Beyond the Himalayas
Beyond the Himalayas is a personal account of the awakening spirituality within the author through his soul-changing encounters with spiritual Masters in Tibet and throughout the Himalayas. This story creates a rich tapestry against the background of the mighty Himalayas at a time when Tibet was a free country prior to the Chinese invasion in 1950 and the subsequent destruction of more than 6,000 monasteries and learning centres. This pilgrimage led to the author's rich and fulfilled life as healer, author and lecturer which has inspired thousands all over the world to this day. Mentored by many great lamas in monasteries throughout Tibet and the Himalayas, Dr MacDonald-Bayne gives the reader a pristine view of an uncluttered spirituality unaffected by dogma and formality. Written towards the end of the author's life it remains a classic in metaphysical writing, a quality shared by its equally famous sequel, The Yoga of the Christ.
- Paperback | 258 pages
- 150 x 231 x 20mm | 476g
- 22 Mar 2012
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- North Charleston SC, United States
About Dr Murdo MacDonald-Bayne
Celebrated author and lecturer, Dr Murdo MacDonald-Bayne or 'Dr Mac' as he became affectionately known to his students around the world, is recognised today as one of the most important holistic healers, philosophers and metaphysicians of the twentieth century. Dr MacDonald-Bayne, the second son of a farming family, was born in 1887 at Kenmore in the Highlands of Scotland. From a very early age he was aware of a spirituality that, while not understanding its full significance at the time, was to lead him into an extraordinary life that gained him recognition as a world leader in holistic healing and metaphysics. After studying to become a medical doctor he went on to achieve Doctorates in Divinity and Philosophy. Dr MacDonald-Bayne served with distinction in the Great War and earned his first commission as Second Lieutenant in 1917, later being promoted to Lieutenant in 1919. He was awarded the British War Medal, the Victory Medal and the Military Cross after being badly wounded in France. He lived for some time with his family in New Zealand and later in Australia. Travelling constantly and visiting some 23 countries lecturing and healing in the years that followed, 'Dr Mac' eventually established a healing centre in South Africa where he settled for some time and where his renowned lectures were given. Eventually he was led to India and Tibet where he received higher spiritual tuition from Masters in lamaseries and monasteries throughout the Himalayas. This experience had a profound effect on the work that followed. During the course of his career Dr Murdo MacDonald-Bayne established centres in Canada and the United States and further expanded his work in Australia and New Zealand. He passed away suddenly during a family visit to the United Kingdom in 1955. Dr Murdo MacDonald-Bayne has left a great legacy through his writings and recorded lectures which are recognised worldwide as classics in the science of metaphysics and spiritual thought.
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This book is a very interesting read and a very special one. The teaching it contains is quite different from that found in the majority of other spiritual and esoteric writings. Many of these simply offer additional ideas about what Truth or Life or God are supposed to be, thereby adding to the already confused mind of an average reader an additional load of new and conflicting ideas, which further negate any first-hand understanding. Beyond the Himalayas is an account of the author’s actual journey to Tibet at the time before the Chinese invasion of that most isolated and mysterious country, the roof of the world, where “the atmosphere is so clear and the vibrations so pure that heaven opens on to the earth.” In it the author narrates his experiences with the great Tibetan masters of love and wisdom, who take him on to a seven months long journey of discovering the Truth about Life. They show him how an individual throughout the world is bound by one’s own thought-feeling reactions and formulations, which are all based on memory accumulated in the past, therefore disrupting his or her awareness of the Present, which alone is Real – past and future being merely projections of the memory and therefore non-existent. Because of such limited and basically divisive outlook an individual remains a small personality with innumerable little problems of everyday life and never discovers the great truth about Life and therefore about himself – that everything is but a manifestation of the One Whole, which is perfect and complete in Itself and which some call God, others call Life and still others call Reality. Regardless of the name, this Whole can manifest in its Perfection through a human being who has cleansed his mind of all preconceived ideas, beliefs, prejudices and hopes. When the little self which grows out of memory surrenders its self-centered and separate position and realizes it itself is nothing, the Whole comes to the foreground of the consciousness and a Master is born, free from all limitations of the average human life. This book is a real treat for all those in whose hearts burns that deep-seated desire to know and understand the Truth directly, also for those who would like to know more about the mysterious land of Tibet, its traditional ways and customs and the source of the mystical aura surrounding it.show moreby Naz Kisup