The Mantram Handbook: A Practical Guide to Choosing Your Mantram and Calming Your Mind

The Mantram Handbook: A Practical Guide to Choosing Your Mantram and Calming Your Mind

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By (author) Eknath Easwaran

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  • Publisher: Nilgiri Press
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 211mm x 23mm | 295g
  • Publication date: 5 February 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Tomales
  • ISBN 10: 1586380281
  • ISBN 13: 9781586380281
  • Edition: 5, Revised
  • Edition statement: 5th Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 253,992

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The mantram, or mantra, is a short, powerful, spiritual formula from the world's great traditions, repeated silently in the mind, anytime, anywhere. Examples of mantrams are Rama, Rama, used by Gandhi, or My God and My All, repeated by St. Francis of Assisi, or Om Mani Padme Hum. Easwaran taught the use of the mantram for over forty years as part of his passage meditation program. He explains how the mantram works, and gives practical guidelines for using it to focus our thoughts and access deeper resources of strength, patience, and love. The mantram can help us replenish our energy, release creativity, and heal old conflicts. These resonant phrases work equally well for parents with young children, colleagues at work, couples in a relationship, in illness or depression, and even at the time of death. And Easwaran shows how repetition of the mantram can open the door to a life that is increasingly meaningful and fulfilling.

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Eknath Easwaran (1910-1999) was a well-respected spiritual guide, and his bestselling book Passage Meditation has sold 195,000 copies since 1978. His 26 books on spiritual living have been translated into 26 languages, and his editions of the Indian Classics have regularly been bestsellers. Easwaran was a professor of English literature and well known in India as a writer and speaker before coming to the United States in 1959 on the Fulbright exchange program. In 1961 he founded the Blue Mountain Center of Meditation, which carries on his work today through publications and retreats.