My name is Manav Jhaveri , my age is not relevant. After completing 10 years in Campion School Mumbai, I am currently studying at St Xavier’s college, Mumbai. The point of an authors note is to list all my achievements , endeavours and so on. For me the content in this book is thoroughly and unapologetically against that kind of nonsense. If my book is read only because of my achievements or my past, then the knowledge gained through this book would be worthless for the reader. As a child I was not academically inclined. Being fond of travelling , I was fortunate enough to meet and observe people from different cultures , countries and religions . I was highly inquisitive and maybe that’s why my head was filled with all kinds of questions. I questioned my existence which led me to study philosophy, the psychology of this human mechanism. Being from a Jain household , I was a part of several illogical beliefs that led me to look inside the philosophy of not only Jainism but almost all the teachings of the so called Great teachers.
I spent a great deal of my time just reading as it was of interest to me. All the way from Buddha’s words to Hitler’s speeches , I paid careful attention to what they tried to convey. Einsten’s relativity , Freud’s Psychodynamics and Muhammad’s Quran made me curious enough to find out what they had discovered. Reading J Krishnamurti’s biography I wanted to perceive what this so called ‘enlightenment” was.
For me my education was simply understanding the mysteries of this life and so although I couldn’t ignore my academics, my sole purpose was to understand the very logic and fundamental rules or faith that condition man to live the way they live.I didn’t realize , how by just spending minutes near the sea , it turned to hours. I would sit still and just watch , I had no discipline whatsoever , I never had to instruct my mind to stop chattering because I had given up control. The sea was now controlling me , my movements and this path led me to believe that there are mysteries within you that one needs to discover , through philosophy or whatever you want to call it.