A while back I blogged about how I boxed up almost all of the Radha Soami Satsang Beas (RSSB) books that I'd accumulated over some thirty-five years.
An Indian woman had contacted me, saying she was looking for older editions (first and second editions, ideally) of RSSB books published before 2000. I agreed to send her mine for the cost of mailing. They were sent to her relatives in this country, because shipping books to India is expensive.
Only one of the three boxes I sent off got to her. Two were lost, one seemingly because it was opened by the postal service to check if the contents indeed qualified for "book rate," then not resealed properly. I did my best to find the books via USPS staff, but had no luck.
I just heard from the woman again. She still wants to obtain copies of older RSSB books, preferably first or second editions, published before 2000. She wants the older editions because she has heard that they were rewritten, and she wants the "originals."
Email me (see right sidebar) if you have any books you don't want any more.
She will pay the mailing cost. I'll forward any emails I get to her. Then she and the prospective book provider can work things out. I was glad to get rid of books that were sitting in storage boxes in our attic. Books should be read, not stored away.
This woman has told me that she's interested in the RSSB teachings, though she isn't an initiate. This is what she told me in one of the first emails that we exchanged.
The basic reason why I am interested in the RSSB books is that I have a keen interest in philosophy. The journey "within" has been shrouded in mystery in all the ancient cultures of the world....mystics who have trod this path since time immemorial have alluded to it with vague accounts, but few have described it at any length. The RSSB books seem to have set it out simply, shorn of elaborate masks and interpretations...and they had made their books freely available to all seekers....at least till some time ago.