Calm Eternity

From Holy River Ganges @ Varanasi 2016
From Holy River Ganges @ Varanasi 2016

Close all the senses
Hold your mind on untouched breath
Calm eternity

Haiku from the first song of the Monk, based on Bhagwad Gita’s Shloka, first published in the book Songs of the Mist (Pg 14).

The Monk in his wandering across Himalaya, alongwith Ashutosh, sings 9 songs, which he called the songs of the mist, to make Ashutosh see the reason of life and about the way of Yogi. In this Haiku, as advised by Krishna in Bhagwad Gita Shloka from Chapter 3, to find the peace within one has to get away from sense desires and focus on inner self. This, as the monk says, can only happen through the yogi’s breathing practice.

April fool or Thank you Amazon for #746?

The New Yorker Advert for my Book "Songs of the Mist"
The New Yorker Advert for my Book “Songs of the Mist”

Seeing lot of ads by Amazon India for my book “Songs Of The Mist” in the World Class New Papers like The Guardian, The New Yorker etc. as well as in various other places like worlds best book readers community Good Reads etc, makes me wonder about the 1st April pranks…

Amazon Advert for my book "Songs of the Mist" at The Guardian
Amazon Advert for my book “Songs of the Mist” at The Guardian
Amazon Ad for "Songs of the Mist" at the most popular book readers community - Good Reads
Amazon Ad for “Songs of the Mist” at the most popular book readers community – Good Reads

Well April Fool or not, it brought my book “Songs of the Mist” to #746 ranking amongst millions of books on Amazon Kindle Edition and #29 rank in Self Help Section of Kindle eBook Store … So I guess “Thank You Amazon” is in order…

Amazon Ranking 746 / 29 at Kindle
Amazon Ranking 746 / 29 at Kindle