son of the brilliant founder of a thriving Wall Street investment firm,
Roy S. Neuberger was raised in elegant surroundings on Manhattan’s
exclusive Upper East Side, overlooking the splendor of Central Park.
Blessed with the finest education and the opportunity to partake of
New York’s cultural bounty, Roy and his siblings developed the
kind of youthful sophistication that only the privileged can know.
Why, when I have everything, do I feel
as if I have nothing? For Roy Neuberger life was an inexplicable nightmare.
Terrified of the black forces that seemed to engulf him, he was on a
rapidly whirling downward spiral. Is there a door that leads to truth?
Is there a door that leads to happiness?
2:00 a.m., Monday, January 10, 1966, then a twenty-three-year-old graduate
student at the University of Michigan, Roy awoke with a start. His marriage
was disintegrating; his grades were plummeting. He couldn’t breathe;
he had lost control. What else was there besides death?
It was then that Roy began to think
the unthinkable: Perhaps there is a reality beyond man’s understanding….
Perhaps Roy Neuberger is not the center of the universe. Thus began
a search for truth that would lead this desperate soul to immerse himself
in the teachings of Buddhism, then Hinduism, then Christianity. The
answer did not come until eight years later, when Roy unexpectedly heard
a message that would shake him to the core and give him the courage
to reclaim his long-buried Jewish soul.