Saturday, November 28, 2015

The review of The Ultimate Reality By Gian Kumar




Book Name               :     The Ultimate Reality          
Author                       :       Gian Kumar   
Publisher                  :      Celestial Books - Leadstart Publishing
Genre                       :      Non-fiction
Number of Pages :      319
Publishing Year     :      2015
Binding                      :      Paperback


Rating : 4.0


 Blurb

Gian Kumar Discusses the Power of Oneness in the last book of his 3 - volume series. He deals with this core reality and the struggle imbedded in living lives of duality in the material and technological world. Happiness unhappiness, good-bad, God-Devil - all exist as 'One'. Despite the teachings of spiritual gurus and masters, life fails to give us the much needed solace. Something remains missing... The mind with its constant chatter and habit of delving into past experiences or anxieties about the future, does not permit us to live in the present moment, in awareness of the now. By the time the mind registers this moment, it has already passed and a new now has taken its place. In this final volume, the author delves into a deeper existence where, through experiential realization, we are able to go beyond the mind with its dual thoughts, to a state of higher consciousness. He shows us methods we can use to attain this state and thus enter the no-mind zone - the experience of which takes us to our core, centralizing the extremes of duality and helping us attain awareness of being one wit the Universe. 

 My Review



The third book in the three volume series concludes the views in the first two books. Author tries to interpret the same in a more practical context. Author says that life is cosmic energy. He says that spirituality can only be attained by experience because it diffuses the duality and brings forth the oneness. Author interprets the eastern literature to prove that the spiritual experience is permeated in the true sense in eastern literature. Spirituality can be attained with awareness. Another interesting view is that it is not possible to live in "now" because after every second, the present becomes past.

The unique topic handled in the book is centering. Till the chapter about centering , author reintroduces the reader to the topics already handled in the first two books. Mahayana Buddhism, Zen, is an adaptation of Dhyana, based on the techniques of Pranayama. Author distinguishes the two in the application on awareness. Through centering, the books enlightens the reader to the ultimate reality, the journey which started in the first book, ends perfectly with the second book.

One Liner

The ultimate book for the seekers of the ultimate reality
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 About the Author





BORN IN BURMA TO A RELIGIOUS HINDU FAMILY, MY LIFE BEGAN AS A PARADOX. I WENT ON TO STUDY IN A BOARDING SCHOOL WHICH OBSERVED STRICT CHRISTIAN PRACTICES. DIAMETRICALLY OPPOSITE WERE THE HINDU TRADITIONS AND CUSTOMS WHICH BECAME THE NORM ONCE I WAS HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS. BEING A THINKER, THE INHERENT CONFUSION AND DOGMAS UNDERLYING RELIGION DROVE ME FURTHER AWAY FROM MY FORMER BELIEFS TOWARDS SPIRITUALITY. I AM GRATEFUL FOR THIS JOURNEY FILLED WITH OPPORTUNITIES TO LEARN ABOUT 'WHO AM I, WHAT IS MY PURPOSE IN LIFE AND IS GOD AN ILLUSION' AND HOPE TO IMPART AS MUCH OF MY EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING TO YOU THROUGH MY BOOKS.




Reviewed for the publisher
 Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book as a complimentary copy from the Author in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.