Understanding the whole Circle

Seetha Anand Vaidyam is the founder of Ananda Foundation and remedial therapist who believes in wholesome living. She is the author of the book ‘Good ‘Food”. She shares her top five reads

Published: 10th March 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th March 2015 04:01 AM   |  A+A-

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Founding A Science of the Spirit by Rudolf Steiner

With great clarity and precision, the author in this book speaks of the fundamental nature of human beings in relation to cosmos, evolution of earth, journey of the soul after death, reincarnation and karma, good and evil, the modern path of meditative training, as well as giving answers to individual questions. This book was my gateway to understand the science behind spiritual practices. This book inspired me to get into Waldorf school teaching and helped me understand many facets of life in a deeper sense

Don’t Sprint The Marathon by V Raghunathan

UND.jpgThe author offers an alternative approach that can be even more rewarding: life he avers, is not a sprint and it does not in the long run matter very much if you missed out on the best school, college or job as starters. As long as you give yourself the time to develop your personality and skills, you will still get where you want, at your own pace and perhaps far more happily. I found this book useful to uphold my own views on education and that academic excellence is not everything and surely success is not dependent on high marks in school. This book has examples of successful people in India who were not toppers in school and college!

Healing Mantras by Thomas Ashley Farrand

In ‘Healing Mantras’ the author shows how and why mantras work, and how to use them for everything from curing specific ailments to finding inner peace. In each of more than fifty mantras, all translated from the Sanskrit, Ashley-Farrand unlocks the power of every word, explains its appropriate application and tells you how to pronounce it in easy-to-follow, phonetic symbols.This book helped me understand the power of vibrations and mantra chanting in a scientific and non superstitious way.

4. The Tell Tale Brain by V S Ramachandran

UNDER.JPGRamachandran tackles the most exciting and controversial topics in neurology with a storyteller’s eye for compelling case studies and a researcher’s flair for new approaches to age-old questions. This is an amazing book written by a neurologist. The human brain is always fascinating to know about. Especially for me in my profession of helping children with learning difficulties.

Chanakya’s chant by Ashwin Sanghi

UNDERRR.JPGThis novel became a best seller within two months of its release. I loved the way the plot looms around two different time periods in India and how strikingly similar human beings are in their psyche then and now! It is also very shocking to know how games are played behind the scenes in politics.

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