Meditation And Life by Swami Chinmayananda |A Book Review

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Product Details 

  • Pages: 208
  • Genre: Non – Fiction – Meditation and Spirituality
  • Publisher: Central Chinmaya Mission Trust (Edition : 2004 – 2005)
  • ISBN – 13:  9788175970663

My Rating: 4.8/5 (The Book is a Keeper)

Goodreads Rating: 4.05/5


“Holding the mind in joy, and so in quietude, stop all willing and thus win the final victory over the mind.”

That’s right; ‘mastery over the mind’ is the motto of this great piece of literature. An astounding yet simple portrayal of ‘how the mind that is nothing, but a dead matter can provoke a lot of problems and how to gain mastery over it.’ The author, Swami Chinmayananda Ji teaches us the basics and the logic behind meditation, its necessity, and the process. Also, he describes various methods through which one can incorporate meditation and its benefits in life such as Japa yoga, thought-parade and many more.

The book starts with the basics of meditation, various sheaths of the human body and how to get started; in further chapters, process and aid to meditation are also described precisely. The book motivates you to keep a spiritual diary and track your progress. Moreover, a sample of the spiritual diary is given at the end of the book. Also, the author dedicated the last part of the book only to the practice of meditation, which actually encourages you to practice it on a daily basis.

The connection between the different chapters and the narration of the book is flawless. Language is transparent. The way the book is written and the vocabulary is impressive. The pace is also good. This book helped me a lot on my spiritual journey, reveals to me the meaning and purpose of meditation and the goal of life.

To tell you the truth, the essence of this book lies in the understanding of the reader. If you are a spiritual reader like me or has even a little interest in spirituality or want to learn the art of meditation, then this is the book for you. It will help you to channelize your energy in to the right direction and anyone, who is a beginner or an experienced practitioner in meditation, can read this book.

‘Toward the acme of life hurry without haste; hasten slowly.’

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