“I picked up Awareness: The Perils and Opportunities of Reality … it did give me this extended afterglow effect of inner peace for two weeks. I’m probably going to reread it … it has proven very valuable to me.” Tim Ferriss, The Tim Ferriss Show
“Anthony DeMello is one my favorite enlightened guys.” Adyashanti, Open Gate Sangha & author of The End of Your World
“Even though Anthony DeMello’s approach reaches such vast dimensions, it is one he made available to anyone willing to enter this work of the soul.” Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul
“I will never forget the feeling of liberation; the sense he made of spirituality, of prayer, of the meaning of life; his humor; his marvelous storytelling. And it was all done in such a personal style.” J. Francis Stroud, S.J. author of Praying Naked
“This is your wake-up call! You may not have even realized you were sleep-walking. Most of us are most of the time. Awareness is an eye-opener. It’s Anthony DeMello telling you gently but firmly, ‘It’s time to get up now.” Charles Osgood, former host of CBS Sunday Morning
From his readers
AWARENESS: The Perils and Opportunities of Reality
More than 1,000 reader reviews rated Anthony DeMello’s books a remarkable 4.7/5.0 rating at Amazon
ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL BOOKS IN MY LIFE: Anthony de Mello is a superb spiritual teacher. He advance solid truths and practices in a clear and light mannered fashion. I recommend this book … to all who seek to broaden and improve the experience of life. In my world, this book is a must read, reread and read again, all the while practicing the suggested life approaches.
EVERYONE SHOULD READ DeMELLO: [Awareness] is one of my favorite books. Change the way you think, open your mind, get over yourself and others and expectations we place on everything!! Freeing. Be aware of how your life experiences shape your bias, the way how you feel, react, and listen to others and how to open yourself to others to understand their experiences purely and appreciatively for what they are.
A TRUE BLESSING: This book was a true blessing in my life. Right when I thought I knew it all and had the world by the (tail), I still felt that I was miserable and unhappy. I only read this book at the recommendation of a girl I was trying to impress. Turned out that (DeMello) impressed me more than I could have imagined. The book taught me that my pain and suffering was due largely to my own ability to not see the truth of its cause; that I brought on my own hellish agony.
EVERYONE ON EARTH SHOULD READ THIS BOOK! I was blown away by this book. I could not put it down. Everyone on earth should read this book. It is easy to comprehend. It isn’t full of theoretical and religious mumbo-jumbo. This book is practical, simple, and straight to the point. I felt as if DeMello was having a conversation- with me! I refer to this book again and again for my own growth as a book like this never gets old!
HAVING READ APPROXIMATELY 60 GAZILLION SPIRITUAL BOOKS, I was amazed that one could still blow me away. So succinct, clear, to the point, hard hitting. Truth by the ton. Eloquent, enlightening and easy to understand. Numerous quotes and stories that I have not read anywhere else. What a treasure!
THE WAY TO LOVE: The Last Meditations of Anthony DeMello
MIND BLOWING, HEART EXPANDING; A PERSONAL SPIRITUAL EARTHQUAKE: I’ve just finished my first read through of this most amazing work. I plan now to use it as a meditative practice, slowly absorbing its mighty insights for greater self understanding. That will be a slow process. I thought I was on the right path towards a certain degree of wisdom, but this book has instantly propelled me further that all the mistakes and thinking and insights I had accrued in my life to date.
CHANGED MY LIFE: I was going through a tough time and couldn’t get over a certain situation. I told my friend that nothing short of an exorcism would snap me out of this funk. She gave me this book and I felt better immediately after reading one chapter. Any time I have a bad day, I read a little bit of the book and it reminds me how great life is, and that we construct anxiety and other negative emotions in our minds for no reason. It teaches you how to let go.
THIS BOOK IS LIKE HE’S TALKING TO YOU ONE ON ONE: I think this man was probably enlightened – so worth reading. This book has a conversational style – like he’s talking to you one-on-one. Anyway – I think this guy, the Buddha and Jesus are talking about the same things.
IF YOU READ ONLY ONE BOOK THIS YEAR, MAKE IT THIS ONE: I carry this book in my car. I love this book with my whole heart. I can quote sections just because I’ve read it so many times! … it’s actually helping make me a better person!
AN EXTRAORDINARY, STUNNING SURPRISE: My friend turned me on to this book and author recently. I am not religious and neither is he. This book points your focus on the right and best things in life, allowing you to clear the way for happiness.