The word mantram means a short, powerful spiritual formula for the highest that we can conceive of--whether we call it God, or the ultimate reality, or Nature with a capital N. Whatever name we use, with the mantram we are calling up what is best and deepest in ourselves.In the first part of this book, you will find directions for selecting and using a mantram. The second part of the book shows how the mantram becomes a powerful tool for getting some control over your life: cultivating beneficial habits, transforming negative emotions like anxiety or hostility, or gaining a real sense of purpose. The secret is that the mantram enables us to direct our attention at will, from negative to positive channels.
About the Author:
EKNATH EASWARAN was chairman of the English department of a well-known Indian university when he came to the US on the Fulbright exchange program. In 1960 he established the Blue Mountain Center of Meditation in Berkeley, California. Besides the Mantram Handbook, Easwaran has written many books on meditation. He has translated three of India's best-loved scriptures with full introductions for the general reader--The Bhagavad Gita, The Dhammapada, and The Upanishads.REVIEWS:
"This clearly written little book is very pleasing. It gives precise, clear information about the power, uses, and variety of mantrams...Easwaran's book is to be recommended in the highest terms." CHOICE"How mantrams work, how to choose one, and how to use it--along with other ways of working on yourself. Spiritual, nonsectarian, quietly delightful." TOM FERGUSON