Transform Your Self ►Book Release

Published: 03.01.2012
Updated: 14.07.2015
India Limited

HarperCollins India and Jain Vishva Bharati


Transform Your Self

Finding Stability in an Unstable World


Acharya Mahapragya

on Sunday, 18 December 2011,4.00 p.m. at Commission Room, FICCI, 3rd floor, Federation House, Tansen Marg, New Delhi 110001

Shri Kapil Sibal, Minister of Human Resources Development and Minister of Communications & /Twill release the book



Muni Jai Kumar ji, Senior Disciple of Acharya Mahashraman ji, Samani Charitra Pragya, Vice Chancellor, Jain Vishva Bharati University

'A man in the morning is not the same man at noon. Like the waves of the ocean, our nature transforms itself. We might be calm and quiet at dawn and as furious as the scorching sun at noon. As the saying goes, a man is multi-minded.'

Do we know ourselves?

Faced with a world in constant flux, we can control neither our surroundings nor ourselves. We may be calm and quiet in the morning, and as hot as the scorching sun at noon. With our thoughts and emotions in turmoil, how can we be fully in control?

Acharya Mahapragya, tenth Acharya of the Jain Swetambar Terapanth sect, spent a lifetime trying to understand human nature. In Transform Your Self he offers us the fruit of that endeavour.

He explains that human beings are 'multi-minded'. The Acharya does not mean to suggest that there is magic or illusion at work here. Man's many facets, he says, arc intrinsic to him. As the mind fluctuates, the internal and external worlds too change, constantly creating new selves. So, are we one person or many? And which is our true self?

Within these pages, the reader will find the Acharya's step-by-step approach on how to arrive at an understanding of one's self. He shows us how to identify emotional fluctuations and negative energies, how to enhance self-awareness and how to meditate. Thus we can rid ourselves of our anxieties, fears and negativity. Embedded in this is the kernel of the philosophy and technique of preksha, a unique system of meditation that relies on controlling our thoughts by focusing on a specific colour.

The eventual purpose is, as the Acharya says, to develop the latent spirituality in each one of us. And, in that journey, to find our potential for inner peace and a higher consciousness.

Spiritual/ Hardback/ Rs 299/-

Acharya Mahapragya was the tenth Acharya of the Jain Swetambar Terapanth sect and one of the most widely respected Jain thinkers of the world. He got his education under the guidance of Acharya Shree Tulsi. who launched the Anuvrat movement in 1949 to rid the world of violence and hatred and free religion from sectarianism.

A multidimensional personality and a renowned scholar of Indian and Western philosophy and religion, Acharya Mahapragya traversed more than 100,000 km on foot over his lifetime and visited 10,000 villages to spread the message of non-violence. He recently passed away at the age of eighty-nine.

He is the author of numerous books, including The Happy and Harmonious Family (HarperCollins. 2009) and The Family and the Nation with A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (HarperCollins, 2008).

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  • Ratna Joshi at 9899116989,
  • Neha Punj at 9971900767, neha.punj@harpercollins-india.corn

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