I have been reading books (mostly fiction) for quite a while. Something made me read books on Philosophy,and Immortal talks is my fourth read related to life lessons.
This book easily becomes the most favourite, nonetheless the most difficult to understand too.
The author being anonymous – Shunya(nothing), also adds a mystery element to the book.
Each story/incident, infact each and every page, has an underlying meaning. I tried to put down in few lines, of what I deciphered in accordance to the chapters.
Chapter 1 : A very hard-to-accept fact is that we live the reality that we ourselves choose. As mere human beings, our life travels the path based on what our mind and body yearns towards. Enlightenment is a realisation wherein we are able to attend to our soul and not just our mind/body, to break free the illusionary world.
Chapter 2 : We, as humans, have lots of emotions that are not in our control. Detaching ourselves from these attachments though difficult, is seemingly possible. Next time you see anyone exhibiting strong emotions, think that they are in a play directed by the Universe; don’t let it make an impact on you. This gradually makes you believe that you too are part of the play, whenever you feel dragged by any kind of attachments. Isn’t it great to know that we are here for a higher purpose, and not just exchanging karmas with each other by falling prey to the delusional world?!
Chapter 3 : My personal favorite. This is a mind boggling experience of erasing the definition of time and space, and looking at our life as a sequence of scenes. Whatever we imagine is out there in the Universe as a ‘scene’. Now which scene translates into a reality is entirely in our hands. While it’s ok to enjoy these scenes that we manifest into our reality, life is better if we do not cling on to them once it’s over. Somewhere in this chapter, you will feel a state of nothingness. Enjoy this experience as I really doubt it could be found in any other book.
Chapter 4: This chapter engages us with an enchanting soul travel beautifully described. It also emphasises the importance of empathy and compassion one must have. We live a better life when we are conscious of not just our fellow humans, but also of other living beings around us.
Chapter 5: Again a continuation of soul travel, but with a deeper meaning associated to death. Though we perceive death as the end of everything, there is always some part of us alive in the lives of our loved ones. Yes, I know, it’s intriguing to accept this fact. But the author has wonderfully explained this with a concept of the soul.
Chapter 6: We often get possessed by cursed souls (positive and negative emotions). Being aware of these emotions and their impact on us, itself is liberation in a way. Eventually, just let go and release!
This probably might be 10% of what my deluded brain could interpret.
Never miss the opportunity of reading this book; it has got some magic which touches your soul and leaves you in a state of bliss.
PS: I have become a huge fan of Hanuman after reading this book, and have come to believe him as a superhero…😎😄
2 thoughts on “Immortal talks – My perception”
This is a wonderful article. Your beautiful words remind me of another book, “Inspired Talks” by Swami Vivekananda, published by Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai.
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Thank you 🙂