Modern Mantras

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Barron's Educational Series, 2002 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 240 pages
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A mantra is a life-affirming way of tapping into the fertile resources of mental energy that every man and woman possesses. Passed down through the ages, mantras are chants that have been used for inspiration and as aids to meditation by the faithful in most of the world's religions. But even in our more secular age, mantras provide inspiration and encouragement for solving important life questions. This unusual book opens with a short history of the mantra, then presents a compendium of mantras that apply to a wide range of life experiences and problems. Separate sections offer inspiring mantras that deal with work and the workplace, personal relationships, sex and romance, family problems, illness, marriage, divorce, and much more. Perhaps the world's most famous mantra--Om mani padme hum--has been chanted for centuries by Buddhist monks in their quest for enlightenment. Many modern mantras--easier for most people to understand--serve as practical aids to living. For instance, a mantra recommended for persons who are too dependent on others states simply: "I am whole and complete in myself. I do not need other people to complete me." This book is not the work of a single author, but was compiled from contributions to the web site by people from around the world. Handsomely bound and printed, it can serve as a source of strength and comfort to all who read its words of wisdom.

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