Quest for Spiritual Self-Reliance

Quest for Spiritual Self-Reliance : Movement of Meditation

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Martin Esten's Quest for Spiritual Self-Reliance focuses on what the author calls "the ongoing movement of meditation." Martin presents probing insights into issues such as meditation, love, relationships, spirituality, and the nature of thought. He shows that, paradoxically, all of our problems in life are created by thinking and identification with what he has termed the little "me." The path to true and enduring freedom is shown to be a counter-intuitive process that can only be understood by setting aside one's analytical mind and ego and by simply being aware of one's self, "you start to see the mechanics of things, and by seeing the mechanics of things, you will become non-mechanical, and to be non-mechanical is to be finally free." This book is meant to be a journey that the reader can take with the writer, and perhaps, along the way, the reader will find out who he or she really is beyond all mechanics of the conditioned mind. Although the journey is not easy, Martin shows us again and again that is in our nature to undertake more

Product details

  • Paperback | 206 pages
  • 139.7 x 215.9 x 13.21mm | 326.58g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507859171
  • 9781507859179

About Martin Esten

Martin Esten is a contemporary spiritual writer who is not affiliated with any particular religion or form of spirituality. He was born and raised in Czechoslovakia and immigrated to the US at the age of twenty-three. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley holding a degree in Religious Studies with an emphasis in the Buddhism. He was raised in a secular environment and was therefore not conditioned by any religious thoughts or ideas before the age of thirty. His own inner experiences and insights brought him to spirituality at the age of twenty-eight. He does not have a permanent home or address, but spends most of his time in Berkeley, more