by Robert Ellwood
Quest Books, Theosophical Publishing House, 1983
re you interested in a very simple introduction to how to quiet the mind through meditation, without sectarian overtones or making it sound as complicated as organizing an expedition to Mars? This little book may be of help. It describes meditation as stopping the continuous action of mind, letting the mind take a vacation and find out who it is when it is just being itself, pure consciousness, without thinking about anything in particular. It talks about meditation in different settings, indoors and out, and for different purposes. It discusses frankly some of the results that may come from meditation, both unsettling and glorious... but the context of telling how medition can break up the ordinary one-thing-after-another routine of life and add color to it. The book ends by saying, "But if you're one of those people who agree that a rainbow is better than gray overcast and is worth a summer shower, go try it. Take up meditation and see what happens."
I hope you will do so, and will read this book and let me know what you think about it.