THIRUMAN ARCHUNAN is an Engineer by qualification and profession. He currently works in a senior management position with the Government of India. An avid reader, he has been passionate about thinking on a plethora of subjects in the fields of science, religion and philosophy. This, his first published work is the consequence of years of rumination and exploration on life’s fundamental issues concerning god, the mind and reason. His favourite subject is reason and he believes that it is necessary to conquer reason in order to understand both its strength and limitations. According to him, the one who subverts reason, as millions do so regularly, is less than a man however sacred he thinks or claims he may be; he says, to achieve a real enlightenment a man has to overcome the reason and not to overlook it.