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Cover Image: The Book of Not Knowing: (Large Print)
The Book of Not Knowing: (Large Print)
Exploring the True Nature of Self, Mind, and Consciousness
by Peter Ralston
Publisher North Atlantic Books
Published on: 19 October 2011
Categories Mind Body Spirit, Philosophy, Self Help
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Our Price: US$60.98
 

Volume(s): 1
Format Details: 16pt, Verdana
ISBN(s): 9781459630741
About the Book
Over decades of martial arts and meditation practice, Peter Ralston discovered a curious and paradoxical fact: that true awareness arises from a state of not - knowing. Even the most sincere investigation of self and spirit, he says, is often sabotaged by our tendency to grab too quickly for answers and ideas as we retreat to the safety of the known. This ''Hitchhiker's Guide to Awareness'' provides helpful guideposts along an experiential journey for those Western minds predisposed to wandering off to old habits, cherished presumptions, and a stubbornly solid sense of self. With ease and clarity Ralston teaches readers how to become aware of the background patterns that they are usually too busy, stressed, or distracted to notice. The Book of Not Knowing points out the ways people get stuck in their lives and offers readers a way to make fresh choices about every aspect of their lives, from a place of awareness instead of autopilot.
About the Author
In 1975, Peter Ralston founded Cheng Hsin, a dogma - free approach to using direct experience in body/mind training, and two years later opened The Cheng Hsin School of Internal Martial Arts and Center for Ontological Research in Oakland, California. The first non - Asian ever to win the World Championship full - contact martial arts tournament, Ralston is author of Zen Body - Being, Cheng Hsin: Principles of Effortless Power, and other books.
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