Making the moment, permanent
Krishnayya Shenoy

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Synopsis

This book has been classified as a self help book. It is because of one simple reason. I was not able to classify it into any other genre. It is not an easy read. It is not meant for hand holding of any kind.

This book was written adhering to one simple principle. That principle is : Write as if no one is going to read or dance as if no one is going to watch. Simple can be a complex. Goodness is all about adaptation. Hope can be a meaningless word, after all!

Yet, here is the book and you are holding it in your hands. I feel good for you.

When the book was finished this was my reaction : I never thought simple ideas presenting themselves as thoughts can be so complex until I wrote them down and read them back!

This book is an attempt at describing a simple model that can help you in becoming happy and stay that way forever. It is a model extracted out of the analysis of cumulative experience obtained in handling day-to-day events. The author has unsuccessfully practiced several different systems, practices and rituals over almost five decades before solidifying the concepts described in this book and arriving at a simple and practical model which is a total departure from prevalent belief systems.

The material in this book is not coming from an enlightened, knowledgeable, successful and wise being, in the conventional sense, even when some of the expressions and examples might lead you into thinking that way. It is coming from an ordinary, average witted, decently educated person who has lived a life of relative obscurity. It is also not coming from a life changing event like enlightenment or something of that sort either.

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Priyank Saxena

For the english usage and editing, many reviews had already been pointed out, so don't want to repeat again. Talking of the philosophy presented, it is amateurish and vague. It looks like individual exploration which is in a way good for oneself, but if presented in a book, it should be more precise and clear, moreover with proper insight and understanding of the subject.
Well, how many times the word "This book" is used in 'this book'.

May 27 '16
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Anshika Aich

I think after so many bad reviews, the author might be feeling down, but the fact is one must know to write well, and especially for a genre like Self-Help. Not any Tom, Dick and Harry can write books and put it for show.

Needs no editing or rephrasing, but the book itself should be chopped out.

May 16 '16
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Krishnayya Shenoy

Anshika, Thank you for your review. You are mistaken. I am not feeling down,up bloated or anything of that sort. And while reviewing any write up please do not get personal about the writer or their feelings. It is none of your botheration. You should bother about your feelings. Shredding the book is okay with me. In fact, I had predicted the future of this book, which perhaps you did not read. Here it is. For you.This book is not meant for everyone. It is meant for those few whose lifelong search is about to materialize. For some others, it may become a starting point for a lifelong effort. Someone might find it entertaining in the sense of being helpful in spending some spare time and for the remaining people it is just something that deserves to be discarded without giving a second thought. All of that is okay. Once in a while, you can effectively use your discretion for a personally useful cause.

May 16 '16
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pandustar

Was there anything good in the third chapter? I will never know since I skipped it, but reading through the first two chapter I don't think that I missed much.
Firstly, learn how to format. It doesn't take much time and effort. In fact if you are using MS Word, then the software does it for you.
Secondly, make the paragraphs shorter. Looking through miles and miles of break-less lines really turns someone off.

Feb 17 '16
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Krishnayya Shenoy

Thank you for the review. If you had given anything other than 1 star, I would have been surprised. Originally, I had thought of writing the principles as a fictional story and everything I wrote would have been lapped up. I decided against it as this particular book needed to state something in direct words, without bothering about the reactions it is going to produce. The book was inside me and it has come out in the open.
I am not sure whether you had the opportunity to read the following text from the book:
This book is not meant for everyone. It is meant for those few whose lifelong search is about to materialize. For some others, it may become a starting point for a lifelong effort. Someone might find it entertaining in the sense of being helpful in spending some spare time and for the remaining people it is just something that deserves to be discarded without giving a second thought. All of that is okay. Once in a while, you can effectively use your discretion for a personally useful cause.
Thanks again, for your reading.

Feb 25 '16
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Geetha Krishnan

Did not make any sense at all. Language is very pedestrian. Failed to hold my interest.

Feb 13 '16
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Krishnayya Shenoy

Thank you for your review. I do not know whether the chapter containing following text was available in the edited manuscript.

Feb 13 '16
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Deepak Kaul

The author has kindly asserted himself upfront in several places in the manuscript that it is going to be difficult to read. How prescient.

Feb 11 '16
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Krishnayya Shenoy

Dear Sir, thanks for the review. Is it wrong to point out possible difficulty?

Feb 11 '16
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