Summary: I looked around upon the world, and saw that it was shadowed by sorrow and scorched by the fierce fires of suffering. And I looked for the cause. I looked around, but could not find it; I looked in books, but could not find it; I looked within, and found there both the cause and the self-made nature of that cause. I looked again, and deeper, and found the remedy.
I found one Law, the Law of Love; one Life, the Life of adjustment to that Law; one Truth, the truth of a conquered mind and a quiet and obedient heart. And I dreamed of writing a book which should help men and women, whether rich or poor, learned or unlearned, worldly or unworldly, to find within [...]
A lot of people who are practicing meditation do it mainly for stress-relief. Most people are stressed out because of their work or studies and problems with relationships may it be with family or a special someone. They turn to meditation to calm their nerves and soothe their feelings from the difficulties and the pain that they experience.
Even though nobody can ever be totally free from stress, meditation can relieve practitioners of the stress that they currently suffer from. They will also gradually discover how they can have the right point of view which in itself, will help to alleviate the stress and help them to handle stressful situations with a clear [...]