A Way Beyond Religion

To Our Inner Spirit

by Raja Bhat MD



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/29/2004

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 272
ISBN : 9781418434700
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 272
ISBN : 9781418434694
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : E-Book
Page Count : 272
ISBN : 9781418460570

About the Book

This new book has taken many years of spiritual exploration to create. It explores spirituality within various religions, and finds spiritual gems within each religion while discarding what is contrary to universal human spirituality. The book tries to “tear out of religion whatever is tearing humanity apart.” It extracts ideas and teachings from our various religions that give us the ability to practice the trimmings of simple spirituality free from the trappings of religious dogma. It reviews various approaches to meditation, and finds a simple letting-go meditation practice which opens up our innate spirituality. This method works for everybody, and is free of religious exclusivity. The meditation practice is based on the teachings of the Tao, Zen, and the Hindu Upanishads, and is consistent with Islamic and Christian spirituality. Finally, it teaches and guides us in bringing the spirituality acquired from prayer and meditation into our everyday lives.


“This insightful and inspiring book is a call to set spirituality free from the dead-weight of religious dogma. It fearlessly exposes the madness of religious fundamentalism and offers instead the loving kindness of genuine spiritual awakening. Bigoted religion is a source of most of the conflicts bedeviling our world today. In this book Raja Bhat offers an exciting alternative: spirituality transcending religion.”


Timothy Freke, author and co-author of numerous books on religion and spirituality, such as Encyclopedia of Spirituality; The Jesus Mysteries; Jesus And The Lost Goddess; Spiritual Traditions: Essential Teachings To Transform Your Life; The Complete Guide To World Mysticism and many others.

About the Author

Dr. Raja Bhat, MD is a physician, Board Certified in Internal Medicine. He has been in private practice in Wilmington, North Carolina for over twenty years. Ever since he was a teenager, he has been interested in religion and spirituality, and has read extensively on these subjects, as well as about natural ways of healing. He has found personally that attaining spiritual enlightenment and awareness is extremely simple, and reveals the process in this book. The book helps us personally experience the tremendous wellspring of energy and wisdom within each one of us, and explains how to allow this inner consciousness to guide us in our everyday lives.