Visa, Stickers and Other Matters of the Soul Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B00Q57JYYU
- Publisher : Pan Macmillan India (December 4, 2014)
- Publication date : December 4, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 3344 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 230 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #4,640,500 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
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This well written book was part memoir, part lesson for me on what it was like to be educated in an ashram and how she works at passing along the wisdom and experience gained there.
The candid account of Lom's doubts as a mother and her vivid descriptions of her interactions with Kyra kept me reading as I couldn't put it down.
There were times I laughed and times I cried - the mark of a well written book.
I totally recommend this book.
Lom analyzed her life in retrospect to find these creative solutions. Whether it was her personal experience, interactions with her mom, guidance she received from her master (spiritual guru) or just natural maternal instincts; she was always, well almost, able to come up with the perfect solution.
As a parent myself, living in foreign country, I completely understand the unique challenges that parents face to impart their own values, culture, and spiritual beliefs to their children. I really liked Lom’s ideas to incorporate these lessons in her daughter’s daily life but in a fun way without making them overbearing.
Apart from parenting it also brings out the relationship between a spiritual master and a student. This book would be an useful read for all parents who want to imbibe spiritual values in their children. It will be a special read if the parent enjoys a special relationship with a spiritual master.
It is a must read for all the alumni of the Master (Sri Sathya Sai Baba) since it reminds us of the lessons we learnt from him and the sweet relationship we had with him.
I may not agree with everything she says, but that's the whole point of this book. It is meant to be thought provoking. I am forever grappling with the idea of faith and religion and trying to form an opinion, and it terrifies me, at times, and excites me at the same time, what I want my legacy (if/when that happens) to inherit.
Her book, thus, is haunting in a good way. It leaves you with something to mull over.
Kyra is very lucky to have a mother who thinks about what she will leave her with. I mean, all parents do special things for their children, but few go on and write a book! That in itself is such a treasure and such a good reason to buy this. Highly recommend it for parents, about-to-be parents, and people like me, who still haven't made up their mind about being parents!
All of this in an entertaining manner that keeps you hooked. I absolutely loved the mother-daughter conversations on deep topics all within short chunks that cater to the typical attention span of a young child.
The experiences from the University left me nostalgic and it brought back all the sweet memories of my Master's University.
A well written and a brilliant book!!!
Top reviews from other countries
Any parent can immediately identify with the themes and questions of sweet little Kyra's growing years. I love how tenderly chronicled by her mother each little conversation and incident is. Such gentle wisdom and mama love.
The book is an absolute treat for Sai brethren, but can also serve as an intimate window into Sathya Sai Baba for anyone, especially parents.
I could not wait to go to the final chapter, where the author brings her child to her master's Ashram for the first time and all her apprehensions come to a rest as her child finds an inexplicable peace. This book is a must for all who wish to relate their everyday tiffs between the mind and conscience, between modernity and staying grounded and shows a way to live in the world, yet being unaffected by its disorder.