REVIEW OF- Demons in My Mind (When Mind Becomes Your Biggest Enemy)
By- Aashish Gupta
Publisher Notion Press
Publication date 1 Jan 2017
Product Dimensions 15.2 x 2.1 x 22.9 cm
Book length 330
THE PLOT IN BRIEF-
Dakshesh, an old man in Sirubari village suffering from cancer, wishes to be released from the excruciating pain. He requests the villagers to take him to the three monks. They are all intrigued by the legend of the mystical three monks. No one has seen them but only heard stories of miraculous healing they offered.
Knowing that the sick man’s death is imminent, the villagers leave him alone near the Pashupatinath temple hoping that the three monks, if they exist, would embrace him on the holy land. The old man wakes up to the sight of the three monks, but only to know that they are no saints but notorious criminals.
What they tell Dakshesh in his last few breaths, shakes his entire perception of humanity and its sins.
The title is perfect and very apt for the book. Specially in a country like India we all think how to profit, whatever may be the way be. A very prominent example are the priests and saints, who charge money from us just to make profit. You as a reader tell me, how can be a priest be different from you except for his clothings? And how do you expect them to cure your problems?What, if some day or night a demon were to steal after you into your loneliest loneliness and say to you: ‘This life as you now live it and have lived it, you will have to live once more and innumerable times more’ … Would you not throw yourself down and gnash your teeth and curse the demon who spoke thus? Or have you once experienced a tremendous moment when you would have answered him: ‘You are a god and never have I heard anything more divine. That’s what a priest should be. This plot beautifully describes the sins which we deliberately commit to make people fool and to loot them.We angels are misconceived in the human world. People perceive us as kindly and bountiful; when, in truth, we are about as fluffy, as gentle, as yielding, as rattlesnakes.
REVIEW OF THE BOOK-
I praise the author for the way he has Crafted the entire culture of the sin which prevails still now. People reach out saints and priests for help. And these people take the advantage of their situation and make most of the Profit out of them.Dakshesh, who suffers from cancer risked everything for his game of survival in the hands of three mystical monks. But do you really feel monks can cure cancer? It’s like When you love someone, truly love them, you lay your heart open to them. You give them a part of yourself that you give to no one else, and you let them inside a part of you that only they can hurt-you literally hand them the razor with a map of where to cut deepest and most painfully on your heart and soul. And when they do strike, it’s crippling-like having your heart carved out.
We are all born same but we turn into devils. Let me give you an instance,All the demons of Hell formerly reigned as gods in previous cultures. No it’s not fair, but one man’s god is another man’s devil. As each subsequent civilization became a dominant power, among its first acts was to depose and demonize whoever the previous culture had worshipped. The Jews attacked Belial, the god of the Babylonians. The Christians banished Pan and Loki anda Mars, the respective deities of the ancient Greeks and Celts and Romans. The Anglican British banned belief in the Australian aboriginal spirits known as the Mimi. Satan is depicted with cloven hooves because Pan had them, and he carries a pitchfork based on the trident carried by Neptune. As each deity was deposed, it was relegated to Hell. For gods so long accustomed to receiving tribute and loving attention, of course this status shift put them into a foul mood. Because mind becomes your biggest enemy.
The author has also brought into the concept of mind into the plot.The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. …We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society. …In almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons…who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind.
I really loved the way the plot progressed along with the real life scenarios which are portrayed.
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YOU SHOULD READ THIS BECAUSE-
THE BEAUTIFUL POTRAYAL OF THE REAL LIFE ANGELS AND WHAT THEY DO
THE BEAUTIFUL MESSAGES LEFT OVER AFTER THE STORY.
YOU WILL FEEL THAT ‘The demon is a liar. He will lie to confuse us; but he will also mix lies with the truth to attack us. His attack is psychological, Damien. And powerful.’
Overall I would like to rate the book 42 on a scale of 50.
4 stars out of 5
Originality of the plot and sub plots- 9/10
Net emotions in the story- 8/10
Usage of words and phrases-8/10
The title, cover and the illustration-8/10
The net impact on the readers- 9/10
KUDOS TO Aashish- It was really a beautiful plot.