The Power of Emptiness
The mind is completely silent, we are attentive – a clear consciousness, / All meanings, boundaries disappear – us and the Infinite are "One"; / Practically, we have a new mind – always fresh. / Being in the pause – I become infinite! / It separates two worlds. I leave the limited world / And enter Boundlessness, through total melting; / The whole being is calm – a constant sparkle. / There is no time, no space – just everlasting Eternity; / I move in direct contact with life, in a permanent present.
I had not heard of Ilie Cioara. We often relate this kind of wisdom to Sayngs in India rather than Eastern Europe. This translation is beautifully done and leads to inner peace just by the words on the page, at least for the time spent reading. It is profound and yet surprising in its simplicity. For me, this book is Zen like in its poetic simplicity.
About the Author:
Ilie Cioara was an enlightened mystic who lived in Eastern Europe. His writings in 16 books describe the experience of meditation and enlightenment, as well as the practice of Self-knowing using all-encompassing Attention. Like Ramana Maharshi, Krishnamurti, Ekhart Tolle, his is a simple message of discovering our inner divine nature through the silence of the mind.
The Silence of the Mind is the first in a tetralogy by Ilie Cioara to be published by OBooks, to be followed byThe Wondrous Journey into the Depth of Our Being , Life is Eternal Newness and I Am Boundlessness
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing (October 16, 2011)
Available from: O Books and other retail and online booksellers in print and ebook.