Copyrucrrr a 2007 by Rarrmsn S. Barsnran First Edition May 2007 puslsuro sy ZEN PUBLICATIONS 43lD6 Nivara Society, SVP Nagar, Mhada, Four Bungalows, Andheri (West), Mumbai 400 053. India. Tel: (+91 22) 3240 B0:,4 eMail: [email protected] Website : www.zenpublications.com PntNruo ny Meenakshi Prints, Mumbai CnBorrs Front Cover Original Design: Red Sky Designs Photos or T,'rffj:*;yf$:l M:ffi',,l except the one AcrNoupnceugNr Although many of the passages in this book are from my Father,s(Ramesh Balsekar's) earlier books, the quotes from Raman Maharshi were selectedby me. whatever has been put together here has been done with an idea to make awell rounded presentation of the subject for those truly and deeply interested in it.This has been done with utter gratitude to every sage and Guru that existed. It ishoped that this will be read and enjoyed in the spirit described by each of them. Iaya Nagarkatti, Editor rsBN 81 88071 32_3 A1l rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in anyform or by any means, electronic or mechanical, inctuOing photocopying, recording,or by any informaiion storage and retrieval system without written perrnissio, fro[the author or his agents, ercept for the inclusion of brief quotations in a review.
NorB Fnorra TuE PusLrsHER TT.*IV twenty flve books have come from RamestyT and thoughI I have been impressed by all of them I have not felt the urge, or the need, to write a Note. But I suppose there always has to be the first time and it happens to be this book because it is so exceptional. After reading the manuscript of Enlightened Living, I was overwhelmedby the urge tomeetRameshTi and tobowto him in gratitude. I did just that. When I told him that the book had had a great impact on me, he smiled kindly. "I am so glad you loved the booksomuch." The reason why this book resonated with me was simple. Most spiritual seekers, as Rameshjl painstakingly reminds us time and again, have no real idea of what exactly itis thatthey are seeking even after having spent years chasing the chimera of Enlightenment. Now, it stands to reason that if you Want something desperately you would take great pains to find out what it did for those who have 'got' it. So if you desire Enlightenment, it would make abundant sense to at least check out what those who are acknowledged to be 'Enlightened' have to say about the state of self realization. That iswhat Enlightened Living does for you. If you have believed the sage to be a glorified vegetable, passionless and neutered to all pleasure and all pain, ifyou have