Review: Walking with a Joystick


2 stars

Read from September 30 to October 30, 2020.

Synopsis: 

Arjun, a young man, doesn’t know what he wants from life. He seeks spiritual wisdom for seeking the answers and happiness. Arjun realizes that his mind is not pure, so he isn’t worthy of ancient wisdom. Arjun decides to purify his mind so that he becomes worthy of achieving the ancient wisdom and divine powers. This starts the spiritual journey of Arjun. In his quest for ancient wisdom, Arjun meets many wise masters. He seeks answers to various important questions of life from them. With the help of practical examples and small stories, these wise people help Arjun in getting free of common human weaknesses. Arjun goes past his weaknesses and purifies his mind and heart. These teachings from Yoga and Psychology are useful for everyone to resolve the troubles caused by jealousy, ego, attachment, religion and discontentment.

Arjun, in the guidance of various masters and wise friends, learns to overcome his weaknesses. He learns discipline, contentment, and how to go past his ego. He becomes capable of seeing the reality in the midst of all illusions. Arjun becomes aware of the difference between love and attachment. He understands how to bring unconditional happiness in life and see it separate from pleasures. All this training makes his heart pure and mind calm.

Here Arjun represents a modern confused man who wants to achieve the material pleasures and spiritual wisdom both. The readers will relate themselves with the questions of Arjun. Author firmly tells that readers will find the solutions of their own problems too. Be ready to be a part of Arjun’s spiritual journey.

Bookish Things: 122 pages. The cover is fairly basic but still works with the content.

Where to buy: Amazon on kindle for $4.17.

My Review: 

Bookshelves: indie-authornovella2-star-reviewediting-requiredmade-me-angrynon-fictionsomething-missing

This should absolutely be marketed as a self-help or spiritual book, not fiction even though there are aspects of fiction stories within its pages.

While the story was interesting I was constantly side tracked by the poor writing and editing that plagued this book. It is obvious that English is not the first language of the author and as such it detracts from an otherwise interesting premise and purpose. The characters are mere shadows of what they could be, and the story is told instead of shown further distancing the reader from the message of the story.

I believe that with a strong editor and a few additional edits this book will be a useful and entertaining spiritual story for those who enjoy that type of read.

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