I consider myself very privileged to have joined the year-long Maxi-Sadhana, directed by Tony, at Poona in 1976, together with Carlos Valles, S.J. and 16 other priests and nuns. I also had joined a number of Tony's retreats and conferences. Tony had the special gift in touching so many lives and was instrumental in their transformation. After more than 25 years, I continue to find sustenance in his writings. This book, translated from the Spanish, is an excellent introduction to Tony's recurrent themes on being free from illusions and any fixed ideas of God, self and the world. He is like a Zen master, guiding people to enlightenment through anecdotes, stories and practical meditative exercises. The fundamental and universal human aspirations for: peace, happiness, life, freedom, love, prayer, liberation, spirituality and healing are all responded to in these conferences. You can dip into any page and find much nourishment. This is true of all his writings, tapes and videos--if you relate to him with the awareness of one's hunger and poverty of spirit and not trying to scrutinise him for doctrinaire orthodoxy. Do not mistake the finger which only points to the Mystery and Source which can never be fully conceptualised as the Moon. May all his readers share the blessings and liberations that I have personally experienced through coming into contact with Fr. Anthony de Mello.