The Ego From Birth to RebirthBy Paul Brunton
The Ego: From Birth to Rebirth (The Notebooks of Paul Brunton, Volume 6):
With this volume, we come to the heart of the Long Path—and that element of it which we ignore—and ignore at our continual peril. That is the Ego. Several of these Volumes of Paul Brunton contain material that is truly unique and invaluable to any spiritual quester, regardless of their lineage or inclination towards independence; this is one of them. So much so that Anthony Damiani, his primary student, wrote a book based on this volume titled “Standing in Your Own Way.” Study it. And don’t leave it behind when you “progress” to higher things.
The second topic here, “From Birth to Rebirth” is interestingly titled, and contains some amazing material about dying, death, and the afterlife. PB gives us a unique context with which to regard reincarnation in his treatment of karma, fate, destiny, and free will. Many issues are considered from the divergent perspectives of the participant (us) and the principle (the Overself). His approach brings clarity to issues that provoke radically contrary views: for example, once we realize that free will is true in one light and false in an another, we can better navigate the teachings and practices of many different traditions.
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