Paperback, 72 pages, ISBN: 978-81-902105-6-4, Ananda Sangha Publications.
Thoughts are like seeds, said Paramhansa Yogananda, taking root in one’s consciousness, influencing behavior and moods. The thoughts in the Secrets books inspire, uplift, and open the mind to new possibilities for finding joy and meaning each day of the month. Swami Kriyananda has a true gift for simplifying the complex. In just a few words, he embraces an entire philosophy that can help change your life.
These small inspirational guides to living have become best-selling gifts for millions. Secrets are available individually or as a “six-pack”.
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Reviews of Secrets of Friendship:
Thirty-One Days of Friendship Advice
"The secret of friendship is never belittling a friend's enthusiasms." —Day Twelve
If you have the desire to be a better friend or have a friend who would enjoy a mini-book about friendship, I can recommend this to you.
Not only does Swami Kriyananda give some very unique ideas, he draws on deep principles and is a keen observer of human interaction.
The Secret Books are part of a series of "seed thoughts." Two pages are offered for a day of the month. You can read the saying several times and with each repetition, the words will become absorbed more deeply into your subconscious.
Swami Kriyananda starts the book in a practical way by giving the first secret and explaining the type of friends you want to choose. If your friends are not sincere and loyal then you may be pouring your life into leaking vessels and find your time essentially spent mopping up spills.
Besides marriage, keeping friendships vibrant, alive and interesting may be one of the most difficult tasks. You really do have to work at being a good friend. The best friends are very accepting of you as a soul and are willing to help you overcome your perilous ways. In fact, they care enough to tell you the truth even if it hurts. At times we tend to like the friends who baby us and shield us from the truth. We like some friends to be a refuge from the storm.
The author presents Friendship in an open and free way.
"The secret of friendship is accepting your friends as they are, and not trying to re-create them in your image, or according to your own desires." —Day Nine
—Rebecca Johnson, The Rebecca Review,; author, Seasoned with Love: A Collection of
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I happened upon this book purely by accident, it was in the waiting room of my massage therapist. What moved me about this book, it isn't full of syrupy "goody-goody" stuff but pratical objectives and goals one can set for themselves to be both a good friend and to have and keep good friends. It'll take you about 20 minutes to read this book, but the thoughts wil last well beyond that. —G. Mattel, Amazon reviewer
Review of the Secrets series:
They are books of “seed thoughts” you can plant into your subconscious. Each day you read one thought and then leave the book open and allow repetition to help the thought become absorbed more deeply into your subconscious. —Rebecca Johnson, Amazon Top Ten Reviewer, in The Rebecca Review: Looking for Beauty in the World