A mantram (or mantra) is a short, powerful spiritual formula or prayer word from the world’s great traditions, repeated silently in the mind, anytime, anywhere. Examples of mantrams are Rama, Rama, used by Gandhi, My God and My All, used by St. Francis of Assisi, and the Buddhist mantram Om mani padme hum.
Easwaran taught the use of the mantram for 40 years as part of his passage meditation program. The mantram can help you to access your deeper resources in the midst of the challenges of daily living. It can open the door to a life that is increasingly full and meaningful.
Easwaran uses stories and examples to show how the mantram can be a great support to parents and children, to colleagues at work, to couples in a relationship – even in illness or depression, and at the time of death.
The latest edition includes a foreword, "The Brain, the Mind, & the Mantram," by Daniel H. Lowenstein, MD, Professor of Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco.
"The mantram becomes one's staff of life, and carries one through every ordeal." – Mahatma Gandhi