You may have experienced intense peace and stillness when sitting in the silence of meditation. How many of use lose that peace the minute we step out of that quiet room? This book will help you maintain that space of peace no matter where you are.
Reviews for Life A Meditation
Santosh Nambiar's book "Life A Meditation" is an important and essential read for those who reach a stage in their life where the normal course of events stop making sense, possibly a crisis occurs, and the search begins for answers. In a series of logical steps Santosh explains that we are not the mind, and suggests our real or essential self is to be found when the mind stops. The mind, although an essential tool in our day to day existence, is not who we are. It does not define us and if the constant chatter can be silenced for, at first brief, then extended periods our true nature can shine through. Once this state is 'latched' onto it becomes the guiding principal of our life and previously seemingly unsurmountable problems regain their true perspective and can be dealt with from an 'awakened' point of view. I thoroughly recommend Life A Meditation to anyone looking for that breakthrough to get to where they want to be using an original and straightforward series of exercises to bring you into the now. Congratulation on a job well done
Auckland NEW ZEALAND
Wonderful book! The book serves as a wonderful guide on your journey. The core message revolves around a simple yet powerful idea: make your entire life a meditation. Sounds easy to do? Not so easy as you may notice, but the book provides wisdom and pointers to overcome challenges you may encounter. With every reading, it will gift you with transformative new insights. Gift it to yourself and others you love.
It was with great pleasure that I have read your new book. As always you articulate the journey of what we are, and can become ever so well. I Love were and what you are talking about and will buy this book to give to others here in Dunedin. Have you heard of Byron Katie? I really enjoy 'THE WORK' offered by her and this has supported me to get to where I am today. It has helped me to understand what you are conveying this world. Im in awe of how you put it into words. Maarten and myself would like to attend one of your talks/workshops in Melbourne next year. If you could give us some dates please. We look forward to soaking in your wise words from all that is.
Loved the new theme that one should strive to make ones entire life a meditation Excellent flow and makes reading easy and simple Very clearly presented with good examples and analogies (really liked the candle flame/natural light analogy) Liked the concept of you taking the reader along and let the reader try things with you Also where you say that you made deliberate errors in the book, I liked that. The only negative I can think of is at times I found it repetitive and hence over simplified.
It's wonderful to connect with people in the world who are intent on forging a path for others to become more awake and aware and live more wholeheartedly. My dear friend, Santosh, has done just this with Life a Meditation. Rather than relying on academic jargon or ancient esoteric terms, this highly accessible guide offers clear, simple, practical pointers to enjoying a more conscious, expansive life. A life which is full of space and peace and joy; a space which we enjoyed as very young children. To achieve this, Santosh encourages us to rediscover a beginner's mind and a child's wonder. He encourages us to tighten our hold on the things we have learned and to which we are attached and to start to observe the mind's incessant chatter. To become more intimately aware of sensations, feelings, thoughts - and amongst all of these experiences - to start noticing the gap, the pause, the space in every moment. As the fifteenth century astrologer and physician of the soul, Marsilio Ficino recommended, we need to turn toward the mystery of our own nature the way a sunflower turns towards the sun. Indeed, in this book Santosh encourages us to become fascinated with our existence and to ask questions about the way we are choosing to live. 'Is this it?' for example. This is a wonderful, highly practical text and as a Yoga Teacher with over two decades of experience, I feel that it contains valuable teachings on how to live a more conscious life and how to maximize one's full creative potential. Thankyou Santosh for this terrific offering!
Williamstown Yoga and Meditation
I have read your book and have now more knowledge about the things we discussed during the session. I am finding it very interesting and so insightful. I will probably need to read it more than once however, to fully benefit from its words of wisdom. I found the session very helpful and enjoyed it.
Firstly I enjoyed it very much. Your presentation was clear and I think your concepts were explained well. I do have experience with meditation and Buddhist teaching, so for me it was easy to grasp. Still, I am always seeking knowledge and every experience is an opportunity to learn. I definitely learnt from your session and books, as I gained your perspective. I especially enjoyed your black line concept and the space between thoughts. I appreciated your microbiology angle; it gave some physicality to a sometimes abstract concept. I find pleasure in reading about quantum mechanics and seeing similarities with ancient spiritual teachings, particularly Vedic and Buddhist philosophies. I encourage you to stay on your path because you have the wisdom to assist human beings who are suffering to begin to heal themselves. It is my belief that people can only discover their inner nature through illness and crisis or through death. So it was humbling to hear your story. I too had a crisis a few years ago, which has led me down my path to wisdom and compassion. However, I am aware that it is only a belief and nothing is ever true or false!
I know clearly from my own observation that what you are pointing out is true. That fear arises from a certain movement of the mind. This movement of thought is driven by conditioning. And fear is a natural consequence of this conditioned movement of thought.