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Understanding Our Cosmos – Book Review

  • Author: Bhaktee Kale
  • Genre: Non-Fiction, Philosophy
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 554 KB
  • Print Length: 71 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited
  • Language: English


This book aims to make an earnest endeavor to reconcile the different aspects and realms of the cosmos. It is a compendium of original philosophical ideas presented in the most practical way. From comprehensively defining God – De-cluttering the disarray that surrounds it to classifying human nature, categorizing instinctual behavior of individuals, distilling good and evil and elaborating pertinent theories and proposing new ones – this book beautifully touches upon all those aspects with simplicity and clarity. The book also gives ample illustrations to make concepts clear and tangible. Focusing on Morality and virtue, it explains logically as to why that is the best choice there is for individuals – systematically proving the same. It explains righteousness in the light of several theories including the Karma theory (called ‘Karma Yoga’ as per Hindu view of life).
It also compares and contrasts – logic, instinct and intuition and the validity of each of those under different circumstances. The author also speaks of the importance of progressive thinking and lucidly explains aspects like transformation and evolution of the soul.
To quote Socrates –

” All right conduct depends on clear knowledge, that not only does the definition of a virtue aids us in acquiring that virtue, but also that the definition of the virtue is the virtue.”

This book is an attempt at doing just that.


The book kicks off with the question it presents us to answer, “Whom do I call educated?” The words of Socrates are quoted to throw light upon it. And then begins the journey of this book – Understanding Our Cosmos. The book goes on defining the existence of the omnipresent God and his nature. It also discusses whether God created the Universe or does both of them came into being, simultaneously. The author expresses that the energy created the universe, that the energy is infinitely possessing enormous potential to power the world around us.

The subtle narrative also explains the forms of morality and immorality. Through various hierarchies, the different concepts revolving the existence and kinds of humans are elucidated. A new theory, namely line of immorality, has been introduced wherein it has been segregated into 8 regions to explain the inclination of a human towards spontaneous morality/ immorality. While reading the book, we realize that our thoughts indeed have tremendous potential to carve out the change, that our actions are deeply affected by our mind and soul. We need the knowledge to distinguish between the water and milk. We need a sound conscience. Thus, the valuable life lessons are brought to the fore in this book.

The philosophical take of the author on cosmos is insightful. It is a simple and precise account of how things around us work, how karma affects our life. The cover, as well as the title, are apt. What I would like to point out is the need to edit the prose thoroughly to make it error free. Next, the subject with which the book dealt requires even more layers to be cogitated upon to serve right amount of content to its readers. The different ideas are introduced but they lack the necessary space in the narrative. It felt at some places that the content just jumped to another platform without properly saying a goodbye to the previous one. Hence, the book needs a little more of research.

If you wish to know the different concepts lingering our cosmos quickly, then go for this book!


Book Cover: 4/5

Book Title: 4/5

Plotline: 3.5/5

Writing Style: 3.5/5

Narration: 4/5

Language and Vocabulary: 3.5/5

Grammar and Punctuation: 3.5/5

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