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One of the top 3 meditation books. Highly recommend!
29 May 2018
I have read many books on meditation and would rate this among the top 3 books on meditation - the others being Pema Chodron's, "How to Meditate" and "The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying".
The main strengths of this books is that unlike some books which promote only one kind of meditation, Om Swami has explained all the different forms of meditation - from concentrative to contemplative, from focusing on breath, to chants, to self enquiry. This is extremely useful since different methods will appeal to different people and in the end meditation should not be about dogma - about following one method only but about letting the mind settle down, irrespective of the method involved.
Om Swami also narrates various anecdotes related to meditation and spirituality, which makes it an informative and at times humorous read. Like he says always smile during meditation since there are enough things to frown about. The author also makes it a point to point out how meditation should be part of a holistic life and is meaningless if other factors like compassion, love, kindness etc are not present in day to day interactions. He has also included a worksheet to track your progress in meditation. Highly recommend!
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