Author: Swami AmartyanandaPublisher: Sri Ramakrishna MathYear: 2009Language: EnglishPages: 188ISBN/UPC (if available): 8175053232
People today put in a lot of effort and take great pains to learn the art of managing their prospective careers and professions by enrolling themselves in schools, colleges, universities, and professional organizations. What they do not realize is that curricular education does not give them all the education that life demands. They also need to learn ‘Effective Life Management’ or the art of managing their personal lives. Otherwise, they are bound to end up like most ‘successful’ people today – brilliant in their respective businesses but unsuccessful in building up happy, fulfilling lives.No man can hope to achieve material progress exclusively, by depriving others. One can only progress as a part of the society he lives in – through interaction, cooperation and teamwork. The society that has achieved a harmonious understanding amidst its members progresses faster and is more stable. It is needless to say that such a situation calls for and depends on the character of each individual in that society. Such a healthy society also helps in moulding the character of its youngsters, thereby achieving a general standard of welfare and well-being.With the aim of helping individuals develop right values and habits, this book exhorts its readers to imbibe right thoughts.
1. Introduction2. Meet your ideal : Sri Sarada DeviPART I – The Essence of Life Management3. Know the ulimate goal of your life4. Introspect to improve5. Manager your thoughts6. Learn the art of action7. Practise! Practise! Practise!8. Developing will-power to achieve true successPART II – Conflict Management9. The cause of human suffering10. Live life in the spirit of a game11. Balance the use of the mind and the intellect12. Control your anger13. Curb your jealousyPART III – Appendix14. What is SDM?15. Watching the thought flow16. Inspiring words from the Holy Mother