Two New York lectures given by Francis Roles as an introduction to meditation and non-duality. These two lectures provide an introduction to the system of meditation and the non-dual teaching of Shantananda Saraswati which Francis Roles discovered to be the source and completion of the Fourth Way teaching he inherited from P.D. Ouspensky. With extensive notes, references and commentary.
Sayings and teachings of Francis Roles. These extracts from papers and meetings given by Francis Roles offer a remarkable anthology of the spiritual journey that he made and how the fundamental ideas of P.D. Ouspensky’s Fourth Way system became transformed in the light of the non-dual teaching of H.H. Shantananda Saraswati.
H.H. Shantananda Saraswati explains the way of Bhakti — a complete and practical method of Self-realisation. In a unique series of talks and answers to questions H.H. Shantananda Saraswati explains the transformative practice of Bhakti, the emotional realisation of Unity in the midst of life.
An anthology of the wisdom of His Holiness Shantananda Saraswati. The aim of this anthology – drawn from audiences with His Holiness Shantananda Saraswati, Shankaracharya of Jyotir Math – is to provide refreshment, clarity of heart and mind, and the recollection of important ideas.
“Unless one has rest in love and happiness one cannot survive, just as the body cannot survive without sleep. Meditation is to provide rest. To take people to bliss is simply to give them rest – rest with the Self – so that they may have new and fresh mornings of life”.
A further anthology of sayings, stories and answers to questions by H.H. Shantananda Saraswati. The aim of this further anthology – drawn from audiences with His Holiness Shantananda Saraswati, Shankaracharya of Jyotir Math – is to provide refreshment, clarity of heart and mind, and the recollection of important ideas.
“With ordinary knowledge we identify ourselves with things or events and so experience pleasure or pain. But behind the structure of such knowledge flows the true Knowledge which does not bind one. This is Spiritual Knowledge which helps us to rise above the results of pleasure and pain and enjoy bliss whilst in the midst of actions.”
Stories and commentaries taken from talks by His Holiness Shantananda Saraswati. A unique collection of stories, myths and illustrations used by H.H. Shantananda Saraswati to leaven the knowledge of Unity and help make it a practical reality.
“These stories – simple, lucid, and enlivening – are like the purest water, drawn from the inexhaustible spring of Vedic wisdom, of which His Holiness is one of the very few authorised custodians. The fruit of this wisdom is nothing less than God – realization – a life of unlimited love and happiness beyond all description” – Alistair Shearer
This special edition of The Bridge celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dr Francis Roles with contributions from many of the people who worked with him under the tutelage of both P.D. Ouspensky and H.H. Shantananda Saraswati.