Foreword by Joseph Hunt
The collaboration with Alan Adams on this series has proven to be one of the more rewarding experiences of my life. Starting with Alan's seed-thought seven years ago, it has grown far beyond our first expectations. Now, with the story-boarding complete for the books that will complete the "Inner World Series," the two of us are hard at work to take our readers with us to the amazing conclusion in Book Four.
I would like to express my deep appreciation to my wife, Jamie; Swami Kriyananda; Jyotish and Devi Novak; David and Asha Praver; and Ananta and Maria McSweeney-all of the Ananda Church . So, too, my heart is filled with gratitude for K.O., T.A.H., B.R., L.R., William Gilg, and William DiVita. Thank you so much for your help and inspiration. Thanks also to Gianna Rocha, the proprietor of Bright Eyes (www.brighteyes.org), who worked with the manuscript, was responsible for the design and the layout of the book, and was an important resource in the logistics of getting this work published. Stavra Ketchmark was our copy editor. Many thanks to her for her contribution.
Martin Williams, a fellow lifer, wrote the song Starmaker (see, post , pp. 95 & 382) and generously allowed us to incorporate it into the book. For those who think the life of a high-security prisoner is limited to riots, shankings, trips to the hole, swigging pruno, ogling pinups, and plotting escape ... this book will serve as our rebuttal.
Finally, a word about the title. Blue is the color of prisoners, but it is also the color of this planet and the astral world. Dharma , from the Sanskirt root dhri, "to uphold or support," in simple terms, means religion or righteousness. In a deeper sense, it refers to the eternal laws that uphold the divine order of the universe and of man, its microcosm. It is written that Man should perform virtuous dharma so that he can free himself from the laws of cause and effect and thereby realize his true nature as spirit. The concept is explored in the Bhagavad Gita and in the book in your hands. I especially recommend the delusion-shattering translation of the Gita by Paramahansa Yoganada, the great yogi-saint from India , and author of the greatest book I ever read: The Autobiography of a Yogi .
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