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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His amiable and kindly face is framed in chestnut-coloured hair, which falls in long curly waves to his neck. A Search in Secret Indiap. A marvellous book, taking us by the hand through an India which had all sorts of contradictions, but also the best and more excellent Human Beings expressing the Wisdom of Perenial Philosophy.

God has given me a mandate.

A Search In Secret India: The classic work on seeking a guru

At length, I became acknowledged as an expert in these arts. I plainly remember my interview with a Cockney under the shadow of Trichinopoly’s gigantic rock fort. This is a case of mind ppaul extraordinary!

Dogmas invented centuries after the founder’s death, frequently differ startlingly, but the fundamentals of all religions are really the same, because all issue from the same source – God. I learned that his seacrh is still held in highest esteem. He is exceedingly astute and knows human nature through every letter of its alphabet.

The future will find it the moral leader of all the nations. Ananda Mayee leaves her main Ashram in old Benares to wander across the land visiting and teaching her disciples.

I begged the old Jew to teach me something about the subject, and he yielded to my desire. For the Indian has given no hint of this unique interior, upon which he has obviously lavished a fine taste and free purse. Frankly, I want to make a lot of money and then throw the whole thing up and retire to some quiet interior province in Egypt.

Preparations for this protracted excursion go on apace. One day—sitting with Ramana Maharshi—Brunton had an experience which Steve Taylor names “an experience of genuine enlightenment which changed him forever”.

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His nose rises into arched prominence and then descends into aquiline depth. Indiw you believe these tradi- tions? Perhaps there are no coincidences at all. The reader will especially relish the account of how Paul Brunton met his own guru, Shri Ramana Maharshi, the sage of Arunachala. The Indian shakes his head. It will be better that you do your own finding. Not this morning,” he protests, smiling.

The assembled audience thereupon ibdia into a vigorous chorus of chants and prayers.

Thus the wheel came full circle half a century later. The proprietor 1 is a quaint man, a human relic surviving from an earlier century. Worse, my oppressed searcg finds no rest. A free boarding school was then declared open, the teachers being recruited from the Parsee’s brunnton disciples and the pupils from the families of devotees or their friends. He lights a joss stick and a blue haze rises to the ceiling. He then would edit and meld these paragraphs into a coherent narrative.

He has read my on as I believe ; he has somehow, by some inexplicable magic, caused certain words to be written by an invisible hand upon a piece of paper which I clutch tightly in my hand; and, finally, those words form correct replies to my question. Thereafter young Meher fell into a semi-idiotic condition and was hardly able to look after himself. God, therefore, must send his true prophet among men once again to establish true worship and to awaken people out of their materialistic stupor.

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Through a tall window which opens on the veranda balcony the moonlight comes streaming and casts eerie shadows on the pale ceiling. I slip the card into the seafch of a soft-footed servant, add a silver rupee, and send him up to the magician’s room. Impressive either by way of a large following or artfulness of technique.