Monday, 11 May 2020

Karmic City: The City of Lord Brahma by Hema Myer Sood | Book Review

Summary:

The name ‘Karmic City’ is used in the same sense that Walt Whitman calls himself a “Kosmos”. In fact each of us has three Cities within us – that of Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. This book uses the genre of fiction to acquaint us with the gist of ancient Indian wisdom. The reader is taken step by step in easy stages so that as the story unfolds, answers come forth to the most profound questions about life, death and re-birth.

A group of people with marked human foibles and assorted emotional baggage meet and thereafter agree to meet frequently on finding that they have something to gain by it. They are at different levels of consciousness, but one of them is a highly evolved seeker of the spiritual life. He is referred to simply as the “Soul”. All the others have names emphasizing their individuality. Only the “Soul” has so gained in spirituality that he has realized that he is one with the rest of creation. He is clairvoyant and the others accept him as a sort of guru. Yet he is also a seeker and proclaims that he is not a guru. The first and subsequent meetings with him alter the lives of all the other characters.

This book has the potential to shape the lives of the readers into better human beings and be unruffled by the travails of life. It happens in easy stages and one can start at a convenient level, suitable to one’s own ability to understand. It is reminiscent of “The Pilgrim’s Progress” and is bound to be just as useful in today’s age as that great work was for a long time.


Author:

Hema Myer Sood

Publisher:

Invincible Publishers

Release date:

1 January, 2018

No. of Pages:

Paperback, 222 Pages

In the first book of trilogy Karmic City, The City of Lord Brahma is a potrayal of physical body, astral body, astral world, death and re birth. There are five main characters in the book Soul, Aditi, Virat, Vaidehi and Karthik. The cover of the book is very attractive and the title is also apt. The language and pace are very understandable, simple and easy to follow. I loved the poetry of the words and the way the scenes were painted in front of me as if I was right there.

At times I could not put it down and was reading it until the early hours in the morning despite being tired. I just wanted to continue reading it and find out what happened next. The author must have done extensive research to write this book and the same reflects in the book. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Accessible and easy to read, it deals with some of our deepest questions. There are no answers here, but you may just find the beginnings of a trail that, if followed.

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