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Copyright:  2011 ISBN-13:  9780957190139

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Ariya Books
Universal Octopus

The Truth about Everything. How to access the Centre. How to understand it. How to use it. How to enter it forever.


CENTRE The Truth about Everything
by Brian Taylor

I discovered the Centre one night on a bridge over the River Chao Phya. I was thirty.

I came to see that all beings have this luminous Centre at the centre of their beings
and were, for the most part, unaware of its significance or even its existence.

. . . 

The first eight chapters are simple statements of the Truth. Some will recognise this immediately (where has this been all my life?). Others will reach for something else to read.

After chapter eight it is unicorns, unicorns all the way.  You may not believe it. 
You should not disbelieve it.  You suspend judgement.

BUT, the book does provide a method, a set of instructions and a map. If you can use them, you will experience these things, or some of them.  Yourself.

Buddha, One, Universal Octopus, Yoga, Past Lives, Kundalini, Chakras, Astrals,
Devas, Brahmas, Rebirth, 
Astral Travelling, Eternity,
Time Track, Healing, Rejuvenation, Immortality, Nirvana,
Heaven Worlds, Hell, Ethics,
History of the Universe


"A marvellous book!  In the light of its wisdom, all one's fragments of knowledge and experience
suddenly make sense.  Read 'CENTRE' and discover who you are!"
--Tim Ormonde, UK

"The most remarkable new book in the world today..." --Ariya Books, UK

"May all beings
use the CENTRE to be
ONE forever,
free from hatred, difficulties and pain,
completely free from Dukkha." 

--Martin Juchem, Germany

"A marvellous and truly stunning book!! A treasure indeed. A way to complete happiness is here.
It is ALL UP TO US. Read chapter 37 and find out WHY things are the way they are for YOU."
--Pisamorn Chulsrikaival, Thailand

"BRIAN TAYLOR, who lives in Cornwall, is confident
that his latest book, 'CENTRE  THE TRUTH ABOUT EVERYTHING', is a work that will change your life.

Brian, a practising Buddhist, describes how a process
of CENTERING meditation, when practised correctly and over time, will allow us to discover hidden depths to ourselves
that we did not know existed.

On occasions the book is a challenging read
but if the benefits are as described, the effort in reading and attempting to understand what Brian is trying to tell us, will certainly be worthwhile."

Rorie Smith, Writer & Journalist, England

 Paperback  £9.99 ($16.01)



I discovered the Centre one night on a bridge over the river Chao Phya. I was thirty.

I was thinking about Prince Siddhartha. At twenty-nine, the Prince, going out from his palace, had seen an old man, a sick man, a dead man and a wandering ascetic.

He realised that sickness, old age and death happened to men whether they had palaces or not. He came to the conclusion that,

"This world has fallen on hard times."

He left his family and home to seek the Truth.

Six years later, he became the Buddha and proclaimed that the solution to the problem of suffering lay in 'giving up this world and all attachment to it.'

During the Buddha's lifetime, some monks, on attaining the stage of Arahant (the final stage of perfection), did not wait for their lives to come to an end, but "took the knife". That is, they killed themselves. This really did seem an uncompromising way of "giving up the world".

The Buddha did not condemn them for this. He said it was a decision they were entitled to take and did not in any way affect their level of attainment. He did, however, discourage other monks from doing it, as it was getting the order of monks undesirable publicity among those who did not understand.

I walked across the river on one side of the bridge and back again on the other side. I stopped in the middle and looked down at the muddy water. It seemed that if life was in fact undesirable and the very source of suffering, and that death was inevitable, then it was perfectly reasonable to put an end to it sooner rather than later. I could find no attraction or attachment in myself at that moment for anything in the world. My hand rested on the handrail.

I realised that, for all its reasonableness, it was nevertheless a jump in the dark. Unlike the Buddha and his Arahants, I had not discovered where I would be heading.

Furthermore, if they had discovered something "beyond the world" how had they discovered it while still "in the world"?

I continued to walk to and fro across the bridge. I noted the odd fact that, although it was not particularly late and it carried a main road out of Bangkok, no traffic or pedestrians had appeared on it since I arrived.

I resumed my train of thought. How do you find out what lies beyond the world before actually leaving it? This did not seem to be something that thinking could resolve.

At this point, various names given to the Buddha began to arise spontaneously in my mind as a kind of list. The Perfect One, the Fully enlightened One, the All Knowing One, the Blissful One, the Blessed One... What caught my attention was the repetition of the word "One".

Of course these titles are English translations. The original Pali does not have (nor need) an equivalent of our "one". Nevertheless, the titles continued to present themselves in this way and I found myself quietly murmuring:-

One is not two,
That's all you have to do
One and not two
That's all you have to do.

My thinking petered out and came to an end.

But I did not jump.

To my surprise, a feeling of good humour arose. Where? It came from deep in the centre of my stomach where something, unexpectedly, became bright and smiled.

I didn't feel as though I had found something. I didn't quite feel that something had found me. I felt a boundless sense of integration.

I saw the whole world, together with the senses that contacted the world, were, and always had been, 'outside' and were and had always been the source of every conceivable form of suffering and inconvenience.

Later I came to see that all beings had this luminous Centre at the centre of their being and were, for the most part, unaware of its significance or even its existence.

This book contains the results of some of my researches into the Centre. Some may find it interesting.

However, in these matters as in others, the only experience that is of any use to you is your own. People can eulogise a particular brand of tea, but until you have tasted it yourself, it is second-hand experience. It may even be coffee.

Professional Reviews

Anthony Cheke, The Inner Bookshop, OXFORD
"I liked CENTRE, it is different and well done. The author is sharing something real, quite Zen, that he experienced on the bridge... and the book is an opportunity for a possible transmission to another. That's what I'm in the esoteric book business for - to supply books to help do just that. I wish the book every success."

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Reader Reviews for "CENTRE"

Reviewed by Linden Brough 12/20/2011
An outstanding book that will undoubtedly become a spiritual classic.
CENTRE is a thrilling guide to what Is and what can be experienced by anyone who follows the instructions. It makes one fully aware of the power of Ethics and its enormous effect on the shaping of human lives (both mentally and physically) and human happiness.
A book that can bring about a shift in consciousness - seeing from the point of view of the Centre, from which everything is seen to be part of the Whole.

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