Sankara Saranam, the son of self-exiled Iraqi Jews, holds a B.A. in religion from Columbia University and a master’s degree in Eastern texts and Sanskrit from St. John’s College in Santa Fe, N.M. A former monk and present-day teacher, lecturer, world traveler, poet and composer, he lives with his wife and son in Albuquerque, N.M.
God Without Religion [Tenth Anniversary Edition]
$9.99 – $14.95
“God Without Religion asks some difficult questions and advocates a more intelligent and thoughtful approach to the spiritual life. . . . Read it slowly, in sections, and become a positive influence toward religious understanding in the world.” —Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul and Dark Nights of the Soul
“This fine, fierce, wise, and deeply helpful book challenges everyone to find a direct relationship with the divine beyond the confines of the past, and offers rich advice and a bevy of powerful practices that can sustain such a relationship and continue to expand it.” —Andrew Harvey, author of The Direct Path and Sun at Midnight
“In this day when religions seem to be caught in stages of mindnumbing dogma, justification of violence, and meaningless ritual that do no more than sanctify greed and secular superiority, Sankara Saranam’s book offers hope and relief. You don’t have to be Jewish, Christian, or Muslim to see the real message here—God is part of us all and Western religions may be getting in the way of that realization if they continue on their present paths.” —Fred Alan Wolf, Ph.D., theoretical physicist, author of The Yoga of Time Travel, and a National Book Award winner
Why is the reason for God also the reason for no religion?
What can one person do to increase awareness and understanding?
What is behind religious conflict today?
Disillusioned with organized religion, millions of people are turning to secular humanism, neo-atheism, New Age thinking, Eastern religious practices, and mysticism while others retreat from spirituality altogether. A more satisfying and transformative option is to embark on a quest to discover what is real to you. Using time-tested tools of investigation into your own sense of self, you can examine your present beliefs, explore the nature of reality, and ultimately expand your identity and awareness.
God Without Religion introduces this age-old approach to self-inquiry for modern-day readers. Step by step, it offers a bridge between organized religion and self-realization for anyone questioning traditional dogma or its legacy of divisiveness. It also assists in overcoming limitations and notions of exclusivity promoted by modern-day movements. Included are 17 universal techniques for developing a personal understanding of the underlying substance of existence and broadening your view of yourself, others, and all of life.
Dimensions: 6 x 9 x 1 in.
Weight: 1 lbs.
Publication Date: January 2016
Format: E-book (epub)