You Are The Light -
Secrets of the Sages Made Simple
Do you want to experience Peace of Heart and Mind?
Muz Murray, British mystic and founder of the renowned Gandalf's Garden magazine and community in the London Sixties and spiritual mentor to yoga groups world-wide for half a century, shares his inspirational insights into the profound wisdom of the ancient sages.
Obscure utterances of the gurus and perennial problems that puzzle the earnest seeker are here clearly explained in refreshingly new and astonishing ways.
This book is for the spiritual heroes that choose to go it alone, beyond the confines of any religion.
Awakening to the wonder of what you are and where you fit in this incredible universe, will help you to keep your sanity in an increasingly insane world.
You Are the Light is not just another book to read, but one that cuts through all the spiritual claptrap and offers a practical way to uplift your experience of existence and alignment with your true nature.
Are you feeling lost and lonely in an incomprehensible world?
Here you may find secrets of existence you wish you already knew. If you had found this book 30 years ago, would it have made your life easier to bear?
You Are the Light will help you:
Overcome stress and depression by understanding how you and the world tick.
Reduce the anxiety of not knowing where you are going.
Overcome confusion and muddled thinking in spiritual matters
Achieve mastery of mind without hours of meditation.
Awaken enlightenment with the simplest and most efficacious methods.
Reveal what the ego—that mental parasite that controls you—doesn’t want you to know: how to gain freedom from its operations in your consciousness.
Some find this book even removes the stress of seeking Self-realisation.
As one yoga teacher and author says:
“You have put the last pieces of the jigsaw together. Now I understand how everything works and my place in it, I can get on with my life without having to strive or think about it anymore. You have my profound thanks.”
What Readers are saying:
“Thanks Muz; you put so much of my muddled learning into perspective. I understand better now the concept of Self.”
“Such a clear article about Self-Realisation… no confusion possible… such a wonderful explanation. Very happy to read this!”
“I like the directness and clarity of your writing. For me you are a breath of fresh air! You demystify the mystical and make it accessible. Your words are inspirational! Wonderful wisdom and beautifully expressed.”
“Europe’s answer to Eckhart Tolle!”
“I have never read a clearer expression about the role of the vasanas in clouding our true vision and the necessity of clearing the inner psyche of such elements... thank you for that! I find your style very easy to assimilate and understand and even rather complicated topics are made plain to understand for experts and "laypeople" alike.”
“I love your inner insights. I know exactly where you are coming from: excellent in depth analysis that most gloss over. God bless.”
“Your explanations are blowing my mind… My way of thinking is changing as a result. You have my gratitude.”
“Thank you Muz for these inspiring words of wisdom! … They are well needed in my life and others I know. You are a light in a world that feels unpredictable and challenging!”
“With so much insight & knowledge, we need a book like this so we therapists can pass it on and pass down to clients, people & those seeking clarity in an overwhelming, shifting world.”
“You have put order into my confused swirl of thoughts. Thank you.”
“I really value your work! It is so accessible and real for people who have households to run and jobs to do.”
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This Book Blew My Mind! *****
This book “blew my mind” and I am truly grateful for it ! Muz Murray is a truth-realized being with a real gift for making the most complex spiritual notions understandable and, as an Ayurvedic practioner, I would say “ flavourful and digestible”. This could be “Everything you always wanted to know about spirituality but were afraid to ask”… written in an easily accessible Q&A format, Murray has a knack for bringing the most complex concepts to life and providing us with examples and practical advice on how to reach a higher, more peaceful plane of existence in our daily lives.
The manner in which he conveys his deep understanding of the workings of the universe, coupled with a deep spiritual culture spanning all the great traditions makes for a wonderful reading experience. I savoured this book slowly, turning each of the many subjects broached in my mind until they made sense to me. Murray speaks with extreme generosity, kindness and humour to our heart and to our soul, pointing the way to self realization. I can honestly say that this book has changed my life for the better..
Europe's Answer to Eckhart Tolle!" *****
I hardly know how to thank Muz Murray enough for his superb sharing in his new book "You are the Light!" It is a perfect and practical tool for all Truth seekers. His unique and simply explained answers to many misunderstood spiritual notions are eye-opening. I found it an invaluable tool that will help yoga teachers to transmit the Knowledge of Ultimate Reality. The Alphabetical order of subjects will make their work much easier.
Reading this book, no one will be able to ignore what is truly essential in life. You will know everything about Yourself! Brilliant and very clear... Don't miss this book! Start to read it now!
Buy it! *****
Wonderful book, easy to read. Anybody who is interested in becoming a better person should read this book.
Must reading for Samadhi *****
Muz is an amazing author and friend. He has a way to explain the experience of samadhi like no other.
Muz also busts through the enlightenment trap.
This book is a must for anyone searching for the truth.
—Patrick Zeigler (Sekhem Healer)
A superb introduction to true spirituality from a genuine master *****
Not just an introduction; this book is an inspiration and a guide to all things mystical and philosophical that actually matter. Better still, understanding of the contents requires no religious affiliation. After all, why believe, or far worse, claim to believe anything you have not experienced yourself?
How to Light Up Your Life *****
“Muz Murray’s very readable and extremely compelling new book “You Are the Light” invites his readers to consider the possibility of living authentically in (and AS) the light of who they already are: Consciousness, itself.
Muz fearlessly addresses some of the wide-ranging questions of life itself like freedom, suffering, forgiveness, karma, happiness, love and death, just to name a few.
Writing with great clarity, deep wisdom and from the heart of truth, Muz Murray speaks with an authority only found in one who has actually “walked-the-walk.” There’s always a big difference between “knowing God” and knowing “about” God.
If you’re really ready to live a fully human incarnation within the dream world of Consciousness, then this is the book for you.
Two thumbs up! Highly recommended. “
—Chuck Hillig, (Author of Enlightenment for Beginners, The Magic King, The Way IT Is, Seeds for the Soul, and Looking for God: Seeing the Whole in One)
The only Spiritual Book you will ever need! *****
“You Are The Light is the only spiritual book you are ever going to need. And when you read it once you will want to read it over again to allow yourself to absorb it’s meaning and it’s real message.
I particularly like the way the book is formulated with Questions & Answers and believe me any questions you’ve ever had regarding spirituality Muz answers in such a way that is easy to understand and goes straight to the heart.
In this book he gives practical and easy methods of quietening the mind so that one then has the space to discover the Real Self.
With decades of experience and spiritual knowledge, Muz practices what he preaches, as being around him one feels his calm presence and the sense that he lives in the present moment or the NOW.
Whether you are just beginning your spiritual journey or have been practicing for years, You Are The Light brings you to the realization that you are That.
I love this book and it will be my constant spiritual companion from now on!
Muz Murray is a truly gifted author who brings to Light the true nature of Being.”
An easy way to understand Advaita *****
A very clear and easy way to understand Advaita, and also fresh little insights when you need to be reminded.
“There are not enough stars for this book! Nailed it, is an understatement. If you’re wanting to get light years ahead of enlightenment this book will get you there.” Enjoy every awakening moment.
This is to be savored not devoured.
Experience, Compassion, and Wisdom Shine Through on Every Page! *****
This lively and accessible book is a fine introduction to the teaching and practice of Advaita—the nondual teaching that we all are the one Self. Muz Murray—or Ramana Baba—is a deeply experienced teacher who has been a guide to seekers for decades in Europe and in India. His realization of nonduality shines through each page, and we hear the voice of experience in how he wisely and compassionately addresses the concerns raised by his students and other inquirers.
The format of the book is innovative. The material is of many types: short articles, answers to questions in emails, responses to questions in satsangs in India and elsewhere. All of this is linked together by using the letters of the alphabet as an organizing principle. This allows to reader to dip into the book at any point and for as long as one likes. No matter where one starts, the reader will quickly encounter the voice of an experienced and compassionate guide.
Ramana Baba is at his best when helping his readers and hearers to see directly that they are in fact the one Self right now, and this book shows clearly that he knows how to evoke this standpoint in those who attend to his teaching.
If you are curious about Advaita or want to recognize that you are already in the nondual state—although the conscious mind and conventional belief keeps getting in your way—then this book is for you.
—Kenneth Rose (Author of The Light of the Self, Mystics, Sages and Saints, Yoga,
Meditation and Mysticism)
Another gem from Ramana Baba! *****
The wonderful writings of Muz Murray (Ramana Baba) have been like a guiding light for me ever since 1991, when an American Sadhu friend loaned me a copy of “SEEKING THE MASTER” in India. Murray’s inspired understanding of Sri Ramana Maharshi’s teachings has illuminated my own personal journey and deepened and enhanced my own appreciation for this non-dual wisdom.
50 years of deep reflection*****
You have put the last pieces of the jigsaw together. Now I understand how everything works and my place in it, I can get on with my life without having to strive or think about it anymore. You have my profound thanks.
50 years of deep reflection… this is why all you choose to share in your infinite wisdom should be honoured.
—Shola Caroline Arewa (Yoga teacher & author of Opening to Spirit, Chakras, Energy 4 Life: High Energy Conscious Living)
A Magical Object *****
Anyone who does not want to do any PRACTICAL work on himself, or question himself, had best keep away from this book, because it could be dangerous! This text is not aimed at those who just read three pages of anything every night because they cannot get to sleep.
On the contrary, if its contents are really understood… it is a book that takes away sleep and awakens you. Through a lively dialogue, sometimes raw, and certainly out of the conventional style of spiritual schemes and false myths, it encourages a voluntary desire for personal growth, or to say it better, it is a book that speaks of "inner work" and is directed to those who feel the need to evolve ... to grow ... to go beyond the limits of the current "humanity".
What is the shortest way that leads to the realization? You can choose the path that suits you best, but your seriousness will determine your progress. Reading this Manual of Awakening of the Consciousness, it is evident that besides our studying in depth the content of the book, the author invites us to apply the principles that are exposed in it in our lives, according to our own capabilities.
My advice is to buy it as you would buy a "magical" object to always keep at hand; opening it "random" and reading a few lines will serve to remind you that you are working on yourself, that you have attracted the reality that you observe right now in your life, and that you can change it by changing yourself.
The purpose of this book is to make you constantly return to the Centre ... whether you want to or not! "
It has helped me to understand many things and I confess that I have read it several times and each time I received new ideas and new ideas!
—Roberto Giarda (Italy)
A Book to Treasure *****
This is a book to treasure, to read and return to time and time again. Here Muz shares his vast spiritual knowledge in easy to read sections, arranged alphabetically for easy reference, in the form of questions put to him, and his in depth answers.
These include subjects such as God, Karma, Consciousness, Ego, Samadhi, Death, Self-Realisation, Illusion, Beingness, Mantra, Prana, Heart Centre, Prayer, Soul, Enlightenment, Omnipresence, and Time, to name but a few!
I don’t think that Muz ever speaks but from the heart and with great wisdom. I found this to be an excellent book.
A Brilliant Book! *****
A brilliant book, and one that I dip into many times after reading all the way through first. It gives me many reflections and explanations for my own inner spiritual journey.
A wonderful Book of Wisdom *****
“I have just finished my second reading of Muz Murray's latest book "You Are the Light: Secrets of the Sages Made Simple". Over the years I have read many spirituality orientated books and I can honestly say this is one of the very best I've ever come across. Written in a very easy and understandable manner that even I could get a grasp of!
Throughout the book Muz repeatedly conveys the essence of Advaita and what it means. He explains through simple analogy that if during a dream it is realised that everything and everyone is only you and that nothing is separate from yourself but is only an appearance within consciousness, and that you and everything in this daily dream of existence (which is generally referred to as the "real world") is also but an appearance within the seamless sentience of the universal Self.
This wonderful book contains page after page of logical wisdom which could be applied to everyday living.”
A Good Tool to Overcome Stress *****
You Are the Light: Secrets of the Sages Made Simple by Muz Murray is an insightful and profound book for all those readers who are spiritually seeking to make sense of life. Many of the writings in the book are transcripts from recordings of question and answer sessions, termed Satsangs, taken during sessions and workshops in India and other countries around the world. It is a good read for reference or learning more about a particular concept and assimilation of concepts.
The book goes beyond the barriers of all religion, gives you a different perception of the Universe, and helps you to remain sane in this mad, crazy world. The reality of truth mentioned in the book will resonate well with readers. The book is a good tool to overcome stress by giving a better understanding of how the world and people around you work, gives more clarity when it comes to learning about spiritual matters and control mind without too many hours of meditation, and teaches how to gain freedom from the negative workings of the ego.
The author does a good job helping readers understand the finer nuances of spirituality, and improving their thoughts, feelings, and development of the soul. I like the author’s interpretation of religion, spirituality, life and death, faith, forgiveness, karma, the Universe, and other topics related to it. His words give a new meaning to knowing God, and they are inspirational. The question and answer style of writing makes it easy for readers to comprehend and understand the essence of the Universe which is made up of Consciousness and its continuum. A beautifully laid out book that is good for personal knowledge, growth, and progress when it comes to self-discovery and understanding the workings of the Universe.
—Reviewed By Mamta Madhavan for "Readers’ Favorite"
Superb explanations *****
Excellent book - superb explanations about our spiritual questions. Read it regularly.
One book I will keep
Practical Methods for Inner Development and Awakening *****
When I started to read You Are the Light, I quickly realised that I could let go of the need to “study” the book rather than simply enjoying it, while still being able to clarify my doubts and find little “nuggets" of wisdom I can relate to my own experiences.
Muz Murray has written the kind of book that I could read and re read ad infinitum, discovering new dimensions every time I open its pages, even if I would do it at random. The subjects are organised in alphabetical order and the ease of the language used means that whether you go from the first to the last page or by topic, the book is consistent and accessible throughout. I admired the opportunity the reader has to find space to question existing ideas and conditioning in the light of evidence and the experiences that the author brilliantly manages to relate to his audience.
This is a book I would recommend to anyone who wants to clarify their doubts on topics ranging from meditation to stress, and from ego to reality, but it is also the perfect book for anyone looking to deepen their understanding of a spiritual path that unfortunately, Western society attaches too closely to intellectual knowledge and theory.
It is not only an inspiring book, but it also offers practical methods for inner development and awakening that anyone can follow in their busy day.
Profound Wisdom Simply Expressed *****
This is a rare gem of a spiritual book, in which the author conveys spiritual wisdom in a profound, yet simple way. It is about living life by being at one with the flow rather than acting in conflict with the flow. Topics are covered in small easy to read sections. Although the words are simple, they need reflection to allow the deep meaning to be absorbed.
The more one reads and re-reads, the more likely it is that the message will be deeply understood.
Sheer wisdom and experience *****
Very glad and happy to have bought your book off Amazon UK last night. Read the 1st 60 pages in 2 hours. The knowledge gleamed surprised me a lot. It takes many levels of stages to learn and grasp; together with many years of experience to derive. The more experienced the meditator the easier it is for them to grasp the deeper levels of insight and meaning than a beginner - regardless of their intellectual acumen. It's the sheer wisdom and experience you've collected over 60 years as an highly advanced Soul. It's not something to be taken for granted. And for someone like you to share that deep knowledge, experience, and advanced understanding interwoven into a book is priceless. It is a master-class stroke and effort. You deserve credit with a feather into your green cap. Thank you Muz.
It was amazing! *****
Absolutely brilliant, Muz is direct and to the point. One of the best no B.S books on what we are.
An excellent book! *****
A great follow-up to Sharing the Quest; a book everyone needs to read.
A new way of looking for those of us on the path to self realisation *****
Muz Murray uses his insights and life experience to guide the reader away from the pitfalls of spiritual searching toward a clearer understanding of where we are in the here and now.
An excellent and inspirational book that opens the heart and uplifts consciousness. Having also been inspired since an early age by the same Source I feel a strong resonance with what Muz has to offer. I read it from beginning to end and am now enjoying dipping into it wherever it opens…
The Philosopher's Stone for the earnest spiritual seeker
I have been on my spiritual journey for my years from being a practising Christian and reading revelation where I wasn't sure if I was the chosen ones on the right or the deluded on the left, which sent shock waves through me, culminating in me deciding to "prove all things, stay fast to that which is true" as exhorted in Thessalonians. Thus began my quest to know whether I was hell or heaven bound. My journey has been eventful embracing graduate study in the history, science and philosophy of religion, which lead me to Vipassana, Advaita Vedanta to name two. Yet, a few crucial questions remained.
And by a series of incidences I stumbled on this book. I uttered a sigh of relief upon reading a few pages. I am halfway through and am assured that this book triumphs. I will be reading and re reading. This book is for the beginner and for those well on the spiritual path. It expounds answers with utter clarity. It is warm and comforting. I just love this book and am so very grateful to have come across it.
Thank you Muz Murray for writing this book.
—Mrs. Margret McKenzie
A True Gift to the World *****
Thirty three years ago, as a seeker of Truth & grappling with esoteric writings I was guided to a Mantra Yoga Retreat given by Muz Murray. His Presence, his words, his profound wisdom, the sharing of his sacred knowledge made simple, his example of unconditional love & human-kindness, his humour & the true essence of his spirit resonated deeply within my soul from that moment. I’ve cherished all my copies of his published works & dip into them often! His latest book ‘You are the Light’ is a true gift to the world. A Manual for troubled times & a Guide for all to realise they are the Light.
It’s the only book of spiritual wisdom I’ll ever need... Thankyou.
Amazing book! *****
I got this amazing book and am reading it now. The book clears the doubts that arise in the mind and brings clarity to the thoughts.
Thank you so much Muz Murray.
Encyclopedic Wisdom from A to Z *****
It could be titled: Everything you need to know about spirituality, the cosmos, kindness and humility! No matter where you may be from beginner to advanced aspirant, there is a plethora of encouragement, nourishment and tenderness on these pages.
Rarely have I found wisdom delivered with such humor, lightness and joy! It is, indeed, light from true Light!
It is no coincidence that you are reading this. *****
“We are each drawn to our Path of Self Realization. The Universe is much more than just “On your side”. As I and others have been drawn to the light of Muz Murray, your call to Awakening has brought you here. With the right example, commitment and practice, you will see great progress on your Spiritual journey. This lucid manuscript gives you vital insights from one who is One, and would help you to attain your natural potential from the Universe.
—Mark Wright, The Grateful Pilgrim
Muz and Wisdom *****
Look no further!!
A "Must Read" Book! *****
The author has beautifully simplified every subject so that readers can easily understand the true essence of Being. This “must read book” sets out to unfold our true connection to life, soul, spirit, nature and the whole universe, and wonderfully fulfils its objective. It also validates the natural occurrence of NDE and ADE and sheds light on many puzzling questions regarding mystical experience that confuse many vision seekers.
This book serves us well as a lifetime of spiritual knowledge is here shared by a truly exceptional, radiant, unique and immensely gifted individual. Thank you Muz Murray, I am forever grateful.
The Truth *****
Another brilliant book by Muz Murray! You are the Light is an illuminating book, written in an easy style, with insights simply explained. The author's light shines brightly, and transmits from page to page. Always after reading one of Muz’s books, I feel I have had a personal teaching from him, through his words that touch my heart from his.
A must-have read on spirituality *****
A very clear exposition of many of the issues raised by spiritual seekers. Gets to the heart of the matter.
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A Superb Book!
A beautiful book filled with the profound wisdom of the ancient sages. Muz Murray takes complex spiritual teachings and makes them accessible to everyone. This book is inspirational; it is a joy to read and to imbibe the profound teachings on every page. A book to treasure and uplift with each reading.
He [Muz Murray] is consistent with all the current persons on this topic... Byron Katie, Eckhart Tolle, Mooji, etc. I like to hear the same message in many different forms.
An Excellent Addition for Yoga Teachers *****
Following his spiritual awakening in his mid-twenties, Spiritual Mystic Muz Murray, helps us understand the essence of the teachings of Sages of all times with clarity, simplicity and relevance to the present day seeker of the Self.
The title and cover of this book caught my attention and curiosity, and begins with the author’s life's intention to 'take people home'... and this book shares spiritual insight that guides us ‘home’ to the heart to live life spiritually.
Each topic invites us to pause, breathe, and reflect regardless of whether it is several pages long or prescribed as a direct one-liner, as with:
“Non-Attachment – is not renunciation of everything, but the loving enjoyment of everything, without hanging on to it in your thoughts.”
Muz is an exponent of Advaita and this message is repeated in different ways throughout the book.
There is assurance and maturity in his voice – sometimes an unexpected directness, but above all, human warmth, and humility, as he says himself that he is ‘reminding us of what is inherently known.’
Muz provides a comprehensive overview of Advaita in answering many questions both for the novice and advanced reader.
I am sure You Are the Light will be an excellent addition for yoga teachers and others interested in connecting to the source of their Being.
—Nina Dhiman - Spectrum (British Wheel of Yoga journal)
Inspirational and gripping! *****
This book was inspirational from the first to the last page. It is a book that needs to be savoured.
So many experiences in this book struck a chord with me and explained a lot about my journey so far.
The author explains that we don’t have to complicate things and just be!
That’s the best advice anyone could give.
I would recommend anyone to read this book and I’ll definitely revisit.
A Wonderful Author *****
I love reading this book before bed; it kinda gives me a chance to relax my mind, It reads very well, so now I just open it to a page and reflect on its message.
Muz is a wonderful author and fabulous teacher with loads of humour and humanity!
An A-Z of Wisdom *****
I don't think this is a book to read from end to end (unless you want to) but if you need to know what is really going on using something that is bothering you or that you don't understand as a starting point, then here you go!
(The A-Z was an efficient and widely used pre-Google Maps way of finding your way around a city. You looked up a street name in the index, opened the corresponding map page and found your way to where you wanted to go.
This book is like that, but every entry is a reminder that you are not this, not this.)
Worth adding to your library *****
A substantial and beautifully written compendium of spiritual guidance, written by a well respected spiritual master in his usual elegant and easy to understand style. A very special book.
Bless You for Your Amazing and Inspiring book! *****
What can I say except an enormous thank you and bless you for your amazing and inspiring book. After years of exploration, I have finally found that I am awakened to the light that I already am. I cannot thank you enough for your clear explanations and internal regimes. I have just completed the book and am going to reread it again in a few week's time. Wishing you many continued blessings and with my gratitude.
Great Book *****
Great book, well-explained. If you're looking for a different concept, I highly recommend you look at this book
Inspiring and instructional *****
A beautiful book, written with grace. It is clearly informative, inspiring and instructional.
Brilliant Insights *****
A great book with some brilliant insights and wisdom.
If you want to understand spirituality and enlightenment and what it really means then this book has it all. Addressed in a concise way, yet it has a profound understanding for you if you are ready for it. A really good read on enlightenment.
Great insights about what a real enlightened teacher shows up as. Great stuff.
Bernadette Dimitrov aka Mrs Claus
This work is a classic *****
Muz is a very special person, a one-off & he can translate into understandable words, the many mysteries that surround us. This work is a classic & well deserves to be a best-seller.
I am lucky to have read it *****
I am lucky to have read it.,, I found it easy to read with profound knowledge, which is so important for humanity to have so that we can progress on the right path.
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