Welcome to the Book Review of :
Reminiscences of a Seeker by Kapil Kumar Bhaskar (Find him on Goodreads here) & on twitter: @kapilkumarbhas1 .
It is so true that ‘Life is truly a matter of choices, reactions and actions …. in the middle of events we are blind towards the larger picture’.
– Quote from the book.
Magick and it’s stories abound in a colourful nation like India, so do superstitions and a lot of misconceptions and mis-information!
We hear a lot about Tantra, Mantra, Gurus and Godmen, Sadhus, Yogis, Aghoris, and their practices – All of it is hidden behind the mist of the supernatural.
We hear about these people of Power, of Siddhis who use their power for their own personal gains and motivations and tie-up people to do them.
Now is all of this true? or is it all hearsay or just tall tails spun by the generations past to keep the young ones entertained, or was it to warn them, & keep them safe?
In light of the lack of information readily available, or rather, I should say, authentic information/sources, I have always wondered how much of it is true & how much is fantasy & fiction!
So for me, as a Practising Healer, to receive this book from Half Baked Beans was a good twist of fate – As this book is the True story of a Spiritual Seeker – Kapil Kumr Bhaskar.
This book throws light on many unanswered questions – It answers a lot about things most of us are curious about, but never quite have the courage to ask or find out about.
The Book pulls you into the story pretty much from the beginning, and you stay intrigued! (I do recommend reading the book with the lights on! I did!)
The Author, Kapil, has a very lucid style of writing, and you feel like you are on this journey with him. The descriptions of experiences are realistic and detailed!
The author has great courage to have experienced these incidences, which are scary and beyond explanation, and then have gone in search for answers and help!
This is a first-of-its-kind book that I have read which so openly talks about the practices and the experiences of the seeker.
Indeed, in the absence of information and knowledge, especially when one is going through a difficult time of challenges beyond natural explanations, it would be easy to latch onto the person who seems to be divine intervention in the form of a ‘Guru’ willing to help.
The author has been very frank in sharing his descent into the Dark practices and also the dark feelings of sadness and depression which overtook him, and then his Journey back to the Light and finding his path, the right path!
It was a very interesting read about how he found each of his ‘Gurus’, how each of them unveiled their practices, and how each played on his emotions and hopes, and how each built him up, helped his get siddhis, only to tie him up to themselves! & then finally, his finding his right Guru, who took him back to the Light.
He has candidly also shared the ‘office politics’ which exists amongst the followers, and how despite them all being Spiritual seekers, yet the Ego exists in them.
As Lord Krishna says, ” prakrteh kriyamanani ….iti manyate” = ‘The False ego makes one think that he himself is the doer of deeds, but in reality, all acts are carried out as a natural process.
Throughout the book he has shared some interesting snippets like about the Panch mukhi Rudraksha, and has made insightful observations which truly resonated:
Ego has many faces, and the biggest challenge is the battle with one’s own ego!
– Quote from the book.
If you are interested in understanding the true journey of a Seeker – This is the book for you!
The book is available in paperback and on kindle (currently also available on on Amazon.in.
Let me know your thoughts too – Did some parts resonate for you too? Some scary, some interesting, and some fascinating?
Thank you for visiting & reading!
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The books looks very intriguing, infact the cover is also very appealing. Great review, will grab this book.
Isheeria's Healing Circles says
Thanks! Yes, it is an intriguing read too… This is a world we know so little of!
Looks like a good read.. loved the quotes you have shared from the book.
This is surely to inspire a lot many like me. Though I am not much into reading such books but your review makes me bookmark this for future reads!!
Anjali Sengar says
I love to read and surely would love to go for this one.. Thanks for sharing about this book ☺️
Loved the quotes in this book… Seems a good one
Nisha Malik says
Wisdom quotes you mentioned made the review very interesting. Thebook sounds nice.
Mahul Sharma says
This seems so inspiring to me and i love the quotes as well
I am gonna download it on my kindle right away!! This is such an interesting read
Papri Ganguly says
Love the name of the book and the story seems interesting.
Sounds interesting, Ishi. Once I finish my current unread lot will surely pick this one up. Real experiences make the reading so much more authentic and worth.
Rashi Mital says
The post really gives a deep insight to the mysteries of the book. Though, whenever I read paranormal, horror, or any such genre, I always promise myself not to read such piece again. But, it’s your curiosity which makes you come back to them. So, breaking my promise again, I am adding this to my bucket list.
P.S.- I hope its not very scary?
The book is looking great… I love the quotes here.. Love the story too…
This looks like a great read.. a journey from darkness of mind to light! Great review dear
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This sounds like an engrossing book .I enjoy reading about self discoveries .An excellent book review.
Modern Gypsy says
This sounds like an interesting read. I’ve seen some spiritual teachers whose ego rears up pretty quick; and off I run, in the opposite direction! Strangely enough, I’ve found some wonderful guides and mentors online!
Rakhi Parsai says
Seems like an interesting book. Would check them out
This seems an interesting book I will sure try to get this as want to read those experiences of the author!
Noor Anand Chawla says
Such an interesting subject for a book. I would love to read it and will pick it up soon.
Wow!! The book sounds very interesting !! And love those quotes you have mentioned ! Definitely adding it to my wish list
this book seems to be interesting, I am a huge fan of lucid style of writing. After going through your review I feel like reading Reminiscences of a Seeker. Will pick it up soon.
Im so intrigued by this book after reading your review ; such topics fascinate me and i too want done answers , great review.
Siddhi Palande aka book_gobbler says
It’s been 3 years now that I am reviewing books and I am amazed by such a strong premise of this book in particular. Spectacular it is and I haven’t come across a book that has made me this curious. Kudos to the author. Wonderful review there.
Wow this book caught my attention right from the start. I always had the curiosity to know more about this subject and glad you shared about this book.
Sandy N Vyjay says
This seems to be a really interesting book that explores frontiers that are usually untouched. The personal experiences of the author seem to ring with an authentic aura.
Indeed seems to be a thought provoking book and in this fast age, I guess we have to stop and read such books for some enlightenment.
Amrit kaur says
I prefer reading stories that keep us along the journey in the book and feel connected. This looks interesting for me, would read this soon.
The book seems very interesting after reading your review. Will surely like to read it for better understanding about life and its perceptions.
This book looks super interesting and love the quotes here. thanks for throwing light on this. Great review
Mrinal Kiran says
Seems like this is one book I should definitely read… Loved your review… A good book for all spiritual seekers and beginners!
Books like quiet interesting and I really love some of the quotes from the book. I will definitely going to read this book. Thanks for the review
Vashi Baloria says
Your blog has really got me curious about the book & the narrative style of the writer. Im totally adding this to my must read list.
Sandy N Vyjay says
This is an intriquing book which explores the rare frontiers of the unknown. What makes it more interesting is that the author narrates his own experiences.
Being a bookaholic, I would love to read this book, Reminiscences of a Seeker by Kapil Kumar Bhaskar. Thanks a lot for the detailed review
I liked the book quotes which u shared and I would like to read this book too.
Nisha Malik says
I am an avid reader and always in search of such books which actually can make a change in my thought process. I feel the book has great offering.
Aritro Chattopadhyay says
I have been an ardent lover of witchcraft, spirituality and philosophy. This book seems much to be of a genre I prefer. Will read!
Abha Singh says
After reading your review I would love to read this book. Looks like very interesting book. Quotes from book are just too good.
Amrit Kaur says
For me all such things are reality as I have seen them or been through it in life.
Tina Basu says
Liked the quotes. I think this is going to be a nice read for the weekend.
Pallavi watermark says
What a beautiful piece with amazing quotes .
Loved the review, will add it mu bucket list.
Saumya Chaudhary says
This book seems really inspirational and amazing. I just loved the review. This book is perfect for someone who has lost his/her path and needs a positive perception of life.
Rahul Prabhakar says
Such a lovely book review. My wife loves books too and I am sure she will love this one. I’ll also share this post with her.