A new perspective on the overused and misunderstood concept of ‘karma’
New Delhi, 23 September 2020: Penguin Random House India announces the acquisition of a book on karma, or action, by spiritual master and bestselling author Sadhguru, titled Karma: A Yogi’s Guide to Creating Your Own Destiny. In this book, the founder of the Isha Foundation—a non-profit, spiritual organization—is going to demystify karma and its many aspects. The book will be simultaneously launch in USA and India in early 2021 and in India, it will be published under Penguin’s literary imprint on mind, body and spirit, Penguin Ananda.
This book is a deep dive into understanding karma and its consequences, albeit in a new perspective, which will give people the opportunity and awareness to navigate the course of their own destiny. Sadhguru’s words of wisdom will be an education and an exploration for readers who wish to understand karma in its original potential for freedom and empowerment instead of as a source of entanglement. Growing beyond the concept of reward and punishment, this book will teach us to live consciously, intelligently and joyfully in a challenging world while fully inhabiting each moment.
Commenting on the theme of his upcoming book, Sadhguru says, ‘When I looked at the variety of misconceptions surrounding the word ‘karma’, I saw that it is one of the most misunderstood aspects of life. This needed clarification. People need to see that karma is not just bondage, it can also become a process of liberation. This book has been conceived as a manual of this process.’
Vaishali Mathur, Publisher, Indian Language Publishing, Penguin Random House India, says, ‘It is with great excitement and anticipation that I look forward to sharing Sadhguru’s next book on Karma — a subject which needs deeper level of understanding and accounts for much of the existential debate these days. And who better than Sadhguru to provide that insight’
Milee Ashwarya, Publisher, Ebury Publishing and Vintage Publishing, Penguin Random House India, says, ‘Sadhguru has a unique ability of explaining the most complex concepts simply and lucidly, and that is what makes his reach global and his impact long lasting. Karma is one such concepts. This will be a perfect gift for all his readers, and I am delighted that he has chosen Penguin Random House India to publish his book.’
Yogi, mystic and visionary, Sadhguru is a spiritual master with a difference. Sadhguru’s talks are considered passionate, insightful, logical and unfailingly witty and have earned him the reputation of a speaker and opinion-maker of international renown. His astute and incisive grasp of world affairs, as well as his unerringly scientific approach to human well-being have had a transformative influence at establishments such as the World Bank, the House of Lords (UK), the World Presidents’ Organization, to name a few. With a celebratory engagement with life on all levels, Sadhguru’s areas of active involvement encompass fields as diverse as architecture and visual design, poetry and painting, ecology and horticulture, sports and music. He is the designer of several unique buildings and consecrated spaces at the Isha Yoga Center, which is known for its strikingly innovative eco-friendly aesthetics. Sadhguru is also the founder of Isha Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the well-being of the individual and the world for the past three decades.