From the Author:
The ocean was calm and serene. As I stood there by the shore, the blue, cold, and loving arms of the ocean spread and seemed to beckon me within their fold. My body and soul surged forward, and the cool and calm waves closed over my head. Far ahead, there was a glistening, a luminance guided me and, traveling on a glistening path, it took me deep into the folds of the ocean. At the end of the path lay a colony of pearls, shinning with inner perfection, illuminating the whole area with a soothing, subtle light. I caressed the pearls and played with them. As the moments went by, the pressure of the water began to build up, afraid of suffocation, I began to grope hither and thither to collect as many of the pearls as possible. Blankness engulfed, and when it cleared, I found myself lying on the shore. Reflecting, I saw my past illuminated with the pearls that I had collected, as the moments when my individual soul was one with the universal. A faint memory remains of those moments and some words as comments on them. Each of these comments, quotations to define, is a gist of a certain experience. Some of these quotations formed the basis of my previous two books. In the present volume I have collected all my quotations.