Sunday, 14 October 2018

The Heartfulness Way - Book Review

Daaji alias Kamlesh D. Patel is the fourth and current spiritual guide in the Heartfulness tradition. Joshua Pollock is a heartfulness trainer from United States. The Heartfulness Way is a conversation between these two that elucidates various Heartfulness practices.

Heartfulness meditation consists of four elements—relaxation, meditation, cleaning, and prayer—and illuminates the ancient, defining feature of yogic transmission (or pranahuti), the utilization of divine energy for spiritual growth and transformation. Using the method, detailed practices, tips, and practical philosophy offered in this book, you’ll reach new levels of attainment and learn to live a life more deeply connected to the values of the Heartfulness way—with acceptance, humility, compassion, empathy, and love.

I have practiced Heartfulness meditation and can confidently say that this simple practice works like wonders. Unfortunately I cannot say the same about the book. It is boring, offers nothing new. You can easily skip the book and opt for the real experience of Heartfulness meditation directly.

Friday, 5 October 2018

Tides Don't Cross - Book Review

It is hard to believe that Tides Don't Cross is the debut novel of Simar Malhotra. Right from the first page, she ensures that you are hooked to the story. Without wasting any time, she creates her characters which are true to life and believable. It is the writer's success that you feel with and for the characters. It is because of her writing prowess that this story which offers nothing new is endearing and entertaining.

I really liked lines like 'widow's don't die when their husbands die. Instead, their husbands live through them; they're kept alive through their wives.'

Of all the characters Rukmani comes across as the weakest. Ironically she is supposed to be confident and courageous. But her jumping into the river, makes her fake and artificial. The climax is scrambled up. Yet, Tides Don't Cross is a wonderful reading experience which satiates you.