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Life’s Amazing Secrets

Life’s Amazing Secrets

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Life’s Amazing Secrets

By- Gaur Gopal Das.

‘ Life’s Amazing Secret ‘- is the debut book of Gaur Gopal Das. Das became popular among people through his motivational videos. Life’s amazing secret is an intent to summarize those motivational videos in this book to share his wisdom with millions of other people.
The book provides us with various insights and examples of living life in a balanced way. The examples used can be easily related to one’s personal life building a core connection with its readers. The book revolves around 4 principles of the foundation of a happy life: personal life, relationships, work life, and social contribution. A must read book for people feeling low or out of balance. An eye opener for the depressed or lost souls to get back to living life with a higher potential and clear mindset.

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The Drawing of Adimoolam

The Drawing of Adimoolam

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Lines From An Artistic Life
The Drawing of Adimoolam

Introduction
Lines From An Artistic Life- written by Aditi De, is the first book to explore the drawings of remarkable indian artist K.M.Adimoolam. Adimoolam is well known for his precise pen and ink drawing in India and Internationally. His drawings range from portraits of Mahatma Gandhi to idealised portrayals of Indian Kings and Warriors, and depictions of hindu gods.

About the book:
Lines From An Artistic life depicts the journey of an eminent Indian artist K.M.Adimoolam, his childhood, love for painting, and motivations in his life. Adimoolam was fascinated by drawing at an early stage of his life, his aptitude for drawing made him move to chennai in 1959. There, under the guidance of the sculptor Dhanapal, he enrolled in the school of arts and crafts. In 1996, Adimoolam started a series of black and white portraits of Mahatma Gandhi. His drawings covered 60 years of mahatma’s life. Later Adimoolam in collaboration with tamil writers started an association. Colours came into his life while illustrating the works of tamil writers,after which he took up oil painting.
According to Adimoolam, in his early childhood his drawings were appreciated by his parents as well as the villagers which motivated him towards art. He also portrays how Dhanapal influenced his life. “I learnt that if picasso was like a strong, wild river, Paul Kleen was a steady stream”- stresses Adimoolam in a 2006 interview.

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BUDDHA: STORY OF ENLIGHTENMENT

BUDDHA: STORY OF ENLIGHTENMENT

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BUDDHA:
Story of Enlightenment
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INTRODUCTION
‘Buddha: A story of enlightenment’-is written by a mind-body pioneer Deepak Chopra. Chopra has written novels before, critics have not found fiction in his long suit. Deepak took the creative ideas to showcase Gautam Buddha journey from a first-person account, making it more comprehensive and understandable for the readers.

What is the book about?

As the title describes it, the book revolves around Gautam Buddha, and his search, and realization, for spiritual enlightenment. The book is written in first-person account which clearly shows which stages Buddha had gone through in search for enlightenment, his thoughts, feelings, and experiences throughout his life and awakening.
Even with such creative concept of writing the book was not up to the mark, certain traditional Buddhist scholars, teachers, and academics found the book offensive, mis-leading, and possibly even heretical
The book is a good read for spiritual and cultural readers. Exploring this topic is absolutely crucial for spirituality and religion to gain credibility in this modern world.

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