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By: Basanta Kumar Khan Principal, College of Medicine and Surgery Sagore Dutta Hospital, Kolkata 700058 JIMA, Dec 2010.
I have gone through the book with deep interest. It was a delightful reading for me. Dr Maladkar, had done his MD from Grant Medical College , JJ Hospital, Mumbai, and is presently holding a senior position in a leading Pharmaceutical Company. He has presented in the book 35 chapters which are a series of stories conveying the essential teachings of life. The stories are inspiring and motivate thoughts. However, one can open any page of the book and find some pearls of wisdom that one can relate to, or learn from. The book is ideal as a morning reading to invite the self into all the activities of the rest of the day, and review one's own whole day's performances at the end of the day. It is an invitation to a deeper calling of our lives. To illustrate my comments above I am quoting below a few lines from some of the chapters of the book.
"Each day is a chance to invest in life.... to work miracles in the lives of others. to renew yourself... to shed yesterday's skin... to shed yesterday's burden and yesterday's hurt. Be glad of life each day as it gives you chance to work, love and play. It gives you chance to look at the sun and the stars. And then when the sun sets, don't cry as the tears of your eyes will make you miss the beauty of the stars.
"Life moves pretty fast and if you don't stop and look at the wanders already present in your life, then you miss life altogether. Think of big thought but realize the small pleasures life offers you each day. May be it is as simple as giving a smile to someone, may be making someone's day. For that could be the last day of life - for you or for him. A small act, a genuine one, from your side will cost you nothing, but it could mean everything to some persons that day, you never know.
"Let us not bankrupt our today by passing interest on regrets and worries of yesterday and borrowing in advance the troubles of tomorrow.
"You should love the light for it shows you the way and yet you should endure the darkness for it shows you the stars. Yet never forget that a little darkness cannot dim a lot of light. But a little light can dispel a lot of darkness. If at all you are suffering already then why add to it by worrying" I recommend reading of the book by all doctors.
Published in Journal of the Indian Medical Association, Volume 108, Number 12, December 2010.