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Destroyed 12 Years in a Few Days
Seeker: Dear Ramji, yesterday I finished your book, so I would like to write you a big thank you letter. I entered your course in the end of Tiruvannamalai last year, and not only did you destroy all the spiritual ideas which I collected from a lot of hard work over the last 12 years in a few days, you also showed me the self in a way I could finally understand it.
I was travelling for more than 10 years, from the Amazonian jungles to the Himalayas, from guru to guru, and after all that there it was, so simple… awareness shining on the three bodies. ☺ So reading your book this summer was a real adventure. I was so much getting into it that many times I would not want to meet anyone. The videos and the book together were a powerful tool. I read it very slowly. It took me four months to study and examine it and put it into practice bit by bit.
After reading the book I can honestly say there is “before and after” Vedanta. Your book is such a great help for spiritual seekers because of the enlightenment myths and your compact presentation of Vedanta for the Western mind. Obviously I still have lots of work to do, but the difference to before is that I can clearly see what is lacking.
The biggest difference though is that the search is over. I know I am the self now and just have to get more confident, minimize my vasanas. I am so much in love with Vedanta that I am planning to go back to Tiru this year.
A small story to end this: when I came back from India to my home base in Berlin, a good friend of mine told me I could meanwhile stay at his place until I found my own place, as he was going on a trip. But he was renting from a friend who went travelling for a half-year.
When I entered the house, I opened the cupboard to look for something and there was your card shining into my face! The man’s name who actually owns the place called […], maybe you know him. I still haven’t met him though.
Thank you very much, Ram. I am happy!