Interview with Vinayak Raghuvamshi

What is your book about and why did you write it?
Although there is an ocean of wisdom in the Bhagavad Gita, it takes a lot of time, efforts, peace of mind and guidance to go through and comprehend. Many of us live hectic and stressful lives. We need some tips and guidelines for breaking away from this hectic routine and attaining some peace of mind. We then can spend more time and energy on diving deep into such scriptures and succeeding on the path to spiritual progress leading to liberation.
The need of the hour is a set of guidelines or ‘commandments’ which would help us succeed in this material life while progressing gradually in the spiritual plane to reach the point wherein we start having a direct connection with God. This is the need that I am trying to address through this book of mine.
You write about the Bhagavad Gita. How can we use those teachings to face the challenges of modern life such as job dissatisfaction, relationship trouble, and financial issues?
This whole universe is a very connected place. Everything and everyone is connected to everything else around them although these connections are not always apparent. How we feel within impacts our thoughts, our speech, our actions and the choices we make. All these collectively determine the reality we create for ourselves and the kind of life we get to experience.
The teachings in the Bhagavad Gita helps us fine tune our inner selves and make sure that the root cause of all problems in our lives is resolved. These teachings do not try to just fix the symptoms like job dissatisfaction but rather helps us fix the very root cause of all unpleasantness in our lives.
How have you used the teachings of Bhagavad Gita in your life to help you?
I have been a spiritual explorer all my life. Most of my life, I have faced challenging situations and unpleasant environments, compelling me to introspect deeper for answers. For example, because of the nature of my father's job, we have moved a lot during my childhood and I changed 7 schools across multiple states before I reached my 10th grade. Always the new boy in class. Always at the receiving end :-)
I have seen extreme ups and downs related to health, wealth and social situations and have lived in anxiety and stress for the most part of my life. A few years ago I started diving deep into the Bhagavad Gita and focusing on the core messages. I have seen a radical transformation in my life as a result of implementing some of the core teachings. I feel I am a very positive, confident and peaceful person today, thanks mostly to the teachings from the Gita that I have tried to follow and which I am trying to explain in a simple and objective manner in this book.
Do you have any other message for your readers?
I believe in the saying "If you give a man a fish, he can eat for a day. If you teach a man to fish, he can eat everyday".
Instead of trying to feed people someone else's selective perspective about God and Spirituality, I believe that it would be very empowering if we just guided them through the true, core messages and let them derive their own interpretations and find their own unique ways of imbibing them and assimilating them into their daily lives. That is one of the main goals of me writing this book. I wish happiness, peace and success to all humans and I dream of seeing a united and spiritual planet earth someday in near future.
Godspeed. God bless.
Published 2017-12-12.
Smashwords Interviews are created by the profiled author, publisher or reader.

Books by This Author

Sri Krishna's Commandments: The Bhagavad Gita Distilled
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 17,620. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ancient philosophy, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Metaphysics
Bhagavad Gita Distilled. Authentic, Unbiased & Thorough. 100% Spiritual. 0% Religion. Objective and actionable items extracted from these priceless scriptures. Secrets for Success, Happiness, Abundance, Peace & Liberation from Material bondage. Authentic, Spiritual and Scientific. Expect a total and positive life transformation.