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A riveting account of love and desire.

India is the only civilization to elevate kama - desire and pleasure - to a goal of life. Kama is both cosmic and human energy, which animates life and holds it in place. 

Gurcharan Das weaves a compelling narrative soaked in philosophical, historical, and literary ideas in the third volume of his trilogy on life's goals: India Unbound was the first, on artha, "material well-being"; and The Difficulty of Being Good was the second, on dharma, "moral well-being". Here, in his magnificent prose, he examines how to cherish desire in order to live a rich, flourishing life, arguing that if dharma is a duty to another, kama is a duty to oneself. It sheds new light on love, marriage, family, adultery, and jealousy as it wrestles with questions such as these: How to nurture desire without harming others or oneself? Are the erotic and the ascetic two aspects of our same human nature? What is the relationship between romantic love and bhakti, the love of god? 

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  • 22-11-20

Verbose book & Lame attempt at tackling the topic

Disappointed by the author and publishers.
Fake intellectualism on this topic.
Most of the insights are contrived and imaginative.