About the Book

Stumbling into Infinity: An Ordinary Man in the Sphere of Enlightenment is Michael's recently published memoir and gives an eloquent portrait of self-discovery, spiritual seeking and inquiry into the nature of truth. Author Michael Fischman poignantly captures a life-long journey of soul searching which ultimately brings him into the sphere of an inspiring and compassionate teacher. This teacher, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, would later become a world-renowned humanitarian and spiritual leader. Michael would himself go on to help in founding one the largest volunteer-run NGOs in the world, the Art of Living Foundation.

Michael’s writing is at once universal and yet extraordinarily intimate. Spanning continents and decades, this is the story of a disciple, of a young man coming into his own under the guidance of a wise and nurturing mentor. Yet it is also a deeply personal experience of the inner quest for purpose that each and every one of us embarks on at some stage in our lives. As much as this memoir will give the reader an insight into Michael’s life and the establishment of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Art of Living Foundation, it will certainly throw light into the heart of something subtle and dear to the reader as well. In this narrative we often find our own questions answered – about the nature of the spirit and the difficulty of expressing our sometimes troubled, and yet infinitely rewarding, journey upon this path.