The Short Path to Enlightenment

Instructions for Immediate Awakening By Paul Brunton

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The Short Path to Enlightenment
Instructions for Immediate Awakening
by Paul Brunton

"Read this book as you would a scripture or a sutra and let it open your eyes to eternity." —Adyashanti

Subjects: Spiritual Life, Short Path, Inspiration & Personal Growth

6 x 9, paperback
160 pages

ISBN 10: 1-936012-30-8
ISBN 13: 978-1-936012-30-5

Book Details

Description

". . . Read this book as you would a scripture or a sutra and let it open your eyes to eternity." —Adyashanti


In transparent, jargon-free language, Paul Brunton makes truly accessible the essence of modern and traditional sudden-awakening teachings (Advaita, Zen, Dzogchen, Mahamudra, etc.). He calls them “Short Path” teachings: A simple recognition, a brief moment of grace, can make what seemed like a far-off spiritual goal actual here and now. The Short Path to Enlightenment abounds with inspiring, reliable pointers for how to cultivate these moments.

Includes:

      • How to move from the Long Path of spiritual 
         disciplines to the Short Path of direct insight

       • Short Path exercises

  • Experiences that may occur
     
  • Warnings
     
  • Stages of realization
     
  • Stabilizing the awakening
     
  • The nature of lasting enlightenment

Paul Brunton

Widely considered the most influential writer on systems of self-realization in the 20th century, Paul Brunton traveled the globe in search of authentic spiritual teachers, with whom he lived, meditated, and studied. Major reviewers acclaim his integrative writings as “sensible and compelling,” “a rich vein of wisdom,” “sensible, deep, and original,” etc., that “stand  beside Merton, Huxley, Suzuki, Watts, and Radhakrishnan.” He presents and makes accessible a broad spectrum of deep teachings, both East and West.

Early Praise from Adyashanti and Gangaji

"Paul Brunton gives voice to the profound teachings of immediate spiritual awakening that have the power to short circuit the seeker in us and reveal the true nature of reality here and now. The true gift of this wonderful book is in how nuanced and subtle Paul Brunton understood these profound and transformational teachings and how directly he conveys them. Read this book as you would a scripture or a sutra and let it open your eyes to eternity." —Adyashanti

"The Short Path to Enlightenment is a deeply supportive text from the extraordinary Paul Brunton, the spiritual explorer who first brought knowledge of Ramana Maharishi to the West. In this work, readers receive the invitation and instruction to discover the truth of oneself. This book is alive with supreme knowledge. May it support you in immediately and continually recognizing yourself." —Gangaji

More Praise

"This work, The Short Path to Enlightenment, consists of meaningful fresh passages that could have been composed today. Brunton was a literary force. His books were better written than those by any of the current communicators of nondual consciousness." —Jerry Katz, Nonduality.com

 

 

 

 

The Compilers

Compilers Mark Scorelle and Jeff Cox are both longtime students of Paul Brunton’s work and immersed in contemporary nondual teachings.

Jeff recently retired as president of Snow Lion Publications, publishers of many works by the Dalai Lama and other revered Buddhist teachers.

Both are available for promotional activities.

See a video with the editors

Click here to watch a video with the editor/compilers of The Short Path to Enlightenment.

See Perspectives, Notebooks

Click here for an introduction to Paul Brunton's major opus and to access other works by Paul Brunton.

See all our Paul Brunton titles

To see all our Paul Brunton titles, scroll down to The Complete Paul Brunton Opus below.

About Paul Brunton

Paul Brunton helps us hear the melody behind the medley of today's "spiritual marketplace." His late writings raise the bar for what we can expect of spiritual teachings and teachers, and what we can do for ourselves. Born in London in 1898, he soon became a leading pioneer of much of what we now take for granted. He traveled widely throughout the world (long before it was fashionable) to meet living masters of various traditions with whom he then lived and studied. His eleven early books from 1934–1952 shared much of what he learned, and helped set the stage for dramatic east-west exchanges of the late 20th century. Paul Brunton left more than 10,000 pages of enormously helpful new work in notebooks he reserved for posthumous publication, much of which is now available as The Notebooks of Paul Brunton. See "The Complete Paul Brunton Opus" in blue below to see his many works available on this site. You can also search on Paul Brunton in the search bar to browse the selections, or click on a link below for specific connections.

Click here for an article about Paul Brunton.

Click here for The Notebooks of Paul Brunton.

To access small theme-based books compiled from Paul Brunton's writings, scroll down to Derived from the Notebooks below.

To access Paul Brunton's early writings, published from 1934–1952, scroll down to Paul Brunton's Early Works below.

To access commentaries on Paul Brunton and his work by his leading student, Anthony Damiani, as well as other writings about Paul Brunton and/or his work, scroll down to Commentaries and Reflections on Paul Brunton and His Work below.

Book Details

". . . Read this book as you would a scripture or a sutra and let it open your eyes to eternity." —Adyashanti


In transparent, jargon-free language, Paul Brunton makes truly accessible the essence of modern and traditional sudden-awakening teachings (Advaita, Zen, Dzogchen, Mahamudra, etc.). He calls them “Short Path” teachings: A simple recognition, a brief moment of grace, can make what seemed like a far-off spiritual goal actual here and now. The Short Path to Enlightenment abounds with inspiring, reliable pointers for how to cultivate these moments.

Includes:

      • How to move from the Long Path of spiritual 
         disciplines to the Short Path of direct insight

       • Short Path exercises

  • Experiences that may occur
     
  • Warnings
     
  • Stages of realization
     
  • Stabilizing the awakening
     
  • The nature of lasting enlightenment

Widely considered the most influential writer on systems of self-realization in the 20th century, Paul Brunton traveled the globe in search of authentic spiritual teachers, with whom he lived, meditated, and studied. Major reviewers acclaim his integrative writings as “sensible and compelling,” “a rich vein of wisdom,” “sensible, deep, and original,” etc., that “stand  beside Merton, Huxley, Suzuki, Watts, and Radhakrishnan.” He presents and makes accessible a broad spectrum of deep teachings, both East and West.

"Paul Brunton gives voice to the profound teachings of immediate spiritual awakening that have the power to short circuit the seeker in us and reveal the true nature of reality here and now. The true gift of this wonderful book is in how nuanced and subtle Paul Brunton understood these profound and transformational teachings and how directly he conveys them. Read this book as you would a scripture or a sutra and let it open your eyes to eternity." —Adyashanti

"The Short Path to Enlightenment is a deeply supportive text from the extraordinary Paul Brunton, the spiritual explorer who first brought knowledge of Ramana Maharishi to the West. In this work, readers receive the invitation and instruction to discover the truth of oneself. This book is alive with supreme knowledge. May it support you in immediately and continually recognizing yourself." —Gangaji

"This work, The Short Path to Enlightenment, consists of meaningful fresh passages that could have been composed today. Brunton was a literary force. His books were better written than those by any of the current communicators of nondual consciousness." —Jerry Katz, Nonduality.com

 

 

 

 

Compilers Mark Scorelle and Jeff Cox are both longtime students of Paul Brunton’s work and immersed in contemporary nondual teachings.

Jeff recently retired as president of Snow Lion Publications, publishers of many works by the Dalai Lama and other revered Buddhist teachers.

Both are available for promotional activities.

Click here to watch a video with the editor/compilers of The Short Path to Enlightenment.

Click here for an introduction to Paul Brunton's major opus and to access other works by Paul Brunton.

To see all our Paul Brunton titles, scroll down to The Complete Paul Brunton Opus below.

About Paul Brunton

Larson Publications photo of author Paul Brunton

Paul Brunton helps us hear the melody behind the medley of today's "spiritual marketplace." His late writings raise the bar for what we can expect of spiritual teachings and teachers, and what we can do for ourselves. Born in London in 1898, he soon became a leading pioneer of much of what we now take for granted. He traveled widely throughout the world (long before it was fashionable) to meet living masters of various traditions with whom he then lived and studied. His eleven early books from 1934–1952 shared much of what he learned, and helped set the stage for dramatic east-west exchanges of the late 20th century. Paul Brunton left more than 10,000 pages of enormously helpful new work in notebooks he reserved for posthumous publication, much of which is now available as The Notebooks of Paul Brunton. See "The Complete Paul Brunton Opus" in blue below to see his many works available on this site. You can also search on Paul Brunton in the search bar to browse the selections, or click on a link below for specific connections.

Click here for an article about Paul Brunton.

Click here for The Notebooks of Paul Brunton.

To access small theme-based books compiled from Paul Brunton's writings, scroll down to Derived from the Notebooks below.

To access Paul Brunton's early writings, published from 1934–1952, scroll down to Paul Brunton's Early Works below.

To access commentaries on Paul Brunton and his work by his leading student, Anthony Damiani, as well as other writings about Paul Brunton and/or his work, scroll down to Commentaries and Reflections on Paul Brunton and His Work below.

The Complete Paul Brunton Opus:


The Notebooks of Paul Brunton:

Paul Brunton's most mature work, in the order he specified for posthumous publication.

Derived from The Notebooks:

Smaller books on popular/timely themes, developed from the Notebooks and published posthumously.

Early Works:

Paul Brunton's works published during his lifetime from 1934-1952

Commentaries/Reflections:

Commentaries/Reflections by other authors on Paul Brunton or his works.

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