Designing Destiny by Daaji Kamlesh Patel


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My Rating: 4/5 stars

Genre: Non-fic, inspirational

About this book:

What does destiny mean in the course of our lives?

What is fixed and what can change?

How can we design our own destiny?

These are questions that some of the world’s greatest philosophers have asked since time immemorial. In this groundbreaking book, Daaji addresses such questions with simple solutions and practical wisdom. He leads us on to the next stage of the journey after The Heartfulness Way, guiding us on how to use the Heartfulness practices to refine our lifestyle and design our destiny, including our destiny in the afterlife. He elaborates on the subject of consciousness, the role of evolution, and explains what happens to us at the time of birth and death—and how we can act in those pivotal moments when life takes a turn.

My Review:

I expected designing destiny to be another inspirational book telling me the Dos and donts of life and then leaving half of the expectations to fate and destiny. But instead, I found this book to be quite insightful and profound. It helped me think about different perspectives and how important it is to prioritize your actions for shaping your future. Your future is nothing but a consequence of your present actions. The first step to shaping one’s destiny is to understand the basic question of who one is. Once you know yourself, define a goal and work hard to achieve that goal. All of us fall prey to circumstances and sometimes lose hope, thinking that we’ll never be able to achieve our objectives because it is not in our fate. The book shows you the other side of the coin and makes you sure that you are the master of your own fate. The writing of this book is wonderful and engages a reader. The incidents mentioned in the book make it more realistic and relatable which is why it is the first (almost spiritual) non-fiction that I actually liked. And best of all, I think I have found this book at quite the right time as I was feeling a bit down.

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