When an IITian atheist struggles with the stresses of work and life and some lifestyle-related disorders and ailments, with firm determination and resolve, a book is born. Rakesh Saini is an Electrical Engineer, an alumnus of the University of Roorkee (now IIT), working in Defence Infrastructure Sector for the last thirty-one years. Writing, in both English and Hindi, is more his passion than profession.
This book is a result of hits and trials, experimentations and observations, by the author in his efforts to lead a stress-free, healthy, happy life, by adopting Yoga, in ways better than the God-fearing, spiritual, religious and pious types, while firmly holding on to his belief systems and thought processes of a staunch atheist, rationalist and logical thinker.
YOU CAN’T CAST, MOULD, 3-D PRINT OR PRICE-TAG EMOTIONS:
Times are not far, when we can perhaps cast, mould or 3-D print all physical objects under the Sun, howsoever complex they may be. But can you ever artificially reproduce emotions? Perhaps not. One need a bleeding heart and a fertile mind to germinate emotions. One may perhaps need a ‘N-D printer’, with ‘N’ tending towards infinity to reproduce emotions, artificially. Emotions are simply put, just emotions. You should neither categorise them nor put a price-tag on them. We still do not hesitate to associate emotions with terms like cheap, shallow, empty, hollow, intense, pricey, beautiful, natural, artificial etc.
If the emotions come in so many hues and colours, why not create a beautiful collage with them. Dress up the emotions with words, put some bridal make-up, put on some shiny bright ornaments and voila; a beautiful poem is born.
‘Kuch Saste, Kuch Mange, Bhaav’ is a collage of similar emotions of an IITian Engineer. The poems are more of a collection of mixed, interwoven emotions, experiences, experiments, thoughts, imagination, contents and concepts than decorated, grammatically-impeccable, language-skills-demonstrative poetry. Read these poems with an open mind, as if sipping a well-matured wine, to soak in the emotions and relish the poetic thoughts.
Whenever an atheist, a rationalist or a non-believer asks a Yoga teacher, ‘Can I practise Yoga?’ The quality of answers usually provided, are of such nature, as if a Divyaang person is asking, ‘Can I walk?’ He will invariably be advised to use some cru
Whenever an atheist, a rationalist or a non-believer asks a Yoga teacher, ‘Can I practise Yoga?’ The quality of answers usually provided, are of such nature, as if a Divyaang person is asking, ‘Can I walk?’ He will invariably be advised to use some crutches. A firm atheist, leave aside considering himself inferior, may consider others as inferior, who need to use the crutches of Gods, Human-Gods and Gurus aspiring to be Gods.
Yoga, a Universal Art and Science of mental and physical well-being, is invariably delivered bubble-wrapped in multiple layers of spirituality, religion, faith in God and Hinduism. The author, in this Do-it-Yourself guide, encourages atheists, rationalists, non-believers, and those who abhor Human-Gods, to not only derive all benefits by practising Yoga but also surpass others in life by adopting ‘Yogic way of life’.
This Guide-Book prescribes, in a simple and interesting manner, a step-by-step procedure of learning and practising Yoga, circumventing all obstacles of Gods, Human-Gods, Gurus, spirituality and religion specific practices, in forty-five days.