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As an author, writing books is an extension of his deep sense of responsibility towards society and the benefits it can derive from understanding ancient literatures in their true essence.

In 2013, he took on a monumental task of writing a series of books on Ramayana; a series that brought the epic out of the closet and revealed the depth of learning hidden inside. He embarked on an ambitious project of a 6-volume series titled Ramayana – The Game of Life. It involved extensive research from original literatures like Valmiki Ramayana, Kamba Ramayana and Ramcharitamanas.

Roar with Courage (Book 1), Conquer Change (Book 2) and Adopt Patience (Book 3) from his book series ‘Ramayana - The Game of Life’ are national best sellers. Stand Strong (Book 4) has recently been released. These books distill lessons from Ramayana for contemporary life, providing deep insights on new-age subjects like how human relationships work or how they fail; how leaders can maximize their potential as leaders; and how the ancient epic holds immediate relevance to modern life.

His book titled ‘Open-Eyed Meditations’ is also a national best seller. It is a beautiful compilation of thoughts where each meditation takes you on a journey to the past to heal a problem in the present. He helps learn the art of meditation with eyes wide open as he observes the world around to lead his readers to enlightenment. He offers valuable nuggets of wisdom and action point resources to deal with every modern dilemma. His next book “The Chronicles of Hanuman” is an engaging and inspiring saga of the Monkey God. Replete with interesting folk tales, local lore about Hanuman temples across India and Hanuman prayers, this book is a reader’s delight.

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‘Ramayana – The Game of Life’ is a powerful six volume series that decodes the Vedic epic Ramayana to discover its amazing relevance in our present day-to-day existence. The series enthrals with stories from the original epics infused with nuggets of life lessons that make you sit up and ponder.

Roar with Courage – Turning Bad into Good

Book 1 in the series ‘Ramayana the Game of Life’ – adapted from Bala Kanda

Positive minds live positive lives. In the face of challenging situations, do we turn into valiant warriors or are we sitting ducks? In the midst of negativity, which player do you want to be in this game? Sage Vishwamitra overcomes all odds for a positive contribution to society. Whereas demons Maricha and Subahu cast spells of negativity. Delve into the Vedic world where the author presents the realities of life with thought – provoking insightful lessons as he explains timeless values all the more relevant to the contemporary world. “Negative words that are hurled at others, boomerang and hurt oneself the most.”

Conquer Change – Managing Reversals and Letting Go

Book 2 in the series ‘Ramayana the Game of Life’ – adapted from Ayodhya Kanda

Creating a comfort zone is a healthy adaptation in life. But so is stepping out of our comfort zone when it’s time to transition, grow, and transform. Is it possible to cope with sudden turn of events without losing hope? Sita steps out of her palace to explore life beyond her confines. And a judicious Bharata declines to enter a comfort zone to show how temptations can be dealt with. Yes, this is just a drop in the ocean of learnings as the author unearths profound rules of relationships and conduct – what works, what fails to work; and facing reversals of fortunes and still moving on.

“One’s real strength lies in realizing the strength of another.”

“Praise is the temperature at which every human melts.”

Adopt Patience – Building Trust and Gaining Trust

Book 3 in the series ‘Ramayana the Game of Life’ – adapted from Aranya Kanda

Patience is the ability to maintain stillness in the midst of disappointments. Lakshmana’s resilience and patience helped him endure terrible insults at the hand of two people he loved and served most. On the other hand, Rama survived the grim years of exile by being patient and persistent.

One needs patience to stick to the goals till the end. Discover what drives the complex dilemmas of life and what prompts us to overcome them using the wisdom from these pages as the author explains why feeling frustrated over events that are out of control is a waste of energy and time; and why patience pays eventually.

“Desire is the real identity of a person.”

“Bad wishes are bad memories worded.”

Stand Strong – Keeping Faith and Conquering Fear

Book 4 in the series ‘Ramayana the Game of Life’ – adapted from Kishikanda Kanda

Life is a continuum of successes and failures and each setback is a new opportunity for growth. Sugriva was mortally terrified of Vali but he eventually became king of Kishikanda. Sampati thought he was helpless but he was the one who helped and steered to monkeys to their ultimate goal of finding Sita.

Do you have the courage to face your fears and failures? Learn how you can find strength to get exactly what you want with single-minded pursuit as the author takes you through situations of helplessness and how to face them to emerge stronger.

“Sometimes our intuition speaks in a foreign language called fear.”

“One who aspires to dominate over others is looking for happiness. One who aspires to dominate over oneself is looking for satisfaction.”

Open Eyed Meditations

Distilled wisdom for modern dilemmas

It is a beautiful compilation of thoughts where each meditation takes you on a journey to the past to heal a problem of the present. This unique self-help book uses the wisdom of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata to solve your everyday problems. The author helps learn the art of meditation with eyes wide open as he observes the world around to lead his readers to enlightenment. His uncanny observations offer valuable nectar and action point resources to deal with every modern dilemma.

“An intelligent problem solver is not one who solves every problem, but one who knows which problems to solve and which to tolerate.”

“Only a stable mind free from fear, anger, grief, joy, anxiety, is qualified to make positive and progressive decisions.”

“Relationships break not because of lack of basic amenities but because of lack of respect.”

Chronicles of Hanuman

Stories of a Timeless Hero

It is an engaging and inspiring saga of the Monkey God. Replete with interesting folk tales, local lore about Hanuman temples across India and Hanuman prayers, this book is a reader’s delight. The author compels you to fall in love with the simplicity and innocence of Hanuman, flooding hearts with warmth and joy.

“Prayer is a torchlight that shows you hidden possibilities in the dark environment of your despondent mind.”

“Language is a medium of connecting hearts and not communicating words.”

“The weak seeks revenge. The strong offers forgiveness.”

Perfect Love

Distilled wisdom for modern dilemmas

Happily ever afters are easier said than done. How do we choose the right partner, and how do we sustain that relationship so it lasts a lifetime?

Spiritual life coach Shubha Vilas tells you how, with the help of six beautiful love stories from the scriptures. Nala and Damayanti, Krishna and Rukmini, Shakuntala and Dushyanta, Udayana and Vasavadatta, Satyavan and Savitri, Draupadi and the five Pandava brothers—these are accounts we may have heard many a time but have not had an opportunity to understand in such depth and detail, and with such empathy.

But why 5.5 ways and not 6? Because the sixth way is a half-truth, which can be twisted either way.

Combining powerful story-telling with deep philosophical truths, Perfect Love is a treasure trove of scriptural wisdom for the modern age.

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