Transition, Infinity, and Ecstasy by Suresh Hariramsait

Transition, Infinity, and Ecstasy

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Hariramsait reveals the yogic structures of the cosmos in this debut spiritual work.

Like many thinkers before him, the author argues that man need not wallow in ignorance: “Perfection or enlightenment is within the reach of all of humanity and only ignorance” is what “veils or clouds our mind...the Yogi in deep contemplation is able to remove and transcend all veils and thus transcends all planes and dimensions and therefore is beyond dream and reality, life and death.” Hariramsait takes the reader through a spiritual history of the world, one plumbed from the ancient texts of India as well as from the Bible, the writings of Carl Sagan, ancient astronaut theories, and many other varied sources. It is a story of men that stood 100 feet tall and lived for 100,000 years; of cloning performed by Sage Vyasa 5,500 years ago; of ancient spaceships and floating cities; of a future where teleportation will become the dominant form of travel (“Utilising one’s own body to perform teleportation is the safest manner possible for the Lord Himself says in the ‘Sri Shiva Gita’ that among all of creation, the human body is the most perfect, complex and wonderful of them all”). The book begins with a lengthy synopsis that introduces the author’s worldview, followed by a list of 205 concepts that are then discussed in detail, building to a brief conclusion. This syncretic work is exceedingly dense: while Hariramsait makes an effort to cite in text (or at least reference) the many sources from which his material is gleaned, the ideas pile up on each other in a way that makes it difficult to follow his train of thought for more than a few lines. He includes neither footnotes nor a bibliography, so the reader is left without any means of verifying his claims. Because this is a spiritual book, the burden of proof is essentially nonexistent; even so, it’s hard to imagine any but the most open-minded reader being persuaded by Hariramsait’s arguments. While great emphasis is placed on meditation and the rejection of worldly distractions, there is little practical instruction for those interested in pursuing such activities. There is much here to stimulate the spiritually curious mind, but the soupy prose and unintuitive structure will likely turn away many readers.

A dense, multifaceted book about the unseen forces in the universe.

Pub Date: Jan. 15th, 2016
ISBN: 978-1-4828-6946-0
Page count: 310pp
Publisher: PartridgeIndia
Program: Kirkus Indie
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