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Book Review: Witnessing the Sacred by SS Rai

Living life to the fullest doesn’t come easily, as our life is grappled by some or other hindrances…sometimes it is delay in work, or struggling to have financial freedom, at times if all is fine…morality and spiritual aspects haunt us. Thus, the question is how to lead a life that is free from unwanted clutters and burdens. Well, this book tries to answer it with short chapters, useful and fulfilling tips, and bringing anecdotes from the author’s life in snatches.

The best thing about ‘Witnessing the Sacred’ by SS Rai is that it is light in its approach of spiritual fulfilling. It aims at amplifying the basic nuisances that matters in leading a happy life with balanced equation in all walks of life. Right at the first chapter, the author impresses with his brilliance of concise and clear writing, and tenacity towards life. First chapter emphasis on valuing our life – as most of us go in complaining mode or get  stuck in fake morality. So, if you are confused and have to choose between life and factors like morality and spirituality or religious virtue – be wise and choose life over anything that bogs you down.

If you are obsessed with happiness, the second chapter is nothing less than eye-opener. The author is right in saying that happiness does not come from a fixed set of elements or materialistic possessions. Rather it depends on what sort of life we have chosen, because we keep getting phases of sorrows and joys. However, one need to be constant in life and that gives shades of happiness. The happiness equation is explained in the simplest way unlike any other spiritual stuffing book.

The book is full of many take-aways. In the beginning, the author sheds light on simple ways but by the end he also covered divine intervening matters. The range of affirmations needed to lead a happy life stretches up to 25…like let the things go, don’t seek perfection, practice love and gratitude…laugh makes one light and so on.

SS Rai writes with such an ease that each topic sounded within the reach of readers. The book scores full on docility and its values are grounded, real, and impactful. No show off – the author delivers what matters most for a happy and meaningful life. Not necessary that you read the book in an ascending order, as time permits you can read as and whenever feel low or looking for motivation to feel your existence on the planet.

You can buy the book from Amazon India


  1. Its an eye opener . Some thing your elders would tell you but you didnt pay heed to. Everyday wisdom aptly expressed.must have


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