Reviews on “Gian Kumar Series”

Author: Gian Kumar
Book Type: Series
Genre: Non-fiction / Spiritual
PublisherCelestial Books, an imprint of Leadstart Publishing
Year: 2015
Edition: First

Glance of Gian Kumar Series
Spread over the breath of spirituality, the series of Gian Kumar is unique collection of its type. Touching the depth of sea and heights of sky, this series revolves around the human inside human, that is God. Projected is a different manner with eye catchy titles, this series let people what in actual they are, what they need, what are their real desires, what are their aim of life and why they are sent on earth by that almighty. Collection of different worlds simultaneously in these three creations, this series is admirable for its work till the end and does not leave any place for being forgotten.

Book 1

Title: Know Thyself
Type: Hardcover
ISBN: 978-93-81836-87-3
Page Count: 336
This book is the collection of knowledge what a man should have about himself. Beginning step by step and then coming on the main theme to let readers know the actual depth of spirituality, this book talks about who The God is, what is the actual meaning of life, what is spiritualism and then consciousness. Author differentiates things which seem correlated in this world of mesh. In this running age of life, we surely are skipping own originality. Author lets readers to know how to control our mind as we want not what we be as mind wants, how body, mind and spirit remain together but are quite far away from each other with their own existence and importance. In the same way, author makes sex, love and spirituality transparent keeping in different jar of visualization.  Money has been the need and more than expectation a one can obtain in one’s life. Author shades light on it too to keep readers learnt how to give up the affection of money and others.
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My desire demands; comfort, sex and ego.
My intellect decides to reason.
My awareness cries for unconditional love.
My consciousness determines what I really want.
Thoughts are born of experience and knowledge of the past.
We discover, beyond our sensory perceptions, personal opinions and desires — a new dimension of creativity, intuitiveness and imagination.
Book 2
Title: Think from the Heat Love from the Mind
Type: Hardcover
ISBN: 978-93-81836-88-0
Page Count: 358
At very first, the books another entry in the arena of revenge and love type novel. But the title contains deep of what anyone is unable to realize without grasping fingers of almighty. Teaching tricks to live happily in this world, author brings his experience in lime-light with the shadow of spirituality. Author distinguishes science, religion and spirituality from each other and then sews these with the cord of need of a soul. He opens new door for people to know the truth of their existence and their desire in more specified way when talking about awareness, truth and knowledge about self. Far beyond the world, author introduces the concept of Fourth Dimension. Then, dual & non-dual existence of human and this universe in the frame of space is defined by him placing each thing in its certain place. Moreover, author ignites the flame of know-more inside readers while gaining the truth of their own having.
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It is space and just space in this space-less, timeless, limitless Universe. Only when you perceive space do you realize that you are her and there in dualities.
When you are emotional, you actions are impractical and prejudiced. When you are spontaneous, you actions are intuitive and imaginative.
It seems that truth, in our relative life, was born only after someone was caught lying.
Truth cannot be apprehended in a relative manner; it differs from one to another.
Book 3

Title: The Ultimate Reality
Type: Hardcover
ISBN: 978-93-81836-89-7
Page Count: 318
Sharply focusing to the pace of human life, this book correlates human what he is and what he should be. Being more practical in this book, author brings pace and sharpness in his way. Letting readers be engaged with his earlier two book sinking in the devotedness and way of life, author here puts forward his thoughts and experience about the well-being of human kind. He talks about quantum consciousness where he defines Brahman as the energy to drive the world. Defining physical, mental, social and spiritual alignment as art of living, author goes ahead and serves his readers the difference between reality and existence, with three stages of existence. Self-knowledge, awareness and centre of life the way writer has defined will make readers more engaged in themselves in their life further. At last, writer concludes himself, not ends, with the focus of centralization that youth as well as adult must go for. Away from the passion and enliven fake things, centralization and spirit of awareness are more precious for having mind peace.
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Do remember, whatever success or greatness we may achieve in life through fame or fortune, as long as our body, mind and spirit are not aligned, we are bound to feel lonely and discontended, even at the top.
Until this energy realizes fulfillment, the spirit or 
atman within keeps wandering in repeated cycles of birth and death until it reaches its origin, when it becomes one again.
The mind, with its dual characteristics, enjoys playing with us, separating everything in order to discriminate, choose and judge what it desires, until consciousness comes along within its limited space and time to reveal the identity of who we ultimately are. 
Conclusion
Nothing could be better collection as it is. Gian Kumar has really put his real Gyan in his work. Focusing, the theme of human, decided by nature and God itself, this series has separately defined each and every aspect from the perspective of spirituality. The way, author has started every chapter with a saying is amazing, including that saying. Very simple English is used for narration. Knitted keeping the real world touched throughout, author has peacefully presented his thought with no arrogance of disinterest and avoidance. Gian Kumar series is of the finest creations over self realization and spirituality. This book does not end in these 1012 pages, but it begins actually at the end. It opens thousands of new door for readers to see things differently and positively knowing that the almighty is within us and will surely not lead us at wrong doing. Keeping trust on him, even not on him but a power that runs this entire universe and keeps it growing, will keep Gian Kumar’s readers remembering him with each passing moment of live. Author has sprouted his theories well and is able to secure his place in the heart of readers. When everyone is running for money, to bring such topics to read is really a daring task and then most important is presenting it in this beautiful manner. Last, not least, Gian Kumar has plenty of knowledge and I expect more books from his end in upcoming time as this series has cleared many of my own doubt about existence of universe as well as human life.
Source :- http://kamalpaneru.blogspot.in/2016/07/reviews-on-gian-kumar-series.html
Book Review: Know Thyself by Gian Kumar

Book Review Know Thyself | Gian Kumar

What is spirituality? Gian Kumar takes us into the world of spirituality, through very simple path, that is called ‘Us’. Word ‘Thyself’, an archaic form of word yourself, is itself a striking word which grabs our attention and takes us deep within our body, mind and soul.  These are the three elements which Gian Kumar, project as the basic foundation of spirituality throughout the book. He emphasizes on the fact that to get through the mystical world of spirituality we need no saffron cladding gurus, mythological mantras or some out of the world practices.  What we need is serious introspection and sincere efforts to know ourselves from within.

Best part of the Gian Kumar’s philosophy is that he doesn’t suggest ending up at extreme shores of the life. Instead, he suggests having a right balance between spirituality and material necessities. This balance begins from the cover of the book. On the black background embossed laminated feather adds up glistening effect, but pale pages and simple writing inside keeps us glued to the content. Right from the preface, writer directly voices the basic questions out of a common seeker’s mind, such as: Who am I? Where have I come from? Where do we go? And many more such questions, set the goal for the reader that s/he will achieve after reading the book. At the beginning of each chapter, he gives us the essence of the chapter with a simple quotation. When we finish the chapter, the idea gets completely absorbed within the core of our soul. For example, before getting into first chapter titled ‘Knowing the Truth’ we come across and the quotation, “In a gentle manner, be a gentleman; gently dissolve the ‘I, me, mine and myself’ roaring within you.” When the chapter culminates at, “Being true to oneself changes the way we are- our mannerism, personality and our life.” we already know how to be true to ourselves.
Through the first book of the series, he takes us to the voyage of truth, mind, body and soul, spiritualism, its connection with science and religion and sex and love. Further, we get to know about life, death, consciousness and philosophy of money. Then he comes to most crucial question who is God? And do we need Him? He culminates the book with the power of love, knowing our body and knowing ourselves.
The most interesting parts of the book are about money and God. Usually, most of the religious preachers lecture us to shun the money and surrender in front of the unknown God. But Gian Kumar, with legit arguments presents the case of money. First, he asks, “Isn’t it a shame that so many of us, instead of respecting money, curse it as evil?” and then he explains how money turns into evil with lack of awareness. He says, “Money is so much like the mind; both are instruments to be directed by our awareness and the witnessing self, but it turns out that both use us.” He further elaborates that any ‘evil’ originates from man’s intentions and the way a man uses his money. Anyone who has earned the money the right way respects it; the man who damns money is either incapable of earning or has acquired it dishonorably.  Thus he concludes by emphasizing that those who understand and control their money, attain the purpose of life.

About God, he begins with the worldly approach, “We are taught about a separate God  to believe in and pray during times of need and fear and to thank Him for all that He has given us.”, then he shares his own idea of God and says, “Please remember, God, does not manifest himself. He is in us, with us, and around us. It is for us to become aware of His presence and divinity, deep within our subconscious mind; to experience and realize Him away from the vanities of this world.” He emphasizes that in total awareness, we are God and in self-consciousness or ego, we are but an object in mind and body as matter. He concludes, “God is infinite and eternal. When your mind and body dissolve in this timeless, limitless and space-less energy, you become God. In body and mind, we are finite; we cannot perceive or conceive the infinite through our limited mind. The mind requires that which can be defined; God, being eternal, cannot be defined, unless the mind dissolves into the infinite.”
Thus, with his simple yet engaging style Gian Kumar takes us to the strange world of spirituality, which seems familiar at the end. He does not use typical jargon of mythology and religions, though he keeps comparing religion, science and spirituality. He draws convincing parallels and remains rational in his approach.
I must say that this book not only endorses my ideas about the above questions, but also emphasizes on the ways, how to face these questions? It gives concrete answers and throws the light upon how to adapt our life in line of those answers. I would like to recommend this book for the age group of all under-graduate students to youngsters who are still on the way to find the right direction in their lives. Even if you are not interested in spirituality, you will get to know the very basics of life to be successful. And if you have an interest in Spirituality, this book is a sure short guide of the basics.

The only thing which bothered me was the repetition of few basic concepts again and again in each chapter. It would be more easy and attractive if these points would have been highlighted as bulleted keywords in a text box instead of repeating the whole paragraphs. If done so, it would be a good revision without interrupting the flow of the book. I would like to sum up this review by quoting the last paragraph of the book which in a nutshell, is the essence of book and life itself-

“Last but not least, learn how to love yourself. Love is the truth and reality of life. Love can be obtained only through awareness of our real being. Be aware of the body-the divine resides within. Be aware of the mind, where the consciousness within determines what we are. Be aware of awareness, where our intentions determine the presence of who we are.”
Source :- http://en.zordartimes.com/2016/06/book-review-know-thyself-by-gian-kumar.html

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