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THE SUPREME MYSTIC
A Biographical Novel about the Early
Years of Lord Krishna
by Amal Bhakta
is known worldwide mainly for the timeless wisdom he spoke in India
about 5,000 years ago in the famous spiritual classic Bhagavad
Gita (The Song of God). This book has become so popular that
there are now over one thousand English translations of it from
the original Sanskrit, and over 800 million people around the world
worship Krishna daily. And with the growing interest in yoga and
meditation today, it's no wonder. Yet most readers of the Gita know
very little about Krishna's astonishing personal life.
To fill this gap, a richly detailed, reader-friendly
book is now available: The Supreme Mystic: A Biographical Novel
about the Early Years of Lord Krishna by Amal Bhakta. (ISBN
# 0974466816, 348 pages, Paperback, $14.95, A Krishna Productions
book) Entertaining, suspenseful, and fascinating, it reveals the
miracles Krishna performed as a child and youth and the great battles
he fought against King Kamsa’s demonic sorcerers. It also
shows Krishna’s playful, fun-loving romantic side that made
him irresistible to his village neighbors.
Amal Bhakta says, “In this world
of fear, stress and confusion that we live in, people need to discover
just how easily accessible Krishna is and how greatly he wants to
help us overcome our problems—when we properly approach him.”
Acclaimed author, monk and yogi, Amal Bhakta
based his book on five of India’s ancient scriptures. Although
his account reads like a modern page-turner, it also manages to
be highly thought-provoking, spiritually informative, and easily
understandable. Unlike other books about Krishna, the author does
not bore or confuse the reader with heavy philosophical commentary
or theological arguments. Instead, he deepens the reader’s
involvement in Krishna’s remarkable activities, providing
an exciting, moving, and inspiring experience.
The Supreme Mystic is Amal Bhakta’s
fourth book. His previous titles, including Mystical Stories
from the Mahabharata, and Mystical Stories from the Bhagavatam,
were well received. In fact, Publisher’s Weekly called
Mystical Stories from the Mahabharata “An entertaining
introduction to Hindu literature” and Library Journal
“highly recommended” it.
Many persons, after they read The Supreme
Mystic, found their lives miraculously improved. The same may
happen to you.
PRAISE FOR AMAL BHAKTA’S
THE SUPREME MYSTIC
"The author's studious well-researched
scriptural accounts of Lord Krishna's life are tightly packaged
in this suspenseful enlightening novel.... Amal Bhakta has upped
the ante on how religious history can be related. He has provided
a spiritual booster shot with The Supreme Mystic."
— Midwest Book Review
"With tears in my eyes I thank
you for writing The Supreme Mystic. I feel that Krishna has enlightened
me with his fantastic pastimes through your precious book. As
the Lord says, one who understands His mysterious birth and pastimes
does not take birth again. I feel I will be awarded this blessing
as a result of reading your work."
— Steven J. Rosen, Author, The Hidden Glory of India (and
many other books)
"The conversations sound contemporary,
but this novel about Lord Krishna's fascinating childhood and
youth is based on the ancient scripture Srimad Bhagavatam. Amal
Bhakta's easy narrative style makes each of the episodes accessible
to the modern reader. By retelling this ancient Hindu story in
present-day American language, Bhakta underscores the universality
of divine love. "
— India Currents
"Mystic, yogi, and monk, Bhakta
conveys Krishna's remarkable nature through a tale of heartbreak,
sacrifice, boyhood escapades, ancient adventure, fierce demons
and powerful goddesses, noble kings, queens, and gods, and brave
parents, including foster parents. All this pageantry and drama
surrounds an ages-old confrontation of good versus evil, a rapacious
demon reincarnated as a power-hungry king versus the divine Krishna,
who has supreme mystic supernatural charm. This reader looks forward
to Bhakta's sequel, The Supreme Warrior."
"The Supreme Mystic...provides
a deeper understanding of who Lord Krishna really was and what
he represents. A captivating book."
— New Age Journal
"This book deepens the reader's
involvement in Krishna's remarkable activities, providing an exciting,
moving, and inspiring experience. Although his [Bhakta's] account
reads like a modern page-turner, it also manages to be highly
thought-provoking, spiritually informative, and easily understandable."
— India Newsweek
"The book is very interesting
to read. Amal Bhakta writes with sincerity and devotion. He succeeds
in making the reader visualise the situation being described.
Line sketches at the beginning of each chapter additionally help
the reader visualise the ancient times to which this story pertains.
A praiseworthy effort."
— Blether Book Review
"Bhakta has based his book on
five of India's ancient scriptures. But it reads not like abstruse
philosophy but a modern page-turner."
— News India Times
"Adventure, love, courage, excitement
all have their perfection in the reality of spiritual life. Long
hidden in ancient Sanskrit texts, these narrations of the Absolute
Truth are so accessible in Amal Bhakta's creative version that
all readers from children to scholars will be enthralled. Whether
one is a serious seeker of enlightenment, curious about Vedic
or Eastern understanding, or only looking for a totally engaging
cant-put-down story, this is an excellent choice."
—Edith Best (Urmila Dasi), School Principal / Author
"It [The Supreme Mystic] has
been a pleasure to read. The author's sincerity and depth of realization
emanate from each page. It is a unique and brilliant preaching
— Carl E. Woodham (Kalakantha Dasa), Author, Bhagavad Gita
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