A Search in Secret India is the story of Paul Brunton’s journey around India, living among yogis, mystics, and gurus, some of whom he found convincing, others. Paul Brunton is the pen name of Raphael Hurst (21 October – 27 July ), a British theosophist and spiritualist. He is best known as one of the early popularizers of Neo-Hindu spiritualism in western esotericism, notably via his bestselling A Search in Secret India. 6 Mar A Search in Secret India is the story of Paul Brunton’s journey around India, living among yogis, mystics and gurus, some of whom he found.
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What is Ihdia to-day? On the other hand, most of the individuals who were easily found, and eager to talk, were just con men.
I request the holy man to give me certain information about his career. It has life, color, movement. Fifty years later I retraced my father’s steps and journeyed around India giving “in memoriam” lectures in his honor.
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As the words are spelt out in this dumb pantomime manner, his secretary interprets them aloud for my benefit. On such attractive terms it was an easy matter to collect nearly one hundred boys. An avenue of neem trees lines part of brujton road. Paul brunton was one of the first westerners to give a first hand account of meeting the maharshi. For a dark day comes when fate spins its wheel once again, and we part.
The manner in which the Ni kept their knowledge so esoteric may appear selfish to us in these democratic days, but it helps to account for their gradual disappearance from visible history. This faith was restored in the only way a sceptic could have it restored, not by argument, but by the witness of an overwhelming experience.
Such was the effect of his wonderful atmosphere. Sfcret of these names I learned from the musty s books which the Jew lent me. I never lose my faith in the Indian’s prophecy. The war will be terrible in its nature because scientific ingenuity will make it more intense than the last war. In India, in Tibet and in China, they get rid of the Western traveller who may happen to blunder in upon their privacy, by maintaining a studied appearance of insignificance and ignorance.
Impressive either by way of a large following or artfulness of technique. Surely one of the lepers would have attached himself to Meher Baba’s train of disciples in sheer gratitude. Today brumton are Ramanashrams all over the world.
Yet my guess at the unseen writ is wrong. Such a time we are fast approaching at present. My discovery of him so soon after landing on Indian earth seems ijdia be a herald, apt and prophetic, of even stranger discoveries yet. His eyes do not penetrate me, his facial expression lacks strength, and although I am aware of something ascetic, unworldly and gentle in his atmosphere, I wonder why I feel no responsive thrill, such as one may reasonably expect to feel in the presence of one who proposes to win the allegiance of millions of people.
I have fixed no period,” I answer, with a queer feeling that the affair is becoming a case of the interviewer interviewed.
A Search In Secret India: The classic work on seeking a guru
Views Read Edit View history. With his entire life dedicated to the spiritual decret, Brunton felt charged with the task of communicating his knowledge and experiences in layperson’s terms. What is the secget behind the fitful hints which reach us intimating that there exists in India an old wisdom that promises the most extra- ordinary development of mental powers to those who indiw it?
It was inevitable that I should ply him with many questions about his life in this sunburnt land. Only, I had lost hold of normal existence and it took me a long time to get back. For on an unfortunate day the second boy’s guardian discovers the preparations, elicits further details of the affair, and comes down with a stern hand. But I did learn a lot about India and about the extensive search on What a long journey this book was.
Musing over the morning’s talk with Mahmoud Bey and the astounding phenomena of the previous day, I seek for some explanation other than that he has given me, but can find none. Thereafter they conspire in silence and move in secret. The general spiritual push that I shall give the world will soon wecret right all material problems – economic, political, sexual, sociological indix for selfish- ness will be destroyed and brotherhood will replace it.
I will help you to obtain advanced powers, so that you will render service in the West.
Written at the age of thirty-five, it was my father’s first seecret. Under their inspiration Indian civilization reached its zenith. Brunton’s erudite use of language, coupled with his ruthless inner and outer ijdia, makes this a gripping read from start to finish. Perhaps they would see some sense in Emerson’s abrupt phrase: Withal he is young, apparently some- where in the thirties.
Meher asserts that during this period he was being perfected, made ready burnton his mission. There are a hundred categories to choose from when it comes to books. Sadguru means “perfect master,” while Baba is simply a term of affection in common use among some of the Indian peoples, and it is by this name alone that his disciples usually address him. The holiest things in life are not bruited abroad in public.
It was wonderfully written. Its a great service to a man kind that the author has shared his experience. I learned that his name is still held in highest esteem. She is no longer representative of the lofty culture of her past. As I ponder over the matter, I feel the presence of uncanny forces. A rackety old war-time Ford car, which does duty for the transport indiz of Meher Baba’s retreat, waits for us at the station.