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The Transcendental Meditation TM Book : How to Enjoy the Rest of Your Life Paperback – September 18, 2013
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About the Author
Barry Geller, who illustrated this book, was head of the design department of Maharishi International University Press, the international production facility for the Transcendental Meditation Movement in Europe. He now operates his own freelance advertising, illustration, and design business.
Top Customer Reviews
TM may be wonderful, but the book actually made me feel wary. I was originally drawn to TM by news reports of lowered blood pressure and stress reduction in practicers The book's emphasis on all the wonderful things you get, with very little effort, and very little detail on how, smacked, just a bit, of secret societies and too-good-to-be-true, $1000, instant-fixs.
And, to be honest, I wasn't looking for a sales tool, I was looking for a how-to, so I feel a little silly and a little duped.
Meditation was meant to be a spiritual experience, bringing you closer to oneness with the all pervading consciousness which is God. Any real meditative goal is really this process. During the course of doing this, there are many benefits, including those discussed by TM. A truly spiritual lesson should not be an opportunity for gouging people. $1,000 is absurd and I have to question the motivations of the organization. Something is not right about that. Ultimately, spiritually-related matters should be free, but understandably, it is not feasible. However, charging excess sums of money is a sin and goes against the spiritual laws.
So, if you want to benefit from this meditation, you should sit quietly with back erect and mentally chant your mantra (no specific method is required, just let it come naturally) (e.g., "OM") over and over again. You allow your mind to quiet gently without stress or pressure. Concentrate on the "OM" but don't strain. If you find your mind wandering during the meditation, just gently realize and return to the mantra. Do this for 20 minutes, twice a day.Read more ›
TM can never be learned from a book like any skill like painting, sports, music can't be learnt from a book. The TM fees maybe a bit high, but remember you have a life time of followup. I learnt TM in 1996, I still visit my local TM center for group meditation on Thursdays and still discuss my meditation with the TM teachers for free, nearly 20 years after i learnt it paying the fees!!!
The Book is well illustrated , lots of charts, bar diagrams, pie charts which make it easy to understand the benefits and differences between TM and others. The language is in a Socratic Question and Answer format and most of the questions are the ones any new comer would ask anyway. I use it to reinforce my TM practice whenever i slacken, to remind myself of the benefits i get for such a short investment of time everyday.
And here comes transcendental meditation to the rescue!!!!! In just 15 minutes, twice a day, if you use this special technique, (and only a qualified teacher can properly show you this technique, that can only be learned in person, NOT by a book or video or blah blah blah.) your life is saved!!! and you are now a happy camper!!!!
What a joke!!!! I can not beleive I spent five minutes reading this crap.
That is the only saving grace, that it is an easy read, and that it goes quick. It follows a 3rd grade reading type of style. OK, I am exaggerating a bit. But you get the point.
Please, do not buy this book. I truly beleive in the power of meditation, but ANY meditation, done with consistency and practice, is very very powerful, and you will earn the benefits just the same.
Save your pennies on this one people.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Too much verbiage. Could have completely covered the same material in half the pages.Published 1 month ago by Richard A. Herman
It explained what TM is but I was disappointed in how much it truly costs for training.Published 20 months ago by hoppyhartigan
Very simple written, stretches reality, and point you at needing to go to a center to learn how to TM.Published 21 months ago by Jwojo
Suitable for all readers, including children, this humorous explanation of how TM works and the benefits of TM is for everyone.Published 21 months ago by slosh
worthless for my growth. just tells you to meditate but doesn't help to learn how to meditate.Published on July 24, 2014 by melanie black