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.