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- Publisher: O Books
- Format: Paperback | 145 pages
- Dimensions: 140mm x 212mm x 12mm | 159g
- Publication date: 28 October 2011
- Publication City/Country: New Alresford
- ISBN 10: 1846948290
- ISBN 13: 9781846948299
- Sales rank: 96,304
A practical book on meditation and enlightenment, a must read for any spiritual seeker. A more poetic Eckhart Tolle; Kahlil Gibran meets Krishnamurti. Ilie Cioara's message is original and unique, as he never travelled to India and never belonged to any traditional school. By practicing the silence of the mind, through an all-encompassing attention, we discover and fulfill our innermost potential of becoming one with the divine spark that lies dormant within us.
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Ilie Cioara was an enlightened mystic who lived in Eastern Europe. His writings in 16 books describe the experience of meditation and enlightenment, as well as the practice of Self-knowing using all-encompassing Attention. Like Ramana Maharshi, Krishnamurti, Ekhart Tolle, his is a simple message of discovering our inner divine nature through the silence of the mind.
By Sheree Spears 15 Mar 2012
This book is one of the top best books I have ever read! and I read "A LOT" of books, I highly recommend this one to all souls searching for "Truth".
By rosemary 06 Feb 2012
I have read many books on the subject of consciousness, self-realization, non-duality, awakening, Truth, etc. since the late 1960's. The Silence of the Mind, is one of those very rare books that sometimes only comes once in a lifetime....It is a book that actually transports the reader into the deepest and most profound aspects of their own inner essence, the realization of the Self. The words are easy to read, and are infused with such a strong energy, that I do believe, one could become transformed by simply holding the book, without reading a word! I urge you to explore this wondrous work, a work that mysteriously, yet eloquently, has the power to open the reader to their own essential nature, the beautiful Silence within. The gift of this book is so profound that it is indescribable. This truly is an essential read for any seeker of Truth!
By Alan Jacobs, president of the Ramana Maharshi Foundation UK 17 Nov 2011
This wise, profound, and easily readable book gives us the master key to Self Realisation as taught by all the great enlightened Sages of the past. The author masterfully explains that we can reach the inner divine nature through cultivating the silence of the mind with deep attention and clear awareness. THe book is obviously written from his own experience with great clarity accessible to the modern man and woman. I strongly recommend this fine book.
Alan Jacobs, Poet and Author. President of the Ramana Maharshi Foundation UK
By Marianne Otv 08 Nov 2011
What I particularly like in this book, is the direct contact we can easily get with what we truly are.
No folklore, no intermediates: rites, masters, concepts... Just silence, and what occurs then.
The poems are simply and beautifully speaking to our intuition, and the comments in prose clear, helpful and heartful.
A generous luminous book.
By Fred Davis, Awakening Clarity 06 Nov 2011
Let me start this review by saying the same thing everyone else has said about this book who's had a good look at it: it's excellent. The depth of seeing that the author had was tremendous. And, as many who experience Awakeness cannot do, Ilie Cioara can communicate it quite well. The poetry here is beautiful: you get a poem, and then an illuminating prose piece about the poem, lots of each, for 111 pages. Awakeness is speaking clearly here, and what I like perhaps most is that the author presents his own way of saying it. One of the problems in Nonduality today is that the language has become so common that it fails to surprise or shock us into hearing what is really being said. Profound truths are given the "ho-hum, and what's next?" treatment. It's not so easy to bypass the truth with these poems. It's the opportunity to really HEAR something ancient in a fresh way. This now-deceased Romanian mystic that I'd never heard of, has left us an enduring gift. If you're looking for a doorway to truth, this is a good one.
I had a number of email exchanges with Petrica Verdes, the translator of Silence of Mind, prior to the book's release. He's not just the translator; he's the guy who's brought this mystic and this book, the first of a series, into the light. I congratulate him, and anyone else connected with bringing us this small treasure, on a project well done. I recommend it without reservation.
By the way, there are 23 pages of bio in the back of the book. It steps out of my experience, so I don't have any position on it, and am not qualified to review it. My real interest in books of this sort is never in the author, but always in the Author.
PS: If you have the time and inclination, come see how Awakeness speaks through my blog, AwakeningClarity dot blogspot dot com. Namaste.
I love this Ilie! I read part of the book and it's spot on! Who is he? Where is he? From what language was this translated? It seems to be impeccable, well informed treatment of the work. I would like to know more. (Sarah C Whitehead, World Shamanic Yoga Group) I love this. It states what many have said and I am coming to realize. Being in the oneness one needs no thoughts. This is truly inspiring to me. (Dee Michaels, Conversations with God, Neale Donald Walsch group)