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BUDDHA STANDARD TIME by Surya Das Kirkus Star


Awakening to the Infinite Possibilities of Now

by Surya Das

Pub Date: June 1st, 2011
ISBN: 978-0-06-177456-0
Publisher: HarperOne

Western Buddhist offers transcendent life instructions regarding time, space, peace and love.

Das, an otherworldly sage, cultivates and activates “time’s natural expression” in language that resonates and penetrates wholeheartedly. Each chapter yields wisdom with fresh, focused aptitude. Meditation and mindful intent, ever present, deliver the imminent “now” in each paragraph. “Everything we seek and long for—including joy, holiness, divinity, inner peace, and happiness,” he writes, “can be enjoyed in every moment, anytime, anywhere.” Das drives the reader through the altering speeds of time, providing a manual for subconscious and unconscious exploration to manipulate and harness the self within time. The concepts of past, present and future fall to the wayside. The author provides countless dichotomies which exhibit the notion that our natural rhythms are at odds with societal structure of time and its constriction. Das renders these conflictions masterfully, demonstrating to the reader easy and practical means of time-control practice. From Siddhartha's transformation into the Buddha, to Gandhi's teachings and legacy, to the unfolding of the Buddha's noble Eightfold path to Enlightenment, the author carefully evokes the power of perception and the creation of space within time and all of its vast infinities. Das weaves together intricacies of living in the moment, sensing inherently the overwhelming power of now.

Exhilarating and profound food for the timeless soul.