2013-02-09 19:29:59 - Rama Koneru in her latest work 'God Is Not Optional'' brings before all of us the essence of God already in play in all our lives
"We do not know for a fact that God exists, or is with us" What then do you know that has been with you since you were born? In the tangible world "Your body and your breath have stayed with you through thick and thin". The practices in this book are based on experiential observation of the individuals’ own body and breath. This is a book about discovering the Higher Self through the exploration of Hindu Gods, Goddesses and Asuras. Hinduism, Yoga and Life are not mutually exclusive. The Gods and Asuras are already in play in the experiences of all beings. In this book a combination of crisp, lucid insights, intuitively precise breath work, creative body postures and a
clear logical approach, enable the reader to discover their own connection with the Divine and how it plays out in their life situation. Worksheets based on Breath Work, Focused Asana and Pranayama practices, Chants, Exploration Assignments, Detailed, Insightful interpretations of the forms, Guided Visualizations, and Powerful Intentions allow each reader to experience Divinity through what aligns with them.
The author experienced a void in her life which triggered a search for something to fill it. This underlying urge motivated her to think of her own actions that cause her suffering. She discovered that she had turned towards the same Energy that she connected with in her childhood days, the Energy that already and always existed within. This book is a product of that search.
The author completed her graduation from the prestigious IIT Madras and was employed with BHEL, Hyderabad for two years before she moved to U.S. She then got married, worked at Microsoft, Redmond for the following six years, and thereafter quit her job to stay home with her children. Her current interests are chanting, yoga, and listening to devotional music. At present she avidly writes articles on spirituality and poetry and conducts eco-friendly clay Ganesha workshops for children of all ages.
This book is based upon a hugely successful Navarathri Workshop that the author has conducted during 2012 Dussehra. The book is must read for people of all genres. It talks to the modern mind in a language that it can understand, while using ancient Indian practices and concepts. The book encourages self acceptance at the deepest and darkest level. It is a rare combination of logic and intuition, which gently leads the reader deeper into the realm of Spirituality.
The prime essence of the book is
Discover your Being
Engage your Deities
Befriend your Demons
Live Your Highest Truth Starting Now...
Book : God Is Not Optional
Author : Rama Koneru
ISBN : 978-93-82792-06-2
Price : Rs. 425
Publishing Date: January 2013
Publisher: Power Publishers