Ian Gardner was born on the 20th February 1934 in Sri Lanka, then Ceylon, and christened Basil Ian Gunewardene. He was born two months prematurely and nearly died five times in his first two months. He moved to Australia in September 1969 where he changed his surname to Gardner. From childhood, he had an enquiring mind and an innate interest in the supernatural. Since 1986, nineteen years of regular periods of meditation, "searching within", reading and revelations have culminated in this free book which has been nine years in the making. Further writings followed and all his writings are available to all on the Internet free of charge. There is more information in the preface of the book. February 2020. My search - my journey, is now complete.
- animal instincts
- being still
- big bang
- I am
- life is a stage
- perceived reality
- spiritual growth
- spiritual progress
- sunbeam and sunlight
- The conscience
- The Illusion
- the journey
- the mind
- the Truth
- the voice of conscience
Tag Archives: spiritual progress
On 14.1.20. At about 3.45 this morning, as soon as I settled in the meditational posture I found myself in this incredibly beautiful, ice blue space: there was nothing there but it was absolutely, incredibly beautiful and I looked … Continue reading
Scrutinise your attitude towards all other fellow beings and all other things; the honest result indicates where you are on the spiritual path.
[Missing from between 04.01.11. ”Hope” and 05.01.11. ”The Pendulum Swings”] With spiritual progress one is able, in due course, to walk alongside life looking in with non-attachment. This brings peace of mind.
Contrary to appearances spiritual progress is occurring. What is occurring is like a long play: the story and stage remain the same whilst the actors change constantly and, having polished their performance, move on.
The pollution of the Earth and the universe – we have only recently started the latter – is due to over population and the self-indulgence of the majority of that population. The solution is spiritual growth to reduce self-indulgence … Continue reading
After a tadpole becomes a frog it can be comfortable in water or on land. However, after a caterpillar becomes a butterfly it cannot return to eating leaves and flightlessness.
What is important for spiritual growth is “process” not “substance”. The first is necessary and the second is interesting. Full enlightenment can be attained by process without substance. Process = Living: attitude and action. Substance = Acquisition: knowledge.
Paradoxically, the growth of the Soul results in its elimination but with the fruition of the Spirit in all its glory.
Observe the jellyfish swimming in the ocean. Compared to the drift of the current its efforts are minuscule. So it is with the efforts of the Soul – despite its efforts it goes with the flow.
The only thing involved in one’s spiritual growth is one’s attitude – the continual improvement of one’s attitude. Knowledge of material things is irrelevant, merely of intellectual interest to some.