|About the Book|
This compilation of essays contains the final handwritten teachings of Lee Lozowick (1943-2010) given during the last 18 months of his life. During that time Lee lived in the crucible of a terminal illness that limited his ability to speak, evenMoreThis compilation of essays contains the final handwritten teachings of Lee Lozowick (1943-2010) given during the last 18 months of his life. During that time Lee lived in the crucible of a terminal illness that limited his ability to speak, even while he continued to work & teach extensively, traveling in Europe & the U.S. up until the last 2 days of his life. Lee called these intimate epistles Words of Fire and Faith. Here the reader enters the teachers world & encounters a living flame that is simultaneously full of tenderness & compassion for the human predicament. As Lee walked the razors edge of his last months with dignity, grace & an unflagging commitment to the Path, so are his words imbued with an inner fire that burns away the identification & entrenched attachments of our self-preoccupation. These essays are a testimony of the authors own radical faith rooted in surrender to the Supreme Reality, fully incarnated in a lifetime of devotion to his spiritual master, Yogi Ramsuratkumar. In a natural outpouring, this book contains pith teachings as well as Lees sense of humor, tenderness, generosity & compassion, which characterized his work since its inception in 1975. As he wrote, Lee was engaged in extreme discipline, which honed his body and being into a state of illuminated clarity- his relentless communication was direct, made from heart to heart. This spiritual intimacy levies fierce challenges even as he simultaneously asserts, I have faith in you. Following any thread, one may be touched by the vibrant light of a gifted teacher who faced life & death with fire & faith, without backing down or compromise. His writings speak to universal themes: self-honesty, cultivating attention- sanctuary- working with vanity, pride, lust- enlightened culture- recognizing reality as it is, faith, grace, divine ravishment, & relationship with the Beloved. This book will inspire and enliven students of all spiritual paths, particularly those who are confronting their own mortality and seek to practice with a profound degree of refinement, as Lee Lozowick did, up to the moment & transition of bodily death. Lees constant directive to live fully in the fire of transformation rings true on every page- he tells us, without equivocation, that without a firm foundation, we cannot ride the waves of inexorable circumstance and the inevitable fact of death-the final moment in which we may actualize our full humanity in this lifetime.