Thursday, September 22, 2022

MAYA - I BOW TO THEE, YOU CANNOT BE OVERCOME By Acharya Prashant



Name of the Book: MAYA- I BOW TO THEE, YOU CANNOT BE OVERCOME

Author of the Book: Acharya Prashant

Genre: Non-Fiction

ABOUT THE BOOK

The book "Maya" is an assemblage of question answer sessions that Vedanta philosopher and teacher, Acharya Prashant has been having with diverse audience over a decade. As these audience come from various background the standard and depth of each session is enormous. Every chapter of this book is substantially based on these interactions. According to the author, readers would understand that "Maya " is the most scientific term and can be explained more explicitly. Authors explanation is deeply spiritual yet not confined by any tradition. 

According to the disclaimer given my him, the responses given by a teacher are customized and you might find some contradicting responses, the reason being, as seekers come from varied background and experiences, there cannot be one time solution for any problem. 

The book is divided into three parts, in first part "So Real She Looks" has 11 chapters, wherein author has explained who and what  Maya is. In the second part " She Conceal, She Reveals" has 12 chapters, here author reveals and give better understanding of Maya and in the last and third part "Only She Can Lead You Into Realty", has 14 chapters, wherein author talks about how to deal with Maya. Despite this demarcation every chapter is interrelated and as you read through, you will have better understanding of self. 

Vedanta ask questions to people " Who is the inner one? What is his nature? What does he desire? Will fulfilment of his desire give him contentment? As a response to this Acharya Prashant has brought the essence of Vedanta spirituality to the world today and help solving people's problem which are born out of their ignorance towards themselves.

WHY THE TITLE "MAYA"?

Most of you have heard this term on daily basis, most frequently used yet most misunderstood. Acharya Prashant has made an consequential effort to make us understand the real meaning of the term "Maya" as it play out in our day-to-day life. 

MY TAKE ON THE BOOK

Perpetual intelligence, modern context and vernacular metaphor makes his work eccentric. Readers gets an enriching experience as they go through varied range of questions that they could relate and empathize. Each query raised by the seekers is very well explained with real life examples that everyone can corelate with. If you are looking for the better understanding of self and life, you must read this book.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Acharya Prashant is a champion of socio-spiritual awakening in today's world. He is an acclaimed Vedanta exegete and author of over 70 books, including the national bestseller, Karma. An alumnus of IIT-Delhi, IIM-Ahmedabad and a former civil service officer, he is an exponent of pure Vedantic wisdom, a campaigner against superstition, a proponent of spiritual veganism, and an expounder of essential human freedom.

BOOK AVAILABILITY

Format: Paperback/ Kindle Edition

Price: 250 INR/ 237.50 INR

Pages: 352

Publisher: Jaico Publishing House

Availability: Amazon