Author: Swami Gokulananda
Publisher: Advaita Ashram
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788175054134
In an age where values in life have taken a backseat and the negative attitude of humans harms one-self and the others around, this book containing speeches and press interviews of Swami Gokulananda stresses on imbibing a positive attitude in life by shedding all negativity. His speeches are replete with values that a person can be useful to the society at large.
Swami Gokulananda was a senior monk of the Ramakrishna Order, who travelled to many countries of the world to give lectures and discourses on various topics. He has also written a number of books, notable among them being ‘Some Guidelines to Inner Life’ and ‘How to Overcome Mental Tension’.
The title of this book, ‘Goodbye to Negativity’ appropriately drives home the point that after bidding goodbye to a negative attitude, a person can enter into the arena of positivity in life heralding a great spiritual journey that aspires for perpetual communion with God-the ultimate goal of human life.
Healthy mind in a healthy body is a sine qua non for a joyful and successful life. While people have now access to a plethora of aids, instructions, books, and even in the electronic media on how to build up a healthy body, there is not much help on how to build up a healthy mind, especially in the background of the stress and strain that the modern man has to face.
The immense popularity of this book ‘How to Overcome Mental Tension’, which was first published in 1997 and which has gone into twelve editions and translated into different languages bear testimony to the fact that there is a great demand for knowledge in this area. Fortunately, our sages over the ages have thought over this problem and have suggested ways and means of controlling the mind, or, in other words, how to build up a healthy mind with a positive attitude towards life, giving up all negativity.
1. Publisher’s Note
3. Goodbye to negativity
4. How to end suffering
5. Healthy mind, healthy life
6. Look within, be at peace with all
7. It doesn’t end even after ego dies
8. Spiritual Practice for mental health
9. Health and spirituality
10. How to spiritualize everyday life
11. Channel your energies positively
12. Religion for a better life
13. Some guidelines to inner life
14. Is religion escapism?
15. The sense of righteousness,
16. In the light of Sri Ramakrishna-Vivekananda
17. Steps to perfection
18. Hope for the despondent
19. Self-control through positive thinking
20. Vedanta in the new Millennium
21. Vivekananda’s gospel of strength
22. Winners vs. losers