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The Yoga of Truth

The Yoga of Truth

Jnana: The Ancient Path of Silent Knowledge

A guide to Jnana Yoga--the Way of Silent Knowledge--by direct contemplation of the Unchangeable

• Shows that everything in one’s body, personality, thoughts, memories, and experiences has form and is changeable and, thus, is neither essential nor eternal

• Identifies the witnessing consciousness within--all that remains when the ephemeral is eliminated--as the real Self, the one and only unchanging eternal Being

In The Yoga of Truth, Peter Marchand, through a series of deceptively simple introspective questions, leads the seeker into discarding everything--body, personality, thoughts, memories, experiences--that disguises the ego’s relentless masquerade as the Self. This form of contemplation, with its constant commitment to witnessing without attachment, disempowers the ego’s fixation on its products, leading instead to the realization that the witnessing consciousness is, in fact, the one immutable Being within or without--the real Self, the true You.

The universal illusion rests upon space and time, body and elements, the life force, mind, intellect, ego, and Self. Jnana Yoga reveals not only the insubstantial and illusory nature of our presumptions but also our habitual commitment to the illusion of being an individual that they create. This illusion collapses like a house of cards before direct inspection. When something has form, when it can change, it cannot be the eternal with which we seek union. Witnessing consciousness stands alone as that which is without form. In The Yoga of Truth, Marchand leads us simply, and compellingly, to the truth of our nature and the peaceful bliss of true Being.
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  • Destiny Books | 
  • 160 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781594771651 | 
  • May 2007
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from Chapter 4

The Witness


SOME PEOPLE HAVE developed more awareness of the witness consciousness by going through some dangerous situation or accident. They remember that during those mere seconds that seemed to last for ages, they felt completely detached from what was happening. Even though their life might have been at risk, even though they might have been screaming at the top of their lungs, they remember at the same time being simply present as a peaceful witness, entirely unconcerned. This happens because of the very strong fear that threatens the very sanity of a person, and thus that person completely withdraws toward... see more

About the Author

Peter Marchand

Peter Marchand is one of the founders of Sanatan Society, a networking organization of the family and students of Harish Johari (1934-1999), a tantric scholar, poet, and artist who authored 12 books, including Chakras and Tools for Tantra. Marchand became a student of Johari in 1983 and teaches Rasa Sadhana and Jnana Yoga in Europe, India, the United States, and Canada. The author of The Yoga of Truth and The Yoga of the Nine Emotions, he lives in Belgium.

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