An exclusive excerpt from unMind – A Graphic Guide to Self-Realization by written Siddharth Tripathi and illustrated by Kalyani S. Naravane (Published by Fingerprint! Publishing, May 2021).
Excerpted with permission from unMind – A Graphic Guide to Self-Realization by written Siddharth Tripathi and illustrated by Kalyani S. Naravane (Published by Fingerprint! Publishing, May 2021).
About the Book
All human pursuit is born out of a longing for happiness. Yet, this feeling is universally elusive and when attained, it is ephemeral.
Why is it so hard to find happiness? Is there a way to make it last?
If Sri Ramana Maharshi was asked this question, he would say, “Yes, there is a way. But to get there you must first find out who you really are.”
Ramana Maharshi (1879-1950) and Ramesh Balsekar (1917-2009) are two of the greatest mystics of modern India. They taught non-duality (or advaita) as a way to Self-realization. Their teachings didn’t advocate a complex practice or a long path to enlightenment, instead they simply pointed out that we needed a correct understanding of our identity in order to be happy.
unMind is a pure, succinct graphical retelling of some of the most powerful spiritual teachings that have emerged from India in the last century.
About the Author
Siddharth Tripathi was born in Allahabad and schooled in Banaras. He is a BE from NIT Trichy and an MBA from MDI, Gurgaon. The Virgins, published in 2013, is his first novel. Blowfish, his second novel, was published by Bloomsbury in September 2017. His first two books are now being adapted for a serialized OTT release. For the last five years, Siddharth has been a practitioner of the non-dual path to freedom and has extensively researched the Advaita teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi and Sri Ramesh Balesekar. This book is a culmination of that journey.