Originally published in France in 1969 and in America in 1972 and again in 1995, To Live Within is a thoughtful, beautifully written record of Lizelle Reymond’s five years spent in a hermitage in Northern India. Reymond studied with guide and mentor Shri Anirvan, a master of the ancient Samkhya tradition. As presented to Reymond, Samkhya is a source teaching previously unknown in the West and universally relevant regardless of one’s tradition or cultural background. Anirvan’s teachings of this discipline centered on the concentrated purity of silence that nourishes the Self, allowing his pupil to achieve an unfettered understanding of her life and achieve an inner awakening. In five parts, the book covers Reymond’s life in the Himalayan hermitage; lessons for a spiritual life; facing reality; rambling thoughts; and mystic poetry of the Bauls. This new edition contains two additional chapters drawn from Reymond's lifelong correspondence with Shri Anirvan after the retreat.
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Book Description George Allen & Unwin, London, 1972. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. No Jacket. Foreword by Jacob Needleman. Translated from the French by Nancy Pearson and Stanley Spiegelberg. Laminated wraps. 245pp., plus 26 pages of Mystic Songs. Previous owner stamp on fep. Loose spine. A well used by still good reading copy. Bookseller Inventory # 001680