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The perfection of nothing : reflections on…

The perfection of nothing : reflections on spiritual practice

by Rick Lewis

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This wonderful text unfolds in four distinct parts, and will serve as a profound tool of understanding for the mid-level or advanced student of Gnosis. Lewis speaks in the vernacular of his current-day Pacific Northwest, for example: "Being neurotic is really no problem -- unless, of course, you are a very, or even reasonably, intelligent person, because then you have a means to carry out your very twisted ends. Be neurotic, but be stupid, stumbling, and open about it. Save being intelligent, clever, and sly for when your heart is in the right place."

Lewis sets a good balance between personal confession and impersonal Truth, making the material (at times from the purely Awakened perspective) still easily accessible to a challenged seeker.

The fourth and final section, entitled "The Truth of the Heart," is full-on bhakti, and seems entirely fitting as a crescendo. I "heart"-ily recommend this book. -- Vip S. (css library member)
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With remarkable clarity, reminiscent of the early writing of J Krishnamurti and Alan Watts, Rick Lewis weaves practical considerations about your spiritual life with profound mystical understanding. Whether describing the 'illusion of unworthiness' that most of us suffer, the challenges of spiritual practice, and his own awe in discovering the majesty of the present moment, this book is full of laser-sharp analogies that make complex spiritual/philosophical ideas attractive and easy to understand. His non-sectarian approach will be appreciated by seekers and practitioners of any religious tradition -- whether they are actively engaged in spiritual work, or approaching it for the first time. His words provide guidance and inspiration for revealing the spiritual in everyday life.

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