Dr. Rajeev Kurapati was standing by a lake in quiet reflection near his Cincinnati workplace when he had the epiphany which eventually led him to write his book. His realization was of a nature that goaded him to explore the idea that self-inquiry, rather than the memorization and ritualization of religion, leads to an even greater and deeper spiritual practice. He believed that the center of all faith could be found within oneself, and that this faith required a dedication to self-awareness as well as a release from the bonds of both social and religious confinement. His book,
Unbound Intelligence: Discover the God Within
is the result of his journey through self-actualized enlightenment. Throughout his narrative Kurapati explores the essences of God, love, religion, scripture, human nature, the universe and the mind by sifting each topic through a studied lens. Utilizing the worlds of science, history, and spirituality, Kurapati presents a new view of the social and cultural norms we face in our everyday lives, and encourages his readers to see beyond them by looking first within.
Studiously researched, Unbound Intelligence covers much ground with apparent ease, culminating in a brief yet effective history of the nature of humankind. Kurapati’s objective is well achieved through his unique approach, consulting both the spiritual and scientific resources of the world as well as seeking inspiration from philosophers, writers, religious figures, and other great minds throughout time. His use of language is extensive and sophisticated while maintaining a simplicity that balances the expansive topics of his narrative. Throughout his discussion of the many religions and cultures of the world he also manages the challenging task of being impartial while making the case for the theories that have driven him to write this book. Perhaps some of the most fascinating pages of Unbound Intelligence are the ones in which Kurapati explores the history of religion without the typical encumbrance of religious bias; he dives deeply into the natures of Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam, unearthing the many similarities among the religions, shining light on the often overlooked circumstances of their differences, and ultimately exploring the many ways in which each religion could inhibit its practitioner from continuing to evolve spiritually along with the cultural and humanistic evolution of the world. While these chapters will lead most meditative readers into the deep reaches of thought and maybe even inspire moments of enlightenment, at their surface they also offer a unique opportunity to understand the basis of each religion in a simple, historical and intellectual context.
Unbound Intelligence is more of a philosophical and spiritual examination than a step-by-step how-to on the subject of self-realization; in this way Kurapati stays true to his motive that spiritual truth requires personal inquiry. The book will inspire many readers into conversation with themselves, arming them with the intellectual preparation for self-discovery. Kurapati also draws on his own experiences, calling up stories of patients from his past that helped him to better understand the ideas he puts forth in his book. In that way Unbound Intelligence becomes a rare and applicable resource for self-actualization, taking at times the shape of a personal account of enlightenment, a philosophical exploration into religion, and a scientific documentation of our spiritual history. The combination results in a deeply thought-provoking and spiritually stimulating book that will encourage readers to unearth the power of individual thinking and remind them of the vital importance of a relationship with oneself.
Title:Unbound Intelligence: Discover the God WithinAuthor: Rajeev Kurapati, MD Genre: spirituality, philosophy Publisher: Pranova Publishing Release date: January 21, 2014 Source: Rajeev Kurapati (c/o) Buy the book:Amazon | Kindle | Barnes & NobleConnect with the author:Website/Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads