Ponder Awhile

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Createspace Independent Pub, Jul 21, 2006 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 68 pages
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Classically wrought in the ways of the sages, the beautifully penned and much-anticipated second print of Ponder Awhile shares the complexities of life as a simple and accessible dose of spirit and soul stuff. Author and poet Mohit K. Misra leaves no stone unearthed as he dons the robes of a mystic, though is plainspoken, lilting, and at times, playful with his language and words. Written as Dohas or couplets, each stanza of the fifty-one poems found in this collection chases the glow of a new dawn of world enlightenment. Straightforward, uncomplicated and wise, with titles such as "Mother Earth," "Married to the Light," "Charity," and "Peace," the author examines and dissects the frailty of life, the inevitability of death and the most tender part of the stalk and the root. These poems are necessary, irresistible and evolved. Courageous in their simple message, God and His many faces are pressed into the window box for all to see and celebrate. The poet encourages introspection, deliberation, mediation and the search for deeper meaning. His poems of praise, poems of contemplation and poems of provocation sing God's praises, His justice and His grace. Knowledge leads to understanding, which leads to peace and, finally, to love. It is what the world needs-a little of God's love, the fabric, the sheer essence; the gems of the universe unfold on these pages. And we are, as readers, better for these gifts.

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A Brilliant Spiritual Work, October 10, 2006
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Some of the most poignant prose I have come across, in relating to all aspects of religion and spirituality through harmony and unity of purpose. Mohit, crystallises all the main themes of life and its transition into beautiful and simple language, giving the reader a basis for considering these moving criteria easily and thoughtfully. Really it is a very useful tool, when trying to understand these deep and often seemingly complex questions.

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About the author (2006)

An extraordinary struggle of an atheist youngster who came from a surprisingly religious background, maternal grandfather being a Parsi priest in a Mumbai fire temple and paternal family, Brahmins from the alluringly spiritual Hindu city on the banks of the Ganges, Allahabad. Became a sailor and one day, in the middle of Atlantic Ocean, divinity struck upon him and grew when he received signs to write poetry. He started writing at the age of 30 and has finally, brought out a winning poetry edition which he has nurtured and polished over a decade.

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