Mahamantra As I See It, GOD USA’s recently released book written by Sriram R of Houston TX., is a joyful venture into the mind of the author and the transformation it underwent over the years by the grace of his Master. The glory of the spiritual path of chanting the Mahamantra and that of his Master HH Maharanyam Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji is beautifully presented in this short and sweet work.
Everyone loves to be a mind reader and this book provides with a great opportunity to be one. The author has laid bare all the workings of his mind from the early days of his ‘spiritual’ life till today. The most striking facet of this book is the honest approach in presenting his journey. The grace of his Master that has shaped his life, from a materialistic person given to the joys of the world to a spiritual person seeking joy in the path of chanting, is skillfully presented by the author. One will be surprised to know that this is the first book from the author given the proficient approach in presenting a tough subject called Grace.
The book is laden with enough laughter, interesting real life episodes, and his sweet encounters with his master to ensure the book will be read in one-sitting. And re-read many a time.
Saints and their messages are inseparable and this fact is lucidly brought forth by the author. Major sections of the book are dedicated to the grace, compassion, love that his Master has towards one and all alike. Slowly, yet steadily, we become enamored by the sweetness and glories of the Master. The final chapter is where the greatness of Mahamantra is talked about in great detail by which time we are tuned to the fact that the Master and his message are no different.
The foreword to this book is a benedictory message from the Master himself. Just as Srimad Bhagavatham is a nectarine fruit from the Vedic tree, this book is nectarine fruit blessed by His Holiness for all people to partake in the Mahamantra revolution.
Aravind Thathachari, Dallas TX