Subud the Coming New Age of Reality: The Most Complete Book on Subud, Volume 1

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Peace, 1999 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 600 pages
In Subud the Coming New Age of Reality, author Simon Monbaron, a self-proclaimed Subud "zealot", shares the knowledge, wisdom and experience he has gained from forty years of receiving the spiritual training known as the "latihan kejiwaan" of Subud. This massive (594 pages) tome is not just for Subud members, but for anyone who seeks the reality that lies beyond the material world. At last, here is a book I can give to friends and family members who are curious about what I do when I go off to receive the latihan, but are not yet ready to jump into the deep end to find out for themselves! For the merely curious, Monbaron's book recounts the history of Subud, and how it grew from a small group in Indonesia to a world-wide spiritual phenomenon. It tells the story of Muhammad Subuh Sumohadiwidjojo, an unremarkable government clerk whose life changed when a ball of light entered the top of his head when he was out for an evening stroll. And it discusses many aspects of the latihan, which is the central core of Subud. For those who are considering joining Subud, the Monbaron's book provides information regarding what this involves, as well as a detailed description of the Subud organization. Readers may also skip around and find out what Bapak had to say about topics as varied as suicide, feminism, reincarnation, sex, drug use, and many other questions and issues with which people struggle. Whether you use it as a reference manual, a source of fascinating anecdotes and spiritual insights, or a way to learn about a spiritual path of profound power and simplicity, Subud the Coming New Age of Reality is a treasure chest of immense value.
 

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Contents

Table of Contents
1
Introduction
7
SUBUD AND THE LATIHAN The Spiritual Side
13
a Surrendering to Almighty God
56
j The Healing of Our Character
91
Being with Others
305
SUBUD The Material Side
323
1 Pak Subuh
483
Appendixes
537
Glossary
585
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