The way of being

Anil Mitra





Reading for the way of being

The work presents principles of shared discovery and realization of the ultimate. It does not define a complete program. Indeed, it ought not to, for a real program, it is found, is not just to follow but also to forge paths.

The reading list below will be expanded upon. There are further suggestions at main influences for the way.html.

The way of being website

1.    The essay, precis.html, and others linked from the website

2.    The main influences.

3.    Everyday and universal templates for action—with further resources.

4.    For a system of knowledge based in the real metaphysics, a system of human knowledge, reason, practice, and action.

5.    For a program of action in our world, the way - world problems and opportunities.html (and details: Journey in Being-detail.html).

6.    For background on yoga as a system of realization and on the ultimate nature of self, see yoga.

Other sites—

7.    For more on yoga, see A Sourcebook In Indian philosophy by Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and Charles A. Moore.

8.    For its suggestiveness for the background metaphysics, the framework of Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus by Ludwig Wittgenstein.

Some references with notes—

1.    Ian Baker, The Heart of the World: A Journey to Tibet’s Lost Paradise, 2004. An exploration of travel to the heart of nature as means of self-transformation.

2.    Chagdud Tulku, Gates to Buddhist Practice: Essential Teachings of a Tibetan Master, 1993, Rev. 2001. A readable account of Tibetan Buddhism, its world view, and practice.

3.    John Hick, The Fifth Dimension: An Exploration of the Spiritual Realm, 1999. An excellent account of ‘higher realms’ from within the modern world view of science.

4.    Christopher Wallis, Tantra Illuminated: The Philosophy, History, and Practice of a Timeless Tradition, 2nd ed., 2013. An immense source of ritual for those who may be interested. Somewhat aligned with Tibetan Buddhism.

5.    Pema Chödrön, How to Meditate: A Practical Guide to Making Friends with Your Mind, 2013. On the practice of meditation. The book is open with regard to aims of meditation.

6.    Eknath Easwaran, trs., The Bhagavad Gita, 1985. A practical guide to a world view similar to that in this work, as well as an account of the realms of Yoga.

7.    Richard K. Nelson, Make Prayers to the Raven: A Koyukon View of the Northern Forest, 1983. Nice account of a primal world view and way of life.