Last year I published two booksÂ about the mind and how it creates stress, happiness, illness, and health. The books are Stressing Out Over Happiness, and The Guidebook to Stress, Meditation and Happiness.Â My goal is to goÂ far past the subject of the mind. This is why I wrote my latest book, 13Â Thirteen Pillars of Enlightenment,Â which is a novel about self-realization and enlightenment. This book will take you on a journey into the mind as that which we call “I,” or the self, and then far beyond. It took me more than 60 years of research and a year to write this book.
This newÂ work is a short narrative that leadsÂ you to find the most mysterious and illusive aspect of life throughout the ages. It’s been called self realization, enlightenment,Â or realizingÂ your true nature. NonethelessÂ these terms are relatively meaninglessÂ andÂ can only point to what exists behind that which we call the mind, body, and reality. So I am hoping that this book can point you toward your ownÂ experience if that’s what you desire.
My personal journey over many years led me toÂ this realization, and my goal is to share the most fundamental tenets related to enlightenment. In the book I also go into the problem of language in trying to shed light on something that is beyond language, concepts, and images. Ultimately, I hope that you will be able to find out for yourself where thoughts come from, how they form the mind and the world that seems to exist, and how to discover the true nature of the Self.