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Official Review: Supreme Realization by Anthony Nayagan

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[Following is an official review of "Supreme Realization" by Anthony Nayagan.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Supreme Realization, written by Anthony Nayagan, is a book about spiritual mysticism, which the author tells readers is as old as Christianity itself. Nayagan uses several resources to explain that acquiring “self-knowledge” is the foundation of spiritual mysticism, and he explores how mystical faith involves realizing the likeness of God within us. The author cites numerous passages in the Bible to explore how names such as Adam, Moses, Elijah, Joseph, Christ, His disciples, and Mother Mary were mystics who executed “the Will of God.” He also posits that Jesus trained all of His apostles to be mystics. Moreover, he believes that “Mother Mary was the most incredible mystic who ever walked on this planet.”

Nayagan was born in Sri Lanka in the 1950s, and he recalls that his father was strict. The author left Sri Lanka in 1977, when he was twenty-four, and moved to the UK to continue his studies. In 1979, he went to the US, and he believes that “American culture allows for individuals to thrive.”

What I liked the most about the book was the author’s insightful reexamination of several biblical narratives. Above all, I enjoyed how Nayagan intertwines his challenges and ventures with a mystic perspective on religious texts, notably the Bible. As the book progresses, the author achieves a smooth and lovely blend of recollections, personal stories, biblical interpretations, and spiritual insights. I particularly enjoyed how the author examines the Book of the Prophet Ezekiel and how it delves deeply into the mystery of the seven layers of consciousness: physical, vital, mental, intellectual, beatitudes, self-awareness, and divine existence. The author posits that a non-dual state of consciousness (the seventh level or layer) is the essence of Christian mysticism.

Additionally, I found the book to be well-written and well-researched. Besides the Bible, the author cites several other religious sources, which I appreciated. For instance, he refers to the Upanishads, which explains that consciousness is the make-up of seven governing principles of the soul, and he also mentions how one can find a similar reference in the seven chakras. Similarly, we learn that the Quran stated that Allah created seven heavens in layers. I also liked how he uses scientific concepts, such as quantum physics, to substantiate his reflections.

With that said, I gladly give this book the highest rating: 4 out of 4 stars. There’s nothing I disliked about it, and it seemed professionally edited. I recommend it to open-minded readers who are interested in spiritual growth. If you have a markedly orthodox view of Christianity, though, some of the mystical concepts may not sit well with you.

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Post by Tablito »

Anthony looking into the mystery of the seven layers of consciousness in the book of Ezekiel must leave the reader learning a new thing.
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The detailed look at Christianity through the mysticism perspective sounds very interesting. I'll be adding this one to my shelves to read soon. Good job on the review!
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The impartial and objective approach of the author is remarkable. I appreciate your comprehensive review.
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Post by Nedbrian »

I could say the book tends towards voodoo with the review. Would rather skip reading this though
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Post by tarafarah7 »

Although today's BOTD isn't the one for me, those interested in spiritual growth and mysticism will enjoy this thought-provoking read. In addition to being well-written, it''s also professionally edited, which makes for an overall pleasant experience. Thank you for your thorough review. It was really helpful! :-)
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Post by ankushavhad »

Looks like a great spiritual resource book on the religion front. The emphasis on spiritual mysticism, through “self-knowledge” taking to mystical faith as the likeness of God is really amazing approach to narrate in. Nice review, mmm17. Thanks.
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An author’s journey to know God through spiritual mysticism sounds interesting. Thank you for your review.
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Post by María Andrea Fernández Sepúlveda »

I'm not sure I'm familiar enough with the Bible nor I understand quantum physics, but this book seems great for those seeking unorthodox spiritual growth.
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This is a book that explains several narratives of the bible from a new point of view. Congratulations BOTD!
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Post by Vickie Noel »

This book isn't for me as I believe that true Christianity has no ties with mysticism. Thanks for the review.
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Post by Yvonne Monique »

It's surprising that the Bible keeps getting explained from different perspectives, trying to find hidden meanings. I suppose I prefer to stick to the old fashioned way of reading and interpreting the Bible.
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Post by Ferdinand_Otieno »

This is an inspirational and honest account that highlights the mysticism and Christianity of an ordinary sinful Catholic man who searched for Truth in all religions. The book is temporarily free on Amazon Kindle and has a well-written OnlineBookClub review.Congrats on the BOTD.
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Post by Stephanie Elizabeth »

This book sounds like it's way out of my realm of understanding, but for those heavily influenced by religion, particularly the Bible, this would be a great read. I like that the author cites several resources as opossed to just the Bible. Thanks for the informative review.
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Post by Bles »

Supreme Realization by Anthony Nayagan seems like an informative book especially to those who would want to view Christianity through the mysticism perspective. I don't mind giving it a shot. Congratulations on the BOTD. Great review!
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