muhammed and Zoroaster – do not differ in their essential doctrines. These men have trained their mental as well as bodily muscles till they are extraordinarily efficient They have exercised powers of concentration till they have nearly complete control over their mental processes.

During a short visit ni Ramana Ashram at Arunachalam last year, i stumbled upon a small book excerpts from this same book “A Search in Secret India” in the Ashram gallery, which was an account of a British traveler to India who came in search There are some moments in life when you fall short of words and all the language in the world does not suffice to describe how awe-inspiring and beautiful and exhilarating a state a book can leave you in.

Well, it took seacrh three years of difficult practice to get my present control of them. The guru has the humility to say that he cannot bunton Brunton anything, but instead can only show him some things that he learned on his own journey. They believe that a friendly ship’s captain could be approached at Aden.