This book is the essence of Vedanta, the philosophy that affirms the oneness of all existence and the divinity of the soul. Simply reading this book becomes like a meditation on Vedantic truth and is a powerful way to reconnect with that ancient knowedge. Additional topics covered in Volume 7 are: the mind is mad; the state of witnessing; attachment is a disease; the three types of students; religion and spirituality; learning to conquer boredom; and the courage to surrender. Volume 7 contains Amma's teaching conversations and dialogues with devotees from October 1984 through January 1986 (with a few exceptions). All the conversations have been faithfully recorded by her senior disciples.