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INTRODUCTION





smell, taste, touch, or feel, is Reality, or God if you like. Absolute 


completeness surrounds you wherever you go. So there is really 

no reason to bother yourself about it, except for the fact that we 

humans have long ago deceived ourselves into such a conined 


tangle of confusion and disarray that we scarcely even consider, 

much less experience for ourselves, the divinity within and all 


around us.

he Way of Liberation is a call to action; it is something you 


do. It is a doing that will undo you absolutely. If you do not do the 

teaching, if you do not study and apply it fearlessly, it cannot 


efect any transformation. he Way of Liberation is not a belief 

system; it is something to be put into practice. In this sense it is 

entirely practical.


To read this book as a spectator would be to miss the point. 

Being a spectator is easy and safe; being an active participant 


in your own awakening to Truth is neither easy nor safe. he 

way forward is unpredictable, the commitment absolute, the 


results not guaranteed. Did you really think that it could be any 

other way?


If you compare he Way of Liberation to other teachings, or 

interpret it through the lens of other teachings, you will inevita- 


bly misinterpret he Way to be something that it is not. In the 

modern age, with its instant access to all the world’s spiritual 

teachings, this is an especially pervasive problem. People often 


misinterpret what I say because they are iltering it through the 

lens of other spiritual teachings that may use a similar vocabulary. 


herefore, I suggest that you approach these teachings on their 

own merit without iltering them through the mind’s previous 


understanding.

No spiritual teaching is a direct path to enlightenment. In 


fact, there is no such thing as a path to enlightenment, simply be-







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