Ramayana: The Game of Life Rise of the Sun Prince by Shubha Vilas Book Review
*Publisher: Jaico Publishing House *ISBN: 978-81-8495-530-9 *Publication Year: 2014 *No. Of Pages: 252 *Cover: Paper Back *Language: English *Genre: Mythology *Price: 250 *Rating: 5/5
First of all I am very found of Mythology, it always fascinates me from my early childhood. At the time of 90’s when Ramayana and Mahabharata were the only serials shown on weekends on Doordarshan, at that time watching these serials was just a fun, I didn’t know the real meaning or purpose behind this serials. Now this is the first time I am reading Ramayana written by ISKON Swami. Indian mythology is mesmerizing; it has a vast knowledge which can be used in 21st century also.
I was hooked up from the first page, now I got to know why foreigners visit and stays in India, for the spiritual journey, they find the true purpose of Life in our Mythology. One thing which I liked the most is a story of Sage Vishwamitra, a journey from King to Sage is very well articulated by the author. Also I think lord Rama is the pioneer for Monogamy because at his time where even his father Dashratha was having 353 wives, Rama was the first one who takes a vow by marring Sita and being loyal to her, this is a good example for today’s world where divorce and infidelity are a common things. Rise of Sun is very well intertwined from the birth to marriage of Lord Rama, leadership of Dashratha, the power of sage Vishwamitra, the sita’s life revolves around holy bow, and a story of stone - Ahilya the wife of Gautam Rishi.
The footnote in every page is a good addition for the readers, provided a practical knowledge for today’s modern life. There are many Life lessons like The Laws of Sharing, The Laws of Dependence, and The laws of Self-Control etc which are very helpful for the readers if implied in day to day life. The detailed narration is given to each and every character, which provides ample information. An Indian epic, thoroughly narrated by the author Shubha Vilas.
Indian Mythology written in simplest manner. I highly recommend this book to Indian youths, as they will know our rich heritage. Re-read this book, readers will never get bored. If you are planning to purchase Ramayana, I suggest purchasing this book written by Shubha Vilas. Awaits, to read the second part of Ramayan series.
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Shubha Vilas author of the book “Ramayana - The Game of Life” published by Jaico, holds a Bachelors of Engineering degree in Electronics and Telecommunications. He has also completed L.L.B (Specializing in Intellectual Property Law).
Shubha Vilas began his career with the Tata Group and later joined the international law firm in Bangalore which he quit to serve the society at large by taking charge of a publishing house Tulsi Books which has published over 10 books under his leadership.
Shubha Vilas now counsels and guides students in the area of leadership, overcoming failures, managing stress from various colleges like IISC, Bangalore, BITS Pilani, Goa, Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Sydnem College, etc.
His leadership seminars are popular with top-level management in corporate houses. He addresses their crucial needs through thought- provoking seminars on themes such as ‘Secrets of Lasting Relationships’, ‘Soul Curry to Stop Worry’ and ‘Work–Life Balance’ to name a few.
Shubha Vilas has also been assisting business leaders as their lifestyle coach, conducting regular classes on Spirituality and Management to help them live a wholesome life.
He also helps individuals apply the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita, the Ramayana and other dharmic traditions in dealing with modern- day life situations.
This book is the fruit of his deep study and understanding of lessons of Ramayan as it applies to life today.
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