When Life Turns Turtle Book Review
When Life Turns Turtle: Journey of a Bollywood Tramp by Raj Supe is a book full of valuable tips to better enjoy the everyday life as it’s really worth it for the richness that this book leaves you in and in any case for the story that really does reflect on the meaning of life.
The story unfolds in the vicissitudes of a famous and admired filmmaker Indraneel, an alumnus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, whose next flick is being hailed as an epic. He is in an enthralling liaison with Avani, a young and gorgeous actress, but soon as relations sour, after a bitter disagreement, he realizes that he has led a destructive life, as he is spurred by stress, the need for new experiences and a creeping feeling of dissatisfaction.
So, he decided to drop everything and leave for Rishikesh, as he seeks solace emanating from the river Ganges and the Himalayas, where he will meet Shaman, a bookseller and an unprofessed spiritual guide, who will teach him the secrets and rituals of universal wisdom. But soon the wise, free, happy Indraneel stands at a moment of truth once more as the world beckons yet again and he is asked to make a easier said than done choice.
Basically, it is an interesting book as the author goes into a life of things not material and could also be there if we lived in a monastery on a mountain, but here things get a bit more complicated. As for the exercises to do, I find them interesting and effective with a fluent reading that is easy to understand and that gives you a new boost to the process of personal evolution, if indeed desired. The book is highly recommended for those who want to improve themselves.
A fantastic book for anyone who wants to make a change in their lives which is not only rich in thoughts that arouse great inspiration but also has operational tools which, when acted out, make everyday really great.
I must admit that at first I thought it was one of the many books of self-help ranters on self-esteem and so on but no, the book is actually a wealth of tips that will push the reader to reflect on their choices as they look around and start admiring nature but above all teaches us not to be imprisoned from material things and from the race at the time.
The book shows everything has a purpose and that nothing happens by accident and is certainly one of the most profound and important books I have ever read and which I’m sure would be able to change the lives of many people if only those who read it will know how to let go and lead by the hand towards the teachings of these great sages because at the present times our worst enemy is precisely the obsession with relationships and the race at the time.
A beautiful, nice and smooth, full of meanings and teachings that will remain in the heart with magic content will show you how to improve your lives by changing priorities and thoughts with a symbol of how important it is to love yourself.
The author transmits an winner in my opinion because, although it distils concepts that we find in many motivational books and have borrowed a few from eastern disciplines, he puts them in a very original way, like a master teaching his student with parables, metaphors, you know, but here the author often taken a more direct approach.
A simple book but hides a great power that manages to inspire a profound change in our lives, which is delicate and incisive at the same time and provides easily assimilated images from memory, so that at the end of the book there remains a map, useful for not getting lost in the barren emptiness of mechanized and alienating frenzy of everyday life.
The metaphors will take us back to the reality of our daily commitment to recover and cultivate the sacredness of each moment we live. In this sense, this book is especially valuable as after reading we can continue to feed ourselves by giving us the tools to remind us that at every moment of our way the fullness of being depends on us.
It’s a book to be savoured slowly, which can be read as a beautiful fairy tale ending, or it can feel like the beginning of a journey toward self-control with a simple, yet powerful awakening of our existence which can pet the more discouraged and sad heart to reopen the will to live.
Format: Paperback ♥ Publisher: Leadstart ♥ Pages: 469 ♥ Published: August 2016 ♥ Language: English ♥ ISBN-13: 978-9352016150
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Book Review #47: When Life Turns Turtle
Author: Raj Supe
No. of Pages: 468
Genre: Spirituality-Based Fiction
Publisher: Platinum Press (An Imprint of Leadstart Publishing Pvt. Ltd.)
Price: Rs. 399/-
Published in: 2016How did I get it? From the publisher.THE BLURB SAYS:
Raj Supe’s fluent narrative and genuine search for truth will bring him many readers.~ Ruskin Bond
Indraneel is a young and successful film-maker, an alumnus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In an intoxicating relationship with a young and beautiful aspiring actress, his next film is being hailed as a blockbuster. Things couldn’t be going any better. Suddenly, without warning, Indraneel’s life overturns. Hurt floods his heart and soul, seemingly beyond redemption…
He arrives in Rishikesh, a mountain town by the river. The artist within him, as well as the bruised individual, senses the timeless love and solace emanating from the Ganga and the Himalayas, but innumerable whys continue to invade his thoughts. Introduced to Shaman, a bookseller with a difference, and a ‘closet guru’, the deeply sceptical Indraneel is introduced to a bewilderingly new, yet strangely magnetic world of spiritual seeking.
As the seasons pass, as pass they will…Indraneel gradually opens his mind to what he finds around him, delving step by step into the truth about spirituality and human existence. A measure of peace finally descends on his tormented mind.
But the world beckons yet again and Indraneel stands at a crossroads once more. He is asked to make a difficult choice. Will he submit to the strong current of spirituality now flowing within him? Does a spiritual life mean giving up everything else? Can he ever go back to the world? Will he find the happiness he so desperately seeks?
The world that Raj Supe creates is vividly described with a true artiste’s eye for detail. Set in the ‘belief land of Rishikesh’ on the banks of Ganga – ‘perennial river of India’s mystical past’ – his story leads the reader through light and shadow to the goal Indraneel, the protagonist, has set himself – a life of spiritual bliss…Raj serves up a rich repast from which no reader can depart unfulfilled. ~ Benjamin GilaniABOUT THE AUTHOR:
RAJ SUPE (aka Kinkar Vishwashreyananda), is a poet, storyteller and novelist. An MBA, he has had a career in advertising, research and creative consulting, before turning to literary and spiritual pursuits. Some of his literary works include the spiritual memoir, Pilgrim of the Sky; the anthology Hundreds of Shells; and translations such as Cloudburst of A Thousand Suns, and the Sahitya Akademi awarded Rainbow at Noon. He has also worked on film scripts and plays. His writings convey the passionate intensity of a seeker and the sincerity of one who hopes for an ideal mix of traditional mythic imagery and the urgencies of modern life. In the words of a leading poet, ‘he has the anonymity of the saint-poet on the one hand and the self-expression of the modern writer on the other’. Raj is Editor of the spirituality e-magazine, The Mother [www.themotherdivine.com], as well as the co-founder of Foundation for Contemplation of Nature [www.foundnature.com]. Raj was initiated into the Order founded by Sri Sitaramdas Omkarnath and met his Guru in the person of Kinkar Vitthal Ramanuja. He now leads a simple life on the banks of the Ganges.MY THOUGHTS: I loved the title and I loved the cover. A red hibiscus in water alongside a pair of wooden chappals, against the backdrop of hills, looked serene and spiritual. The book in my hands looks beautiful too. The plot is well-paced and it keeps you hooked. Unlike most philosophical stories, it is not boring and unnecessarily stretched at all.