Teaser Tuesday – 2nd Jan #TeaserTuesday

How do you select a quote from a book filled with quotable quotes and life lessons?  But then, it is no ordinary book.  It is one of the two Itihaasas that a Hindu has to be familiar with to understand life.  It is the ‘Ramayana – The Game of Life Series’.  I am currently reading Book 4 of the series called ‘Stand Strong’ by Shubha Vilas.

‘Rituals are like ornaments that decorate the body of dharma.  Following the rituals sincerely but forgetting dharma is like foolishly attempting to hang ornaments in thin air. ‘

The book is ancient text,  but the wisdom is definitely 21st century.

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16 Comments Add yours

  1. Shalzmojo says:

    Interesting stuff about rituals; never ever thought of them this way!

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  2. shanayatales says:

    Wow. I’ve never thought of rituals that way. Also haven’t read this series, must check it out.

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  3. I had read the first two parts in the seires. must catch on the rest!! I liked his writing style and the simplicity in bringing out the epics.

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  4. Rajlakshmi says:

    I absolutely loved the quote you have picked. And it is so apt for the current scenario in India where there’s so much policing around religious norms and culture, without people understanding what they mean. That’s how I interpreted it. Wish you a very happy new year 😊

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  5. I’ve read the first two books in this series. I have my own issues with rituals. As long as there is a strong sense behind it, it all is very fake. Looking forward to your review on this.

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    1. lataadmin says:

      Thanks Soumya. I felt the lines exactly mirrored my views. I find rituals baseless and do not follow them.

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  6. Shilpa Gupte says:

    That so makes sense! I ought to check out this book, for sure! Thank you for the teaser, Lata!

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    1. lataadmin says:

      Thanks Shilpa 🙂

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  7. Obsessivemom says:

    What a fabulous pick for Teaser Tuesday. The book sounds interesting. Currently I’m drowning under a pile of unread ones. Glad to see you posting Lata. Looking forward to reading more of you this year.

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    1. lataadmin says:

      Thanks Tulika. I really hope I am more consistent this year. This year I also plan to tackle my TBR pile.

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  8. Suzy says:

    The Ramayana is my favourite epic. Must check out these books. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. lataadmin says:

      Thanks Suzy.. I remember the A to Z you had done on Ramayana. It was very well done.

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  9. Balaka says:

    I reviewed the first two books..they are indeed good

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    1. lataadmin says:

      Hey, Except the first one, I have read all. This one I am yet to complete. But, love the books.

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      1. Balaka says:

        I got his first book as part of BlogAdda book review..the second he sent himself..The books are really good. Awaiting your detailed review.

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