The Real Is Unknowable, the Knowable Is Unreal (Paperback)

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This collection of writings from one of the world's foremost authorities on the subject of Advaita, the timeless teaching of non-duality, is divided into three parts: Reflections, Interchanges, and Essays. In Reflections, Robert Powell comments on some of humankind's most timeless curiosities and questions. Interchanges is set up as a question and answer session between Robert Powell and an imagined visitor in a dialogue that evokes Plato's Allegory of the Cave. Essays comprises eight essays, one of which is the title essay of the book.

About the Author

Robert Powell was born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands in 1918. After obtaining his doctorate in chemistry from London University, he pursued a career first as an industrial chemist and later as a science writer and editor, in Britain and the United States. His personal exploration of spirituality began in the 1960s, and his quest for self-discovery led him to Zen and a number of spiritual masters including J. Krishnamurti and Ramana Maharshi. His own spiritual awakening coincided with his discovery of the teachings of Nisargadatta Maharaj. He is the editor of the Nisargadatta trilogy, and the author of a number of books on what he describes as "human consciousness transformation." Powell now lives a busy life in La Jolla, California, with his loving wife, Gina.

Praise For…

"Dr. Powell is one of the world's most inspired writers on Advaita philosophy. All those seeking higher levels of experience will find great gems in his writings."-Dr. Deepak Chopra, author of How to Know God

Product Details
ISBN: 9781556435539
ISBN-10: 1556435533
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication Date: March 29th, 2005
Pages: 145
Language: English