Many Lives, Many Masters was lent to me by one of my friend and I did not bother much about it. The first page of dedication to his wife got me hooked. It was a wonderful sentence and the most unusual to read. I could almost connect with that sentence because at that point of time I craved for something beyond space and time. It felt surreal and I wanted to go onto the next page. Then I could identify the general theme and settings and could feel it more. After that, there was no looking back.
Many Lives, Many Masters is about a young patient named Catherine who was troubled with many fears, phobias and anxiety. She seeks psychiatric evaluation and Dr. Brian Weiss, a psychiatrist assists her in her therapy.
During the course of treatment, Dr. Brian Weiss stumbles upon some astonishing details that he himself finds it hard to believe. Raised in a medical and clinical environment, these findings do not come easy on him. He himself is shocked beyond measure. While one side of him demands clinical proof and validation, the other urges him to probe on.
With every session he has with Catherine, he discovers more and tries to unravel more of the other world that he never knew about. Through his patient, Dr. Brian Weiss discovers that there is a different kind of life, on a different level, that is always there. He discovers amazing messages and truths. His skepticism disappears only after he started to get the messages from the other side of the world, the space between lives. He learns about his life, his dead son and more. His faith in this grew when he came across some revelations about his family and son. He documents his findings and discoveries. He tries to fit himself in the universal phenomenon. By encouraging Catherine to relive her past and painful experiences, he begins to cure her. In the process of her cure, Dr. Weiss discovers the true meaning of life. It changed him forever.
And now this book, Many Lives, Many Masters, changes our lives. I can’t remember how many times I might have been misty eyed reading the simple messages of the masters. I think I had been waiting for something like this all the while. And I read it. I still read some of the messages from time to time.
It is very hard to comment upon a book that has touched you deep inside. I can only say that it was one of the most amazing books that made me cry. It is simple, concise, neat and wonderfully narrated.
Being a voracious reader, I had laid my hands on many kinds of books. Very rarely does one come across a book that makes your totally fascinated, engrossed and awed, all at the same time.
Many Lives, Many Masters has made me humble. It made me think beyond the worldly life.
Though it deals with subjects like re-incarnation and past life regression, it fell easy on my eyes and psyche. Growing up in an orthodox belief of one life and nothing beyond, this should have shocked me and made me reject the entire concept. But it did not. The more I read, the more wonderfully the book unraveled itself in front of me. It did not challenge my belief system. It just made me more appreciative of the life I lead. It made me look forward to everyday of my life. It helped me make peace with my state of mind and the problems I face in my daily life. It helped me grasp the meaning of misery I faced. It helped me come to terms with universal justice. It made me less finicky and more spiritual, with time.
I have read the author’s other books too. I find Many Masters Many Lives to be his best work till date. I am yet to come across such an engrossing and enlightening piece of work. I hold this book close to my heart.
I also belong to the medical and health fraternity. I can understand Dr. Brian’s skepticism and the quest for validating his findings. But I am also a great believer in the after-life, and the other part of the world which I do not fully understand at this point of time. I know that with time and perseverance, we all will find the real answers to the problems rocking our world today. I know that science and art will join hands to touch upon this wonderful and enchanting world that it still beyond our reach. I know that our souls will collectively reach there, soon. And the book confirms my beliefs.
Many Lives, Many Masters is truly a spiritual classic. It just teaches you to be simple and to love simply. It has some of the most beautiful, simple yt profound messages I have come across. I know its the easiest thing for us to follow the messages but at the same time, it is not. We have built walls around ourselves and our psyche, in order to survive in this world.
This book has touched everyone who has read it. When I lend it out to my friends, I get such wonderful feedback and they ask me for more.
The book says that it is ‘The true story of a prominent psychiatrist, his young patient, and the past-life therapy that changed both their lives’. It has changed mine. And it can change yours too, if you believe.