Dharma: decoding the epics for a meaningful life

By: Tripathi, Amish
Contributor(s): Roy, Bhavna [Co-author]
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New Delhi Westland Publications 2020Description: xx, 198 p.ISBN: 9789389648881Subject(s): Mythology | Dharma | Epics - HinduDDC classification: 294.5 Summary: Stories can be both entertaining and educative. They can also be insightful and illuminating, especially when they have travelled down the generations, through the centuries, taking on and eliding new meanings with each retelling. In this genre-bending book, the first of a series, Amish and Bhavna dive into the priceless treasure trove of the ancient Indian epics, as well as the vast and complex universe of Amish’s Meluha (through his Shiva Trilogy and Ram Chandra Series), to explore some of the key concepts of Indian philosophy. What is the ideal interplay between thought and action, taking and giving, self-love and sacrifice? How can we tell right from wrong? What can we do to bring out the best in ourselves, and to live a life with purpose and meaning, not just one fueled by the ego and material needs? The answers lie in these simple and wise interpretations of our favorite stories by a lovable cast of fictional characters who you’ll enjoy getting to know.
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Table of Contents:

1. What is karma anyway?
2. Swadharma vs Dharma
3. The Burden of envy
4. Listen to your heart
5. The case for humility
6. Loyalty is slippery slope
7. The price of anger
8. The present is what matters

Stories can be both entertaining and educative. They can also be insightful and illuminating, especially when they have travelled down the generations, through the centuries, taking on and eliding new meanings with each retelling. In this genre-bending book, the first of a series, Amish and Bhavna dive into the priceless treasure trove of the ancient Indian epics, as well as the vast and complex universe of Amish’s Meluha (through his Shiva Trilogy and Ram Chandra Series), to explore some of the key concepts of Indian philosophy.
What is the ideal interplay between thought and action, taking and giving, self-love and sacrifice? How can we tell right from wrong? What can we do to bring out the best in ourselves, and to live a life with purpose and meaning, not just one fueled by the ego and material needs? The answers lie in these simple and wise interpretations of our favorite stories by a lovable cast of fictional characters who you’ll enjoy getting to know.

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