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5.0 étoiles sur 5Very Very Good18 janvier 2008
Par Divakara R. Tanjore - Publié sur Amazon.com
I am a practitioner of mantra chanting, I liked the way Swami Radha explanied the subtle concepts which helped me to enhance my practice also her explanations cleared my doubts and increased my faith. Mantra chanting sometimes feel dry and boring, we get many doubts as the process is long and slow, Swami Radha addressed such questions, it is a must for all people who are interested in Mantra chanting.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5Mantras and their purpose22 janvier 2008
Par Marco Polo - Publié sur Amazon.com
Swami Radha has made a profound contribution to Yoga and related lore in her writings; this is an outstanding example. Written with candor and intense spiritual insight, she adds an important volume to the literature of Mantra Yoga. Moreover, her personal experience and eminent qualification to address this topic adds power and depth to her treatise. This is a book to read slowly, reflectively, savoring her elegant yet remarkably simple manner of revealing one of India's great secrets. A valuable addition to the library of any serious student of Yoga or Eastern traditions.
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3.0 étoiles sur 5Good, if taken in moderation.1 février 2012
Par Brian McPherson - Publié sur Amazon.com
Swami Sivananda Radha's book makes mantras very accessible. I especially like her inclusion of the melody lines with the words to a number of traditional Hindu and some non-Hindu mantras. These make the book stand out from a multitude on the subject of mantras. If you are not inclined to sing your mantras, then the book may not be what you need, though.
There are two things that bother me about the book and prevent me from giving it a higher rating. I am sure that the swami would have been a delight to be around, judging from the upbeat and sunny tone of writing, but I find her dedication to mantras, as expressed in the book, too fanatical. When she cites critical points in the practice of a single mantra occurring at two weeks, three months, and then two years, one sees she is in this for the long haul. She considers someone who chants ten hours a day for years and years a "spiritual saint." I would see this person as one-dimensional. Although Radha would likely say this person devotion to mantra is contributing to society by the vibrations of the mantra, I am a skeptic in this regard. I do believe mantras can help an individual, but I believe in their use in moderation. Her tone suggests you must be fanatical or they won't work for you. I use them in moderation to great benefit. She might counter with "then think of what benefit you might have if you really devoted yourself to them." To that I just say, "No thanks."
The other issue I have with the book is the abundance of sugary religiosity. I don't doubt her genuine feelings toward religion, but it just turns me off when I see advice concerning worshiping this deity or that, given as if it were no different than advice for buying toothpaste to make your smile nicer.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5Mantras explained26 mai 2007
Par L. Mills - Publié sur Amazon.com
This book gives many ways to use mantras, how they benefit you during meditation, the power of specific mantras, etc. The author includes her own story and uses it to inspire as well as educate. A very good book for those of us who are new to the eight-fold path.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5Mantras a Great Book11 août 2006
Par Anna - Publié sur Amazon.com
I found this book to be an excellent resource for my Mantra practice. It is clearly written and describes the benefits of Mantra practice in a way that speaks to my heart. There is a strong focus on the devotional aspect of a mantra practice, and also on the specific effects of various mantras.
Swami Radha is direct and inspiring, encouraging too. As a Hatha Yoga teacher, I would highly recommend this book to students who are interested in knowing about the practice of Mantra Yoga.