Meaning beyond Reason: A Rational Approach to How Self-Transcendence Precedes Self-Actualization in Man's Search for Meaning (Paperback)
What gives some the strength to go through life having to face suffering, while others having all the means to live, find no meaning to live for? The strength of the mind and its ability to search for meaning rests upon its structure. The most important task remains, which is to bring the person out of ignorance about the part of the mind that is better equipped to detect and understand meaning.
In a self-centered state of mind, one lacks the framework to distinguish between the inherent meaning in life and meaning experienced. As a result, the meaning of life is conditioned on favorable circumstances. A problem arises in circumstances of suffering when one's search for meaning does not yield meaning experienced, and one concludes that life has no meaning. The challenge is to provide the rational mind with a clear enough reason as to why it is not the primary source of understanding in one's search for meaning.
The aim of this book is to provide correct knowledge for the mind to structure itself to search for meaning by narrowing the gap between the rational and subjective understanding of the natural consciousness, and the experiential and holistic understanding of the pure consciousness.