Significance and Means of Self-Knowledge.
Significance and Means of Self-Knowledge
Tushar Choksi, author
Atri Choksi, editor
9780578578996, $10.47, PB, 142pp, www.amazon.com
Synopsis: "Significance and Means of Self-Knowledge" by Tushar Choksi is about understanding that knowledge of one's self is a qualitative measure of one's well-being. In other words, self-knowledge determines our true well-being. If we understand the significance of self-knowledge, we find the key of how to be happy and safe at all times and everywhere irrespective of objective conditions surrounding me.
"Significance and Means of Self-Knowledge" dives into human personality. Not only does it show the connection of human suffering with its root, self-ignorance, but it also provides the means to acquire self-knowledge. Once we understand the significance of self-knowledge, then we want it. Because self-knowledge is the subtle origin and resolution of all secular knowledge, the means of self-knowledge that train the mind are indispensable. The self becomes in reaching distance of the self when these tools of self-knowledge are practiced.
Critique: Thoughtful and thought-provoking, "Significance and Means of Self-Knowledge" is impressively written, organized and presented throughout--making it an unreservedly recommended addition to personal reading lists, as well as community and academic library Spiritual Self-Help and Contemporary Philosophy collections.
Editorial Note: Tushar Choksi was a sincere seeker of reality of human experience since his childhood days. Due to the undercurrent force of spirituality and the desire to be a good human, he practiced meditation and studied vedantic scriptures for more than twenty five years. During his life, he studied in depth and participated in various activities based on the vedantic tradition. One major activity he as been part of for most of his life is the activity of Swadhyay inspired by Pujya Padurang Shastri Athavale. He was also engrossed in the teachings of Ramkrishna and Vivekananda and the tradition of Arsha Vidya of Swami Dayananda Saraswati. Currently, Tushar lives in California, USA, where he conducts classes on vedant, and continues his study of vedant.