E book Overview | Programs and discourses – Acharya’s new guide is one other have a look at Karma
Karma: Why Every thing You Know About It Is Unsuitable authored by Acharya Prashant and printed below Penguin Random Home’s banner, begins with an bold title that challenges every thing that’s hitherto been mentioned concerning the historical idea prevalent in Indian scriptures and embedded in Indian tradition. The title appears not simply bold but additionally provocative and makes one curious if there actually is something that’s left to be mentioned about such a well-liked idea like ‘Karma’?
Studying the guide, one may – relying upon their very own mental and non secular orientations – not agree completely with the title, however can absolutely recognize a more recent perspective to ‘Karma’ that Acharya Prashant has put forth.
Luckily, Karma will not be a traditional case of prolific and bestselling authors in self-help section repackaging and remarketing their current physique of labor with newer titles to money on their current model worth. Karma, it must be mentioned, is strikingly authentic in its strategy and in what it delivers to the reader.
Following the identical sample that has been noticed in Acharya’s earlier books, like Sambandh and E book of Myths, Karma additionally discusses the idea by way of varied discourses that got as a response to questions from seekers (an idea that was first noticed with Osho’s I’m The Gate.)
For such books, maintaining the reader concerned is difficult, because the guide can go in any course at any attainable level of time. Nonetheless, Karma does a superb job of sequencing these discourses appropriately so that there’s a rhythm in studying.
The 4 elements of the guide seem symbolic to the life journey ranging from ‘Brahmacharya’ – the place with a childlike curiosity, one might ask how to decide on the proper motion; getting promoted to ‘Grihastha Ashram’ and being accountable and wiser, asking if the chosen proper motion would actually give in the proper end result? After which to ‘Vanprastha’ – getting out of these questions and taking a look at it from the skin, realizing that the motion and the one taking an motion will not be disassociated. Finally, ‘Sanyas’, concluding on reflections and shifting on.
Every part is nicely detailed and will get into the nuances of ‘Karma’, whereas responding to some basic and important questions, which regularly get clouded below the mighty pressure of custom.
The guide had hit the Amazon greatest vendor listing inside the first week of its pre-booking, and in August 2021, it additionally secured the primary place I. Nielsen Bookscan’s listing alongside Ikigai, Wealthy Dad Poor Dad and have become a nationwide bestseller.
The credit score of Karma’s success and influence goes equally to the seekers of Acharya Prashant, who’ve requested pragmatic questions with out the concern of being labeled as ‘un-enlightened’ by their friends.
The guide quotes Upanishads and the Srimad Bhagwad Gita fairly extensively in the direction of the tip, linking what’s being mentioned to the unique scriptures, and establishing that the guide is a distinct interpretation and never an absolute contradiction to the Indic texts.