The 'Mantras for Success' written by Shiv Malik is a book for everyone, and that's what makes it such a good read. As Malik delves into a rich career of 43 years in business management to share invaluable tips on how to add quality in life, he advises, "Know the purpose of your life and identify the sacrosanct values and convictions dear to you."
Shiv Malik began as a sales representative and ended up as the chairman and managing director of MMTC Ltd. Speaking both from experience and using anecdotes from the lives of those he admires, Malik dwells at length on values such as courage, humility, integrity, magnanimity, benevolence, friendship, loyalty, discipline and happiness.
Like others in his genre, Malik urges people to take to pranayam or breath control and meditation for a better health and mind discipline. He tells us how regular exercise and a sound diet plan helped an electrical engineer to live for nearly 100 years without ever taking any medicine. Malik also provides tips on how to be a good team leader at the workplace. He said, "When one looks back on life, one should have no regrets."
Dr. Rajiv Parti, author of the book 'Feeling at East with Yourself', was a successful US-based successful medical practitioner until he developed prostate cancer that turned his life upside down. Dr. Parti made a dramatic recovery thanks to family love, the harmonious balancing effects of Ayurveda and his embrace of spiritual principles. Dr. Parti's book seeks to discover the spiritual core of general well-being, and emphasizes on the power of the Spirit and spirituality. The author aspires to be a holistic healer.
Dr. Parti outlines 12 principles for a healthy body, mind, heart and spirit that include Ayurveda, calmness, acceptance, thought, Dharma, values of heart, harmony, Seva, the principle of Now, gratitude, divinity within, and non-attachment. For Dr. Parti, a strong spiritual outlook strengthens the immune system and fosters resilience. From practical experiences, he underlines how spiritual values can relieve stress and foster hope. This is a book worth reading, more so if you are young and confused by the complexities of life.