— Wisdom's Blossoms —
Review from New Age Retailer
Yes, truth is universal. This little gem of a book challenges you to follow the paths of saints and live a principled life. The 26 tales told by Doug Glener and Sarat Komaragiri should be read as historical fiction, because they are culled form the rich oral traditions of India. We in the West have largely lost our ability to tell such stories - to take problems that seem uniquely ours and turn them into valuable learning experiences for our children and their children. This book talks to your soul, making you ask yourself, "Would I do the same as these saints when facing everyday circumstances?"
In the Bhagavad-Gita, Arjuna asks Krishna to describe "the traits of the divinely inclined man." Krishna's answer is 26-fold, including charity, fearlessness, freedom from wrath, purity of heart, nonslanderousness, absence of conceit, lack of restlessness, modesty, and gentleness. Glener and Komaragiri take this passage as inspiration for the 26 stories about men and women of God - as we all are - transcending the daily battle of life and attaining sainthood by remaining true to their nature. For each quality, there is a story about an individual who came to embody that value through actions and choices. The tales cross many of the varied spiritual traditions that enrich India, with stories about Buddhists, Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and Sufis.
The 26 stories in this enduring 2002 release each stand on their own. Recommend customers read one a day for inspiration. When facing a particular challenge, they can read the appropriate tale, which will help them overcome their doubt about their ability to act like the saints. Place Wisdom's Blossoms: Tales of the Saints of India in your Eastern Philosophies section and also in your inspirational section to help those customers looking for just the right words to help them in their daily struggles.
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