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Announcing Lotuses at His Holy Feet (Kindle Ed)

Jaya Guru Datta!

Yes, you have read the title correctly! This post is dedicated to announcing the Kindle publication of ‘Lotuses at His Holy Feet’. For those who are familiar with this book, it is a book of poetry that tells a story and it was written by Sheetal K Prasad, a Trinidadian by birth, who is an ardent devotee of His Holiness Param Pujya Dr Sri Sri Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji. In this book Uncle Sheetal refers to His Holiness as, “my MASTER, my Lord, my sole reason for being.”

Lotuses at His Holy Feet is non-fiction and it is a testimony of Uncle Sheetal’s experiences as well as his love for His Holiness, his love for JayaLakshmi Maa and his love for Sri Datta Vijayananda Teertha Swamiji who we affectionately call Sri Bala Swamiji. More so it is a testimony and celebration of the greatness of the divinity each represents meaning a celebration of the greatness of our Sadguru who is the epitome of Truth, Knowledge and Bliss, as Lord Dattatreya, as Nada Brahma, as our Saviour, as the Crowning Glory of the Universe as I often times refer to His Holiness, and it is a celebration of His Mother-the Divine Mother-, His Guru as well as a celebration of Sri Bala Swamiji- Junior Pontiff at Avadhoota Datta Peetham who exudes humility, compassion and divinity.

Book Cover of Uncle Sheetal’s book!

Those who know Uncle Sheetal would know of his sincerity, his humility and his immense talent as a singer and musician. His life and messages provide us with a lot to learn. He is well-known and well-loved!

When you click on the link please take the time to read the book’s description aptly reads:

As William Wordsworth once said, “Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility.”

The book description goes on to say, “The verses penned here are from Sheetal K Prasad, who is widely known for his love of music, more so his love of the bhajans of His Holiness Param Pujya Dr Sri Sri Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda. It is a compilation of poetry and represents an emotional outburst that shows the great joy experienced by the author. Here he acknowledges the omnipresence of his Master, His Holiness Param Pujya Dr Sri Sri Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji.

This is an invitation to join the poet on this journey he narrates and immerse yourself in the peace, tranquility and rush of emotions he experiences.”

This is an invitation I extend to you with more good news! Uncle Sheetal’s book is available in Kindle Edition on all Amazon Marketplaces and these are the links below:

Amazon SiteDirect Link
Amazon USAhttps://www.amazon.com/dp/B08NXG1HMK
Amazon UKhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08NXG1HMK
Amazon Indiahttps://www.amazon.in/dp/B08NXG1HMK
Amazon Canadahttps://www.amazon.ca/dp/B08NXG1HMK
Amazon Denmarkhttps://www.amazon.de/dp/B08NXG1HMK
Amazon Francehttps://www.amazon.fr/dp/B08NXG1HMK
Amazon Spainhttps://www.amazon.es/dp/B08NXG1HMK
Amazon Italyhttps://www.amazon.it/dp/B08NXG1HMK
Amazon Japanhttps://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B08NXG1HMK
Amazon Netherlandshttps://www.amazon.nl/dp/B08NXG1HMKc
Amazon Brazilhttps://www.amazon.com.br/dp/B08NXG1HMK
Amazon Mexicohttps://www.amazon.com.mx/dp/B08NXG1HMK
Amazon Australiahttps://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B08NXG1HMK

Even better, the awesome news doesn’t end here! You don’t need to have a Kindle to purchase the book! As I have mentioned time and time again you don’t need a Kindle device but you can click on the link that says, “Read with our Free App” that allows you to download the Free App and it can be read on your phone, laptop, tablet or desktop!

The beauty of having the book online is that all things considered having the book in Kindle format presents you with several benefits. Three (3) of the main reasons are as follows:

It is easily available by clicking on the link and making an online purchase, it doesn’t require physical storage space and considering the current situation we are faced with (the Covid-19 pandemic) having books in Kindle Edition means not having to travel physical distances to access books like this which will offer us peace of mind, tranquility and insight into the greatness of His Holiness, Jayalakshmi Maa and Sri BalaSwamiji.

As always I remind you that this is yours for the taking! Welcome the experience and enjoy the Kindle journey! Sri Guru Datta!

Posted in Reading, Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji

Celebrating the availability of Appaji’s books to all Datta devotees via Kindle Apps

Jaya Guru Datta!

Today like every other day is a blessed day! We can all agree that we are infinitely blessed! All that His Holiness Param Pujya Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji, our Sadguru, our Appaji does for us and for all humanity is immeasurable and He is Avadhoota!  He is Nada Brahma and is always there for us!  He is Sachchidananda (the manifestation of Truth, Knowledge and Bliss). Today holds greater significance as it is the day when Appaji arrives in Trinidad and it is a day many of us have been looking forward to! 

The focus of this post is somewhat different as it shows us another blessing Appaji has given to us! On this occasion I am very happy to be able to share the gift of reading with all Datta devotees the world over as you will be quite pleased to know some of Appaji’s books are available in Kindle Editions so you can purchase Appaji’s books and download them via Kindle Apps. Together, let us celebrate the gift of reading for all Datta devotees via Kindle Apps!

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Finding Appaji’s books on Amazon in Kindle Edition is a priceless discovery and certainly a treasure and a blessing! I could not wait to share this with you! I was absolutely excited and delighted when I found four (4) of Appaji’s books on Amazon Kindle. I found them yesterday and wanted to ensure that I could share them with you today.

 

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41Y-YNY65PLThe good news is each of these books can be downloaded to a kindle device or kindle app and you can purchase them. Here are the links you can use to embrace Appaji’s books:

·         https://www.amazon.com/Reflections-Absolute-Ganapathy-Sachchidananda-Swamiji-ebook/dp/B075WW53PL/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1531830 (long link) or  https://www.amazon.com/ /dp/B075WW53PL/ (short link)

·         https://www.amazon.com/Elixir-Received-Collection-Discourses-Sachchidananda-ebook/dp/B079VV6SFW/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1531830693&sr=1-1-fkmr0&keywords=swami+ganapathy+the+elixir+of+life (long link) or https://www.amazon.com/ dp/B079VV6SFW/ (short link)

·         https://www.amazon.com/100-Stories-Indian-Heritage-Sachchidananda-ebook/dp/B01LYWQ4FU/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1531830792&sr=1-1-fkmr1&keywords=swami+ganapathy+100+stories (long link) or https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LYWQ4FU/ (short link) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AWD0PXW/?coliid=I24MW57SCSZQYT&colid=1R9L3ZZRMPSIZ&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it (long link) or  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AWD0PXW/ (short link)

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The following pieces of information are very important to take note of as they will certainly help.

1.       Each book can be given as a gift so that you can spread Appaji’s teachings and messages with others.

2.      You can download a sample of each book if you do not have funds at this time to purchase them.

3.      You can add each book to a Wish List so that you can find them easily when you can purchase them.

As mentioned in my previous post you do not need a Kindle to read a book that is available in Kindle Edition. Of course having one may be a source of comfort to you but there are several free ways in which you can download Free Apps to read your Kindle Books.

Allow me to clarify one thing: Many people misunderstand what a Kindle is!

What is a Kindle?

A Kindle is a small hand held electronic device for reading books which has been developed by online retailer Amazon. (Source: https://www.digitalunite.com>guides)

As mentioned having a Kindle is not the only way to download a book in Kindle edition. What you can do is download the free Kindle App  

1.       From Android from Google Playstore at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.amazon.kindle

2.      From Amazon for PC or Mac, Android or IOS at https://www.amazon.com/kindle-dbs/fd/kcp

3.      From the Apple Store at https://itunes.apple.com/tt/app/kindle/id302584613?mt=8

Further to this you can download the App to more than one device (for example, a mobile phone and a laptop or a laptop and a desktop)

What’s more is that if you live in Trinidad and Tobago when you purchase a Kindle book you don’t incur any charges for online shopping. 

I am happy that I could share this good news with you and I invite you to share it with others! In closing I leave you with Appaji’s itinerary for His visit to Trinidad! 

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 We are indeed blessed to have Appaji here for Guru Purnima and can all agree that we all have a lot to look forward to!

Sri Guru Datta!

Posted in Reading, Uncategorized

Celebrating the Gift of Reading (Kindle-not a must for Kindle Books but Kindle Apps help!)

Believe it or not you have read the title of this blog post correctly!

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Photo courtesy: https://techforluddites.com/kindle-apps/

You do not need a Kindle to read a book that is available in Kindle Edition. Of course having one may be a source of comfort to you but there are several free ways in which you can download Free Apps to read your Kindle Books.

Allow me to clarify one thing: Many people misunderstand what a Kindle is!

What is a Kindle?

A Kindle is a small hand held electronic device for reading books which has been developed by online retailer Amazon. (Source: https://www.digitalunite.com>guides)

As mentioned having a Kindle is not the only way to download a book in Kindle edition. What you can do is download the free Kindle App  

1.       From Android from Google Playstore at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.amazon.kindle

2.      From Amazon for PC or Mac, Android or iOS at https://www.amazon.com/kindle-dbs/fd/kcp

3.      From the Apple Store at https://itunes.apple.com/tt/app/kindle/id302584613?mt=8 

Further to this you can download the App to more than one device (for example,  a mobile  phone and a laptop or a laptop and a desktop)

What’s more is that if you live in Trinidad and Tobago when you purchase a Kindle book you don’t incur any charges for online shopping. 

If we can all agree that children born in this current generation are born in an age of technology and they live in an age where they are surrounded by it wherever they go, one way of steering them in the right direction is to give them the gift of reading.

Reading gives us knowledge and knowledge empowers us. Now not everything is worth reading but like I have said repeatedly, “To be a writer is a blessing. Similarly to be able to read is a gift.” 

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A quote on what writing and reading mean to me

What’s more is do you know how many kindle books you can get for free on a daily basis and all you need to do is to search for ‘free kindle books’?

How can you do this?

Go on Amazon and in the search bar type in:

“free kindle books”

“free kindle books for children”

“free kindle books for kids”

For example this is the result of a search for free kindle books for kids today:

·         https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078GDDZTM/

·         https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016W3IQVS/

·         https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01G00MHFY

·         https://www.amazon.com/dp/B019VM2N02

·         https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PX6HXP6

I urge all parents to search for appropriate books for their kids. This was just a search for free kindle books for kids today but if you are in search of books for yourself or a friend or on a particular subject you can vary your search accordingly.

For example:

·         ‘free kindle cook books’

·         ‘free kindle books for meditation’

·         ‘free kindle books for diabetics’

In closing allow me to share this with you: #savethedate #freebookpromo #grabnsave
July 17th-July 19th my book Eternal Inspiration will be free. It is available at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07C2B84QV

 

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Cover Design for my book Eternal Inspiration: The Power of Positive Thinking & Learning How You Can

Just remember buy it and download it to your Kindle App! Get it at $0.00 and download it to the free Kindle App which is available on Android and Apple Store or the free Kindle App for PC. Use the links above and enjoy the fact that you can purchase free books.

 

From me to you happy reading! 

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Celebrating Reading the Kindle Way!

Nothing beats sitting down with a great book and reading, won’t you say? If you can’t afford it getting it free is surely an option! 

One pertinent fact is that many think that you need an actual kindle to read books on kindle! Truth is that having a kindle is fine but once you are already an Amazon customer you can download the Kindle App to your device (e.g. mobile/ desktop/ laptop) and what’s even better is that you can search for books, purchase them and download the books you have purchased directly to your device!

Finding the kindle app is not as difficult as it may seem! One option is going to Google. Another for Android users is going to the Google Play Store! iPhone users can use the App store.

More great news is that the Kindle App is free and comes at no cost to you!

Do you also know that you can search for free kindle books? Try it and you will see that you surely can! Free books on kindle may be free but you need to act quickly if you want to get it at $0.00.

Whether you are looking for a fictional piece be it for a child or an adult there should be something to pique your interest! Also if you want books on meditation or cooking or yoga here’s what you do:

Select the store option on the app and type in what you are hoping to find! For example you can type in the search bar these options- “free meditation books” or “free recipe books” or “free yoga books” or “free children’s books”. All of these options will yield positive results. Once you see a price saying $0.00 it means it is free. It also means no charge will be added to your credit card. Like your other purchases you will receive an invoice for your purchase and you can also find the proof of your $0.00 purchase under your digital purchases!

Finding this useful video will surely help you!

 

This is another way that will surely pique your interest: 

One thing is for certain- this is a way of encouraging young and old alike to continue reading and it promotes leisurely reading!

Here are some books that are free exactly at this moment. If you are interested in them please purchase them now as they may not be free tomorrow.  These are just some options of free books you can buy at this time (28 November 2017) but please use the pointers above to get other reading options from various genres to pique your interest. From me to you, happy reading!