By Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
During this publication Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee describes the intoxicating depth of his personal religious trip, which begun whilst he was once 16. 3 years later he met his instructor and felt a feeling of belonging past this global. The occasions that persist with over the subsequent twenty-two years inform of large love, mental breakdown, craziness, bliss, and the sluggish paintings of balancing the 2 worlds-the internal international of the spirit and the outer calls for of daily kinfolk existence. This autobiography tells the traditional tale of a religious transformation, one who took him into the terrifying depths and driven him past each restrict. because it made him weak and empty, love confirmed him her hidden face.
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A deep need had been answered, an energy unleashed into my life. I did not expect peace or bliss. I did not expect anything. I had no conscious knowledge of what I was seeking, of why a small room in north London had become so important. Yet there were no doubts. Later I discovered that many people have doubts about the path, doubts about the teacher. Mrs. 7 I had many other difficulties, vast problems, but I was never troubled by doubts. The very idea was so foreign to me that I did not even know that I didn’t have doubts.
The meetings became the focal point of my life. I lived from meeting to meeting. When I could I would spend time in between with friends from the group, people with whom I could share this hidden secret, this obsession. We were of a similar age, interested in art, music, and the heart’s call to God. We would meet, talk, drink tea, listen to music, and meditate. I liked the silence of meditation and the shared, unspoken understanding. I don’t remember any “teachings” at the meetings. I remember sitting in a chair just in front of where Mrs.
Here the peace was a tangible reality, despite all the inner difficulties that still engulfed me. Maybe the island touched ancient memories of monastic life, a life not troubled by the outer world. I was still caught in a whirlpool of inner emotions, feelings, and psychological disturbance, but sometimes there was a break in the clouds and a glimpse of something deeper, something that I knew but could not yet reach. Meeting the teacher, meeting the path, had turned my life upside down. A deep need had been answered, an energy unleashed into my life.