Book Review: SUROOR of the SOUL is a journey to be experienced


BOOK: SUROOR OF THE SOUL

AUTHORS: SOUMYA VILEKAR, SHAHEEN S DHANJI

RATING: FOUR STARS

The book  SUROOR OF THE SOUL and the back page shows author, Soumya Vilekar.

The book SUROOR OF THE SOUL and the back page shows author, Soumya Vilekar.

Are you ready for a soulful and fulfilling journey in life? If your answer is yes, Soumya Vilekar and co-author  Shaheen S Dhanji has the answer for you in their latest offering for the soul, Suroor of the Soul-Seeking the Divine. Calling Suroor of the Soul, a collection of poems would be too simplistic term and an understatement but it is rather a human journey right from birth and the process where the soul grows in life to ultimately seek happiness in this journey called life.

Suroor of the Soul is divided into four parts and delves into the birth of the soul, fragrance of roses through the words of the talented Shaheen S Dhanji, travails of the soul and, ultimately, seeking the union with the divine. The first part of the book deals with the birth of the soul and the conflict in the mind at the sight of the new world. It evolves at a myopic stage like the baby in the realm of the stark existence. As the soul evolves to find its way to grow as a separate entity,it deals with attachment, friendship, destiny, human life and peace. The journey has just began and Soumya Vilekar takes us to a unique discovery of human life in the big bad world through innocence of the eyes and our aesthetic senses.

In the second part of the book, we are introduced to co-author, Shaheen S Dhanji, an accomplished person in her own way, who beautifully finds a place in our heart through music, fragrance and mirror image of the self. She effectively delves into one of the most complex emotions, love and beautifully equate submission to the divine power. One is held spellbound by the powerful words intelligently chosen by Shaheen S Dhanji.

Author Soumya Vilekar

Author Soumya Vilekar

The third part of the book seek answers from the Divine and Religion as to how the soul goes through the travails of worship and delve into its quest to become the perfect being. The poem, God and Religion, has struck a chord with my existence and makes a humble plea on the celebration of differences. The poem is a recitation on the various journeys taken to accomplish spirituality, no matter what names we choose to call our Gods, Allah, Krishna, Jesus, Guru Nanak. It is something which is very close to my heart since I believe humans should not quarrel over the creator of life.

The final part of the book guides us from the sub-conscious to super consciousness of the mind and soul. It is the point of salvation where the soul strives to attain Moksha (liberation) in human life. The soul strives for perfection to attain God where it submit itself to the creator of human life. Suroor of the Soul invokes God as the supreme being and romanticize the notion of God as the lover. There is no conflict in the mind and the heart as the believer submit itself to the medium of belief  and loses the ego.

The book, Suroor of the Soul has shocked my senses through its elegance and beautifully crafted words that transcend human life and existence. It is a book that comes straight from the heart and invokes spiritual freedom that goes beyond the realm of life. After I reached the last prose, I couldn’t react.  Suroor of the Soul is the guide for human happiness where the authors delve deep into the combined human thoughts and complexities of a life.  Suroor of the Soul is not a book but a spiritual journey for the quest of unlimited happiness. The best thing about Suroor of the Soul is that it never preaches but rather is a conversation of minds in conflict with each other. The solution lies in the pristine reflections shared by two great human and humble minds, Soumya Vilekar and Shaheen S Dhanji. Soumya can be contacted on her blog, Soumyav. wordpress.com and on facebook age, https://www.facebook.com/SurooroftheSoul. Shaheen S dhanji’s website shaheensultandhanji.weebly.com. You can also order your copy on http://www.amazon.com/dp/1484914759/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_dp_VKBlsb0W2TJY5SHF.

Happy Reading and enjoy the journey of the soul.

V

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21 thoughts on “Book Review: SUROOR of the SOUL is a journey to be experienced

  1. Thank you so much for the support and the wonderful review. We both are grateful to read such a touching post. And are also humbled that our work has been appreciated and liked.
    The purpose of writing about this journey takes a first step here and we look forward for more such endeavors in future.
    Many thanks ,Soumya and Shaheen.

    • Thanks a ton, Soumya and Shaheen. I am grateful you thought about me to write the review. I am deeply honored to read a book of such sheer beauty. The book has achieved what it wanted to convey and it’s a beautiful journey of life:)

    • Hey Madhu! I’ve been following Soumya exquisite writing and reflect for a long time. I can say, Suroor of the Soul was up to the mark and fulfills promises. I was introduced to Shaheen and her writing strike a chord with my heart. Thanks, Madhu and I am humbled by your kind words:)

  2. Great vishal.You know i was never into poetry before except for my love for ghalib n rumi…but you have opened a door for me. Started discovering my new love.
    Congratulations Somya….:)

    • You should, Anu and I am so glad that you are loving poetry. The door is open and me too, I love Rumi and Ghalib. I recommend Suroor of the Soul and I am sure you will fall in love with poetry:)

  3. Dear Vishaal,

    First, am sorry I have not come by earlier to convey my gratitude for the review of our book — actually, I have been away from Word Press for some time.

    Thank you very, very much for taking time to review Suroor of the Soul — it means a lot to both I and Soumya when we learn that lovely writers like yourself have read and ‘felt’ a deep emotion for our writings. This book is about all of us, humanity — and you have captured the essence rather supremely.

    A heartfelt gratitude! May you continue to shine at your writings and in life, dear Vishaal.
    Cheers, ssd

  4. Dear Vishaal,
    First, am sorry I have not come by earlier to convey my gratitude for the review of our book — actually, I have been away from Word Press for some time.
    Thank you very, very much for taking time to review Suroor of the Soul — it means a lot to both I and Soumya when we learn that lovely writers like yourself have read and ‘felt’ a deep emotion for our writings. This book is about all of us, humanity — and you have captured the essence rather supremely.
    A heartfelt gratitude! May you continue to shine at your writings and in life, dear Vishaal.
    Cheers, ssd

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