Discoveries Through Meditation
by Julien Bouchard
Trafford Publishing

"People in general are so distracted, or maybe totally dazed by sensations generated by the illusion that it is practically impossible for them to share the state of m in of their fellow men, to sympathize with them."

Bouchard has spent most of his life, traveling throughout India, the Middle East and South and Central American where he has explored ethnic cultures and studied their philosophy and spiritual practices. This book is a culmination of those travels, studies and his own reflections. The author has created a series of philosophical and spiritual meditations, and collected them here in a dictionary format. The layout lends itself to the search for a specific reference or selection of a random passage for mediation or discussion.

Each meditation illustrates the impermanence of the material world and intertwines the connection between each human being and that between humanity and the essence of spirit. The aim of this book may be to bring about a greater understanding of ourselves and others, our spiritual essence and clarity about the world we inhabit, or to remind us not to be seduced by the impermanence of the material world, either way, its message hits home. To accentuate the search for enlightenment, each meditation ends with a question that evokes deep spiritual thought and encourages the reader to develop his or her critical thinking.

From "Abandon," to "World," Bouchard has compiled a wide range of concepts and contemplations upon them, so that the reader may slip free from the chains of illusory reality and touch up on the light of truth. His language is refreshingly crisp and concise which is indicative of his honesty and passion for truth seeking. This is a vivid and thought provoking book that teaches, challenges, and inspires.

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