Escape from Samsara


Romance - General
70 Pages
Reviewed on 04/19/2017
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Reviewed by Faridah Nassozi for Readers' Favorite

Escape from Samsara by Vijay R. Nathan is a collection of poems that touch on several aspects of life including love, life, purpose, spirituality, and everything inbetween, intended to guide your soul to spiritual enlightenment. The pivotal aim of the collection is to enable your spiritual transformation so you can ascend above the materialism of modern day life, and free your mind. This way, you are ready to receive enlightenment so you can discover and achieve your purpose.

Vijay R. Nathan drew inspiration from everyday events, making the poems more relatable and easier to internalize. The unique and fresh style of poetry used will draw you in and urge you on, submerging your mind completely in the enchantment and thrill of the words. Each poem is unique in both wording and meaning, and together they blend into one to deliver a profound message to set you on your journey to achieving complete fulfillment through spiritual illumination. Through very simple words and an effortless style, Vijay R. Nathan delivered poems with a lot of depth and inspiration. There is always so much happening in our lives every day, and the hectic nature of this lifestyle can easily take over your entire life. Reading the poems in Escape from Samsara by Vijay R. Nathan gives your mind much-needed serenity, away from the demands of modern life, and sets you on the path to enlightenment and fulfillment. The poems will indulge your mind and push you to soar above the never-ending demands of a demanding lifestyle.

Vernita Naylor

Escape from Samsara: Poems by Vijay R. Nathan offers over forty poems of love, emotions, and the unknown. These poems create the means to escaping a world of despair. In Buddhism, Samsara means the cycle of repeated births, mundane existence, and dying again. As you begin to embrace each of these poems, you will be able to take in the essence of these cycles through the journey of overcoming and breaking free from the routine and status quo. See Escape from Samsara as a way to break the shackles of confinement. Escape from Samsara offers not only a great way of escape, but as the words are spoken you will begin to feel each syllable explode in your mouth. Poems like Degenerate Times, Rebirth, The Second Challenge and A Quiet Reflection are poems that not only set the stage for your reading pleasure, but keep the momentum of eliminating and ridding the mind, body and soul of confinement.

“I’ve always loved brisk iced sweet tea famed for its exceptional fragrance. It is a perfect way to begin a cozy evening.” This peaceful, calming verse in the poem Virtual Intrigue speaks volumes. As in this poem, the simple things begin the tranquility of life and develop the form of escape. You will discover in Escape from Samsara that there is a sensual aura to each poem as their individual personalities take form. Each of these poems will put your mind in another world and place you in another atmosphere of the most compelling mysteries of the world.

Gisela Dixon

Escape from Samsara: Poems by Vijay R. Nathan is a short collection of poems on matters relating to the spiritual quest toward enlightenment. Escape from Samsara: Poems is a personal expression of Vijay’s subjective experiences and feelings as he finds his own way out of the illusory world or Samsara that we live in. This poetry book is divided into a few sections with several poems in each section. Each poem can be read by itself and in any order. A lot of the poetry stems from Vijay’s own experiences living in New York City and other places around the world. The underlying theme of the poems revolves around the spiritual quest towards nirvana or moksha, finding oneself, breaking away from the attachment to the material world, and escaping the world of illusion that we create in our own minds.

I very much enjoyed the theme and concept underlying this collection of poems. All of these subjects are ones that interest me and this journey or quest towards the Ultimate Reality and away from the Samsara is one that is especially relevant in today’s modern world. With the advent of machinery and technology, the focus of people is more and more on the material world and less on the natural and spiritual world. This collection is a good reminder of this fact and hopefully a reminder in the right direction. The poems vary greatly in length and meaning and there is something in this book for everyone. This is a good read that I would recommend to anyone.