Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Teaser Tuesdays

"Every event has a purpose and every setback its lesson. I have realized that failure whether of the personal, professional or even spiritual kind is essential to personal expansion. It brings inner growth and a whole host of psychic rewards. Never regret your past. Rather, embrace it as the teacher that it is"

- Page 16, The Monk Who Sold his Ferrari by Robin Sharma

"There is no one strategy that will magically transform your life, John, let me be the first to say this. Lasting and profound change comes through the continued application of a number of the methods I have shared with you. But yoga is an extremely effective way to unlock your reserves of vitality. I do my yoga every morning and it is one of the best things that I do for myself. It not only rejuvenates my body, it completely focuses my mind. It has even unblocked my creativity. it is a terrific discipline"
- Page 111, The Monk Who Sold his Ferrari by Robin Sharma

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!(make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


Jennifer said...

Those are good! I may need to be adding this to my TBR list. My teaser is here: http://rundpinne.blogspot.com/2009/09/footsteps-in-dark-teaser-tuesdays.html

senthil said...
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senthil said...

Why would anyone want to read "The Selfish Gene" by Richard Dawkins? Why and what do we need to know about evolution. The what and why, how and when of evolution. Does life on earth have a purpose? Isn't altruism an extreme form of selfishness?
Does time have to do anything with evolution? Why are we running a race as if there is no tomorrow. What has, the greatest good for the greatest number; the best result in any field of endeavor is got when I don’t do what is best for myself but when I do what is best for myself as well as the group, got to do with evolution? What has morality got to do with evolution?
What is the source of the mind, matter ,soul, conventional and the unconventional part of us? What does economics, the technical and non technical fields, entertainment, art, music, management, education, competition, society and its games, alcohol and drugs have to do with evolution. What has the interrelatedness of the above got to do with evolution?
What is the purpose of life? If these are the kind of questions to which you have a burning desire, to find answers for personal enlightenment on that journey to nothingness; you could find a few clues too in the above stated book. A bit difficult to read but the writers’ aggressive tone and your curiosity could get you going.
“Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder”-A little curious to know what is this above piece of writing communicating (other than the heights of craziness) to a first time reader, a fairly experienced writer!

Senthil.Jayaraman said...

'Eat to Love-Pray to Love-Love to love"

Too much reading of Ayn Rand, probably lead to the fading away of my desire to read books written by other women authors for a very very long time. In the last couple of days I just got a little way too curious and read a couple of books written by other women authors.

"Eat Pray Love" by Elizabeth Goliath, left with just a few pages to complete and all I can say is I have been thoroughly enjoying the content as well as the style of Elizabeth’s writing (Yes!! she writes the way one eats). Lot of wisdom scattered around. Very simple to read. There is always the personal pleasure element she scatters around that would keep most of her audience captivated. So even if you don’t get anything out of it you still got something out of it!!

I struck a cord in totality at one particular place where in she finds herself a word that she could call herself as”********”.and I almost jumped up saying that word is not just yours; there are a couple of us here to whom the word very much applies too..

Last, but not the least. One cannot live ones’ life like the way it is written in a book primarily because the author is writing her experiences based on her upbringing, culture and her environment and she is definitely living a life on the edge, which is very different form every other person. Life is a balancing act. Their are very good perspectives presented well integrated, all said and done we have a book of our own to write too, the way we see the world through our own eyes unbiased and in an unconditioned way (very difficult but possible n that is the challenge and beauty of our life. We got to live it! all the more enjoyable and satisfying if there is someone with you who also enjoys living an interesting life!.Difference in view n reviews is needed for the good and better things to fall together.. )

Hope I got you curious!! and if you did and looking for a detailed well organized review of this book..it is presented in this blog.. Read along…..