Following the death of Paul Brunton (1898-1981) his "Notebooks" were published in sixteen volumes. In them he set forward his distinctive world-encompassing spirituality. Meditations is an excellent collection of his thoughts edited by Sam and Leslie Cohen with chapters on troubles as teachers, cultivating repose and self-renewal, healing, death and separation, and finding a broader perspective. One of the hallmarks of Brunton's vision is his keen interest in discerning spiritual meaning in everything. Or as he puts it, "When every situation which life can offer is turned to the profit of spiritual growth, no situation can really be a bad one." This is a handy little volume of Paul Brunton's wisdom for people in crisis.