Book Review: Open-eyed Meditations by Shubha Vilas

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Genre: Self Help, Mythology
Book Name: Open eyed Meditations
Author: Shubha Vilas
Pages: 279
Publication Year: 2016
Publisher: Fingerprint Belief

Perhaps, you might have heard of the saying that all words of wisdom are captured in the epic tales – Ramayana and Mahabharata. However, it’s not easy for an untrained mind to read those heavy books and find the necessary analogy. Shubha Vilas has made it easy for us by writing this book Open-eyed Meditations.

What is meditation? If not to unfold oneself, be at peace and get to know own self in a much better way by becoming aware of everything around you! Divided into small chapters of 2-3 pages, the book delves into wisdom bites, amply supported by the stories we were all told as kids by our grandfathers and grandmas. It’s a book which can be referred again and again and from any page.

Though self help genre is not the one I particularly prefer reading, I still picked this one since I had previously read other books by Shubha Vilas and I was interested to find out how he would have written this particular book. Even the title of the book is eye catching – open eyed meditation when we all do meditation at some level with eyes closed. But the name perfectly suits the book written on practicality meets mythology.

The opening sequence of the book by Shubha Vilas perfectly covers the gist of this book:
Read this book the way a cow eats grass while ruminating. Chew on every word carefully till you have milky lucidity that nourishes every aspect of your life. This book will help you learn the art of meditating with your eyes wide open as you keenly observe the world around you and allow it to enlighten you.

Do you know about the word – Serenflippity? It is a feeling when you open up to the exact page you were looking for in a book without the use of bookmarks. With this book, you after bound to experience serenflippity.

Recommended for all readers.

Excerpt from the back cover of the book:
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 storyline, 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 storylines.

About the author:
Shubha Vilas, a spiritual seeker and a motivational speaker, holds a degree in engineering and law with a specialization in patent law. In essence, he is an author, a motivational speaker, lifestyle coach and a storyteller par excellence. His leadership seminars are popular with top-level management in corporate houses.

He is the author of the best-selling book series known as ‘Ramayan – The Game of Life’ published by Jaico Books. The series distills thought-provoking life lessons through the gripping narrative of the story of the Ramayana.

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Rating: 9/10

Read reviews of other books by Shubha Vilas – Ramayana The Game of Life Shattered Dreams and Ramayana The Game of Life Stolen Hope.
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About Alka

Trying to just make some sense out of things and put some sense into me!! :) :) :)

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