Brilliant Illuminations for Awakening to the Absolute
What if all that you believe yourself to be—your body, mind, emotions, and conditioning—is actually what you are not? What if this is merely a self-portrait shaped by false identification, habit, and assumptions?
In ever-growing gatherings across India and Portugal, the revered teacher Mooji has for decades opened the eyes of thousands through his rare ability to shine light on the ineffable with uncommon clarity, humor, and warmth. Now, with Vaster Than Sky, Greater Than Space, Mooji invites readers everywhere to discover the true essence from which we all arise.
The Advaita Vedanta tradition teaches that through the simple act of questioning, we can awaken to something far greater than the ego self, a “non-dual” Oneness with the ground of all Being. In Vaster Than Sky, Greater Than Space, Mooji guides us into the adventure of deep inquiry, sparking direct realization through stories, wisdom teachings, and responses to the common questions of readers, such as:
If I've always been one with the eternal Self, why do I feel so anxious, depressed, or angry?
How do I attain a state of peace, joy, and timeless presence?
As pure and infinite Being, of what importance are my personal relationships, aspirations, or efforts to help others in need?
I’ve suffered so much trauma in my life—is psychotherapy helpful on this path?
How do I forgive others who have hurt me?
Are intimate relationships a help or a hindrance to awakening?
I understand these words, but I continue to be filled with the chatter of the mind—what should I do?
Through our own engagement and self-exploration, Mooji helps us to arrive at the answers, not from the limited perspective in which we’ve been conditioned, but from our deepest Knowing—and to experience “the timeless, boundless love and freedom that is the natural perfume of the Absolute.”
Seasoned spiritual author and teacher Mooji once again uses his expertise as a direct disciple of Hindu self-inquiry teacher Sri Harilal Poonja to help bring people to a deeper lever of spirituality. In addition to gaining insights into their own spiritual journeys, readers will become passengers alongside Mooji during his eye-opening and difficult travels through India. The teachings the author learned are described in clear detail and his takeaways broken down into concise lessons using nonjudgmental language that makes the book accessible to anyone questioning his or her spiritual life. Mooji implores readers to understand the process of searching for truth as a natural one, and that it is common for people to explore different paths while seeking self-actualization. He prioritizes being open and aware to what one already has, and suggests that the closer readers look at their own journeys, the more likely they are to take comfort in their own identities. Though the book is repetitive in places, the reminder that simply being on a path to self-discovery leads to greater peace and understanding will reassure readers looking for guidance.