The author shows us how to reach mental health by applying the classic techniques of his ancient tradition. The author explains how a stable and healthy mind is the starting point for our spiritual quest. He thus brings together psychology and religion in a most universal manner, showing that personality development and the search for ultimate values are one and the same discipline.
The book's approach is hard-hitting and practical, using case histories from the Swammi's thirty-five years' counseling experience in the United States. The reader, whatever his own beliefs, will be enriched by this new perspective on solving the concrete problems of daily life.
Psychologist O. Hobart Mower writes in the introduction: "The author is an accomplished scholar, not only in the field of classical religion, but also in respect to the theories and theoretical dilemmas of contemporary psychiatry, psychology, and sociology. Most of all, Swammi Akhilananda is a refined, sensitive, tolerant human being whose wisdom and kindliness have already touched the lives of innumerable persons and will, in the present will, in the present volume, bring new understanding and a surer perspective to many more.