Title: Supreme Realization: A Journey into the depths of Conscious Energy
Author: Anthony Nayagan
Genre: Christian / Faith-Based
Supreme Realization: A Journey into the depths of Conscious Energy is the deeply personal, spiritual journey of the author, Anthony Nayagan, as he explores his beginnings in Christianity, the period where he left the Church to study Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam, and his return to Christianity to seek answers to his spiritual questions. Nayagan moves through the seven layers of humanistic consciousness and how they relate to conscious energy. The final layer of consciousness, the supreme consciousness, is what Nayagan deems the ultimate level where one’s complete being is devoted to the Will of God. Supreme Realization discusses the ways in which one can achieve supreme consciousness, as well as how meditation and yoga can assist in conversing with and understanding Jesus. He cites that releasing oneself from material desires, the ego, and self-consciousness is the way in which one can bring oneself closer to the embodiment of God.
One of the more interesting concepts of this book is the concept of duality. Adam and Eve were warned about the duality of Good and Evil and it became their downfall. In today’s society, we are often taught the value of individualism and uniqueness rather than the benefits of unity in oneness. The author argues that by separating oneself from the “I” and the ego and instead focusing on community, one will become closer to the heavenly.
Nayagan takes a practical approach to common questions about Christianity, which may appeal to many readers. He effectively separates the spiritual ideals of Christianity from many of the “scandals” that are heard about today. Having left the Church for many years, he questions whether there might be a common reason for the thousands of believers who end up leaving the Church, like him, and recognizes that it’s the Church’s responsibility to grow as the world grows and not be as set in their original ways. Nayagan draws interesting parallels between Hinduism and Christianity, drawing on familiar concepts including Nirvana and “prana,” the breath or vital energy in the body.
Perhaps one of the more practical references he cites throughout the book is Mother Theresa. Nayagan praises her for her spiritual consciousness and her ability to fully live out the ideals of God, most notably her charity. He uses her as a practical example of the ideals he preaches throughout his book.
Some parts of this book are difficult to comprehend, specifically for those who may not already have prior religious knowledge, or even believe in a higher power. It seems that one must be on the same page as the author regarding personal beliefs in order to gain substantial benefit from the book. Many chapters read similar to a sermon heard in church. Interpretations of Bible verses are plentiful. This book is best suited for readers who are looking to explore their spirituality with regards to Christianity, readers who already have the fundamental base beliefs to render this book beneficial in their own personal journey. Additionally, many may feel that the observations and points made are not concise. Although this may be due to the inherently intangible nature of the spiritual subject matter, readers may feel that what is said could be said in fewer words.
Supreme Consciousness slowly unfolds to beautifully reveal the answers to questions asked by those seeking enlightenment and further purpose in life. It is clear how much personal benefit and clarity the author gained by writing this book, which is heartwarming to witness for any reader. Readers struggling with their own personal journey with God will benefit significantly from this book.
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