Thoughts from Readers of the Book
(1) Thoughts from Readers: Mukesh Gupta,Varnasi
Associate of The Study Centre at Rajghat Education Centre, Varanasi (KFI). Since late 2010 he is an editor of the news letter ‘Swayam se Samvad”. A journalist, writer and a translator – a versatile intellectual.
“Road To Inner World is a sincere attempt of a serious seeker to express something, which is inexpressible. I have met Purohitji, the author of the book, quite a few times. And for me meeting and having a live contact with him is much more interesting and meaningful than reading any book written by him. In spite of this difficulty I did go through the book and found that it contains a number of serious perceptions of the author which are surely meaningful to those who are interested in this inner journey.Though I feel that there is no particular “road” to the truth and truth manifests itself simply, directly and innocently when there is unconditional love and when all beliefs, paths, methods, rituals and all dependence on any path or guru have come to an end, rather burnt in that pure flame of love and clarity.
For me the most interesting insight of the book is about the “radiations” : “…a living body is a source of transmission as well as it acts as a receiver.. All that surrounds us is a “store-house” of radiations or waves received from the thinkers of past and present…We are receivers or transistor sets being tuned to different waves.” As a living human being we are all the time emitting certain vibrations through our every action, feel or thought. If we are living a life of love and compassion that is our contribution to the consciousness. If we are feeling hatred, envy, anger or sorrow then we are contributing to the negative or evil part of the consciousness. So as an individual we are totally responsible for what we live and do. Then the real question is : Do I feel this sense of great human responsibility, or am I living a mechanical, unconscious, sleepy and therefore selfish life? If this book helps us to wake us up from our deep sleep, then it has a very deep significance.”
(2) Thoughts from Readers: Phillip Bosloy -A real devotee & Hermit, Ontario, Canada
“The Road to the Inner World,” by N. S. Purohit, is a book of spiritual parables and personal experiences, encompassing a journey of suffering, uncertainty and trust that transforms and enriches. It is written with candor and insight, remarking on the trials and triumphs, as well as the discovery of the hidden treasures inherent in the life of a seeker. That seeker can come in many forms and walk many different paths; ultimately, desperation and faith, ego-based “love,” or cosmic and divine love lead the way. Elizabeth Gilbert spoke of
an antevasin in her book “Eat, Pray, Love.” The author also seems to skirt that “border” of transcendence, playing the role of the “in-betweener.” At first, Purohit steps gingerly across that line of grace, unsure of his momentum. He persistently asks from within, if providence is real, if divine intelligence is active in his life. His words reveal that he has sat with himself in this discomfort and allowed the depths of his being speak for itself. Along the way, those parts of himself that were unknown earlier, or unacceptable to him, while pummeling his thinking, tested his faith until stillness arrived. Like watching the tide, drop-by-drop, he observed the waves of thoughts, allowing them to proceed naturally into the ocean of awareness. Any bystander along the barren, curving shore, is invited to join his wading into these waves, even led by the hand if need be, so that any fear would not overwhelm the wonder of these vital peaks of the inner world.
This book has a feeling of recompense to it, of a favor returned. Redemption is not its sole purpose. A sharing of freedom and gratitude is utmost, and is as close as a heartbeat. Its style has the plainest of flavors, like an unadorned chapatti, but like the food that brings deep nourishment in its simplicity.
In the chapter entitled “Prayer to the Creator,” Purohit has written, “I do not say you never helped me. You did, not once but times numberless. Many of them were unbelievably big happenings, which cannot be understood with human intellect. But I forgot them. Perhaps you have to keep repeating your unbelievable events in my life
until I finally realize that you are my real friend and helper.” In his way, this book is meant to be an expression of that friend.
(3) Thoughts from Readers: R. K. Gupta, Author of several Books on Sufism and Others,
I have known Shri Purohitji for quite some time now. He is a saint and whatever he has written,has been written with intense feelings and from self-experience. He has made a splendid effort in putting this all together. Generally it is so difficult to give words to something which lies in the domain of the heart, but Shri Purohitji has accomplished this task.
This book “The Road to the Inner World” is divided in various chapters, which are extremely interesting to read. Various anecdotes in the book enhance its readability and the message enters in one’s heart effortlessly. He writes in his book that like Radio or TV, human beings also receive signals and they receive these signals according to their own inner tuning. A saint, rishi or Mahatma, therefore, receives signals for the welfare of others, whereas a cruel person would receive signals to hurt others. The message is loud and clear; we need to make ourselves eligible to receive the divine-grace and it would flow.
My sincere thanks to Shri Purohitji.
About RK Gupta:
New Delhi, India
He is an author of several books
(4). Thoughts from Readers: Ula Winifred, Brussels, Belgium firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com December 20, 2011
Book Review: The Road To The Inner World
I congratulate Purohitji on the immense effort he has undergone in order to share his experiences and insights for generations to come. It has become a rare opportunity to hear or read of first hand experience of the all-embracing love-force working in human life. Although you will also find quotations, very instructive passages from ancient Indian teachings and living examples of true spiritual life and fulfilment, Purohitji is offering just that – personal experience guiding the spiritual aspirant on the Road To The Inner World.
Even though in his younger years an outstanding teacher, known for his versatility and his eloquence in speech, he has chosen very simple language here. Hewanted to make his insights accessible to the beginner and the seasoned aspirant alike. But most of all, he wanted to express in the most simple way the deep truths shining through every line of the book. The reader will find its greatest value not in the actual words but in their inner connection to the ONE expressing through the writer. When you can cast aside preconceived ideas and thoughts like “oh that I have read or heard before” and just let what is expressed sink deep into you, you allow divine grace to do its work.
Purohitji has often repeated to me “It is not me who is writing, I do not even remember or sometimes understand myself.” The mind is often tricked by simple language into believing that it has grasped the meaning – indeed it is only with the seeking spark in our heart that we can hope to get close to realizing what is offered.
For myself, nothing is missing in this book. I know how it came into existence – the force expressing here can never be incomplete. The reader may find himself or herself wishing for more and more of the stories and encounters the author shares which make the book lively and entertaining also. He or she may also wish at times for more explanations on certain passages. And yet, when the desire for more of anything is given up you may experience completion at a deeper level.
What may be absent is a sense of self-production and self-promotion of the author. He has no interest in the results of this work, he does not consider it his property.
This fact has maybe led some people to misunderstand and think that thereby he had given permission to use the contents at free will (may they be reminded of two things copyright and truth). But at the level of interest to the true spiritual human being, and in the author’s words “One who can not even understand or experience what is being said in the book, how can he think that he can reproduce the content?.” It is then like passing on the cover of a book without the pages and contents.
It needs to be understood, this book does not convey mental knowledge, but is a way of putting you into the stream of deep spiritual connection. It is indeed like sitting in meditation or with a sage.
It will go its way. It is not up to me to give it direction or form. These are only my thoughts and I let you find the treasure offered to you, dear reader.
Translator of the German Edition
(5) Thoughts from Readers: Vaishnavi Madhusudan, South India
December 21, 2011
Here is my view about the Book: “The Road To The Inner World”
First let me express my gratitude to Purohitji for having asked me to write a review for his book. Before the review it would be appropriate to introduce myself briefly. I currently live in India, married and mother of two school going kids. I worked as an Engineer and then went on to do my CFA. I am here writing this review because, I was from my school days intrigued with the mystery of life. I was at many instances frustrated with the fleetingness and falsity of the world. I felt that we are far apart from reality and just living in a world of make-believe.
This quest of mine led me to many people who can guide me and help me find out the answers. One such person is Purohitji. Through his book he helps us envision many things.
1. The universal truth is always simple. Simple enough for a 4 yr old to understand. You do not need to be a scholar to understand that.
2. Though the question may be many and muti-faceted, or twisted in many ways the answer is one and the same.
3. Every aspect of life is connected. Everything is part of a whole and should be treated so. We are now divided between so many things. Integrate all your parts and you will be whole again.
well read on and you will see what I mean, and don’t get misled by its simplicity.
Vaishnavi Madhu, India
(6) Thoughts from Readers: Dr. K. P. Bansal ( Physicist ), University of Rajasthan
November 26, 2009, Bharatpur (Rajasathan), India
Dr. K. P.Bansal (Physicist), Bharatpur ( (Rajasthan), India: November 26, 2009 : Purohitji & I were in the same college or University, affiliated to University of Agra (India). Not only that we have passed a lot of time together. I may, therefore, be observed to think more emotionally than the friends coming later in his life. Presently I am bound up with Purohitji’s book, the perusal of which one cannot afford to miss. His personality combined with sweet reasonableness of his intellect ventures out to a path of wisdom, which leads to peace of mind and in turn anchors one in a garden of silence and solitude. His sustained innate brilliance/excellence betokens the magnanimity of thought and felicity of expression. His courageous and constant insistence that individual self is the source of all sorrow and evil in our experience bespeaks the inevitable connection of sorrow with life and life with desire. The space enclosed in an earthen pot is freed from its limitations and becomes one with infinite space when the pot is broken; whether we call that infinite space or a ‘void’ or whole or ‘soul’ is more a matter of temperament than of fact. What is important is to realize that ‘self’ is free from fetters of individuality – is an everlasting “becoming” mingling ultimately into “being” I think there is no being, only an incessant becoming.The book also throws ample light on contemplation, concentration, light, dharma, wisdom, truth. Contemplation, not necearrily but for the most of us, is the precondition for meditation resulting in concentration. It is at the height of concentration that we start realizing light. Whatever efforts can lead us to the state of getting enlightened is Dharma. Truth and Wisdom are the real companions of Dharma : Dr. K. P.Bansal (Physicist), Bharatpur (University Of Rajasthan)
(7) Thoughts from Readers: Madhusudan Design Engineer, Bangalore, India