I have read countless books on spirituality in one form or another, and this is my absolute favorite. Vedanta will obviously not be to everyone's liking, but I have always considered it to be an unsurpassed spiritual philosophy. The trouble I have had with it at times, though, is that it all seems to get a bit too "heady." If there is anything I am convinced that I need to do in my life to progress, it's getting out of my head more. But the great thing about Robert Adams and "Silence of the Heart" is that this is indeed Vedanta with a heart. Somehow, Robert Adams, through these dialogues, makes the highest expressions of Vedanta accessible and relevant to our daily lives. This is not dry, sanitized, or isolated Advaita. Robert's style seems a perfect fit for my temperament.
I hesitate to share the following, because often when I read such things from others I wonder whether the person hasn't just deluded themselves. Still, I can in all honesty say that this book had a profound effect on my consciousness, many times to the point where I was experiencing a joy or sense of something so indescribale that words fail me. Several times, while reading this book, I felt on the verge of a breakthrough of such depth or wonder that I thought I might somehow be "swept away." All I can say, in my very clumsy way, is that this "book" was much more than reading a book. I have never experienced anything like it before from any other book I have ever read.