Karmic City: The City of Lord Brahma by Hema Myer Sood
With a beautiful soul, your body and mind can be elevated to achieve the highest. In times, when your mind is in turmoil, beseeched by outer stresses, it is only with strong emotional and mental capabilities that one can overcome challenges. Why is it then, one wonders, that some people can tide over problems so easily, while others fret with the smallest and many times insignificant issues? The answers to most of these questions can be found in Hema Myer Sood’s Karmic City Trilogy.
Sood has beautifully brought forward the essence of the Bhagavad Gita, which, when understood in all its entirety, can help us to achieve the ultimate, i.e. peace. This, she does through her poems. As a part of the narrative, the poems which reveal essential thoughts are meshed into the writing. The City of Lord Brahma opens with the main protagonist who calls himself the ‘Soul’ comes to live in a society. He befriends the other members of the building, who at once realise that the Soul can help them answer so many of the questions, which otherwise would have remained unanswered. In a way, the Soul helps to bring about the spiritual guidance. Book one of the Trilogy, The City of Lord Brahma, is divided into 2 parts. Part One introduces the characters and explains the Journey of the Soul. Part Two gives a better understanding of the Spiritual Cosmos.
Spiritual guidance is what I have looked for and somewhere with this book, I have understood how one needs to go about it. In a day and age, where so many of us are confused about religion, belief and faith, Karmic City Trilogy has helped me to understand the essence of it all. A thoughtful reading of this book may help to understand how one needs to go about meditation. One thing that has remained with me, is how simple and beautiful meditation is and Sood has through her writings, brought forward the importance of it. Each time, the Soul meditates and talks about his thoughts, one is amazed at the simplicity with which the complex is presented.
No doubt this genre of Mythological Fiction and Spirituality is gaining momentum. Much has been written about the subject. The City of Lord Brahma is however, not only spiritual but also modern. One of the quotes from the book that has made an impact on me is ‘One of the most vital aspects of spirituality is that it should be completely interwoven with the future progress of the humanity’. The reason this was so important to me is because as a young person, trying to find balance between the modern and traditional, I have felt at times, lost and misguided. The City of Lord Brahma helped me gain perspective….spiritually and soulfully.
P.S. This one is for all those who want to understand the Gita in a simpler context and start meditating :)
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