- Paperback: 214 pages
- Publisher: Notion Press; 1 edition (22 December 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 935206562X
- ISBN-13: 978-9352065622
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.2 x 22.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,51,240 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Songs of the Mist: Volume 1 (The Monk Key Series) Paperback – Import, 22 Dec 2015
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Top Customer Reviews
While Ayan has worked as a Scientist from India in Geneva, Calliope was from Vienna. Vashudha is a celebrity singer from Mumbai and Ashutosh. Ashutosh had always been dreaming about meeting the Monk and to get to understand the meaning of life. He gets to meet Anishka - a Yogini initially who is the principle disciple of his guru Baba who came from Tibet.
The books talks in great detail about the spiritualism by combining it really well with the real life incidents making it a perfect connect. This is where the writer strikes the chord as this would appeal for both - atheist and theist.
The revelation of Monk and the lifestyle he leads which we might have heard or seen in movies was explained in great detail in this book making you get to know about their life as if you were watching it from the close quarters. Baba did not want to accept Ashutosh as his disciple immediately as knew for the fact that living the life of a Baba needs greater sacrifice, if not any. This made Ashutosh keep coming every year to him from Varanasi. There are lot of references to Nature and being a nature lover myself, I couldn't ask for more.
Though Ashutosh wanted to take the spiritual route, he wasn't comfortable with lot of things like food, staying in cold places, taking bath on cold rivers. Ayan who wanted to write a in-house magazine by doing a research on few Yogis by doing brain-mapping could not find the right person and he was dejected about this as he kept waiting at the Badrinath temple impatiently for days. This was brought to the notice of Baba and Ashutosh meets Ayan.Read more ›
This is first book in the series - "The Monk Key" by the author Shashi.
The mystical world of Himalaya is always charming and alluring and in the narration of the story the author has canvased it beautifully.
The story is about Ashutosh who moves on to join a monastic life due to problems in his personal life. and during this journey he meets various people/monks and most of the narration revolves around it.
I liked the spiritual journey of Ashutosh. The beginning of the book is a bit slow but later on it picks up the pace and becomes interesting . Some questions of Ayan and Ashutosh still remain Unanswered in the end but hopefully those will be answered in next series of the book.
I rate this book 4.5/5.
What you take out of the book will depend on your own unique being, but I am sure it will, for a moment at least, make you pause and re-think life and its meaning. It did to me. Highly recommended!!
The book is a spiritual journey of Ayan, Ashutosh, Vasudha, Anishka and Calliope they all search for the true knowledge of Spirituality in Himalayas, under the shade of a Tibetan Monk. They don’t have anything common, but they all gather to seek and learn from the monk. I think somewhere in our mind we want to know the purpose of our life on this planet earth, this book will give you some basic answer for your questions.
Please don’t compare this book with “Alchemist” or “The monk who sold his Ferrari”; this is totally different and unique book. You cannot complete this book in one sitting, as it keeps you thinking once you reach the end of every chapter.
The writing style of the author is good, also the book is slow but the meaning is conveyed perfectly. We have a new author who words can transform your way of thinking for spirituality. A must read for those who seek spirituality.
It is a mesmerizing, captivating saga of discovering your inner self in simple, easy to follow language of love, loss, pain, agony and ecstasy! There is a little bit of Ashutosh in each one of us – so most of us would relate to him. Between page 31 to 60, you will pack your bags, tie your shoe laces and join Ashutosh on his journey through the wilderness of Himalayas, in search of ‘answer’, the divinity, and the elusive Monk…
With each page, this books grows on you…the characters become more endearing, the journey looks more picturesque and the plot thickens…which in the end leaves you wanting for more!
With the help of Ashustosh, Vasudha, Anishka, Ayan, Calliope, Kayka and the Monk, Shashi has crafted a gem…
People who follow Robin Sharma, Paulo Coelho…they have yet another choice now!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is my first book on spirituality..... enjoyed my journey to himalayans peaks with a new sense of thoughts.... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
A tale of loss, bereavement and search for Divinity in Beautiful background of Himalayas: Monk's Key. Read morePublished 4 months ago by drgsp
Songs of the Mist is a story of journey of five different people from different backgrounds, and circumstances. It mostly, explores the story of Ashutosh and Ayan. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Acharya K.A.
This is an amazing book. Once you start reading you end up just continue reading without realizing the time. Must not miss. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
A must-read for all. Readers would be taken to a completely different world (one that they would long to be part of), slowly, steadily, and symphonically.Published 5 months ago by RV
One of those must read books if you believe in self reflection and understanding the answer to the question "Who Are You? Read morePublished 5 months ago by nandhitha
The others are paid reviews I think, very disappointed by the misleading reviews. The storyline is feeble and it is just a cheap imitation of the primitive spiritual self help... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Park Dalhousie
Sometimes, you get to read a book, not because of the content, but because the author is well-known, or personally known to you or just to experiment with a... Read more