Welcome To The Mystic's Vision
This website is hosted by me, Swami Abhayananda, and is dedicated to the praise and glorification of God. It is founded on my own direct experience, and is intended to confirm, clarify, and propagate the perennial teachings of the mystics.
Here is the
Christmas Message for 2017
I must admit that, in this year of 2017, it has become more difficult to believe that the people of today are capable of understanding the message of Jesus. But, the people of Jesus’ time were just as incomprehending, yet he nevertheless proclaimed what had been revealed to him by his Father on high. And so, we too, despite the present climate, will proclaim that message once again:
‘All this world is made by God, is made of God, and resides in God. You, too, are, without any doubt, the very manifestation of God. He is within you and you are within Him. If your hearts were purified of ignorance and evil, you would be able to see that God alone exists as you and as all that makes up your world and beyond. This world is the kingdom of God, and you are His constituents. It is time that you became awake to the truth of your existence; it is time that you awoke to His presence in yourself and in everyone, and began to live as the divine being you were created to be.’
That is the message Jesus delivered so long ago, and that is his message to this day. You may celebrate this day as a day of miraculous birth, or as a day for gifts and decorations; but the day is marked on the calendar to celebrate his unchanging testament of truth, godliness and love. May you all, in reflective awareness of that message, have a very Merry Christmas.
― Swami Abhayananda, December, 2017
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All of the books and articles found on this website are concerned, not with religious doctrines, but with direct personal experience. This experience, 'the mystic's vision', occurs as one's individual consciousness is uplifted by Grace to union with the eternal Source of all consciousness and all being. That vision has been referred to as "enlightenment", "Self-realization", "the mystic marriage", or "union with God", but no matter what its called, this unitive experience is one and the same for all.
The mystic's vision challenges the ordinary way in which we see the world, for in that vision all is seen as divine; all is seen to be the one eternal Consciousness appearing as the various objects of the world. One who has experienced that vision and has known his or her transcendent identity as the one all-pervading Spirit is said to be a mystic. He/she is enlightened and knows with certainty that he/she is a wave on the ocean of God, immersed in God, united with God, and made of God.
My own mystical experience occurred in 1966, when I was twenty-eight years of age. I had been drawn to a remote cabin in the Santa Cruz mountains of California by my desire to know God. Prior to that time, I had known nothing of mysticism or mystical experience. Later, in the early 1980’s, I wrote about that
mystical experience and the circumstances surrounding it in my first book, The Supreme Self. This book is undoubtedly the best introduction to everything that I have written since that time, and may be read in its entirety or downloaded at the 'Read or Download Books' page. Other books, such as History of Mysticism, may also be found on that page.
If you prefer to browse through a sampler of my more recently posted articles on the mystical experience and related topics, go to the 'Read or Download Books' page, then open Volume One or Volume Two of the collection of articles entitled "The Mystic's Vision". There you will find numerous articles listed according to topic. By scrolling through the contents, you can find and read the article of your interest, or you may download the entire Volume. Other options may be found in the Menu in the column on the left.
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NOTE: Since April 22, 2013, all of my books and articles have been freely available for downloading to your computer or other device. Currently (as of September 21, 2017), this website has registered more than 59,000 visitors, and has registered many times that number of downloads. Our website address has been updated to: www.themysticsvision.com (it is no longer necessary to add "weebly" to the address).
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