The book ‘Bhagavad Gita – Saying it the Simple Way’ written by Vijay Singal was released at Chandigarh Press Club recently. The book is a compilation of supreme life changing shlokas from the Gita along with their English and Hindi translations respectively, for easy understanding of the readers. The placement of shlokas has been restricted to two shlokas per page so that the readers don’t lose interest due to too much of text in a single page. The book has got blessings from popular Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar. Vijay Singal, a former bureaucrat, is an eminent author in the field of spirituality, philosophy, psychology and religion. He has presented the shlokas in simple and lucid language and has kept it to the point as extensive description often leads to divergence from the main plot. In the course of penning the book he ensured that the exact meaning and real intent of the shlokas is not compromised so that the readers are able to decipher the meaning of the shlokas without minimal help from other individuals. Talking about the book, Vijay Singal said, “In these frenetic times, one can easily get swayed by the goings on in society, and find that time has flown by, leaving one rather dishevelled and deteriorated, perhaps not so much physically, as mentally. The message that shlokas gives us is that we need to look at the bigger picture. We need to control our thoughts and not worry unendingly. We need to realise that our problems are not obstacles but stepping stones to success.”
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