Identify Your Calling
Krishnayya Shenoy

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“Identify Your Calling” recognizes the entitlement of every human being. Some human beings respond to their calling consciously while others do it unwittingly. This book does not deal with a secret or anything of that sort. This book prods you in the direction of identifying your calling in a conscious manner. Overall, it simply means only one thing. You can live your life in a different way than the one you are living it right now.

There is no need of any secret, key, ritual or guru for living your life, unless you desire to use any of these things as part of your calling. More than two thousand years ago one great man called out loudly “what you resist, persists”, opening the door and pointing to the great open secret. That call was for you to identify your calling. It was mistaken to be a key. It was not. It was pure recognition of the process of realization and telling you to live your life in the real sense. This recognition, if heeded to, manifests in a process called as waking life.

The way our life is arranged in the current time, one is continuously driven to his calling through dubious looking means creating a clutter in the mind. These means manifest themselves in many forms. Those can be labeled as a secret, key, ritual, guru etc. There is a huge maze of so called solutions. They are all like boats. They all have their own use. It is not a big secret to point out that the boat is not your destination. The boat is a means to the destination. However, it is a huge secret to point out to you that you are not consciously aware. Being consciously aware, means that you are capable enough to recognize the purpose of the boat rather than taking it for granted as a destination. Avoiding these boats is not going to solve the problem. The only way to overcome them is to use them with a clear cut understanding that they are the necessary hurdles (not help!) on the way of realization. Without using and overcoming them realization will remain a pipe dream.

This book describes two simple models which go a long way in explaining many conundrums you have to deal with in your day to day life. The mind will reject these simple models immediately without giving any consideration, because they are too simple for the mind to accept. One of the reasons for rejection is that the models described here are not capable of creating any new problems for the mind to solve. The rejection is not accidental. It is the habit of the mind.

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Sumita Chatterjee

"Identify Your Calling recognizes the entitlement of every human being."
Oh my god, and I've identified my own calling: I would literally die if I try to complete this self-help book that itself needs help

May 18 '16
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pandustar

First of all this seems less like a book and more of some crazy professor's notes. The editing like the other notes from this professor is all over the place and in some cases even non existent. The sentences seem to drone on, sometimes with no end in sight.
But one thing that I see as a glimmer of hope is that this author has it in him to write - it is not at all easy to write self help matter.
Have you though about changing your genre to a more fast paced or intricate fiction story, perhaps?

Feb 24 '16
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Pawan Sharma

This one oddly did not need to be penned.

Jan 27 '16
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Krishnayya Shenoy

Thank you very much for the review. I hope it was your natural reaction.

Jan 28 '16
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Maneesh

The obvious have been stated as experiments. Very general.

Dec 05 '15
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Krishnayya Shenoy

Thank you for the helpful review.

Dec 05 '15
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Geetha Krishnan

Too dragging by half. It was not making any sense to me. A self help book ought to get its point across effortlessly. We need help to understand this one

Dec 03 '15
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Krishnayya Shenoy

Thank you. Your opinion is valuable.

Dec 04 '15
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Deepak Kaul

A self help book should not read like a sermon from the mount. It has to be inclusive to be effective. Besides, we have the Gita.

Dec 03 '15
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Krishnayya Shenoy

Thank you so much. It is a good input.

Dec 03 '15
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