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BOOK REVIEW: Demons in My Mind by Aashish Gupta

 

Published: February, 2017

Pages: 330

Are you looking for a good read with chills and full of surprises? In fact, we all are looking for something that can give us an adrenaline rush just by turning pages. Demons in My Mind by Aashish Gupta is the one that will give you a boost this weekend.

An old man in a village in Nepal is suffering from cancer and wishes to be released from the pain that comes with the disease. He requests his fellow villagers to take him to the three monks. Everyone in the village has heard about them. Everyone in this village is fascinated by the legend of these three monks through their stories of miraculous healing.

Knowing that the sick man’s death is imminent, the villagers leave him alone near the Pashupatinath temple, Kathmandu hoping that the three monks, if they exist, would embrace him on the holy land. The old man wakes up to the sight of the three monks, but only to come across the real truth behind these monks as a series of surprises set off from there.

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BOOK REVIEW: Mastery by Robert Greene 

For a start, I want you to watch this video:

No, I did not watch this video before reading Mastery by Robert Greene book. Though I do watched it after reading the book and it made me read the book again and get deep into it. Malkhaz has elegantly and importantly described the whole 310 pages long book in almost 13 minutes and if you are not going to read this post, at least watch the video. You’ll definitely learn something new. If you decide to read this post, keep in my mind that I’m only writing about this book is because I enjoyed reading it and simply want to share my thoughts on it.

I was first introduced to Robert Greene’s works in 48 Laws of Power when I saw that red binding, vertical blue stripe in the middle of the cover in a local bookstore. I had a series of thoughts in parallel and some of them were extreme and exciting. After reading a few pages, he become my company for the next few days, especially morning and night. Not many books do I enjoy reading in the morning, but I can say Robert Greene’s writing is definitely the one to be enjoyed in the morning bliss. Wake up, get yourself together and Greene’s words will help to get hold of yourself for the rest of the day.

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Know Thyself with Yolanda De Iuliis

How many people stare at the rain and see the raindrops? How many sit on the beach and watch the wave crash? Why do we not watch a bird fly and wish to see what it sees? I wonder how the bird sees and feels the rain that I see? What do you see when you see the rain?

Questions! They are the most necessary constituent of a human mind, and essential for the progress of the same. Answering them is altogether another aspect of our mind, we, rational beings tend to give reasons for everything otherwise there is a huge amount of fluctuation in our neurones which we like to call chemical imbalance. Questions are what Yolanda De Iullis raise in her book ‘The Memoirs of I’ which is  an account of her daily musings during the time period of one year. Her musings are not only questions, they are her dreams, visuals and thoughts. It’s the philosophy of a mind which I think is a great way to self-reflect in our lives.

The blurb at the back of the book tells a reader that this book is a perspective of our surroundings through another being’s senses but I’d add more to it. It’s just not the author’s perception but yours and mine. The musing she share with her readers in the form of questions are not only her thoughts but yours and mine. On reading her memoirs I noticed that her daily observations are unique to self yet we all carry these interesting and engaging thoughts in the back of our head which we keep dodging most of the time with unnecessary emotions. Additionally, the book direct its readers towards their inner self, to self reflect on their own.

We must conquer our own mind before delving into other minds; we must know ourselves before knowing any other, and we must remember how little we are within this vast universe that we all share and call home.

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