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Timeless Jokes-Ageless Wisdom: A Book Review

Author: Awdhesh Singh

Timeless Jokes-Ageless Wisdom

Book Blurb:

There is a great similarity between humour and spirituality because both deal with the conception of the world, which can’t be perceived by sheer common sense. From ancient times, great spiritual leaders have been using jokes and humours to explain wisdom to the common people. We are all familiar with the stories of Mulla Nasruddin, which are used the world over by Sufis and Masters to explain to us the deepest wisdom.

Every good joke has a spiritual message and wisdom in it, if we can really understand its spiritual meaning. The greater is the punch in a joke, the deeper is the wisdom contained in it.

However, most authors are still using the jokes created many centuries ago in different contexts to explain the spiritual wisdom. The modern generation is generally not able to connect with such jokes or stories, which they find as incomprehensible. The book uses old and new jokes in this book to convey the wisdom of ages to the modern generation.

This book contains several jokes and humorous stories to help us understand the deepest truths of life. Since we don’t forget good jokes and good stories easily, we also never forget the wisdom contained in these jokes.

My Review:

It had been quite a while since I read a good humour book.

This book had a lot of Mullah Nassruddin, Akbar Birbal etc Jokes that brought back memories from my childhood. I used to have books of such jokes as a child, so most of these were already known to me, it was still a great refresher.

The author also gives his views that very quite interesting. The little things we can learn from each joke if we put a tad bit of an effort.

Many mistake spirituality for religion, so for them I’d like to clarify, this book does not cater to any specific religion, it deals with the common knowledge and intelligence.

The cover design is excellent, it gives you a kind of soft, happy feeling when you look at it.

It is a small book of just 105 pages, a simple, light but insightful book.

P.S. I’d like to thank the author Dr. Awdhesh Singh for sending me a surprise package of two autographed books! 🙂
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