Book Review: Think from the heart, Love from the mind by Gian Kumar ( Book 2)

  • ISIN: 978-93-52013-73-9
  • Genre: Non-Fiction / Spirituality
  • Publishers: Celestial Books (Leadstart Corp)
  • Price: Rs. 199/- ( I got the book from the publisher for a review)
The second book of his 3-volume series, is based upon his learning about life and existence derived from ancient Indian philosophy. Spiritualism is defined in the East as the science of higher consciousness and explains Oneness and the harmonious coexistence of Man with the Universe. These pages are about understanding the divine within us; how to live spiritually, moment to moment, and enjoy every aspect of life without assistance from any external source. The niceties of life which we all crave, also create many struggles and conflicts. We reach for books on spiritual development or join spiritual classes or religious centers, hoping for clarity and salvation, only to realize we are more confused than before. In fact, our confusion has been compounded by complexity. This is where this simple book speaks to us in a straightforward, down-to-earth manner, revealing there are no diktats we need to follow - only the voice within. We notice the change as through constant vigil, the sub-conscious takes over and we evolve by ourselves - alone; experimentally.

Behind The book

About the author

Gian Kumar was born into a traditional Hindu family, in Burma (present-day Myanmar). From childhood, his life held paradoxes which he struggled to understand. While he was educated at a Christian boarding school which observed strict religious practices, these were diametrically opposed to the Hindu traditions and customs which were the norm when he went home for the holidays.

A thinker by nature, the inherent confusion and dogmas underlying religion, gradually impelled him towards spirituality.

Today, he is deeply grateful for a journey filled with opportunities to learn about existential riddles such as: Who am I? What is my purpose in Life? Is God an illusion? Gian hopes to share his own experiential learnings with others through the medium of his books.

Me thinks

After reading the First book in this series I reached out for this book to completely my series. This book talks about finding the divine within us. The power called YOU and how to unearth that power is what this book is all about.

As I kept flipping the pages of this book the first thing that struck me was the simplicity in the language. We are responsible for the complexities in our life and what happens is that when we find ourselves in that mess we tend to seek out for spiritual books and discourses without realizing that it is us who is responsible for the chaos so the solution has to also be with us.

This talks about US at a very large extent as it emphasizes upon the very fact that most of the answers that we are looking for in life are within us only. All that we need to is look deeper within and connect with the hidden power in us.

The author has done a commendable job in this book especially in terms of language as it connects with the reader very well. The self help books depends heavily on the material and the language and this book is perfect in those terms. 

Foodie Verdict

This book is like coconut milk maid laddoo - crispy, crunchy and melts in the mouth!



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