A doctor, a justice, a planter, an entrepreneur, a farmer and other similarly placed workers met and provided their own perspectives on ‘life’ and what ‘the life’ means to them. Although some of them are real life stories they are presented with pseudo names. How all of them ‘live their lives’ or how ‘the life lives their lives’ described in the first chapter of the book.
In other chapters, how the extraordinary, self-automated engineering marvel of the human body architecture with the ‘life’ inside withstands and survives the influences, pressures, and winds of changes of different kinds at different times of forces and factors on its voyage in the turbulent waters of the sea of life are explained.
Also, the interconnectedness of the ‘life’ within the body and outside the body is discussed. Interdependence and interconnection with one another of various organisms and with every other human and every other thing in the world are detailed highlighting the importance of holistic approach to life.
Finally, how the inbuilt nature of being spiritual will help to navigate safely, successfully with meaning and purpose the life’s voyage with the adoption of the holistic way of life is brought out in detail in the book.
The author is a post graduate in Economics. He served as a banker for about 40 years. He is now a student and practitioner of Yoga and Meditation for 15 years and a writer.
In 1983, he had a unique privilege of meeting His Holiness Dalai Lama in Jakarta. He shook hands and held H.H. Dalai lama’s hands for quite some time and conversed with him. This meeting according to the author was the greatest transforming and defining a moment in his life.
He published his book THE LIFE—Is It Mystical or Real and Painful or Magical? in 2014. It was published in the USA by Partridge Publications and distributed globally.
The web-site is: www.thelife-spchockalingam.com
He is also the author of 6 books in the Tamil language one of the oldest and classical languages in India. All of them are in poetry form. One is Meenakshi Andhadhi with 100 verses in Anthraksha (Sanskrit) form. This means that the last word in the first verse will become the first word of the second verse and it goes on the same lines till the 100th.verse.This is a unique style of poetry form in the Tamil language. This was made into audio musical C.D. music set in Carnatic music. This C.D. is sold all over the world wherever Tamil population live.
He lives in Chennai, India after his wife passed away recently having lived with him for 56 years as life- partner with happy and fulfilled life. His three children and seven grandchildren live in the USA.
Keywords: Life, Living The Life, Three Pillars, Role Playing, Materialism, Better World, Saving The Life, Being Spiritual, Holistic Way Of Life, Mindfulness Meditation, Dalai Lama