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To Man In Truth

Enlightening Letters

Barry Long

246 pages
Barry Long Books
To Man in Truth is a spiritual master's response to the male predicament in today's world. While men are conditioned to serve progress, achieve success for themselves and build new solutions for old problems, it's increasingly obvious that the male-dominated thrust of society only makes matters worse. Barry Long appeals to men to wake up to the truth of themselves, listen to their women, and put love first. He received thousands of letters in his years as a spiritual teacher and always did his best to answer them. This book is a collection of questions and answers taken from his correspondence with men about the spiritual life, the difficulty of relationships, struggles with sexuality, problems at work, and the reality of enlightenment. This book will inform anyone endeavouring to put a spiritual teaching into practice. And it's an insight on issues that men rarely speak about.
Author Bio
Barry Long (1926-2003) was a writer and spiritual teacher with an original and challenging way of communicating age-old truths.

Born and raised in Australia he started out as a junior journalist and became the youngest-ever editor of a Sydney Sunday tabloid, somewhat prophetically called 'Truth'. At that time spiritual truth was far from his mind, but in his early 30s, the ambitious and successful family man began to question all his values. For some years his inner pain and suffering increased. Eventually, in 1965, he fled Australia and went to India. After many adventures, alone in the Himalayas he experienced what he called a 'mystic death', or the realization of immortality. This was the real beginning of his journey towards 'the unfathomable mystery of God or Life and that other divine mystery of true love between man and woman'.

He wrote of his insights and realizations and for thirty years gave talks and seminars in many countries. He inspired and guided many thousands of men and women without wanting to create a big organization or attract personal fame. He was concerned with the individual, not society. He taught that the way to truth and the reality of love is through direct experience, not belief or imagination; and that freedom comes from taking responsibility for one's own life. He was fulfilled by the prospect that one day someone might hear the truth from him and be able to live it. Evidently very many did. His legacy may be seen in their lives and in the work of some of those he inspired, including other teachers, notably Eckhart Tolle.