Meditation: Searching for the Real You

Meditation: Searching for the Real You

A practical, fun meditation guide for the experienced and for those who have never been there or done that.


There are many valid, reasons why people start to meditate. The experiences of Dada Jyotirupananda tell him that if you persist with a meditation practice, you’ll sooner or later seek answers to the deeper questions even if you didn’t start to meditate for any spiritual or esoteric reason. This book will provide you with tools that can help you to meditate and will help you gain a stronger commitment to regular meditation practice. Learn about how to meditate, about yoga exercises and related practices. Learn how to be healthy through your own efforts and how to adopt a code of conduct that will see you through life’s difficulties, and will help guide you to the deepest fulfilment. If we can learn how to use these tools of meditation, which will ultimately lead us toward the most profound understanding of life, and along the way give us many advantages such as more self control, and joy in life, then we can be successful, partly because we’ll have a deeper understanding of what success actually means.


A sweeping and inspired survey of the practices and philosophies that make up the classical Eastern path of yoga. Over the last 40 years in the West, yoga has mainly become equated with the practice of physical postures or asanas. Jyotirupananda’s book reveals to us the complete or integral yogic path for the total transformation of mind, body and spirit. Some of the ancient practices seem out of step with our modern world, but what makes this book pertinent for all seekers is its emphasis on the perennial keys to higher evolution: discipline, passion, and the need for spiritual guidance. ~ Andrew Cohen, Spiritual Teacher and Founder of EnlightenNext magazine

For a book on meditation, In Search of the Real Self is wonderfully edgy and uncompromising in parts - for example, in Dada Jyotirupananda's assessment of the qualities you should look for in a teacher, which certainly caused me to raise an eyebrow or two. But, in my view, that's perfect. Who needs another 'same old' book on meditation, after all? What we really need is fresh thinking, new insights, and new direction. Jyotirupananda gives us this, helps us rethink our craft, and, with fine learning and authorship, leads us to a new understanding of what meditation might really mean in our lives and the benefits we might reap from it. ~ Ross Heaven, author of Love's Simple Truths: Meditations on Rumi, The Path of the Heart, and Darkness Visible: Awakening Spiritual Light through Darkness Meditation.

Meditation: In Search of The Real Self offers clear and persuasive encouragement to those beginning or preparing to begin the practice of meditation as a tool for the acquisition of self-knowledge. Dada Jyotirupananda presents a fresh, personal and well-informed approach to the practice of meditation that is sure to appeal to many. ~ Swami Abhayananda, author of History of Mysticism and The Supreme Self.

This book on meditation encapsulates a practical philosophy for personal development and service to the community. Written in clear and unpretentious language it is a record of a personal journey of self discovery as well as a handbook that clarifies obscure and often difficult ancient Hindu concepts - pearls of wisdom on the path to achieving our full human potential of Self-Realization. ~ Cy Grant, author of Blackness & the Dreaming Soul

A wonderful introduction to the ancient philosophy of Tantra, full of gentle wisdom and humour. This book will enrich your life and guide you to a state of true well-being. ~ Steve Taylor, author of The Fall: the Insanity of the Ego in Human History and the Dawning of a New Era,

A clear and inspiring book that makes the idea of spiritual ‘discipline’ seem an adventure to be enjoyed rather than a drag to be endured. A wonderful book. ~ Tim Freke, Stand-up philosopher and author of How Long is Now?

Dada Jyotirupananda
Dada Jyotirupananda Dada Jyotirupananda has practiced meditation since 1971, and has been a meditation teacher since 1985. In that year he was ordained as a san...
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