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However, Brunton did submit a thesis to Roosevelt University and in recognition of that thesis gained the PhD credentials. [citation needed] This thesis was later published as "Indian Philosophy and Western Culture." [citation needed]

  • That's a quotation from the Wikipedia article about Paul Brunton. Somebody please tell me why you call those informations facts. Austerlitz 09:43, 22 August 2006 (UTC)
    • I do not consider the above doubtfule sentences facts. That is why I added the citation request. If no references will be added from a reputable sources for these two sentences in a few days then I will remove them. You can also remove the sentences yourself. Andries 10:40, 22 August 2006 (UTC)

A story about Brunton I like[edit]

Besides the question of Brunton being a Dr. or not, in Masson's book there are some stories about Brunton I like, one of them being the following: Brunton told little Jeff that the most evil kind of karma is born when one offends a spiritually highly developed person. People who committ this sort of crime will be destroyed time given. Then Brunton said, that he would withdraw his love from a person revolting against him until death comes, appearing then in a vision to that person, forgiving him and consoling him. Austerlitz 13:04, 27 November 2006 (UTC)

A quotation I like[edit]

  • Do not label yourself. If you say Hinduism, opponents will rise up and say Christianity. If you say Vedanta philosophy, they will oppose it with Western philosophy. Vivekananda's Vedanta was welcome and triumphant at the Chicago's World Fair of 1893. But at New York's World Fair in 1938, no exhibit or lecture by the Vedanta or Hindu Faith (or indeed any non-Christian and non-Judaic faith) was allowed. Thus the Ramakrishna Mission being labeled as a sect aroused suspicion and enmity. Therefore, form no cult, tie no label. Be forewarned and thus forearmed.

taken from Austerlitz 12:42, 28 November 2006 (UTC)

About Brunton's son Kenneth Thurston Hurst[edit]

He has written three books, as it seems to be. The last one has been a biography of his father.[1]Once he had been president of Prentice-Hall International. Austerlitz 12:26, 28 November 2006 (UTC)

Brunton's description of his illumination, as described (quoted) by his son in the biography is to be found following this link [2]
Recommendation of book by Kenneth Thurston Hurst, quite strange (to me):

Anthony Damiani[edit]

[3] —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 21:02, 1 February 2007 (UTC). Damiano Damiani Damiano Damiani Austerlitz 07:27, 2 February 2007 (UTC)

Paul Brunton and Ramana Maharishi[edit]

[4] Steve Taylor, citing Brunton, writes about his experience(s) with Ramana Maharishi: "And finally, after a period of wrestling with his own thoughts and his intellect, he had an experience of genuine enlightenment which changed him forever:

I find myself outside the rim of world consciousness. The planet which has so far harboured me disappears. I am in the midst of an ocean of blazing light. The latter, I feel rather than think, is the primeval stuff out of which worlds are created, the first state of matter. It stretches away into untellable infinite space, incredibly alive.3

references in footnote 3: Paul Brunton, A Search in Secret India, London: Rider, 1934/1972, p. 305"

Austerlitz -- (talk) 22:15, 9 January 2008 (UTC)
  • [5] The following article describes Paul Brunton's first visit to Sri Ramanasramam and one of the dialogues he had with the Maharshi. In this article, his former name "Hurst" was used. He later adopted Paul Brunton as his pen name which he ultimately made his permanent name.
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Let's expand the article on Paul Brunton; what about Brunton and Czech Republic, for example?

Austerlitz -- (talk) 19:42, 18 March 2009 (UTC)

Yes, more is needed on his philosophy and time in Egypt (Search in Secret Egypt) and A Hermit in the Himalayas. Also the section on 'reception' is biased towards criticism from one person. I'd like to see some other sources such as from those who appreciate his work (e.g. Sir Francis Younghusband.) Hurin333 (talk) 20:11, 19 October 2010 (UTC)

-- (talk) 14:10, 19 March 2009 (UTC)

His teachings[edit]

Austerlitz -- (talk) 11:51, 20 March 2009 (UTC)
-- (talk) 16:37, 20 March 2009 (UTC)

The writings of Glenn Friesen are very interesting, full of detailed information. I think it's good to place them in section Further reading.

Austerlitz -- (talk) 18:19, 20 March 2009 (UTC)

Lack of criticism[edit]

It is about time that someone puts this all hogwash into perspective. A critical perspective that is.

I myself - after reading the first 20 pages - find Secret India the work of a vain and delusional hoaxer.

Too bad wikipedia is so uncritical about this kind of persons. (talk) 11:45, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

One must read the entire book "A search in secret India" and then contemplate. Criticizing after reading first 20 pages does not justify this incredible masterpiece that introduced Ramana Maharshi to the West. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:52, 29 June 2017 (UTC)
Read "My father's guru." Joshua Jonathan -Let's talk! 17:30, 29 June 2017 (UTC)

Good sources for the article[edit] (talk) 01:57, 26 December 2010 (UTC)