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"How to be dear to God!
In the 12th chapter of the Gita, in verses 13 to 20, Sri Krishna tells about the 43 attributes, emotions and values, which are dear to God, and the presence of which in a person makes him dear to God. This book discusses these attributes, emotions and values in detail, and brings out their real import for today’s India and the world.
This book is not only on religion and spirituality. Through these verses, it comes to grips with some of the burning issues of human existence on the Indian subcontinent – poverty, unemployment, corruption, terrorism, casteism, communalism, and work-culture, and tries to find in light of the Gita, the solutions. Gita is, after all, not a sectional treatise, nor a mere religious discourse; it on the other hand seeks to address the human existence in its entirety.
For knowing how dear you are to God, you may like to use the SELF-ASSESSMENT TOOL at the end of the book."
About the Author :
"P.K. Siddharth is a former civil serevant. He took voluntary retirement from the Indian Police Service as Additional Director General of Police in 2010, and is now full time into writing and social work. Born in undivided Bihar, he is a graduate in Philosophy and a post-graduate in Sociology.
Mr. Siddharth has earlier compiled an Anti-corruption Source Book in five volumes (English), which was published in 2001-2002 by the Bureau of Police Rresearch and Development, Government of India. His articles have been published in most major national English dailies including The Indian Express, The Hindu, The Hindustan Times, The Telegraph and The Pioneer. He has studied and researched on the Bhagvad Gita for thirty five years, and has authored several books on the Gita, the first of which has been published under the title ‘Hari Ko Kaun Dularo’ (Who is Dear to God). He is currently serving as the National Convener of the Citizens’ Commission for National Issues."