The mastery of Alexander Filmer-Lorch lies in his ability to write straight to the point and in simple language about profound questions of human beings. The short chapters help to stay focused and to understand the subjects more deeply than any elaborate writing one finds in so many other books of this genre would do.
by Franziska Rosenzweig
"Meditation is to experience life in a new way - that is life as a means and not as an end.
Through meditation one gradually becomes present to one's own presence, which ultimately leads to the realisation that there is no aim in meditation apart from just to 'Be' in meditation.
To 'Be' in meditation means waking up to the notion that meditation is as much about dying as it is about living, or as much about life as it is about death, henceforward you die to your mind and thoughts that are subject to change, and become alive to what is permanent within hence not subject to change."
Summary of Alexander's personal conclusion after 30 years of regular & dedicated meditation practise