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Shunya

A Novel
Written by: Sri M
Narrated by: Dhruv Mody
Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (119 ratings)

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He appears out of nowhere in a sleepy little neighbourhood in suburban Kerala. He calls himself Shunya, the zero. Who is he? A lunatic? A dark magician? A fraud? Or an avadhuta, an enlightened soul?  

Saami, as they call him, settles into a small cottage in the backyard of the local toddy shop. Here he spins parables, blesses, curses, drinks endless glasses of black tea and lives in total freedom. On rare occasions, he plays soul-stirring melodies on his old bamboo-reed flute.  

Then, just as mysteriously as he arrived, Shunya vanishes, setting the path for a new avadhuta, a new era.  

This first novel by Sri M is a meditation on the void which collapses the wall between reality and make-believe, the limited and the infinite. With its spare storytelling and profound wisdom, it leads us into the realm of ‘shunya’, the nothingness of profound and lasting peace, the beginning and end of all things.

©2018 Sri M. (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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loved it

what is normal and what's not? just observe evening neutrally! I loved the story, how each character makes sense of what's going on around them...

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Avadhootha’s life is a fiction

It’s easy to explain miracles in a fiction. These I am sure are experienced daily in lives of Avadhootha’s. SriM tried to break all social norms, rituals etc and showed how life can be simpler. A must read for anyone who want to understand what lies beyond life and death and can either believe it or not believe it.

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Shunya by Sri M

The story is captivating but I didn’t like some aspects of the story
The narrator did an excellent job but could have avoided speaking in keralite voice or lady voices. Of course in some places the change in Cali was modulation did help
Overall a good effort by narrator
The author gave insight in to tantric practices and strange yogis of india

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Deja Vu!

A wonderful book. Many parts remind one of stories of various saints, especially from the life of the author.

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Nothing to Nothingness

loved it. amazingly powerful. very deep. thought provoking. great revelations on human potential. thank you.

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Excellent read for anyone who wants to know Shunya

Loved each chapter with such respect for Sri M.
A simple tale of Shunya for all individuals.

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spreading the supreme truth of Vedanta

wonderful literature speeding the view of Vedanta ..really great .. every one should feel and experience the Shoonya the Void

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A spiritual experience

Loved the story. Wished it's wasnt a fictional. The narrator delivered the story with great skill.

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An excellent doorway to spirituality

I am a Yogi myself and this book resonates deeply with me. I was looking for some entertainment, most things don't appeal to me but this was a gem for me. Entertainment set in spiritual truth.

Highly recommended.

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So insightful

The book goes into the various stages of development of a person's spiritual journey, it was very nice to have a perspective of what's going on with the help of a story.

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  • 09-04-20

Thank you!

Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you Sri M -Daniel D

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Superb

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  • 29-04-19

Fiction? Or past life realities woven together by a true master.... excellent reading for the spiritual aspirant.