BOOK REVIEW OF- Reminiscences Of A Seeker: Dark Face Of The White World (True Story) By Kapil Kumar Bhaskar

BOOK REVIEW OF- Reminiscences Of A Seeker: Dark Face Of The White World (True Story)
By Kapil Kumar Bhaskar

Paperback: 300 pages
Publisher: Angel Books Publications; First Edition (2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 8193359909
ISBN-13: 978-8193359907

THE PLOT IN BRIEF-

The paranormal thriller is a true account of Kapil and provides an interesting fascination for those who are interested in the supernatural. The book is nothing less than a fantasy
The book, which is a mystical thriller which is based on the author’s true account, gives a glimpse on how the occult world operates The true spiritual story explains the existence of the dark side of the spiritual white world paranormal world which is as much real and any ordinary person can get caught in the illusion of the world unless one is careful.
The existence of the paranormal and the supernatural world is as much real and any ordinary person can get caught in that world unless one is careful. We belong to such a period of time wherein innocent seekers are lured into the trap of so-called “Masters” who fool them easily by playing onto their deepest fears and weakness.
The book hopes to save people from making that false step and even if one does commit that mistake, the book offers hope that it is not the end of the world; one can always get to the Light,
A thrilling true account of an ordinary man plunged into extraordinary circumstances of the Dark World.

THE TITLE-

The title itself gives us a hint of the spirituality which is being portrayed in the plot. The title tries to murmur as if I don’t know where I’m going on this path. I don’t know what I’m doing with my life. You had to be lost, before you could be found. These are the truths. You had to be confused, before you could find clarity; you had to suffer, before you could find peace. These were the only ways, life could happen. Of course you were confused before you found clarity. If you weren’t confused, then you would already be clear. Of course you were lost before you were found. If you were already found, then you wouldn’t be lost. Of course there would be suffering before peace. If there was already peace, then there wouldn’t be suffering. One necessarily came before the other.
I really loved the title of the plot since it demonstrates that the deepest secret is that life is not a process of discovery, but a process of creation. You are not discovering yourself, but creating yourself anew. Seek therefore, not to find out Who You Are, but seek to determine Who You Want to Be

REVIEW OF THE BOOK-

The author has very beautifully narrated the experiences which highlight the fact that Life is an experimental journey undertaken involuntarily. It is a journey of the spirit through the material world and, since it is the spirit that travels, it is the spirit that is experienced. That is why there exist contemplative souls who have lived more intensely, more widely, more tumultuously than others who have lived their lives purely externally. He also seeks the ultimate victory and by giving numerous instances he has proved to be brilliant.
Imagine that the universe is a great spinning engine. You want to stay near the core of the thing – right in the hub of the wheel – not out at the edges where all the wild whirling takes place, where you can get frayed and crazy. The hub of calmness – that’s your heart. That’s where God lives within you. So stop looking for answers in the world. Just keep coming back to that centre and you’ll always find peace. The author has very beautifully linked hopelessness, despair, sorry with love, hope and struggle. We all go through hard times in life. It’s a part of being alive and it’s the reality we all have to deal with. There are times we forget our value as a person because we are so blinded with these thoughts of loneliness, emptiness and ego. Somewhere along the road we become numbed with all the frustrations and dissatisfaction. But life itself isn’t always about darkness and sadness, Life is also filled with colors and that makes it beautiful. Along this path of darkness there’s always light waiting to be seen by our daunted hearts. Our heart is gifted to see this light. It may be hiding behind those circumstances that we encounter; in a stranger we just met at an unexpected place; a family who has been always there but you just ignored because of your imperfect relationship with them; it might be a long time friend you have or a friend you just met. Open your heart and you will see how blessed you are to have them all in your life. Sometimes they are the light that shines your path in some dark phases of life. Don’t lose hope. The author focuses n the word hope to point out the fact as written on the blurb that “The book hopes to save people from making that false step and even if one does commit that mistake, the book offers hope that it is not the end of the world; one can always get to the Light”. Part of the problem with the word ‘disabilities’ is that it immediately suggests an inability to see or hear or walk or do other things that many of us take for granted. But what of people who can’t feel? Or talk about their feelings? Or manage their feelings in constructive ways? What of people who aren’t able to form close and strong relationships? And people who cannot find fulfillment in their lives, or those who have lost hope, who live in disappointment and bitterness and find in life no joy, no love? These, it seems to me, are the real disabilities.
The complete plot gives us an idea of living better. Why do you want to shut out of your life any uneasiness, any misery, any depression, since after all you don’t know what work these conditions are doing inside you? Why do you want to persecute yourself with the question of where all this is coming from and where it is going? Since you know, after all, that you are in the midst of transitions and you wished for nothing so much as to change. If there is anything unhealthy in your reactions, just bear in mind that sickness is the means by which an organism frees itself from what is alien; so one must simply help it to be sick, to have its whole sickness and to break out with it, since that is the way it gets better.
I have come to accept the feeling of not knowing where I am going. And I have trained myself to love it. Because it is only when we are suspended in mid-air with no landing in sight, that we force our wings to unravel and alas begin our flight. And as we fly, we still may not know where we are going to. But the miracle is in the unfolding of the wings. You may not know where you’re going, but you know that so long as you spread your wings, the winds will carry you.

RATINGS

5 stars out of 5
Originality of the plot and sub plots- 9/10
Net emotions in the story- 9/10
Usage of words and phrases-9/10
The title, cover and the illustration-10/10
The net impact on the readers- 9/10

About the Author

Kapil Kumar Bhaskar has been on his spiritual journey for more than two decades. Blessed by Adi Gurus, Spiritual Guides and Masters (who visited him out of their body form), Kapil has a deep understanding of the human psyche and has divine clarity on both esoteric and non-esoteric issues. Having received divine guidance, his knowledge and understanding of spiritual matters goes beyond books and comes from anubhuti… experience. In his own words, the experiences he underwent in this sojourn shaped him to become what he is today. His knowledge does not come from books but from experiences. As he often says, “You have not got birth here, neither you will get death… The only thing you will get here is Experience…” After a successful stint as a businessman, Kapil Kumar Bhaskar gradually shifted his area of work to become a full-time spiritual consultant to those lost and confused on their personal path of inner excellence. A multi-faceted personality, Kapil is a spiritual mentor, a prolific writer, a counsellor par excellence. He has penned uplifting articles which have been printed in magazines and journals within and outside the country. Highly articulate, he debunks myths and conditioned beliefs and theories propounded by self-proclaimed guardians of orthodoxy, to help people connect with their true self. He has guided and helped countless people. His radical interpretations of spiritual and religious dogmas existing amongst the masses have transformed the lives of all those who have chosen to associate themselves with him. His lifelong experiences have now been shaped in book form which gives in-depth information and knowledge of the dark side of the white world. A Mentor with a difference, Kapil continues his spiritual quest which he says will last till this life… and maybe beyond. You may get in touch with him through: E-mail: kkb0999@gmail.com

Reviewed by-
Sayan Basak
Kolkata

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