Format: Paperback Title: OPEN-EYED MEDITATIONS
Author: Shubha Vilas
Publisher: Fingerprint! Publishing
Release Date: August 1st 2016
ISBN: 978 81 75 99 390 7
My Rating: 4.5/5
I feel lucky to be chosen by Blogadda Book Review programme to review this book and the cover of the book is simple but eye catching and the Title chosen by the author is very enamouring and will pull the crowd of book lovers.
Introduction: Open-eyed Meditations is a beautiful compilation of thoughts wherein each meditation takes you on a journey to the past, bringing a secret herb to heal a problem of the present.
A true distillation of ancient wisdom tips for modern lives, this unique self-help book uses the wisdom of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata to solve your everyday problems.
Beyond the story-line, something deeper is waiting to be discovered from these ancient texts. This book is an attempt to uncover the hidden layer of wealth that is cleverly packaged within the commonly known story-lines.
Review: The word Meditation in general implies to concentrate on a specific object or thing or to keep mind away from distractions with eyes closed. Real meditation is not easy for the commoners, but here the author has justified his title and emphasizes to tread on the path of righteousness in our daily life by understanding the life of this world and has taken aid from our glorious epic, Mahabharata, which states the path of righteousness and shows us the consequences of deviating on the path of negativity.
The author, Shubha Vilas has divided the book into 64 different chapters and each chapter deals with the practicalities of daily life and the author has tried his best to illustrate the issues that we encounter in our daily life and how to handle it well and has illustrated the examples of our great Epics, Mahabharata & Ramayana.
This self-help book will stir the feelings of readers and they will try to follow the ways to clear off the gloom in one’s life.
He has depicted the instances that crop up in our daily life, at workplace, at home, with friends and the chaos and the turmoil that goes within which distracts the mind of a person.
If a person keeps his eyes & ears open, then he can observe & perceive the things in right direction and mend it to maintain the equilibrium of life and will improve the quality of life.
I am not delving deep into the context of the book because I want people to read by themselves, explore and benefit from the writings of the author, Shubh Vilas. It is a book which defines practical wisdom for our daily life and when one will read then only his emotions and feelings will stir and he will try to adopt the methods which will heal one’s life and his inner eyes will open to differentiate between good & evil.
I loved the writing style of the author, simple words of wisdom written in the language of the common people.
Author: Shubh Vilas holds a degree of engineering and law, but in essence, he is an author, a motivational speaker, lifestyle coach and a terrific storyteller.
My perception: I found the book interesting and it is a book which can be read multiple times to inculcate the values & discipline in our life. If one abides by the writings of the author, it will prove to change the lives of many, who are deviated from the median.
We have adopted western culture to a great extent and it’s time to return back to our roots to regain and the knowledge of epics will help the readers to assess better the writings of the author.
I feel one who is ignorant of our Epic will certainly love to read the epics Mahabharata & Ramayana after reading this book, Open-Eyed Meditations.
This self-help book is open for readers of all age groups.
Thank You Blogadda & Shubh Vilas.