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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Noble World Foundation; 1st edition (December 9, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0974919705
  • ISBN-13: 978-0974919706
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,663,926 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews


"Building a Noble World offers practical solutions to the present-day world crisis." -- India Tribune, weekly newspaper in Chicago, December 25, 2004<br /><br />"Jhawar has made several suggestions, based on a study of history and politics, on promoting brotherhood among men, and nations." -- DesiTalk, weekly newspaper in Chicago, December 24, 2004<br /><br />"The book is written in a simple and lucid style understandable by any average student." -- India Post, weekly newspaper in Chicago, January 14, 2005<br /><br />Through an extraordinary blend of spirituality, politics, history and science, "Building a Noble World" addresses the key post-modern political issues that hinder world peace. At a time when the world faces acute problems of terrorism, cross-border conflicts, racial and religious differences, Shiv R. Jhawar offers us a path to emerge out of this darkness and move towards world peace and unity. The issue of terrorism that has intensified, especially after the 9/11 attacks in the United States, is also well tackled. Jhawar states that its root cause is the condition of the human mind, which must be improved in order to overcome crime and war. In order to spread harmony and prosperity, we must be able to connect with the spirit within each of us and must rise above social, political and racial biases by accepting, respecting and celebrating diversity in all walks of life. "Building a Noble World" gives an insight into Yoga as a means to attain inner peace. It also discusses varied subjects such as religion, spirituality, meditation and the author's experiences of shaktipat in which you transcend your physical body and mind, and experience absolute reality. While striving in a quest for global harmony, the author recognizes the indispensable role played by the United Nations for negotiating and tackling cross-border issues. The central theme of the book revolves around the importance of attaining inner peace and the unification of humanity for attaining world peace. It guides humanity towards peaceful co-existence. It is a well researched, easy to read book with sound concepts, as well as quotes from renowned world leaders and spiritual masters. Insightful, inspiring and practical, "Building a Noble World" is a book that promotes world peace and adds value to life. --BookWire Review

About the Author

Shiv R. Jhawar is the author of "Building a Noble World" and founder of Noble World Foundation, a non-profit organization, which works to enlighten, educate, and inspire people in building a peaceful world. Jhawar was born in India where he received a Bachelor s degree from the University of Calcutta with First Class Honors and a professional certificate of Chartered Accountant. He came to the United States in the early 1970s. After completing his Master s degree in Accounting Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he moved on to serve as a Chief Accounts Analyst for CBS Television. In 1979, he qualified as an Enrolled Agent to practice before the IRS and started his own tax accounting firm in Chicago. While in Chicago, Jhawar met Swami Muktananda, an eminent yogi and celebrated author of the book, "Play of Consciousness." Recalling his divine experience in the presence of Swami Muktananda on September 16, 1974, Jhawar writes, Once you have an experience of transcendental reality, you are changed forever. Since that day, he has been practicing yoga and contributing to other s happiness and perfection through his talks and writing. Jhawar lives in Chicago and balances the pursuit of his professional goals with the practice of spirituality. He is a professional speaker who blends spirituality, politics, history, and science in a unique and powerful way. Gifted with the ability to communicate profound concepts clearly, Jhawar has been giving talks both in the United States and abroad.

More About the Author

Shiv R. Jhawar is the founder of Noble World Foundation (www.nobleworld.org) and the author of the book, "Building a Noble World." He holds a Master's degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. Jhawar became an Enrolled Agent Licensed to Practice Before the IRS in 1979 and since then, he has been running his own tax consulting firm in Chicago. Jhawar is also an Affiliate Member of IL. CPA Society.

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Hope you enjoy this reading as much as I have!
Mike Cody
When one understands the wisdom offered in the book, one experiences the inner transformation and peace.
Harish S. Jhaveri
This is what Mr. Jhawar's book holds up for examination, in a most succinct and illuminating way.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Siddhartha on March 2, 2005
Format: Paperback
What makes this book extraordinary is its ability to seamlessly integrate science, politics and spirituality. Any book would be exceptional if it could perform this feat with 2 of the 3 but Mr. Jhawar does it with all 3 and in a language that is easy to comprehend. For this he should be roundly applauded. He also has the unique capacity to make spirituality understood as a science. This also is no small feat. The sages he quotes liberally in his book are masters of meditation and Mr. Jhawar has been able to take the primal concepts of love and respect as taught by them as well as taught by Jesus and Gandhi and applied them to the politcal stage so that there can be no doubt to everyone that our world could and should be a safe and peaceful place as opposed to the increasingly dangerous environment we all live in today. His answers to very troubling world politcal issues are in the classic tradition of the simple yet profound. If you were ever intrigued by yoga and spirituality but ultimately found it was too vague to fit your own basic premises of logic and science, please read this book as Mr. Jhawar has found a way to bridge that gap. He also vividly captures the difference between religiosity and spirituality. So if you are one who takes exception to how religions in general conduct themselves but ultimately still seek a connection with a greater force beyond this physical universe this book could be of great value to you. "Building a Noble World" is an easy read and a great read therefore I highly recommend anyone to take some time to read it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. Tuscana on January 13, 2005
Format: Paperback
This book is a great introduction to yoga philosophy and also to history and politics of Europe, Asia, and the United States encompassing a global perspective. "Building a Noble World" reads like a who's who of the 20th century, documenting humanity's development in material and spiritual knowledge. Reading it, one gains a solid background in basic yoga philosophy including kundalini yoga, shaktipat, and meditation while also being introduced to such monumental historical figures as Albert Einstein, Herman Hesse, the great psychologist Carl Jung, Sivananda, Yogananda, Ram Tirtha, Gandhi, and many other famous figures. There is even an innovative solution to the Kashmiri crisis and an economic proposal for the unification of the Asian subcontinent. The author writes precisely while remaining accessible to the average reader. A book which is able to integrate so seamlessly spirituality, politics, and science, is quite an accomplishment, but Jhawar's book seems to acheived this feat effortlessly! This is one of those books that can change the course of an entire generation to the discovery of yoga and meditation. The main theme of the book is how spirituality can enhance the condition of the world both inner and outer and truly unite us all!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mike Cody on December 28, 2004
Format: Paperback
Mr. Jhawar has offered to the world a book that could someday be able to affect great changes in the way people view the world and themselves. It offers insight into the UN as a world government, yoga as a science of the soul, great personalities that have shaped the world with their teachings such as Ghandhi, Emerson, Ramakrishna, Hesse, Yogananda, and more! After reading this book I see the world and myself in a different light and I believe it could do the same for others. It offers solutions to the political problems of the world which at this time are so desperately needed. Hope you enjoy this reading as much as I have!
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