The Ancient Science of Mantras: Wisdom of the Sages Paperback – 19 July 2017
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- Item Weight : 612 g
- Paperback : 486 pages
- ISBN-13 : 978-9386348715
- Dimensions : 13.97 x 3.1 x 21.59 cm
- ISBN-10 : 9789386348715
- Publisher : Jaico Publishing House; 1st edition (19 July 2017)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : 9386348713
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,041 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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But i surely want to express my feelings to all those who may like to read.
How lovingly Swamiji has reached out to help those , who really can not find a true guru, in this era of so many fraud baba's. If not all, there are many who are in search of proper guidance, and there could be no better thing, to get the purest of guidance, sitting in comforts of their homes, without visiting any hermitage to search a Guru. The Guru, himself chose to reach out to all His disciples.
Every VIDHI-VIDHAN described so minutely.
I am happy i got a chance to read this book, it surely must have reached me with some purpose, i hope divinity will provide me opportunity in my life, to practice the Divine Mantras.
Let us go through some common questions and their answers, so that it will become clear that whether we should purchase this book or not :
* What is genre of book?
This belongs to Non Fiction genre, since it is about science of Matntra, so it covers technicalities from the base to end and also establishes the cause and effect relationships between various sadhna’s.
* What does it covers?
Apart from what is mentioned in last question, it covers every nook and corner of successfully taking up Mantra Yoga as your main mode of spiritual journey.
* Will it be interesting and useful to me?
Let me quote the author’s words here “ If you don’t believe that God exists or that He (or She) can have a form, let me tell you at the outset that mantra yoga is not for you. You will not stand to gain much by walking the path of mantra yoga or reading this book”
With all due respect to the author, let me differ from the his words here: after reading this beautiful book, With a strong conviction I can tell you, it doesn’t matter whether you are interested in mantra science or not, just read it to see what the power of mantra can do. It will atleast give a peace of mind that something so powerful like this science exists!
* Does it Provides methods for successfully Realising your dreams and achieving your goal?
The way in which whole structure of mantra science is laid down in this book, it becomes imperative that you are going to successfully achieve your goals through it “Most important is to follow it right from the beginning to the end” as far as I understand it is a equation, where every variable is of utmost importance, you could only get result after getting the equation right.
* What is the approach of book, Traditional or Modernistic?
Since it is talking about an ancient science so naturally it is inclined towards traditional side of the subject, but we need not to be concerned about it, because afterwards author also amalgamates the modernistic side, otherwise this book will not fulfils its purpose of establishing Science of mantra at its right place.
* What is Structure of the book?
There are basically 4 units in the book i.e
All the above units covers several chapters that will talk about various topics such as Six limbs of mantra, Selecting right mantra, flaws in mantra and how to correct them, how to chant them correctly, invocation and its hurdles, Hand locks(mudras), Essential steps of Puruscharana (invocation), and so on….One will get amazed by plethora of topics introduced by author and mind it, while reading, you will realise each word in the book is from primary source and experience, not from secondary means of literature.
* What are the Sadhanas that are covered in the book?
Oh! my, while reading those sadhanas, it took me to another world, since Author himself does not specifically mention the names of sadhana, so I will let you read them yourself, but I can’t resist the temptation to share the name of one sadhana which I haven’t find anywhere else with such a clarity and precision. It is “SRI SUKTAM”
* Things worth special mention!!
- Most wonderful are the real life pictures of Author performing mudras (hand locks) for you, it makes content more practical and accessible.
- If nothing else, then you are surely going to love his personal anecdotes while treading the path of Mantra Yoga.
-This book gives you a hope and faith that if you dont have a guru then worry not, it will work as a guru for you and guides you on the path of mantra yoga and if you really want a Physical Guru then it gives you a special sadhana to ‘get your personal guru’
Last but not least, I feel that book like this comes once in a lifetime or centuries and gets to the status of scripture, it is a collector’s edition.
In fact, any saint who has risen above the bondage of body, mind and emotions, mastering the play of energies, apparently always had this high choice of leaving his body at his will and merge with the Universal Consciousness, having found the truth and having left with no unfinished business whatsoever in time and space. But such noble souls are rare who have consciously chosen to remain in the body and be available to the ordinary us for our benevolence and sharing of their truth, thus giving us a huge opportunity to find our own truth under their pure and perfect guidance. Salutations and Obeisances to the truth of such a mystic and saint Om Swami.
This is not an ordinary book. This books falls under the category of Bhakti - Mantra Sadhana. This really cannot be categorised under simple non fiction section. Its not autobiography or self help book. This is beyond all of this. In fact it has nothing to do with materialistic achievements in our life. It's for beyond. This book states everything one ever wants to know about Mantra Sadhana on path of Bhakti. Swamiji outlines details steps of what is Mantra and true process of invoking that Mantra.In short to bring Mantra to life.Not just this but everything about the process - Beads to use, how to perform Yagnya, place,time to choose, How to chose Mantra and every single related thing.In today's world one will rarely find such detailed work on this topic. And the icing on the cake is Swamiji is talking from his first hand experience. Every single steps is practiced and validated by him. To add he quotes several true stories from his personal life. Now what more one can ask for. The Words are less to praise such book in this era. Only serious and sincere seeker will find true wisdom in this book. But Swamiji has opened his treasure of wisdom for everyone. One who is even slightly interested on this path will get too much from this book. Thank you so much Swamiji. _/\_
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I can see that the author has a lot of knowledge and experience with this subject. And to someone on a similar path to the author of exploring mantra yoga will get something from this book. There is something in what the author is doing which is resonant but it didn't feel gentle and breezy and Godly - it felt a bit heavy and authoritarian. The spiritual path requires discipline and action, of course, but it shouldn't feel like a chore.
Looking into Kundalini Yoga mantras on youtube and practicing them will give a much more practical experience than this book.
I'm giving this 3 stars because some of the stories and mythology stories were interesting and shared in a pleasant spirit. I also feel that this is a technical & scientific book that does have truths in it. In the meantime I don't have the patience to chant something 5000 times when it hasn't been explained clearly why.
I don't like being harsh but this book really went against my grain.
Als ich noch mit Tabitha und den anderen zusammen arbeitete, fingen wir an mit dem Mantra-Singen (Gayathri Mantra). Unsere Wege trennten uns, denn im Gegensatz zu den anderen blieb ich beim Mantra-Singen. Jede/r hat ihre/seine Wahl... und muss unter Umständen auch mit den Konsequenzen leben.