Book Reviews

Running Toward Mystery: The Adventure of an Unconventional Life | Tenzin Priyadarshi

  • Author : Tenzin Priyadarshi
  • Hardcover256 pages
  • Publisher : Penguin Viking (24 August 2020)
  • Language : English

My Review

Running Toward Mystery by Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi is a spiritual memoir that takes a dig into his journey of spiritual quest. This book chronicles his journey as he moves away from the life of routine, then returns, and gradually discovers what it really means to be spiritually fulfilled, what it really takes to attain spiritual wisdom. I haven’t read many memoirs nor a lot of spiritual text in a long time. However, this book engaged me with its words – real and gold!

The author puts it across how at an early age, he found his urge to become a monk. He escapes his school and finds shelter in the caves. He comes across some interesting people that left a profound and indelible impact on his mind. Soon enough he returns to his family and his regular life but his desire to get more insights into spirituality never leaves him. This book exactly draws inspiration from his interesting and inspiring journey. His story might sound unbelievable in certain instances, to some people, but might really appeal to those who get into reading it with an open mind.

The writing is fine and especially flows seamlessly when the author talks about words of wisdom. Through his journey, he came across some wonderful ideas that find a place in this book. I simply loved his thought process and perspective. The book essentially throws light on how can we change ourselves, then the people around us, thereby changing the world. The way he explains this idea is lovely. He picks up nuggets of wisdom, intertwines them with the issues of society, and tells how things could be changed.

I found myself pondering over a few lines. Everything is interconnected – our energies, our existence, our beliefs, etc. We need the balance and it’s not impossible 🙂


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