THE MANTARAM HANDBOOK A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO CHOOSING YOUR MANTRAM AND CALMING YOUR MIND BY EKNATH EASWARAN
THE MANTRAM HANDBOOK
: JAICO PUBLISHING HOUSE
we are is the result of what we have thought:
formed and molded by our thoughts. Those
minds are shaped by selfless thoughts give joy
they speak or act. Joy follows them like a
shadow that never leaves them.”
one of the famous twin verses of The Compassionate Buddha, says the Mantram
Easwaran was professor of English literature at the University of Nagpur,
India. He is the founder of the Blue Mountain Center of Meditation.The Mantram
Handbook has a foreword The Brain, the Mind and the Mantram by Daniel H.
Mantram Handbook is one of the most precise and simple self help book that I
have read till date. I was skeptical about the book simply going by the name
and the synopsis as I have a mantram of my own. It rather turned out to be a valuable and an interesting read.
This beautifully written book is very clear in
its instructions as to how to initiate and choose your mantram. How the power
of mantram can help turn fear into fearlessness, anger into compassion and
hatred into love, basically keeping the mind steady ! How it can help in
excitement and depression. It also gives simple and easy guidelines as to how
we can become established in the mantram and how we can reap benefits of the
mantram in our life.
I could very easily correlate with the book. I
am sure a lot of readers would be able to connect with it as easily.
things that I liked the most about the book are, that all the religions have
been treated at par. Eknath Easwaran has basically said that you may belong to
any religion but you can still have a mantram of your own. The power of the
mantram will see you through thick and thin and will illumine your life for
thing that I liked the most about this book is that there is no spreading of
superstition of any kind. He rather demystifies the whole thing. Easwaran says
“the mantram transforms negative forces in consciousness into constructive
power.” Very well said I would say.
comes highly recommended especially to the spiritually inclined and also to
novices like me. Go ahead read the book and enrich your life.
says,”As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.”