A classic book on meditation

Book: “Meditation Made Simple”; Author: Shri Nimishananda; Publishers: Konark Publishers

New Delhi; Pages: 239; Price:Rs.295

To call this book on meditation a veritable treasure will be an understatement. The great significance of this work lies in the fact that it will be immensely useful both to those entering the world of meditation and those already on the path. In this yoga era, to write such a gripping book on mediation can only mean that the author is an undoubted authority on the subject.

Shri Nimishananda is indeed one. An Enlightened Master, as he his fondly addressed, he reaches out to people from all age groups. He is a much sought after writer cum speaker. And he packs his core inner strengths with an art of writing that is truly captivating.

The book is divided into nine logical chapters, each further sub-divided in three to five parts. This is not a book that you just can read and clam up. Nimishananda gently takes you along the path of Meditation, asking the reader every now and then to take a break for five or seven days to practice what has been taught until then. It would take four and a half months to imbibe the book if one is a genuine seeker.

Employing simple prose and using umpteen real time examples, Nimishananda convinces the reader that meditation is the key to a better life. Those reading this book can only come to this conclusion. No subject is left uncovered: thoughts, mindsets, faith, ego, willpower, right food, temptations, cravings, addictions, attachments, friends, foes, senses, speech, breath, nature, devotion, external worship, pilgrimages, tension, moods et al.

The one special attraction of this book (the credit for that should probably go to the publisher) are the little boxes that summarize the strength of each page. For all times to come, this will be considered an authoritative book on meditation. It will well prove to be a life changer to innumerable people. Mark my words.

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  1. says: Purnima Yogi

    Thanks for a wonderful review- i couldn’t have said it better. i can personally vouch for the sentiments expressed in this review. The book is exceptional, it is helping me understand the workings of my mind, body and soul. i have no doubt it will slowly and surely lead me into complete transformation. Shri Nimishananda’s energy subtly works on us through this book.

  2. says: Maitri

    Teenagers like me would generally cringe at the thought of meditation or anything like that. And I can tell you that just wasn’t the case with Meditation Made Simple.You know, you said it takes a genuine seeker four and a half months to finish reading the book, but I couldn’t put it down once I started! So I decided I’d read the whole thing first and then reread to imbibe. I’m grateful to both the author and publisher; thank you.

  3. says: PADMALATHA

    Thank you one and all who were the source behind this wonderful resource, which I would call it ‘A Guide to our “SELF”’. It gives me immense pleasure to state that this is a very unique, simple and a practical –experiential guide which can be read and comprehended by individuals of all age groups. Contemplating on this book is indeed very inspiring and it is a very joyful journey, Shri Nimishanandaji is guiding us in every aspect as a Mentor and a friend. Its incredible…

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