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Science of Being and Art of Living: Transcendental Meditation Paperback – November 1, 2001
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How do I know? When I was 21 my dear old mother paid $150 for me to take the transcendental meditation course. (She was a physician at a student health center and had seen her patients become healthier as they reduced their anxieties by meditating. Was the benefit psychosomatic, I asked her? Of course, she answered, the health benefits of anxiety/stress reduction are ALL psychosomatic but nonetheless real.) When I first "learned" I worried that "nothing was happening", so I asked my TM instructor. He basically answered that as long as my experience was consistent with the description of meditation in the book's chapter titled "How to Contact Being", then exactly what was supposed to be happening was indeed happening. In fact, as I continued to meditate over the next several days/months/years I became aware that what was happening during meditation was *exactly* as Maharishi Mahesh Yogi describes in the chapter.
As I recall Maharishi Mahesh Yogi points out in the book that meditation is completely natural in the sense people already know, subconsciously, how to do it and do it all the time without knowing it. About 10 years ago I tested this by teaching a friend of mine TM.Read more ›
For those who haven't, the book certainly provides the most in depth understanding and analysis of this unique meditation and its benefits in daily life. This insight can help you understand how TM is different from other meditations and decide for yourself if you want to go ahead and learn the technique from a qualified instructor.
For those who have already learned Transcendental Meditation, this book explains in detail the theory behind TM and acts as a valuable and authoritative resource to help you with questions either you or anyone else may have about the technique.
But in the end, it is just a book - if you want to experience the real thing, there is no substitute for actually learning it the only way you can - from a qualified teacher, one-to-one.
I did, and I've never looked back.
There are some helpful things in this book especially if you are new to the spiritual path. But if you are looking for a serious book on meditation in general look elsewhere. This is more on the 'so how are you doing now after learning TM' side.
the problem with the meditation is no one will take you in the arms and carry you. you have to walk on your own feet all alone. mark my words" anyone saying "give me some bucks and i will take you there" is only fooling you. money is necessary is for oranizations to spread knowledge. but one can always tell the difference between asking money for survival (in the form of donation and which usually small) or make money(2,500$).
meditation(zen, indian, buddhist) is a subjective science. it has survived from centuries even with out all those statistics these people give.
if you are insearch of a comprehensive book about hindu philosophy and meditation, read "Raja Yoga" by swami vivekananda.
he is the authority on meditation. his life says so. and this book is a beautiful explanation of the yoga sutras of "Patanjali"
the original ancient indian saint, who brought into existance the comprehensive system of yoga.(yoga here is not practising different postures. yoga literally means 'science to know oneself' meditation is but one step in it)( the popular meaning of yoga- which is practising different postures- is actually called 'hathayoga'; B.K.S.Iyengar is the authority here) no one can be a greater authority than sage patanjali in this area.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
There is no beating this translation - you can read this book a hundred times and always find something new that is highly relevant to where you are now!Published 1 month ago by RochelletheRabbit
Lessons help guide you along your journey of meditation. If you know the meditation that is, go find a teacher. It will change your life.Published 3 months ago by john cline
What can I say, this is my 5-th copy for another friend. Excellent "manual" for deep life questions.Published 3 months ago by kmlesniak