Book Review of “Life is Eternal Newness”

A practical book on meditation and enlightenment, a must read for any spiritual seeker. A more poetic Eckhart Tolle; Kahlil Gibran meets Krishnamurti. Ilie Cioara’s message is original and unique, as he never travelled to India and never belonged to any traditional school. By practicing the silence of the mind, through an all-encompassing attention, we discover and fulfill our innermost potential of becoming one with the divine spark that lies dormant within us.

In order to correctly understand Life in Its general unfoldment, as newness and freshness from one moment to another, we need to encounter It with the same qualities that It has. We need to welcome Life with a completely open being, through a direct contact. Neither the past, preserved in the memory, nor the future participate in this simple encounter. We just listen and watch — with an all-encompassing Attention — everything that appears automatically on the surface of our consciousness: thoughts, images, desires, fears, emotions etc. triggered by the impressions coming from the external world or from within our being. These outdated and inadequate apparitions — as “ego” in action — are completely dissipated by the rays of the Light-Attention.

Excerpts from Life Is Eternal Newness, published by OBooks

“This is a major contribution to modern mystical literature. Consider displaying this one with books by Eckhart Tolle, Krishnamurti, Teresa of Avila, Brother Lawrence and St. John of the Cross.” Anna Jedrziewski, Retailing Insight “This work stands independently of ancient traditions, well known sages, and the current nonduality scene. That is refreshing. This, and Cioara’s other works, are among the finest books on nondual consciousness.“ Jerry Katz, “Ilie Cioara can be compared to just a few: Rumi, Tolle but he actually is beyond what they have written in his simplicity of explanation and the experience of the poetry puts him in category by himself.” Lee Petersen, The Way of Consciousness Radio Show “This distinguished author broadly follows the teachings of the great Sage, Sri Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi, and also has affinities with Eckhart Tolle and J. Krishnamurti. I would strongly recommend this precious book to all those aspirants who are interested in and working for Self Realisation.” Alan Jacobs, President Ramana Maharshi Foundation UK

by Staff
Ilie Cioara was an enlightened mystic who did not belong to any lineage. He is unique in a way, in the sense that he lived in almost complete isolation, in Eastern Europe in a communist country, completely oblivious of nonduality, zen etc. Originally a Christian mystic, he practiced a mantra for over 20 years. One day, he felt an intuitive impulse to drop the mantra, and just practice the silence of the mind, by listening to the noises on the street, in the now. After following this practice for a few years, one morning, as he was waking up from his sleep, he suddenly experienced Enlightenment. His description of meditation is fresh and devoid of any tradition and jargon.