Shubha Vilasas an Author


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.

My Work

‘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.”


The Game of Life – Book 5: Radiate Confidence

Being Patient and Finding Success




How one expands one’s scope of action with confidence and calm under extremely challenging circumstances is what separates the extraordinary from the ordinary, just like Hanuman did.

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. Love can be painful, it can lead to disappointments. But love is also the most precious gift we have—to give and to receive. 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 scintillating stories from the scriptures. These are tales of adventure and intense love, love that tests the limits of patience in lovers who find their faith in unconditional trust, compassion and forgiveness. 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.

Mystical Tales For A Magical Life

11 Unheard Fantastic Vedic

The Vedic texts are a wellspring of stories, of lessons, of tales that never get old. Here’s a special edition that curates 11 of the most interesting, unheard and thought-provoking tales from the scriptures, the epics, and the Puranas and correlates them to our present-day situations. By presenting the complexities of scriptures, epics and Puranas in a modern accessible format leaves you, the reader, richer with its glorious learnings.

Illustrated Ramayana For Children

Immortal Epic of India

This is an authentic retelling of Valmiki great epic Ramayana that chronicles Lord Rama’s heroism, and Sita’s grit and devotion. Flying chariots, magical weapons and a raging battlefield are brought to life in this timeless retelling by br> Shubha Vilas that will take young readers on an enchanting adventure, and also impart important values. Filled with vibrant illustrations by award-winning illustrator ishan, this book is a lucid narration of the triumph of good over evil.

The Magic of Friendships

Make them, Keep them, Understand them

Do you have numerous friends on social media, but hardly any in real life?

Do you find that your relationships don't last?

These and similar questions have now become the part and parcel of our lives. Today, more than ever, friendship has become more important than any other relationship. The warmth and companionship that a good friend can provide is unmatched and each one of us craves for that special friend to whom we can unburden our heart or seek help from in troubled times. But not all of us are that lucky!

Hanuman Chalisa

The Hanuman Chalisa is a rich repertoire of the incredible deeds and acts of valor by Lord Hanuman. This enriching edition brings to you the same holy text only manifold more immersive as each word of the do has comes alive, explained as it is by way of the stories from Valmiki's Ramayana, tulsidas’s ramacharitramaanas, and the folklore of India.

Pandit Vishnu Sharma's Panchatantra

Illustrated Tales From Ancient India

Pandit Vishnu Sharma Panchatantra, retold by Shubha Vilas, is an amazing compilation of moral Stories from the five books of Panchatantra, namely mitra-bheda, mitralábha, kákolùkïyam, labdhapranásam and aparïksitakárakam.

With clever moral Stories and delightful illustrations, this plush hardback book is unlike any other version of the Panchatantra!

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