Book Review: Guide to Inner Wellness


Book Title: Guide to Inner Wellness

Author: Atul Sehgal

Format: Kindle

Published By: Rupa Publications India

ASIN & Edition: B08RN7T967 & First

Genre: Self-help

No.of pages: 173

Rating: 3/5

About the Book:

Technology has undeniably brought us much respite, comfort, and convenience. It is almost unfathomable to imagine a world devoid of technology. From the tiny paper clip to massive nuclear reactors, the influence of science and technology is all-pervasive.

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Guide to Inner Wellness

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But as we seek more accessible and faster ways of ‘getting our work done and even faster means of accessing information, are we missing something? Have we understood the true purpose of our lives and where our ultimate happiness lies? Although we are conquering new heights, scaling new horizons, why does the path to inner wellness and contentment elude us?

Guide to Inner Wellness addresses these questions by drawing upon the Shanti Karanam mantras from the Vedas to guide the reader toward attaining inner peace and harmony. Taking the strands of that Vedic knowledge, this book analyses the reasons behind high levels of stress today and suggests appropriate measures for its alleviation.

About the Author:

Atul Sehgal is an engineering professional who has held senior positions in the power sector both in the Government of India and the private sector. He is also a passionate freelance writer with seven published books to his credit. Three of these are on the subject of motivation and spirituality. He has a long association with the Arya Samaj and is a keen proponent of Vedic ideology. As an author, he draws inspiration and ideas from the core philosophy of the Vedas.

His last book, The Essence of Bhagwad Gita: 70 Verses at Its Core, was a highly acclaimed work and was a unique exposition of the Bhagwad Gita, based on Vedic analysis. He also has numerous published articles on motivation, spirituality, and philosophy. Many of these articles were published by the Hindustan Times, The New Indian Express, and The Times of India.

Sehgal believes that most problems of contemporary existence stem from dilution and violation of the principles of progressive and peaceful living prescribed by the Vedas and that solutions need to be devised accordingly.

Book Review

Guide to Inner Wellness by Atul Sehgal deals with changes that happen in life and the tactics to face them. Understanding one’s voice and mind in this instant coffee and packed foods life has become impossible because of the lack of time. This book gives individuals an opportunity to have self-talk. This book mainly focuses on the ancient knowledge of mantras, Vedas, yagnas, and hymns.

Before this, author Atul Sehgal has authored several books highlighting day-to-day life issues and tips to overcome fears, illusions, anxiety, stress. In this book, too, the Author has selected appropriate ‘sutra’ (hymn) from the Vedas to address each of 28 relevant chapters.

Each ‘sutra’ has been translated into English to understand the content better. Apart from a detailed explanation of the ‘sutra’, famous quotes by eminent people on the same are included. A deep study and deriving sensible meaning from the historical sculptures and scriptures contribute to society. Author Atul Sehgal gifted his readers a treasure of such knowledge.

In this 21st generation that is technologically advanced, relying on intuitive ways to deal with stress, tension, and other issues related to mental health are increasing. Thanks to some spiritual and learned scholars who keep injecting the importance of yoga, mediations, and spiritual discourses along with Vedic knowledge that deals with all sorts of pressures a man faces.

Using the ancient knowledge gained from Yagnas and Shanti Karanam Mantra(s), the author helps the readers to combat stress and anxiety. Every chapter has a definite takeaway. The book has some positive energy that can be felt once read—a solid recommendation for seeking help.

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