Peace & Joy Within You: 10 Lessons In Spiritual Freedom (Going Beyond Religion) Touching The Source of Enlightenment - By Ramas Dev
"What an absolutely wonderful book! Ramas Dev captures the wisdom of many spiritual traditions (at their heart they are all the same) in his wise text 'Peace and Joy Within You'. What so captivates me about this book is how the author makes spiritual wisdom so accessible and readily applicable to our lives and spiritual journey. I am honored to write this short note praising this text. It will add to the spiritual understand of those just beginning their journey and those who have been on the narrow road for quite some time."
-Dr. Cardwell C. Nuckols
Author of "The Ego-Less SELF" and "Finding Freedom Through Illumination"
Peace and joy are the fruit of the Spirit
The Spirit is always free and perfect, and we (a soul) long for that freedom and perfection in the Spirit.
Words like love and freedom have quite the opposite meaning in the spiritual sense. Most of us may say that we are free with the given rights from the constitution. Yet countless souls are spiritually shackled in the darkness, and many more without being aware of it. The world has enough distractions to keep us all under its bondage. Thus the wheel of suffering continues to move, with us being its fuel. But we have to escape this cycle of spiritual blindness and suffering in order to realize the perfection of our soul in the Spirit.
This book delves into the topic of God while not being "religious." In opening up our heart to the Unfathomable and Immeasurable, we let our soul be revealed from behind the thick veil of the carnal mind. The aim is to understand who we really are beyond all notions, concepts, or expectations.
This book presents ten spiritual lessons which shed light on the ways of the carnal mind or the ego, and thus help us in our spiritual journey to bring about the spiritual freedom in us. Rather than pointing to the darkness we should try to realize the light that is in us.
Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness cannot overcome it.
This book includes short illustrations for the mind to grasp the concepts.
Each chapter ends with a poem which is inspiring and/or related to the chapter.
The main topics in this book are -
- Accepting life as it is
- Being content
- Focusing on the positive
- Forgiving all
- Overcoming Fear
- Doing good no matter what
- Taking it easy in life
- Having faith
- Letting go
- Surrendering to God