Wednesday, 5 December 2007

Happiness and the Art of Being is now available on Amazon and other sites

Happiness and the Art of Being: A Layman's Introduction to the Philosophy and Practice of the Spiritual Teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana has been available on the publisher's website at www.trafford.com/07-0799 since the end of October, but because they recently moved their printing operations to a new location, it is currently taking more than one month for them to fulfill orders.

However, because the publisher has arrangements with other companies to print their publications on demand in Europe and North America, Happiness and the Art of Being is now available more quickly on the sites of many other online booksellers, and through some of those booksellers it is available at a considerably reduced price. The following is a list of sites on which it is currently available:

  1. Amazon.com: Happiness and the Art of Being
  2. Amazon UK: Happiness and the Art of Being
  3. Amazon Canada: Happiness and the Art of Being
  4. Amazon France: Happiness and the Art of Being
  5. Amazon Germany: Happiness and the Art of Being
  6. Amazon Japan: Happiness and the Art of Being
  7. Blackwell Bookshop: Happiness and the Art of Being
  8. Barnes & Noble: Happiness and the Art of Being
  9. Waterstone's: Happiness and the Art of Being
  10. Abebooks.com: Happiness and the Art of Being
  11. Abebooks UK: Happiness and the Art of Being
  12. Abebooks France: Happiness and the Art of Being
  13. Abebooks Germany: Happiness and the Art of Being
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  18. Alibris UK: Happiness and the Art of Being
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A comparison of prices for this book in the US is available at All Bookstores: compare prices for Happiness and the Art of Being, and a comparison of prices for it in the US, UK, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and many other parts of the world is available at BookFinder4u: compare prices for Happiness and the Art of Being.

The contents of this book can be searched on Google Book Search: Happiness and the Art of Being and Google Book Search UK: Happiness and the Art of Being.

For further details about the availability of this book, particularly in India, please refer to Printed Versions of Happiness and the Art of Being on my main website, www.happinessofbeing.com.

In addition to this up-to-date information about the availability of printed copies of Happiness and the Art of Being, I have also added on my website information about the availability of The Path of Sri Ramana - Part One on Amazon at Amazon.com: The Path of Sri Ramana - Part One.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Michael,
I've been reading your book. I think most people would find it difficult to sink into the Self transcending body consciousness because they have to do some work everyday and hence their identification with the body remains and so do the vasanas. Holding onto a tenuous current of the Self doesn't really help because it's often lost when the mind is deeply immersed in work. My question is: What does it take to transcend body consciousness and ahamkara? Is it wanting or desiring self-realization to the exclusion of everything else until the goal is achieved(which would mean leading a meditative life)? Is it being in the presence of a guru who can be seen with the eye? I guess you had the fortune of spending time with Sadhu Om. Are you or do you know a guru who is established in the natural state? Pardon me if some of these questions sound stupid.

Anonymous said...

Michael,
How have you been? Long time since you posted an entry. You've probably already answered this question somewhere in your blog but I thought I'd ask anyway: How do you find hope when you've made earnest attempts at Self-enquiry, not made any tangible progress(because there is no glimpse of the 'I-I' state), don't have the Self in a human garb to say a few kind/harsh words to help you in your enquiry and have to remain in the mundane madness of the everyday world and deal with many egos including your own? I was also wondering if you could kindly post your personal(if there is one left;) experiences of attempting to go beyond the surface thoughts and deep into 'I am'. What kind of daily routine proved to be the most effective for you? Thanks!

Michael James - www.happinessofbeing.com said...

In reply to the above comment by Anonymous dated 07 March 2008, I have today written a separate article, Which sat-sanga will free us from our ego?.

Michael James - www.happinessofbeing.com said...

In reply to the above comment by Anonymous dated 24 March 2008, I have today written a separate article, Self-enquiry, personal experiences and daily routine.

Michael James - www.happinessofbeing.com said...

Sorry, in my previous comment, I pointed the link Self-enquiry, personal experiences and daily routine to the wrong article.

The correct link is Self-enquiry, personal experiences and daily routine.

Anonymous said...

I am wondering about the state/reality of atma-nishtha. Could it be experienced as unwavering transparency or receptivity or openness?