Journey to the West

One man's odyssey into his own mind

Non-Fiction - Memoir
312 Pages
Reviewed on 08/08/2022
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Author Biography

Devanath Thenabadu grew up in Sri Lanka and lived in Paris, France, before leaving for Montreal, Canada, where he currently resides. For most of his adult life, he has been focused on the core themes of this book, namely quest for meaning, waking up in everyday life and
emotional healing. The written word having had a transformative impact on his life, he’s now looking to give back in writing what he has received from books, teachings and the world.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Foluso Falaye for Readers' Favorite

Journey to the West reveals the troubles and joyful moments that Devanath Thenabadu experienced in his search for enlightenment and self-awareness. Devanath's journey takes him to different cities and countries, including London, Sri Lanka, Vancouver, Montreal, Paris, and Japan. Through his relationships and discussions with different women, meditation and bodywork practices, and an exploration of philosophy and psychology, Devanath discovers he must heal some unresolved issues from his childhood. The book explores the profound thoughts of Buddha, Chogyam Trungpa, George Ivanovic Gurdjieff, René Guénon, and other deep thinkers. Read Journey to the West to find out what he discovered after losing and finding himself in his search for meaning and his experience of loss, heartbreak, love, anxiety, friendship, and more life challenges and blessings.

Before you purchase another self-help or philosophical book, read this! Devanath Thenabadu's raw, honest, and surprisingly relatable story reveals that one doesn't have to achieve perfection or have all the answers to live a meaningful life. Hodophiles and xenophiles will appreciate the captivating details about the author's day-to-day experiences of different cultures and peoples. Some hilarious scenes are unforgettable, like when he met a woman named Mrs. Death during a flight. Besides the humor element, the book's hints at future developments contribute to its addictive nature. Filled with deep insights from the author's practice and discovery of different philosophical, and psychological ideas, Journey to the West inspires the reader to never stop learning or striving to be the best version of themselves. As I connected to Journey to the West on a deep spiritual level, I recommend it to fans of yoga and meditation and all seekers of knowledge out there.