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Transform Your Self - Finding Stability in an Unstable World (Softcover)

by Acharya Mahaprajna

Do we know ourselves?

Faced with a world in constant flux, we can control neither our surroundings nor ourselves. We may be calm and quiet in the morning, and as hot as the scorching sun at noon. With our thoughts and emotions in turmoil, how can we be fully in control?

Acharya Mahapragya, tenth Acharya of the Jain Swetambar Terapanth sect, spent a lifetime trying to understand human nature. In Transform Your Self he offers us the fruit of that endeavour.

He explains that human beings are 'multi-minded'. The Acharya does not mean to suggest that there is magic or illusion at work here. Man's many facets, he says, are intrinsic to him. As the mind fluctuates, the internal and external worlds too change, constantly creating new selves. So, are we one person or many? And which is our true self?

Within these pages, the reader will find the Acharya's step-by-step approach on how to arrive at an understanding of one's self. He shows us how to identify emotional fluctuations and negative energies, how to enhance self-awareness and how to meditate. Thus we can rid ourselves of our anxieties, fears and negativity. Embedded in this is the kernel of the philosophy and technique of preksha, a unique system of meditation that relies on controlling our thoughts by focusing on a specific colour. The eventual purpose is, as the Acharya says, to develop the latent spirituality in each one of us. And, in that journey, to find our potential for inner peace and a higher consciousness.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers India - a joint venture with - The India Today Group
Edition: 1. Edition, 2011 © Jain Vishva Bharati 2011
ISBN: 978-93-5029-114-6
Pages: 238
Dimensions: 13.90 x 21.50 x 1.50 cm (W x H x D)
Weight: 228 g