• The Recognition Sutras

  • Illuminating a 1,000-Year-Old Spiritual Masterpiece
  • By: Christopher D Wallis
  • Narrated by: Christopher Wallis
  • Length: 22 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 10-31-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Christopher D Wallis
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.6 (97 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

One thousand years ago in the valley of Kashmir, a great Tantric master named Ksemaraja wrote his masterpiece: the Pratyabhijna-hrdaya, which means "The Essence of the Recognition Philosophy" - recognition, that is, of oneself as a direct expression of the universal divine Consciousness. Recognition also that this Consciousness is, in truth, all that exists, and that its five fundamental powers of awareness, enjoyment, willing, knowing, and acting are the sacred endowments of every sentient being. 
The Pratyabhijna-hrdaya was a concise primer, written to introduce spiritual seekers to the Recognition philosophy in less formally philosophical, more approachable language. What Ksemaraja created turned out to be one of the world's great spiritual masterpieces, breathtaking in its brevity but stunning in its power. It came to be considered equivalent to scripture itself by later generations, because of its undeniable inspiration. 
One of the most powerful and revelatory spiritual masterpieces of world history, the Pratyabhijna-hrdaya is one of the primary sources for the study and practice of nondual Tantrik Yoga, and it has never been accurately translated or fully explained until now. Christopher Wallis, author of Tantra Illuminated: The Philosophy, History, and Practice of a Timeless Tradition, expounds the subtleties of this spiritual and philosophical classic.
Please note: The audio references supplemental material that is not included with the purchase of this audiobook.
©2017 Christopher Wallis (P)2017 Christopher Wallis
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5 out of 5 stars
By Laura Hirner on 11-08-17

What just happened?

The sweet aftertaste of experiencing something extraordinary has remained ever since I finished “The Recognition Sutras“ just a couple days ago.

I haven’t merely "read" another book, but instead, I have been on a journey, experiencing something which I have no words to describe.

I LOVE THIS BOOK, and it is the first book I have the desire to immediately listen to again. So far, I have not come across anything like it, so to simply call it a “book“ feels like an understatement.

I don’t have any background in tantric philosophy, but Christopher’s way of writing made it so smooth and easy for me to understand. He seems to sense exactly what happens in a reader’s head and answers questions in the very moment they arise. Very comfortable to listen to, perfect pace, beautiful sanskrit sutras and even singing parts.

I feel fortunate to have discovered this treasure, and I highly recommend this masterpiece to anybody interested in the truth of existence.

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35 of 35 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By kim krukowski on 01-17-18

Where is the PDF?

What did you love best about The Recognition Sutras?

This is a great book, lots of info to contemplate

Any additional comments?

I am still reading this, on chapter 16 now. Twice I have been instructed to refer to the accompanying PDF, however, when I check my Audible library, there is no PDF to download? I think someone forgot to add it? It would be nice to have it since this is a very "heady" book to wrap yourself around.

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31 of 31 people found this review helpful

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