3 Lives, in search of bliss
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    3 Lives, in search of bliss (English, Paperback, Srini Chandra)

    3 Lives, in search of bliss  (English, Paperback, Srini Chandra)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: SQL Authority
    • ISBN: 9781463762551, 1463762550
    • Edition: 2012
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    Description

    3 Lives, in search of bliss is an inspirational fable of a New York city cab driver who, upon his unfortunate and sudden death, finds himself being offered three chances at redemption and finding happiness. The book is about the 3 lives he leads, the choices he makes in those lives and attainment of eternal wisdom and bliss.

    After his death, Ray is offered three lives, each designed out of his choices, to find happiness. What starts as a journey towards wealth, health and knowledge turns into a discovery of eternal wisdom, and ultimately leads to bliss.
    Exotic, evocative and haunting, the tale of Ray Cordoza’s three lives will make you ponder the choices that you make in your own life towards the pursuit of happiness.

    The book is a celebration of the beauty of this wonderful universe and our lives as human beings. It falls into the genre of spiritual fiction - a format in which a fictional narrative is interlaced with philosophical and spiritual concepts. It could also (easily) be categorized as inspirational, self-help and motivational, depending on the perspective of the reader.

    3 Lives is a product of inspired passion which aims to present eastern and western spiritual concepts in a manner that demonstrates the one-ness of everything in this world that we find ourselves in. That we all share the same fears, desires and aspirations. And, that we all have the same questions. That we share, at a fundamentally spiritual level, a deep and abiding desire to find and hold onto happiness.

    Whether you're looking to be inspired or to comprehend the seemingly incomprehensible pain and disappointments that come our way in life,  this short novella is bound to leave a deep and lasting impression on you. Happy journeys!

    About the Author
    Srini Chandra was born in the city formerly known as Madras in India in 1968, where he learned to play the violin and studied French from the Alliance Francaise. He received a bachelors degree in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, where he played on the basketball, cricket and athletics teams, captained volleyball and served as a 3-term student senator. His academic qualifications include masters degrees from Ohio State University and Carnegie Mellon University, where he was awarded the prestigious Heinz Fellowship.

    After over a dozen years of of study, work and life in the United States, and a stint in Singapore, he moved back to India and is now settled in Bangalore. Srinis professional career spans two decades in global leadership roles in general management and marketing at some of the worlds leading high technology companies.

    Srini is a student of philosophy, science and spirituality. His travels have taken him to over forty countries around the world (including a motorcycle trek up the worlds highest motorable road) and have served to reaffirm his abiding belief in the one-ness of all things. He lives in Bangalore, India with his lovely wife and two daughters. 3 Lives, in search of bliss is his first published literary work.

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      • 2012
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    5

    If you read one book, do yourself a favor and make it "Three Lives"

    To properly review this story, I have to tell the story of my reading. When I first started this book, I didn't think it would change my life. In fact, I would even say I was unimpressed. The first two paragraphs of the book are very negative and certainly aren't like anything I would normally read.

    However, I don't like to leave things unfinished, especially books, so I kept going. And I am so happy that I did. I mentioned before that I didn't think this book would CHANGE MY LIFE - but...
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    Pinal Dave

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    Loved it...

    There are some (rather, very rare) experiences in life, which compels you to exclaim -"Wow, that was amazing...".

    Well friends, i had exactly this experience when i read this book.

    The experience of reading the book was simply mind-blowing... A plethora of thoughts evoked and i felt a perfect mixture of patheticity and ecstasy getting evoked within myself.

    Every page gave me peace, the most elusive thing in this world.

    Please read it, because it connects us with our 'true self'...

    Than...
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    Indrajit Banerjee

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    Truth revealed

    After reading the book i can say that the author is showing the other dimension of life. what the society is trying to make you understand about life for thousands of years, he highlighted the essence of it which helped me to understand and realize how simple is life and what i have to do. this my personal feeling.
    thank you
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    Rhaghavaan

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    A gem of a book !

    Friendship comes in many forms. I stumbled upon Srini Chandra on Twitter. I haven't spoken to him or met him in person. It is not often that someone comes up with a stunner like "3 Lives". What a debut! It is said first impression is the best impression - the cover of the book is stunning. As regards the content, I must say it is on par with "Siddhartha" by Herman Hesse. many many years ago when was I was young, I stumbled upon "Siddhartha" in a dusty corner of a lending library. It was a tur...
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    Sankar Ganesan

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    Bliss in paperback

    How do you express an opinion, without being opinionated? How do you talk of morals without being moralistic? How can you discuss philosophy without being doctrinaire? 3 Lives does that, by tracing the journey of a soul across different lives, different epochs, different civilizations. In a style that is direct and simple, the narrative stirs the deepest cords that connect us all. Must read... and re-read.
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    HEMAMALINI JAGANNATHAN

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    13 Jul, 2012

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    All is well

    When I started reading the book, it drew me in effortlessly. I finished reading the book in one go, from start to finish, in a couple of hours. It is an excellent read, and left me with a sense of "all is well" at the end of it. The book does a great job of taking on the big questions without taking sides. Questions like - What is happiness? How do I find it? Why is life unfair? etc. I especially liked the portions where the author brings out the struggle between science and spirituality. Is ...
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    Sundararaman K

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    12 Jul, 2012

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    Lucid Philosophical treatise on a fictional canvas

    Perhaps this is one of the rarest attempts of an author, that too in his maiden venture, to beautifully blend seamlessly, Eastern Philosophy and Western Thought, and that on a fictional canvas. No where one finds traces of Hindu Philosophy and the author most successfully achieves, avoiding the inescapable pitfalls of imposing such thoughts on the hapless readers.This bold attempt portrays the evolution of the human soul almost akin to Darwinian Evolution of the Species. Flipkart is niggardly...
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    G.N. Balakrishnan

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    Magical! Amazing! Awe-Inspiring!

    This is easily one of the best book, i have ever read. It is truly a magical book. This books takes you out for a quest in search of Happiness. And eventually makes you understand real meaning of happiness. This book is a must read for everyone who ever struggled to find what happiness really is. It is a gem of spiritual writing. All those who have even slightest of spiritual bent must not miss amazing awe-inspiring work. Srini, I cant thank you enough for his magnificent book. You have actua...
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    kanupriya jain

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    13 Aug, 2012

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    3Lives,in search of bliss by Srini Chandra

    Ray Cordoza's evolution through the three lives is beautifully told in this book with sustaining interest throughout.Hatred to become love may take a split second or an eternity.Likewise,awakening of a soul.The essential message I got from this book is that "life is not a problem to be solved,but a reality to be experienced".How true are these words.The author says whom it will touch,he may not know.It has touched me.Let go.Take control.If one wants happiness,it is in the giving up of chase.E...
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    chandrasekharan k.r.

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    Simply Superb & Superbly Simple

    A very easy read on a topic that might be the hardest to grasp.. Happiness & Bliss. Srini has done a terrific job weaving 3 different lives with a common thread of an individual's pursuit of happiness. Also, what struck me was the boldness and ease with which Srini writes about science and fiction, East & West values and Present & Past settings.. A easy, compelling read that gets you to introspect without ever letting your know that it is doing it !! Look forward to the next one
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    Samad Momin

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    24 Jul, 2012

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