The book ‘Ömrümiň manysy’ by our Hero-Arkadag Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov describes the basic moral principles and norms. They are important today and evidence the fact that our ancestors' traditions and principles are still cherished. In the preface to the book, the author – Honorary Elder of the People Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov emphasizes that everyone has to think about the past and the future. The book consists of six chapters entitled ‘The Culture of Being’, ‘The Word about Faith’, ‘Primordial Principles Rooted in the Depths of Millennia’, ‘A Backward Look’, ‘Pilgrimage to the Holy Mecca and Medina’, and ‘The Spiritual and Moral School of the Nation’.
Respecting the noble spiritual values of our ancestors, our Arkadag Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov analysed, summarized and systematized the available historical sources and information. This work attracted great interest of the world community, because the general humanitarian principles embodied in the national character and worldview of the Turkmen people find wide support of many peoples. Published in the year, which is being held under the motto ‘the Era of the People with Arkadag’, the work highlights great achievements of independent, permanently neutral Turkmenistan, important events in the history and life of our country, and the career of the Turkmen leader, dedicated to serving our beloved Motherland and people.