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Genre: religion, spiritualism

Published on: July 16, 2018

Published by: Jaico publishing

Number of pages: 281

Goodreads synopsis:
Into the Great Heart carries forward and concludes the stories of Guru Nanak and Bhai Mardana, his favourite minstrel, from the first volume of the Sikh saga, The Singing Guru. History, legend and fiction merge to populate this book with fascinating personalities from Sikh history. Pivotal to this narrative are forgotten female luminaries such as Guru Nanak’s wife, Mata Sulakhni, his sister, Bebe Nanaki, Bhai Lehna’s wife, Khivi and daughter Amro. Brought to the foreground, their wisdom and insights as they overcome obstacles to spiritual growth embody the basic tenets of Sikhism in everyday living. They enhance Guru Nanak and Bhai Lehna’s tale with their diverse approach to life.
Filled with captivating characters that enrich the tapestry of this compelling narrative, Into the Great Heart is a must-read for anyone who loves a rich story about human nature in its search for spiritual awareness.

My take:

This book has some fantastic tales, which revolve around the lives of Guru Nanak and Guru Angad. Reading this book can answer some questions, and on the other hand, put some questions in your mind. But these questions will be of realisation. Of why we do the things we do. In simple words, this book opened my eyes to certain things which we neglect, but are quite important in our lives.

I simply loved the writing style of the author. It is detailed and has right amount of flavor to keep the reader glued to the book. The author describes some mundane things in such a manner that they suddenly turn into something very interesting.

And the characters! They are the best part of the book, if you ask me. Sure, those people existed at some point of time and the author has tried to revive them in memory. I must say that the job done by her is fantastic. What is better than this is that the author has added some characters of her own to make the story telling unique, and this definitely added more weight to the story.

And surely there are spiritual lessons as well. Though they are subjective, as lessons are supposed to be, one can take them in the sense they are supposed to be and enlightened. At the same time, one may believe in life the way they do and have nothing to do with it. Since it is all about beliefs, one can believe what is said in here, or not believe it.

But I can say that one should surely read this book. Who knows, it might be just the source of enlightenment you’re searching for!

My rating: 4/5 ⭐

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