“Nine Meditations’’ by Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati is a treasure you’ll want to plunge into over and over again. There is no consistent form or structure to the booklet, yet each section leaves you feeling nourished. Nine Meditations takes you on a journey of understanding with down to earth, simple and practical exercises to help you along the way. Ma Jaya shares her insights on conquering anxiety through a simple breath technique combined with mental imagery. She does not speak about grief, she vividly lets you experience grief then offers you something to dwell on that will become greater than your grief over time. Even if you haven’t lost a loved one, Ma Jaya’s insights on grief will help you deal with the loss of a job, a friendship, or even your youth. Other topics Ma Jaya addresses in Nine Meditations, include: stillness, newness, hectic days, how to remove obstacles, the lotus, the salt doll, and fullness. Black and white reproductions of Ma Jaya’s art – paintings of Hindu deities, her Guru, her teachers – are included, each one a meditation in itself. If you are looking for peace of mind, you’ll find no better bargain than “Nine Meditations.” –
- Paperback booklet, 32 pages with a helpful glossary.
- Published by Ganga Press, 1994.
- A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this work help fund Ma Jaya’s service programs, especially those helping people living with the AIDS virus.
- Easy to follow meditations that will smooth the jagged edges of your life.