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About the author:
Nelunika Gunawardena Rajapakse is a proud citizen of her world having been long in residence-nearly five decades-in the United States.
She is the only daughter, besides two precious sons, of the late Dionicious and Mildred Gunawardena, who arrived in the USA, in the mid-1960s. The latter was trained directly under Dr. Maria Montessori in 1943, and it was her pride and joy to share the original vision of Montessori, amidst a growing interest, then, in the United States-to assimilate and put into practice its innovative educational principles.
Nelunika, needless to say, has been a product of this unmatched authentic vision from the very inception of her life, to this day- naturally equipped to nurture, inspire, and educate children of humanity (from birth through adolescence, and beyond), grounded in moral-sensitive awareness.
Mentored all along by her resolutely dedicated Montessori pedagogue mother-and, together, having worked in partnership for three decades-Nelunika is a proud beneficiary of an experientially founded, intellectual legacy. She boasts a rich, cumulative history of exemplary Montessori in practice for over forty years, having been the head directress, administrator, and chief operating officer of the much admired Bainbridge~Solon Montessori School (1970-2012) that served scores of children and parents in Ohio, USA.
The author, above and beyond all things, cherishes her morally grounded 'lived and learned' upbringing under the nurturing guidance of her parents.
Nelunika, in turn, reflects on living a spiritually rich life through every breath of her own existence. She realizes that improvement and enrichment in sustaining values 'as a help to life'-to all that compose life-requires patience and mindful effort, hand in hand. Hence, maintaining a selfless cultivated awareness is crucial to life's overall success. The aspiration to guide others in the direction of true peace and eternal joy, thus, is Nelunika's heartfelt wish.
Presently, the author lives her renewed and pioneering vision along her steadfast mission to 'Raise the Position of Today's Child and the World' while sharing her 'Vision for Intellectual Wellness for all Ages'. As such, she disseminates her wisdom and expertise through the creation of invaluable time-stamps of her life-experience.
Additionally, Nelunika Gunawardena Rajapakse is a devoted professional trainer, and a mentor for parents-engaged in sharing her expertise to suit the needs of diverse audiences.
Rhythm of Nature, The Rhythm of Life!
A 'Seeds of Wisdom' Presentation - Book 2
Nelunika Gunawardena Rajapakse
This treasure of a book is intended to reflect-the virtue of mindfulness-a particular mental aspect, of quintessential importance, that unveils the intrinsic truth embodied in the wisdom, called 'LOVE' that binds all of life.
Today, regrettably, this 'LOVE' assumes a spectrum of differentiations-as degrees, forms, and types of mindsets. In brief, it is such compartmentalized love that continues to condition the experience of 'being' and 'becoming'-weaving, in turn, the ever continuous saga of 'change and dissatisfaction' reflectively looked upon as 'unenlightened existence'-trapped within the walls of mind, in vacillating time and space.
The essential nature of LOVE, however, is to surpass all distinctions and differentiations.
'Rhythm of Nature, The Rhythm of Life' is a meditative and reflective exposition, intended to purvey the illusory human reality that exists-within the peripheries of afflicted, dualistic mind.
Reality, in an ultimate sense, however, is the very ground of infinite potential from which ceaseless phenomena-as 'being' or 'non-being'-come to be, defining existence, or non-existence, characterized by interdependent co-emergence.
Accordingly, the universe of simultaneous individuality and collectivity is, in itself, the interactively selfless, ever-evolving and dissolving wonder of magical experience, trapped within the eighteen elements of being-namely, the six sense bases, six sense objects, and six sense consciousnesses-that spring from the primordial essence-mind.
Our sentient experience, with its ephemeral character-marked by incessantly cyclic originations and cessations-entails a sublime call for our contemplative attention; such an adoption of a centered attitude is pivotal towards awakening, while each apparitional microcosmic mind-body-within the macrocosmic tapestry of interdependence-travels along the path of 'the present', through time and space.
May the readers of this compendium of reflective thought ponder over their deeper human purpose which, in a sublime sense, must be to touch the vast ocean called 'life and being'-untainted and unbiased by compartmentalized thought.
'Rhythm of Nature, The Rhythm of Life', to recapitulate, is the melody, and the evanescent wonder, of deep interconnectedness and interpenetration that underlies all of 'form and being'. It is the awe-inspiring energy of vitality that is orchestrated throughout the entire cosmic scheme or spectrum of phenomenological existence, as synthesized experience in relativity!
- Publication Date:
- 1508624542 / 9781508624547
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White with Bleed
- Related Categories:
- Body, Mind & Spirit / Mindfulness & Meditation