A Note by The Author of This Site

Friends,

For some unexplainable reasons I could not update this site during the last almost eight months. I am sorry that I missed your valuable company. Please continue to give your patronage to this site. This is exclusively maintained for you only as the love for every human being overflows my being. I merely try to consummate that flow of love through this site.

You might have forgotten that your love had prompted me to write a book titled ‘Just 7 Days to Excellence’ by Amrit Gupta. This was published first in the year 2012 and now third reprint (Second Edition) of the book has come out, Paperback, cost Indian Rupees 195/-. The book has been published by Unistar Books Pvt. Ltd., SCO 26-27, Sector 34 A, Chandigarh 160022, India and is available from them.

The book is also available on www.flipkart.com and www.amazon.in . Once you go in for the book and read it you will never feel sorry for the money spent on it. The book is for loving readers. I have no commercial motives.

Hindi language edition of the book titled ‘Keval Saat Din Aapke Jeewan Ko Badal sakte Hain’ has also been published and its second edition will be out in a month’s time. Please favour with your patronage.

For your information I include in this post a review of the book by a leading newspaper of north-west India, The Tribune, Chandigarh.

Review of the Book ‘Just 7 Days to Excellence’ by The Tribune, Chandigarh (April, 2013)—a daily newspaper having largest circulation in north-west India.

 

 

The age-old clash of science and religion

 

Mohammad Imtiaz

Emergence of materialistic thoughts has created a spiritual vacuum in the modern world that has added to the want of divine guidance. There has been a rise in demand of yoga and spiritual masters even in the West. “The twenty-first century man is…confused like Arjuna,” observes the author of this book. The book puts non-attachment, the theme of Bhagvadagita, on “top of the ladder” of life-goals. In this context, the book helps us “to seek ladders and learn climbing.” Many practical methods of meditation are mentioned for an individual and a group. Only control of mind and emotions save the human being from becoming an animal with a tendency of exploitation.

The main character of the novel, an IIT-graduate, gets frustrated with his first job in an MNC (multi-national company), which is generally termed as biggest dream of the youth. The protagonist gets indulged in an irregular day-routine of unnecessary office gossip, useless TV shows and untimely sleep. He is alarmed with the dangers of indiscipline and the consumer culture of a metropolitan city, when the life style costs him his love and marriage.

Here start the psychological miseries and dilemmas. The situation reminds us of Chetan Bhagat’s novels, which unfold the hollowness lying beneath the colourful surface of careerism. The difference is that Bhagat’s novels deal more with the problem, while the present one has been purposely written to convey solutions. The form of a novel adds to the interest in the spiritual discourse. The protagonist is provided mental calmness with a seven-day workshop by a monk. Throughout the workshop, the author has quoted from scriptures of various religions to stress the oneness of spiritual goals.

Further, he has attempted to resolve the philosophical clash between science and religion, as the monk claims giving an instance, “The cosmic sound Aum is the synthesis of all sounds of the highly vibrating forces (Lifetrons), electrons, protons and atoms.” Like other spiritual thinkers, here also lies a tendency of describing spiritual phenomena in the language of science. But the popular trend of proving spirituality on scientific criteria only consolidates materialists’ claim that spiritualists also subconsciously put science above religion, this way.

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