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How To Avoid Tension And Achieve Peace In Life: No Peace No Life, But Tension Kills Everybody's Life Paperback – July 9, 2008
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About the Author
Pritis Chandra Majumdar was born in 1943, a year of historical famine brought out during British India, at a very remote village Alampur, under police station Sreenagar, Bikrampur, dist. Dhaka, now Capital of Bangladesh. But, he had to leave his birth land due to political reason, for Independent India, along with his father and grandma. After moving here and there for a shelter, ultimately settled at Calcutta (now Kolkata). Pritis C Majumdar is a voluntarily retired Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineer (IRSME), MBA (specialized in Human Resources Management) with a formal back up in Industrial Engineering and. post-grduate degree in political science. His studies and experimentation on human nature from all angles, thus, became his passion during his working life dealing with varieties of people at all levels of economy, social status, both domestic and work- life. He also travelled from village to village and enriched his practical knowledges and implemented in real life to avoid Tensions and achieve Peace. After travelling from village to village, he arrived on one inference i.e. peace in life is not fully dependent upon materialistic happiness. It is rather dependent upon nature of mind or psychology under which environment, family and educational institution he or she has been brought up. Thus, to get peace in life, we have to learn how to achieve peace controlling our desires and mind.
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It is basically 60 pages that looks like someone with broken English wrote down a stream of consciousness with no spellchecker, understanding of grammar, or even rudimentary editing. The errata would be 58 pages in itself. We hesitate to quote from it, as the whole quote would be one GIANT GINAT (SIC). The incorrect language actually does make you laugh quite a bit, which might please the author. If you like puzzles, and have a sense of humor, this in itself will delight you.
Now for the tragedy. If you subtract first, all the mistakes, then, all the inappropriate and arcane references to Indian social customs (like the sister's attitude toward her daughter in law when she and her brother move in with you), the actual message is outstanding. Unlike a lot of "guru" books that suggest you achieve inner peace by some kind of mysterious peering between thoughts, Majumdar really "gets it" about honest living, and peace via integrity, not some phony discipleship or "system" that will bring peace via watching yourself watch yourself watching yourself in the moment, etc. The message actually is about a million times more valuable and practical that spending $1,000 on "I am That" kinds of multi page, well edited books that come down to mind games.
For example (with all the sic's), "We should not be afraid of any bad comment or any punishment. We should be very frank and sporting minded to face any consequence to learn how not to repeat the same mistake in future. Thus there will be no wariness or unnecessary tension from any mistake. We should be transparent in all matters and the more we will hide the fact or twist the fact, the more our brain will be overburdened with loads of thought to cover up the lies. In this process our minds become tensed (SIC)."
What he promotes, is high honesty, integrity, and peace by eliminating duplicity, not just duality. He associates lack of peace with lack of honesty and stopping lying. The idea that you create a thousand more lies with every one you tell, which "tenses" (sic) the brain (some of the typos are pretty neat as neologisms and pretty profound, by accident, like "loads of thought"), and destroys peace, is a very practical look at the underlying dynamics that destroy a tranquil heart. If you can laugh at the typos, yet read below the lines, you'll find a smart, compassionate, wise author here with a book that's sadly a lot more helpful and important than a lot of the highly edited and polished counterparts from some of his countrymen, who are making a fortune exploiting our need for a quick road to peace. Since India will probably eventually rule the planet, might be worth checking out. For the price, even with all the defects, it's a gem. On second thought, maybe the family dynamics of the sister in law are more applicable to real life, and more universal, than we're giving Pritis credit for. As you read the dedication for this nice older woman who sadly sponsored the book yet died before she could read it, she sounds like a patron. If you do a little digging, you're shocked to find out he's talking about his wife! These language gaffes take away from the context, but if you work hard enough, you'll get it, with far more practical value than sitting around watching yourself think "I AM" as a path to inner peace.