“Just because the state of enlightenment lies beyond the mind does not mean that the mind should be viewed as a hindrance on the Path. The true aspirant fully uses his body, emotions, and mind in order to help him toward his Goal. The lower aspects of man are only a barrier when they are allowed to work for their own, habit-formed desires. They become the aspirant’s dearest friend when they are employed in spiritual pursuits.
It is in this spirit that the current work, Three Essays on Universal Law, has been written... The reader who studies these Laws with one eye focused on the pages and the other eye focused within himself will gradually notice a framework emerging around which he can structure the seemingly unconnected events of his life. Each reader is invited to study these Higher Laws with the same intellectual skepticism which is characteristic of non-spiritual, academic studies. Nothing in these pages should be blindly accepted. Since the three Laws presented in this work play a major role in governing our everyday lives, if they are Truth, they should be able to stand the test of daily observation in the Laboratory of Life. The greatest end which this work can serve is to stimulate us to turn our intellects, now overburdened with solving life’s problems, toward solving the mysteries of life itself.”
~ Michael A. Singer from Three Essays on Universal Law
Michael Singer is one of my new, favorite spiritual teachers.
After reading The Untethered Soul and Living Untethered, I decided to take a deeper dive into his work. I went to Amazon to see what else he’s written. I found this book and another one that he wrote nearly 50 years ago. It’s fantastic. (Get a copy here.)
The book has a chapter-essay on each of his three Laws: The Law of Karma, The Law of Will, and The Law of Love.
It’s packed with Big Ideas and I’m excited to explore a handful of my favorites, so let’s jump straight in!
Quick note: In his acknowledgments, Singer gives “heartfelt recognition to Paramahansa Yogananda for his unending flow of inspiration. The wisdom of this great Teacher forms the guidance behind all my constructive thoughts and actions.”
After reading *that,* I got a bunch of Yogananda’s books. Check out our Notes on The Law of Success, How to Be a Success, Living Fearlessly and To Be Victorious in Life for some of his powerful practical spirituality.
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