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In chapter 4 of the book, Building a Noble World, the author writes, “Once you have an experience of transcendental reality, you are changed forever.”

"Suddenly, I felt a great impact of a rising force within me. The intensity of this rising kundalini force was so tremendous that my body lifted up a little and fell flat into the aisle; my eyeglasses flew off. As I lay there with my eyes closed, I could see a continuous fountain of dazzling white lights erupting within me. In brilliance, these lights were brighter than the sun but possessed no heat at all. I was experiencing the thought-free state of "I am," realizing that "I" have always been, and will continue to be, eternal. I was fully conscious and completely aware while I was experiencing the pure "I am," a state of supreme bliss."

-- Chapter 4, "Shaktipat: The Way to Spirituality,"

Building a Noble World

Who was God before the birth of the founder of their religion? Page 8
If Jesus is considered the only God then how can Buddha also be considered the only God? Page 9
If God loves everyone, why does God allow suffering? Page 11
Does Life Begin with Birth? Page 13
If one birth is possible, why not a whole succession of births? Page 13
If a wicked man is about to do harm, or actually does so, should we keep quiet then? Page 17
What Is Yoga? Page 57
Is Yoga a Religion? Page 64
What Is Meditation? Page 72
Who becomes aware of the thoughts that come and go? Page 78
What is the sound of your breath? Page 78
Who is a true Guru? Page 90
Am I the one who ages and dies? Page 100
Where was I before I was born? Page 100
Will I continue to exist even after the death of my physical body? Page 100
Who am I, really? Page 100
Am I the Physical Body? Page 100
Am I the Mind? Page 101
What exactly is the mind? Page 101
Who remains awake during the dreamless sleep state to report the experience of a deep sleep? Page 104
How Can I Be Considered God? Page 105
One of the Ten Commandments of Judaism is: “You shall have no other gods before Me.” What is its meaning? Page 109
Should I Speak the Truth if Another Is Hurt? Page 117
Do Animals Have a Soul? Page 120
Does God Listen to Our Prayers? Page 124

Some Customers' Reviews on Amazon.com

It is extremely rare to find such a wealth of knowledge in one small book. The book, Building a Noble World, is more like a "capsule" -- reading one small, easy to understand handbook instead of reading fifty complex books.-- Harish S Jhaveri, MD,  Galveston, TX, USA

"A very helpful book that enlightens the reader on worldly and the spiritual aspects of life. A well written encouraging book on living a more peaceful stress free life." -- Thomas Greenan

"This book is very unique and interesting. One would only know by reading it. One of the interesting aspects it has is quotes from most noble people in world like Mahatma Gandhi, Albert Einstein, and many more. This book also emphasizes on yoga, spirituality, and meditation for people who are interested in it. It talks great deal about peace, politics, religion, and culture. I truly enjoyed this astonishing book and gained variety of info. I also recommended this book to my friends, co-worker, and to many others. It will make anyone feel like doing something special. Everyone should read this great book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" --  S. Kausar

Bookwire Review

R.R. Bowker, the world's leading company for book information and the official U.S.A. agency for assigning ISBN, posted its following unbiased review of Building a Noble World:

Building a Noble World addresses the key post-modern political issues that hinder world peace. At a time when the world faces acute problems of terrorism, cross-border conflicts, racial and religious differences, Shiv R. Jhawar offers us a path to emerge from this darkness and move towards world peace and unity. The issue of terrorism that has intensified, especially after the 9/11 attacks in the United States, is also well tackled. Jhawar states that its root cause is the condition of the human mind, which must be improved in order to overcome crime and war. In order to spread harmony and prosperity, we must be able to connect with the spirit within each of us and must rise above social, political and racial biases by accepting, respecting and celebrating diversity in all walks of life.

Building a Noble World gives an insight into Yoga as a means to attain inner peace. It also discusses varied subjects such as religion, spirituality, meditation and the author's experiences of shaktipat in which you transcend your physical body and mind, and experience absolute reality.

Jhawar offers simple yet profound solutions to global political issues such as the ongoing crisis in Kashmir and the possibility of unifying the Indian subcontinent for promoting regional economic prosperity. While striving in a quest for global harmony, the author recognizes the indispensable role played by the United Nations for negotiating and tackling cross-border issues.

The central theme of the book revolves around the importance of attaining inner peace and the unification of humanity for attaining world peace. It guides humanity towards peaceful co-existence. It is a well-researched, easy to read book with sound concepts, as well as quotes from renowned world leaders and spiritual masters. Insightful, inspiring and practical, Building a Noble World is a book that promotes world peace and adds value to life.

Book Interview

This TV interview of Shiv R. Jhawar for his book, Building a Noble World, by Ashok Vyas was aired on ITV in New York on the following dates:
Monday 10/03/2005 at 7 pm on ITV
Tuesday 2/21/2012 at 6:00 pm on ITV

Community Review

Píaras Cionnaoith's review at Goodreads.com

Profound thoughts are explained here in the simplest manner. That’s all one can say about this book. It is difficult to write a more objective review because the impact the author will have on you will make you see life and its problems in a wise and practical way. The book should NOT be read – it should be absorbed and reflected upon.

This book has helped me clarify my thinking, process my feelings, and make better decisions. If you are you ready to stop drifting and design a life you love, this read with help you on your journey. The author has put his heart in the pages of this book that will encourage and give hope to the reader. So many wonderful and courageous people share their experiences through books, and I thank this author for sharing his.

While I personally believe that everybody’s spiritual journey is as unique as our DNA, there are, I believe, interconnections between every living thing on this planet that makes each journey and opinion worthwhile if it leads ultimately to peace and harmony.

The overall tone was simply imparting knowledge, personal experience and wisdom in a gentle and generous way. His words will help to better equip you to interpret and handle life in a whole new way, which in turn will bring peace, love, and joy into your life. If you are looking for inspiration and encouragement in the face of serious issues, this would come highly recommended from me.

No matter what your situation is today, this book will put you on the right path to better things. I’ve been around the block a few times myself and even I found this read to be very insightful. This wonderful book will show you how to properly tune into life and the simple rules you must follow to achieve this. This by far is one of the best Life-Improvement books I’ve read in a long time. The author must be commended for his time and effort for producing such an insightful book.

The author states in the description that, ‘Building a Noble World, will inspire seekers to go beyond organized religion to discover their own spiritual nature. In this uplifting and thought-provoking book, Jhawar writes, "Once you have an experience of transcendental reality, you are changed forever."

He adds that, ‘one of the ironies of the 21st Century is that despite tremendous progress in science and technology, people still suffer from increasing levels of stress, unhappiness, mental illness, and addictions.’ And then propositions a simple, yet profound question; ‘What's the use of wealth if one's mind is not at peace? This reminded me of what my mother would frequently tell me, “Your health is your wealth.” No truer words were ever spoken.

While the world is desperate for peace, happiness, and perfect love, Jhawar states that ‘nobody can ever find it by seeking outside because it lies inside. Only when one stops seeking outside and dives within, can one discover the blissful inner Self. Unless one finds the authentic source of peace within, one cannot live a meaningful, fulfilling life. This discovery is the foundation of all religions. The book, Building a Noble World, is a trustworthy guide for attaining everlasting bliss and contentment.’

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