Name: Freedom from the I
Author: Shashank Kasliwal
No. of Pages: 218
Publisher: Jaico Publishing House
Price: Rs. 299/-
Published in: 2018
How did I get it? From the publisher.
THE BLURB SAYS:
A man is made of his thoughts. And the origin of most thoughts is from the ego, one’s sense of personal identity. The feelings of adequacy and inadequacy, importance and insignificance, love or hatred – all these first takes shape within the mind.
Corporate trainer and coach Shashank Kasliwal’s Freedom from the I talks about how one’s ego is responsible for all the suffering one goes through. Quoting his own life as an example, Kasliwal discusses how to develop the ability to stay unaffected despite the circumstances. The author provides profound insights into how to stay free of negative energy and achieve a calm state of mind because a quite mind boosts productivity, camaraderie and creativity. Learn to look beyond the societal norms and achieve your true potential!
“This book will help people live without psychological trauma.”
– SALIM KHAN, Actor & Script Writer
“…will be a guiding star to the readers…”
– DR. NARESH AGGARWAL, International President, Lions Club, USA
“Sensitive. Substantial. Sparkling.” – BHAWANA SOMAAYA, Journalist & Film Expert
“Profound and thoughtful.” – KABIR BEDI, Actor
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
- Ego is nothing but feeling more important, different and superior to others.
- The ego looks for what is in your mind, what you believe in. It binds us and makes us slaves.
- Consciousness is the real you. It is a person’s awareness towards his ego’s activities and the functioning of his own mind.
- Consciousness is the one who observes everything when it is not attached to the ego.
- If you get disturbed when your expectation is not fulfilled or your opinion is not taken seriously, you are attached to your expectation/opinion.
- Fear is a by-product of your attachment to a thing or even an idea.
- You are totally absent to what is there because the ego is only conscious of what it wants.
- Ego wants importance and instead of letting you be a part of other people’s worlds, it keeps you stuck in your own world, disconnecting you from others completely.
- People who are searching for happiness through name and fame from the world outside are bound to suffer because they are look at material things, demanding favourable conditions matching the rules and list of wants that they have written in their minds.
- Past upsets affect the present.
- Everything that you are against weakens you. Everything you are for empowers you.
- Our naturalness is almost lost as people are more interested in showing us how happy they are by posting pictures in Facebook than in actually being happy.