Afterword

 

Just like I wrote the foreword and introduction before writing the book proper, I wrote the afterword after writing the book. What can I add? I tried as best I could. I’m sure that with time I would have come up with other addenda or better formulations, but the book may have never been finished. And I also didn’t want it to be too long. It would have been like a text-book, and nobody likes reading thick text-books.

I have never read any other book more times than this one in my efforts to make it as clear as possible.

While re-reading it, I experienced a strange phenomenon. Very often, I had the feeling that not only I hadn’t written the text, but that I was reading it for the first time. I had never experienced something like that.

The efforts to avoid logical contradictions within the system and to achieve clarity and balance required perhaps more time than writing the notes and ideas.

And, as I realised while writing, it was also difficult to observe the principle of only using the most precisely defined terms.

Many books on a similar topic use terms like human, being, god, soul, spirit, ego, love, etc. without even making the slightest attempt to define them or to indicate in what sense they are used in a given case, which may result in big misunderstandings or even misleading inaccuracies. I could mention the questions around ego referred to in this book as an example. Readers can judge by themselves how successful I was at avoiding this flaw.

If my opinions offended religious or atheistic beliefs, I am deeply sorry. It was by no means my intention, even if I am aware that my opinions about faiths that I consider too dogmatic should be more considerate.

On the other hand, there’s no book that everyone likes and it’s very likely that someone will like some parts of this one and will condemn me for others. But such is the fate of everyone who attempts to say something, especially if it is at something new or at saying something in a new way.

I would be happy if this book is seen as an unfinished work, and any observations, criticisms or even improvements and addenda to the information are welcome and, God willing, they will be added to a second, corrected edition, should there be one. The e-mail address for any comments is: info@miroslav-zelenka.cz

At the very end, as appropriate, I would like to thank the beings that contributed the most with the writing of this book as it is. Everyone who I’ve met in my life, regardless of whether the impression at the moment was positive or negative, were my great teachers and I hereby thank them. I also want to thank all the people close to me, who, more or less willingly, were my feedback and many times helped me with corrections, especially in terms of clarity.

At the end, I have left two beings whom I owe the most that this book exists and in this form. One is still alive and therefore their name will be known only to me and my loved ones. The second is Paul Brunton, who I’m sure many readers familiar with his work have realised. I have thanked both of them many times in spirit and I have no doubt that my gratitude has reached them.

I thank both, not only for the possibility of writing this book, but also for the knowledge I got through them.


 

Sources and recommended literature

 

 

The Notebooks of Paul Brunton

Thorwald Dethlefsen – The Challenge of Fate

Neale Donald Walsh – Conversations with God I, II, III

Stanislav Grof – The Cosmic Game and other books

Brian Green – The Elegant Universe

James Gleick – Chaos

Stephen Hawkins – The First Three Minutes of the Universe