Meeting Yama PDF Ê Paperback

  • Paperback
  • 236 pages
  • Meeting Yama
  • Manoj V. Jain
  • English
  • 11 June 2014
  • 9781636335483

7 thoughts on “Meeting Yama

  1. Abhilash Ruhela Abhilash Ruhela says:

    I don’t know what it is but I am regularly getting books based on the concept of Death and the topic is really fascinating me It pulls me so much towards itself that I wish I can leave everything and move towards understanding the meaning of Life and Death and what it feels like knowing Death from closely along with knowing about the process of Afterlife And this is what exactly happens with the three characters in the book I have just completed reading named “Meeting Yama” written by Manoj V Jain in around 240 pages This book published by Notion Press speaks about how these characters are fighting with something so internal and basic to them that they have to get it clear before they can process their life further and hence they end up reaching to the land of Shiva and Death – Kashi popularly known as Varanasi or BenarasThe book is written in a very simple language and it is easy to understand for anyone reading this even if the person is not in the spiritual space The book is full of concept related to spirituality mythology religion and meditation but it has been written so beautifully that you will love going through them even if you have not read about them before Author has mentioned that this book could have been a non fiction but because he knows people grasp things better when it is spoken in a form of a fiction or stories he has chosen to speak about this concept of Death through a story format And I must say it is so nicely crafted that you will feel this to be true I have recently read two books on Death “Death” by Sadhguru and “Between Life and Death” by Dr Kashyap Patel and I must say along with those two books this one is at par with them Though the one by Sadhguru is uite in detailing but this book can become a beautiful starting for the people who are wanting to read deep spiritual concepts Talking about few points that fascinated and touched me in the very initial chapters the scene where mother of one of the characters die it made me so emotional that I spent the whole day doing nothing but being close and near to my mother Further in the other chapter how the telepathy worked for the character with one of his friends when he asked to guess the number made me jump and sit up I just believed it to be true and the concept of telepathy intrigued me Further in the book author talks about mythology and spirituality in detail such as why Varanasi is an auspicious land is detailed very vastly which actually makes me want to go and settle there leaving this materialistic world We have always heard about the King Harishchandra but this is the first time I got to know about the tale which makes him so popular Puri Jagannath is another curious topic for me as the temple always seems to be little close to me even when I haven’t travelled there Author has beautiful explained about the temple and rituals performed there Few meditation techniues were new for me which were discussed in this book such as Tratak as I had never heard about it before The tale of Lord Vishnuji and Yama is also very insightful The tale of Markandeya is very fresh to read which makes Lord Shiva grant him longevity Why the places are named Manikarnika and Avimukta respectively is nicely explained which makes you understand the depth about our history or mythology – whatever you believe in calling them In the end the story of Yama is described along with reference of Bhau Beej which lets you know so much about the God about whom we know nothing except that he is “God of Death” Now talking about the drawbacks I must say that rather than conceptualizing the book such that it is divided as per itinerary of the Varanasi trip of the characters author should have named chapters on each tale or concept that he has talked about which could have made reading them enjoyable as you become prepared of reading what’s ahead Secondly I must say that the climax is little too abrupt and I couldn’t find any emotional connect with the characters when they finally achieve for what they landed up in Varanasi I believe it should have been given pages and detailing I got uite disappointed there Thirdly the meditational techniues are just talked upon as an overview rather than going into its depth I was looking forward to knowing how meditation is done by the characters and what experience it brings to one or all of them Lastly the concept of death is also not covered with the kind of depth I was looking forward to I wanted to read about what one feels in the moment of death and the afterlife process that we often hear in our ancient textsOverall this is a nice attempt and you will enjoy reading this book as it delivers ample of knowledge about our history and mythology I give this book 425 out of 5 ThanksWRITING BUDDHA

  2. theindianreadingduo theindianreadingduo says:

    Book Review 🇮🇳📚Book Meeting YamaAuthor Manoj V JainGenre Mythological Fiction Published 2020 by Notion Press💫 Who is Yama or Yamraj Dharamraj popularly known as 'Lord of Death' Is he the bringer of pain and death or is it just a representation and he really is a someone who teaches us important lessons Why do we view death and life as separate entities when death is just an extension of lifeMany such uestions are answered in an innovative narration💫 'Meeting Yama' is story of 3 men Shiva Amrit and Rudra all of them facing various uestions calling in life They have one thing in common they have been called to Varanasi the famous city of ghats located on Ganga river The story gives background of each of them and how they are called and then proceeds towards how the famous city answers their ueries and provide them peace 💫 Mythology if researched in deep has many parallels between various religions This book is well researched one and covers topics from chakra meditation homosexulaity history of Varanasi Yama's real story story of changing yugs ancient Indian history telepathy neuroscience tourism etc Many known unknown tales are presented in a lucrative way that keeps you hooked 💫 It is a must read for those who like mythological stories like a travel book presented in a fun way like to know about Indian history and veda epics like deep philosophical uestions answered in an easy language

  3. Avani Avani says:

    Meeting Yama by Manoj V Jain is a mythological fiction which deals with the major concept of death and loss I don't know why but lately I am reading a lot of books which are dealing with the concept of Death Loss and Mythological Fiction The book set in the holy city of Kashi Varanasi where we see our lead character visiting the Gangs to drop her mother's ashesThe story starts with the introduction of the mother whom he calls Aai then the caretakers who has become like their family and an abusive and alcoholic father who has left them for the good I liked how his mother accepted his identity it was very unexpected but was very beautiful to see in this story Shiva Amrit and Rudra out three main characters meet together on the Gangs of Varanasi and are at different callings in their lifeThen we see other characters whom he meets when he visits Varanasi and those stories from ancient Mythology narrated on their boat trips were very interesting to know about The concept of Afterlight and Telephathy are also slightly touched in this book The tale of Markandeya Vishnu etc was really good to readAlthough the book started as the journey of main character I felt the book left it's essence after 50% and it become like talking only about the mythological aspects which the author wanted to portray to his reader and that everything is connected to Yama I would have loved the book if I could see a balance between the actual story of 'Shiva Amrit and Rudra' stories and mythological concepts

  4. Aryan Sarath Aryan Sarath says:

    This is a fictional story with the mix of legends and myths that would make you retrospect about your understanding about Life and most importantly the Death The cover page was really apt for the title I have read some of the previous works of the author and was sure that even this book would be completely different just like his previous ones I was correctInitially I thought it would be a suspensecrime thriller I was proved wrong The flow of the write up was done in such a way that you would not feel the boredom and you would finish it in one goThere are three protagonists in this book namelyAmritSurya andRajatEach had their own problems in their life This varied from death of a close relative miscarriage of a child illness Though they were successful otherwise these events continued to haunt them that they decided to take a trip to VaranasiWhy VaranasiThey also get to meet each other over there and the story continuesDid they get to learn or got to know the answers for their uestions in VaranasiRead this unputdownable novel to find out This story has lot of takeaways and I am sure you would appreciate the message which author had tried to put across

  5. Nan Nan says:

    “We forget that from the moment we are born we start our journey toward death Some walk slowly others run toward it some skip and dance their way there and others crawl”Three men from different walks of life meet in a Varanasi where they know about life by learning about deathAmrit goes to Varanasi spread ashes of his mother in holy water Surya is beckoned by Lord himself in dreams Rajat is advised to take a break and spend time with himself The life of three men change for good by what they learn in the classical city Varanasi Varanasi is one of the most fascinating cities with rich heritage and countless stories A whole book dedicated to know about it is a treat if one is interested in knowing such things Death is the most meaningful action in the world This books with help of many mythological stories like stories of Savitri and Markendaya along with author’s own interesting perspective about death enlightens us on this inevitable act of natureYama Dharamraj the God of death does the most crucial yet significant job It is not very often that he is portrayed as the righteous one that he is I loved how this whole book revolves around him in such pragmatic way The ideologies about Varanasi and death in general was illuminatingThe three main characters had their own battles inside their heart when they reached the holy city Their back stories along with how they form new way of looking at things after encounter with the city was relevant and convincingMore than 60% of the book goes into introduction of characters Before it gets kind of a drag the Varanasi part starts and from there it becomes enthralling The narration is gripping with good language Overall the book could be very interesting if one loves to know philosophical notions on life and death along with hint of some Hindu mythology

  6. Sahiba Singh Sahiba Singh says:

    What would be your reaction if I say I just met Yamraaj Psyched Well so was I while reading this stunning piece of writing The author has brilliantly worked towards choosing a topic that scares all of us to ‘death’ Pun intended and has given a whole new meaning to the understanding of what life and death can be seen as The book isn’t a traditional mythological or spiritual fiction it is than that It’s about the pain we feel the happiness we express the dilemma we have and the confusion we create There are various characters in the book but mainly revolves around three men Amrit Surya and Rajat Each one of them is having a mid life crisis in their lives and somehow their destinies bring them to the land of Kashi Varanasi To be honest being always mesmerised by gods such tales bring some kind of extra energy inside me And damn this book didn’t let me down This is the third book by the author that I have read and trust me his writing is improving every bit with every book The story telling of something that’s considered to be non fictional has been outstandingly depicted in a fictional way People who feel sad about what’s happening in their lives need to read this text to understand the real meaning of what’s happiness and what’s the end Death maybe isn’t the end but something at par with life I am glad to have come across this book at this time of my life

  7. Shweta Rohira Shweta Rohira says:

    Meeting Yama Well sounds frightening as no one wants to meet the final destination As for me I thoroughly enjoyed my rendezvous with Yama over a cup of coffee and bagel This encounter with Yama is thanks to Manoj V Jain manojvjain I have read his earlier work too namely Man from Mandu but this one opened my eyes to a fresh perspective “we forget that from the moment we are born our journey towards death and I am enjoying this journey living one day at a time “Meeting Yama” is about three visitors who meet and resolve the issues they carry with them The auther mentions that if you are reading this book then there is something in it for you I couldn't agree Every chapter resonated with me and if I may say so gave me closures on a lot of issuesThe author infuses mythology in the stories which makes for an interesting read of this work of fiction In one line 'Life is always about Duality' is my takeaway from this book What's yours 

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Meeting Yama❴Read❵ ➵ Meeting Yama Author Manoj V. Jain – From the moment we are born we start our journey towards death Some walk slowly others run towards it some skip and dance their way there while others crawlIn his seventh book author Manoj Jain dwells From the moment we are born we start our journey towards death Some walk slowly others run towards it some skip and dance their way there while others crawlIn his seventh book author Manoj Jain dwells on the uncomfortable topic of death Interspersed with stories from Indian mythology Meeting Yama is set in the mystical city of Varanasi where all answers are given if one is willing to listenAmrit Rajat and Surya three visitors meet each other in this city and find resolutions to the issues that they carry within themIf you are reading this then there is probably something in the book that is meant for you.