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The Spiritual

"From the first, nothing is"
Buddha


"If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation"
J.Krishnamurthi


"A donkey with a load of holy books is still a donkey"
Sufi Proverb


"Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life"
Thich Nhat Hahn


"From the first, nothing is"
Buddha


"If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation"
J.Krishnamurthi


"A donkey with a load of holy books is still a donkey"
Sufi Proverb


"Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life"
Thich Nhat Hahn


"From the first, nothing is"
Buddha


"If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation"
J.Krishnamurthi


"A donkey with a load of holy books is still a donkey"
Sufi Proverb


"Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life"
Thich Nhat Hahn


"From the first, nothing is"
Buddha


"If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation"
J.Krishnamurthi


"A donkey with a load of holy books is still a donkey"
Sufi Proverb


"Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life"
Thich Nhat Hahn


"From the first, nothing is"
Buddha


"If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation"
J.Krishnamurthi


"A donkey with a load of holy books is still a donkey"
Sufi Proverb


"Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life"
Thich Nhat Hahn


"From the first, nothing is"
Buddha


"If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation"
J.Krishnamurthi


"A donkey with a load of holy books is still a donkey"
Sufi Proverb


"Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life"
Thich Nhat Hahn


"From the first, nothing is"
Buddha


"If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation"
J.Krishnamurthi


"A donkey with a load of holy books is still a donkey"
Sufi Proverb


"Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life"
Thich Nhat Hahn


"From the first, nothing is"
Buddha


"If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation"
J.Krishnamurthi


"A donkey with a load of holy books is still a donkey"
Sufi Proverb


"Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life"
Thich Nhat Hahn


"From the first, nothing is"
Buddha


"If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation"
J.Krishnamurthi


"A donkey with a load of holy books is still a donkey"
Sufi Proverb


"Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life"
Thich Nhat Hahn


"From the first, nothing is"
Buddha


"If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation"
J.Krishnamurthi


"A donkey with a load of holy books is still a donkey"
Sufi Proverb


"Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life"
Thich Nhat Hahn


"From the first, nothing is"
Buddha


"If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation"
J.Krishnamurthi


"A donkey with a load of holy books is still a donkey"
Sufi Proverb


"Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life"
Thich Nhat Hahn


"From the first, nothing is"
Buddha


"If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation"
J.Krishnamurthi


"A donkey with a load of holy books is still a donkey"
Sufi Proverb


"Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life"
Thich Nhat Hahn


"From the first, nothing is"
Buddha


"If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation"
J.Krishnamurthi


"A donkey with a load of holy books is still a donkey"
Sufi Proverb


"Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life"
Thich Nhat Hahn


"From the first, nothing is"
Buddha


"If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation"
J.Krishnamurthi


"A donkey with a load of holy books is still a donkey"
Sufi Proverb


"Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life"
Thich Nhat Hahn


"From the first, nothing is"
Buddha


"If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation"
J.Krishnamurthi


"A donkey with a load of holy books is still a donkey"
Sufi Proverb


"Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life"
Thich Nhat Hahn


"From the first, nothing is"
Buddha


"If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation"
J.Krishnamurthi


"A donkey with a load of holy books is still a donkey"
Sufi Proverb


"Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life"
Thich Nhat Hahn


The GMR Series

Grey Matter Revolution - Review

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Self realized individuals of the by gone era lived an Egoless, "I" less life and to live in such a state created certain sadhnas (techniques of meditation) in their experiments to achieve that state. For eg. Chanting Mantras, Naamsmarana, Yoga, Vipasana etc. Thus various sadhanas kept getting created from time to time.

Since time immemorial, human being has been in search of real (eternal) happiness and has been making consistent efforts to get rid of the pains and miseries of the "I" or "Ego". These efforts use the traditional path of Spirituality and Science.

What is the Mind? What is happiness? Who is there to be happy? In his tryst to finding answers to these questions, Shri Rao Maharaj has written this exceptionally rare book and has made an attempt towards the search of the 'I' and understanding the mechanisms of the mind. He has also taken spirituality a step ahead of his contemporaries.

The specialty of this book can be seen from the fact that the importance of spirituality has been explained keeping the real brain in focus and the use of the imagination such as aatma-chetna or energy has been purposely negated. Because, till date there has been no research conducted to define aatma. Whatever definition is available today appears to be imaginative. Shri Rao Maharaj observes that the aatma may be a mixture of many things and that it will be found in the near future, this fact appears to be true. Giving importance to the brain is the exceptionality in spirituality till date. The brain and body because of which we attain realization has been negated so far. Is it at all possible to attain salvation without the body? There is a possibility that most of the readers would not appreciate this argument.

In the year 1952 scientist Stanley Miller, developed micro-organisms using various gases and the spark discharge method. Today scientists are making clones of practically everything. This is probably Nature's wish. The question of aatma-chetna-energy does not arise at all. The only question should be to release the brain from the clutches of the 'I'-Ego. That is the reason the brain has been given importance in this book.

After writing 7 to 8 copies of this book, the creation and repercussions of the "I" became clear to me. The realization that "I" is sorrowful also dawned upon me. After such a realization, it became very clear to me that words, thoughts, memory, thinker, Mind etc. are the same and writing, reading, thinking also are part of the same process. And that the very reason for the creation of the Mind, is the learning process that involves writing, reading and memorizing since childhood. After having clearly visualized the above facts, the understanding of the "I" is getting down to practical implementation in my life.

Through this book, Shri Rao Maharaj, has clarified that the Mind and Brain are two separate entities, the increase in the synapses of the brain and the decrease of 'I' in the cells of our body increases the flow of sensitivity and that the Mind is imaginary and Brain real.

The language of the chapters is simple, unambiguous and indicative and therefore closer to the understanding of reality. Most of the contents of the book are written post lecture and therefore may not be correct to contemporary literature.

The creation of the Mind has been described using suitable examples in the first seven chapters and the rest of the chapters, clarify the Mind being imaginary and sorrowful through scientific and intellectual examples.

Spirituality is the science of studying the Mind. Therefore, whosoever feels strongly to explore one's mind and wishes to dissolve one's "I" and is prepared to take all the pains in this direction, will find this book bold, revealing, apt and invaluable.

Ankush Patil

Mumbai, India

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