Star, June 14, 2006
In the Sphere of Silence
Author: Vijay Eswaran
Publisher: Rythm House, 221 pages
The mind is the single most powerful tool ever created by God. We have it at our beck and call and yet we choose to ignore it for most of our lives. As a result, we fail to realise that there is nothing, no knowledge, no resource to seek outside that we don’t already have within the recesses of our mind.
Vijay Eswaran’s powerful little book hopes to teach readers to harness the power of their minds. As he so aptly puts it, “So much of our money and so much of our time is spent shaping our bodies but if we spend a fraction of that time shaping our minds then the benefits are manifold. No one alive can remember how Socrates and Confucius looked like or Shakespeare or Bach or Beethoven, but what they and their minds have accomplished have spanned these centuries.”
The Sphere of Silence is a one-hour reflection that teaches us how to be still and examine what is within ourselves. By the simple and regular practice of the Sphere of Silence, we acquire an intense insight into everything we do and are able to accomplish great things with our lives; and, in the process, address the imbalance that exists in all of us and guide us to come to terms with the things we need to do. Eventually, to become better at who we are and what we are and why we are here. Ultimately, this will bring us to who we will be. This book helps us find the silence within so that we may find peace and harmony without.