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Prarthana The Prayers–A Book on Munduka and on Open Meditation

by A M Nagesh

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About the Book

Discussions about the Upanishath without understanding its essence are irrelevant; in such a situation, it is better to avoid talking on this subject. Upanishath is a vast subject. I chose a topic in Upanishath that suits a psychiatrist well. Being a psychiatrist, I always raise my voice against the sinister plans of certain Janthar Manthar's, who have sowed the seeds of evil in the minds of innocent people in our society, in managing psychiatric disorders. The mental disorders have been viewed from ages as not diseases but as possessive disorders. Hence, cure would be from God's powers to the inhuman sorcery and black magic. Munduka Upanishathis one chapter in the Upanishath; in its description, I found no such powers like obeisance, obedience and obligation in the form of Yagna. It says burning Ajnana alone offers Jnana. Ancient teaching is to meditate with closed eyes. I have observed no logic in this. Meditating with closed eyes is Jada Samadhi; doing the same with open eyes is Samadhi. I tried Open Meditation in my practice and I found it to be practical.

The author is a well-known senior psychiatrist, fifty-nine years old, practicing psychiatry in his home district Hassan for thirty-two years. A keen enthusiast in sports, he is a shuttle badminton and tennis player. After his under-graduation in medicine, he joined a prestigious institute to complete his post-graduation in psychiatry. After completion of his post-graduation in psychiatry, he had worked briefly in the same institute for an ongoing research project, and then made up his mind to begin his career as a consulting psychiatrist. His passion for reading and writing though recent, he has to his credit writing articles to the local Kannada newspapers. At one time, his articles were published in one of the local newspapers continuously for twenty-five weeks. He has written two Kannada books, which are popular in Karnataka, and brought three music albums comprising its lyrics on mind, matter and meditation. Most of his writings and many of his narrations are his own concepts for drawn-out phrases from ancient scriptures, on what conspired between his friends while discussing and on what he has observed in his psychiatric practice. Some of his parables are interesting. His first publication of this book was in 2013 and made available in his clinic. He is married to Smt Chaya, having two children, Dhanya and Manu; both are doctors.







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