Transcendence: My Spiritual Experiences with Pramukh Swamiji
This book is written by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam former President of India. He was the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007.
Full name as Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam better known as A. P. J. Abdul Kalam , he was scientist and science administrator, mainly at the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and was intimately involved in India’s civilian space programme and military missile development efforts. This book is also Co-authored by Professor Arun Tiwari
the book describes Kalam’s spiritual experiences with and reflections on Pramukh Swami Maharaj, the guru and spiritual leader of the BAPS Hindu organization. Dr. Kalam recounted the spiritual transformation he experienced during his fourteen-year association with Pramukh Swami, described the inspiration he obtained from Pramukh Swami’s leadership of BAPS, and expressed his vision for a society in which science and spirituality are fused. Dr. Kalam stated that he saw in Pramukh Swami “a true embodiment of transcendence,” and titled the book to reflect his belief that Pramukh Swami is gunatit, a term signifying transcendence of ephemeral qualities and the modes of nature.
In this book Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam describes his many experiences throughout his lifetime, traveling and communicating with different countries for the progress of Human Development, taking India to next level, Inventing and launching Satellites. While going through all this he meet Pramukh Swami Maharaj and having Spirituality Experiences.
While reading this book I have learned many things..!!! I want to share some Quotes or Sentences which can help anybody around the world to develop inner goodness and motivations. Below mentioned this is experienced by A. P. J. Abdul Kalam while his journey with Pramukh Swami Maharaj which are also advised by some Great leaders.
Academic Brilliance – (by Professor Sathish Dhawan)
Academic Brilliance is no different than the brilliance of a MIRROR. Once the dust is removed, the mirror shines and the reflection is clear. We can remove impurities by living pure and ethical lives and serving humanity, and God will shine through us.
Negative Thinking effects- (by Dr. Brahma Prakash)
Life is Precious gift, but it comes with responsibilities. with this gift, we are expected to use our talents to make a world a better place. Negative thinking is similar to carrying twenty bags of luggage on a trip. This baggage will make your trip miserable, and Progress will be slow.
Reason for our EGO attitude- (by Chief Monk of Tawang Village)
In the present world, we have a problem of distrust and unhappiness transforming into violence. When you remove “I” and “ME” from your mind, you will eliminate EGO. If you get rid of your EGO, hatred towards fellow human being will vanish.
Being Brave- (by Nelson Mandela)
Courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conqures that fear.
Meaning of FAMILY- (American author Jonathan Safran)
The author writes in his Novel Everything is Illuminated – ‘One day you will do things for me that you hate. That’s is what it means to be FAMILY.
There are many more things to be learned from this book, I will recommend reading this book as if this can change a life of a President who is also a Scientist, it can guaranteed change life of many others.
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