Monday, June 23, 2008

The Nine Insights !!

The world we are experiencing today is the result of our collective consciousness, and if we want a new world, each of us must start taking responsibility for helping create it
- From New Thought for a New Millenium

The above phrase beautifully captures the essence of the insights given in "The Celestine Prophecy".Recently, i came across a book named "The Celestine Prophecy" by James Redfield . Its a kind of parable where an ancient manuscript found in Peru contains nine insights, which contains ancient forgotten secrets ,which can bring a higher consciousness among us.,.

I found the book very refreshing. Albeit some insights makes you wonder if it really can materialize in the real world, yes one can definitely do it, provided one understands the Universal laws.(Did that fly over head ??) Some of the brainwaves one experiences are:

1) Understanding of the relation between humans.
2) Living in harmony with nature.
3) Gives you a synchronistic perception on viewing world.
4) Lightens your soul, and connects you with a vision

If the above things, sounds like some Personality Development Program promising you some changes in your life, well the truth is far away from it. Basically, the insights in the book, make us aware of the things around us and helps us to look at the world from a new perspective. The choice is ours, whether we want to follow it or be content in our old ways.

And to the question, why am writing a review on this book. Frankly, James Redfield has not paid me anything !! ;) Once you read the book, you will know the real reason...!!

I also thank Deepak, who told me about this book... And did i hear a Thank You from you.. Yes. You are very much welcome ;)

As usual , would like to end with a cryptic thought.

If humankind would accept and acknowledge this responsibility and become creatively engaged in the process of evolution, consciously as well as unconsciously, a new reality would emerge, and a new age could be born.
- Jonas Salk

P.S: If anyone wants a copy of the ebook, you can mail me your email id. I would be happy to share the ebook with you, on one condition*.

* I will let you know the condition over mail.


binaryfootprints said...

Sure. It looks interesting.

Priyadharshini said...

*hands lifted*
btw r u the p.s. of apekshaa club??

Anonymous said...

I've read this book - it's wonderful!
They've made a movie out of it, and it's nice as well (book's better, but movie's worth seeing, too).

Prashant Sree said...

@priyadharshini: Yes Iam...

Prashant Sree said...

@ anon: Yes dear. Thanks for sharing your view. Would like to see it when I get my hands on it ;)

Deepak Srinivasan said...

Im all smiles
:) :)

the celestine prophecy.hmmmm

those insights are more relevant and important now because things have become tough. When I read them, say 10-12 years ago, things were relatively less intense and life moved smoother and slower. I could believe that things would go up a path where people would indeed become more and more sensitized to the plight of their fellow living beings, mother earth and the spirit in all in general.
In today's context however, especially with respect to the developing nations adopting globalisation with a vengance, i think the slowing down has been thrown out of the window. People are loosing more of the context of their existence and slipping...

sigh! a pessimistic view nevertheless and something i dont want to advocate since i know better.
and that is, despite how the world looks, hold your energy high. hold your worldview high.
there's more that Redfield writes about worldview in his subsequent books but thats for another day...
I think it is indeed important that people turn aware of the existence of spirit within and around...
...but to also experience this, the earth is an essential component. because she's the one with the capabilities to help us transcend. So we need to adddress her too. we need to rejuvenate our living spaces, urban or otherwise with essential high energy life giving trees, ecosystems and such.

I think we will.

its also good to form collective regular meetings (amongst like minded individuals) where a group does simple and cool things like sharing wishlists, personal and global, sharing worldviews- "how i want my world to be" things in writing and for the group...and trying to generally enhance each individual wish and vision and also helping it stay high in energy.

Deepak Srinivasan said...

hey, found this too.
a trailor on youtube for the movie.
its nice, and positive.
but check the book out all, thats cooler!

I like this scene where the protagonist/narrator interacts with his love interest, and they have a very cool conversation about patterns...falling and attracting the same kind of people...
its neat. not like usual lovers fights and resentment and conversations..


Prashant Sree said...

@ deepak: You speak my mind, my friend... My salutations to your attitude... Yes, as said, a change is transcending among the human's and we are entering the new century hopefully with a holistic view.
The idea of regular meetings to discuss and share views is a good idea...!!

Gauri Mathur said...

hey Prashant!!
It ws pleasure reading this post:-)
n u kept the suspense atleast u shud mention tose nine principles re!!:D:)

I wud love to read this book,can u plz mail me d ebook to
take care!!

Swats said...

thnx for the link. Is the book available outside?? I am not particularly fond of ebooks ;-)

sri said...

Hey Prashant ...
It was really a good post i have ever read . It striked an interest in me to read the book .
Could you kindly post me the ebook to

I salute to your attitude of sharing yours thoughts with your readers :-):-)