Moments of Truth

Stories of a Doctor in Subud


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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/06/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 224
ISBN : 9781504313100

About the Book

When Rachman Mitchell was twenty-three years old, something happened that changed him forever and set him on a path of inner and outer adventure. He received an experience called the latihan, which gave a contact with his soul. Around the latihan grew an organization called Subud, which is spread across the world. Bapak was the bringer of the latihan. Rachman, Rohana, and their children went to live near him in Indonesia, and Rachman became his doctor. This book relates stories along the way to getting to Indonesia, being there with Bapak and facing challenges of adapting to the world again after returning to the West. Rachman provides an inside view of what life was like in the early days in Jakarta when very personal contact with Bapak was possible. His work as a doctor in Indonesia and elsewhere is an important theme and illustrates the development of a talent and a vocation over a long lifetime. These are stories about a man learning how to live, the mistakes he makes, and the joys and calamities that are visited upon him and how he learns to become more tolerant, more understanding, and more compassionate, less inclined to judgement. They are a blend of intimate reminiscence and fireside chat, being told with humility and humor.

About the Author

Rachman Mitchell grew up in England and trained to be a doctor. He was a spiritual seeker and discovered the latihan of Subud in his twenties. He was present when its founder, Bapak, bought this spiritual way to the West. Rachman married Rohana and they took their growing family to live in Indonesia, to be close to Bapak. After 15 years Rachman was forced to leave Indonesia and went to work in various countries to support his family. He and Rohana eventually settled in Perth, Western Australia. Rachman loves river swimming, classical music and corresponding with friends all over the world. He is a proud father, grandfather and great-grandfather of many descendants scattered around the globe.