Oneness Center Bern

What we speak
Becomes the house we live in.


Robert Wolff

Das Lächeln der Senoi: Was es bedeutet ein Mensch zu sein, which was published by the Oneness Center, is the German translation of the English book:

Original Wisdom
Stories of an Ancient Way of Knowing

The aboriginal Sng'oi of Malaysia - pre-industrial, pre-agricultural - live without cars or cell phones, without clock or schedules, in a lush, green place where worry and hurry, competition and suspicion are not known. These indigenous people - as do many other aboriginal groups - understand themselves to be part of all things, living and nonliving. From this understanding comes their acute and uncanny sense of the energies, emotions, and intentions of their places and the beings who populate it, and their willingness to follow this intuition and use it to make decisions about their actions each day.

Psychologist Robert Wolff, who has spent lifetime with indigenous people from many parts of the world, lived with the Sng'oi during the years he spent in Malaysia. He learned their language, shared their food, slept in their shelters, and came to love and admire these people who respect silence, trust time to reveal and heal, and live entirely in the present with joy. Even more, he came to recognize the depth of our alienation from these ways of living.

Much more than collective document of a disappearing people, these stories hold a mirror to our own existence, allowing us to see how far we have wandered from the ways of the Sng'oi. And ultimately the challenge us, in our fragmented world, to rediscover within ourselves the Sng'oi's humanity, trust, and sense of connection to all creation.

The English book is available trough regular book shops and online-bookselling.