The Fine Print of Life

The Fine Print of Life

Come discover how a man’s search for happiness and the meaning of life culminates in the most tender love story ever told!

Harnam Sethi’s Journey to Self Discovery

A failure in life, Harnam Sethi pursues success in order to find happiness. While he does achieve a semblance of success, happiness eludes him.

 

Tired of success, he is struck by the angst of existence and pointlessness of life. He pursues spirituality in order to find the meaning of life. While he learns a whole lot of preconceived notions about the truth, the truth eludes him.

 

Tired of spirituality, he gets back to experiencing life as it is. At this point, he falls in love and enters an ‘unbelievable wonderland in time and space’. As he moves from the world of ideas to the world of feelings, he finds both happiness and the meaning of life.

 

His angst is fixed, his fragmented life is put together and his spontaneous, joyous, playful, childlike nature is re-awakened. Love does to him what success and spirituality could not do.

 

Harnam Sethi's Journey to Self Discovery is a soul-stirring, heart warming, modern-day fairy tale (for grown-ups) that you can’t afford to miss.

 

“The meaning of life is not something to be worked out mentally but something to be felt in the heart.”

 

Reviews
Incisive, lucid, fast-paced and extremely visual. It throws a million questions at you and then manages to answer those questions with elements of truth lurking in every page. The story unravels as your mind blossoms into infinite possibilities.

Shomprakash Sinha Roy, best-selling author of Pink Smoke

 

The book appeals as a simple narrative of a seeker jousting with ideas and dreams until the love in his heart becomes the wind in his sails as Harnam Sethi discovers pleasure and purpose!

Shammaa Ashok, educator, trainer and coach

 

An uplifting book which will stay with you a long time. Harnam’s voyage is as fantastic as it is believable. Wasu is a gifted storymaker.

MG Raghuraman, motivational speaker and business leader

A novel by PS Wasu

Published by Life Positive Publications, 2013

 

The Diary of a Professor: A story of enlightenment

A novella by PS Wasu​

 

 

The Fine Print of Life brings alive the charmingly named Panna Lal, Hira Lal, Mishri Devi, Jalebi Devi and others as they muddle through life in their search for happiness and success. Struggling to make it big, but not sure what they really want from life, they reflect our own doubts, difficulties and apprehensions. As the author, PS Wasu, guides us, through them, to a new awareness of ourselves, he offers no prescriptions. What he does is far more valuable: he enables us to create our own paths and see the possibilities of our own lives.

 

 

There is no magic wand to solving life’s problems. But short of that, The Fine Print of Life shows us how we can live creatively and joyously. The book is not about making hard work of life. It is about letting go, effortlessness and spontaneity - the qualities we had in such abundance when we were children. It triggers something that brings our childhood back, showing us how to live life in the here and now.

 

 

With wonder and curiosity. Energy and enthusiasm. Trusting our impulses and acting upon them. Best of all, with the feeling that life is beautiful and it is great to be alive.

 

 

Reviews

If life is indeed an ecstatic journey of self-discovery as Wasu insists, he’s just handed us the keys to a Porsche to travel it in style. — Harmony magazine, India

 

 

The book allows the blossoming of one’s potential, enhances creativity and personal effectiveness, sharpens intuition and decision-making skills and infuses leadership qualities. — Asian Age, India

 

 

I finally finished reading the book last weekend. I usually don’t use bookmarks. So I just skip to the portion where I think I left last and continue from there. In case of your book it was so tough to make that out. Each time I will read a portion I will get new insights and so will continue reading from there. I must have read your book a few times before I could read the final pages. I must commend you on a great piece of spiritual work. I will recommend that everyone read this book at least once.  — Aditya Ahluwalia, Chairman and Founder, Life Positive magazine, India

 

 

The Fine Print of Life alleviates the heavy heart and mind of modern man who has lost the simple sense of life. — Tickledbylife.com
 

 

 

The Fine Print of Life brings alive the charmingly named Panna Lal, Hira Lal, Mishri Devi, Jalebi Devi and others as they muddle through life in their search for happiness and success. Struggling to make it big, but not sure what they really want from life, they reflect our own doubts, difficulties and apprehensions. As the author, PS Wasu, guides us, through them, to a new awareness of ourselves, he offers no prescriptions. What he does is far more valuable: he enables us to create our own paths and see the possibilities of our own lives.

 

 

There is no magic wand to solving life’s problems. But short of that, The Fine Print of Life shows us how we can live creatively and joyously. The book is not about making hard work of life. It is about letting go, effortlessness and spontaneity - the qualities we had in such abundance when we were children. It triggers something that brings our childhood back, showing us how to live life in the here and now.

 

 

With wonder and curiosity. Energy and enthusiasm. Trusting our impulses and acting upon them. Best of all, with the feeling that life is beautiful and it is great to be alive.

 

 

Reviews

If life is indeed an ecstatic journey of self-discovery as Wasu insists, he’s just handed us the keys to a Porsche to travel it in style. — Harmony magazine, India

 

 

The book allows the blossoming of one’s potential, enhances creativity and personal effectiveness, sharpens intuition and decision-making skills and infuses leadership qualities. — Asian Age, India

 

 

I finally finished reading the book last weekend. I usually don’t use bookmarks. So I just skip to the portion where I think I left last and continue from there. In case of your book it was so tough to make that out. Each time I will read a portion I will get new insights and so will continue reading from there. I must have read your book a few times before I could read the final pages. I must commend you on a great piece of spiritual work. I will recommend that everyone read this book at least once.  — Aditya Ahluwalia, Chairman and Founder, Life Positive magazine, India

 

 

The Fine Print of Life alleviates the heavy heart and mind of modern man who has lost the simple sense of life. — Tickledbylife.com
 

 

How Panna Lal Found Happiness, Wisdom and Mishri Devi -

by PS Wasu

First published by HarperCollins Publishers India, 2009

 

The Fine Print of Life brings alive the charmingly named Panna Lal, Hira Lal, Mishri Devi, Jalebi Devi and others as they muddle through life in their search for happiness and success. Struggling to make it big, but not sure what they really want from life, they reflect our own doubts, difficulties and apprehensions. As the author, PS Wasu, guides us, through them, to a new awareness of ourselves, he offers no prescriptions. What he does is far more valuable: he enables us to create our own paths and see the possibilities of our own lives.

 

 

There is no magic wand to solving life’s problems. But short of that, The Fine Print of Life shows us how we can live creatively and joyously. The book is not about making hard work of life. It is about letting go, effortlessness and spontaneity - the qualities we had in such abundance when we were children. It triggers something that brings our childhood back, showing us how to live life in the here and now.

 

 

With wonder and curiosity. Energy and enthusiasm. Trusting our impulses and acting upon them. Best of all, with the feeling that life is beautiful and it is great to be alive.

 

 

Reviews

If life is indeed an ecstatic journey of self-discovery as Wasu insists, he’s just handed us the keys to a Porsche to travel it in style. — Harmony magazine, India

 

 

The book allows the blossoming of one’s potential, enhances creativity and personal effectiveness, sharpens intuition and decision-making skills and infuses leadership qualities. — Asian Age, India

 

 

I finally finished reading the book last weekend. I usually don’t use bookmarks. So I just skip to the portion where I think I left last and continue from there. In case of your book it was so tough to make that out. Each time I will read a portion I will get new insights and so will continue reading from there. I must have read your book a few times before I could read the final pages. I must commend you on a great piece of spiritual work. I will recommend that everyone read this book at least once.  — Aditya Ahluwalia, Chairman and Founder, Life Positive magazine, India

 

 

The Fine Print of Life alleviates the heavy heart and mind of modern man who has lost the simple sense of life. — Tickledbylife.com
 

 

How Panna Lal Found Happiness, Wisdom and Mishri Devi -

by PS Wasu

First published by HarperCollins Publishers India, 2009

 

A freak incident in the life of Professor Mohan Lal opens his eyes to an important secret of life. Subsequently, he has a series of revelations, culminating in his discovery of three modes of being – the actor mode, the witness mode and the play mode. As he straddles these three modes, he has a whole new experience of being alive. He has this extraordinary feeling of being connected with the force that makes things happen in the world. What is more, he is able to pass on this realization to another person, too!

 

How Life Unfolds: A Scrutiny Inspired by the Advaita philosophy

There are times when we think we took a wrong decision in the past. We feel sort of guilty. We mull over the whole thing and believe that we could have acted differently.

But could we have done something other than we did? Are we really steering our way through life? Or is our life being steered by an unknown force?

 

Do we have free will? Or is everything in our life determined? Is it the eternal cause-effect chain that spawns events in life? Or is life totally random? What is fate? What is luck?

This small book reveals how life unfolds. It sows a seed in us that will lead us to many evolving branches of wisdom, opening up possibilities for a more fulfilling, caring, loving, interesting and creative life.

 

It changes the way we look at the world and ourselves. We start seeing all that is magical in life.

With the new knowledge, our soul luxuriates in the twists and turns of life. We revel in the amazing journey that our life is. We have a whole new experience of being alive.

 
 

LIFE ON AUTOPILOT: A study of who we are

LIFE ON AUTOPILOT: A study of who we are

Honi ai kookdi

 

Slicing through the pitch dark of the night, the superfast train with its blinding headlight whistles forth majestically and takes us completely by surprise. There is no stopping it.

 

The Punjabi word honi means an inevitable happening. It is the same as que sera, sera of Spanish, which means ‘what will be, will be’. And there is a Punjabi phrase, Honi ai kookdi, which means the inevitable comes whistling its way.

 

Slicing through the pitch dark of the unknown, the honi too whistles forth majestically into our lives and takes us completely by surprise. There is no stopping it.

 

The honi is the natural course of happening without any push or pull and without anyone’s supposed will interfering with it. It is a mighty river of unfolding moments, splashing expected or unexpected events in our lives.

 

With a logic or no-logic of its own, the honi is what gets done through the totality of circumstances. What gets done is neither good nor bad. It is what it is. Period.

 

Things happen the way they happen. Nothing else could be happening in place of what happens. The world is the way it is. Nothing could be different from what it is.

 

This book examines who we are and establishes that there is no such thing as self. There is no such thing as free will on the part of human beings. We are just body-mind machines and our life is on autopilot.

 

The book also explores the axiom that microcosm and the macrocosm are the same and we are the world and it is all void.

 

It is all honi.

Honi ai kookdi

 

Slicing through the pitch dark of the night, the superfast train with its blinding headlight whistles forth majestically and takes us completely by surprise. There is no stopping it.

 

The Punjabi word honi means an inevitable happening. It is the same as que sera, sera of Spanish, which means ‘what will be, will be’. And there is a Punjabi phrase, Honi ai kookdi, which means the inevitable comes whistling its way.

 

Slicing through the pitch dark of the unknown, the honi too whistles forth majestically into our lives and takes us completely by surprise. There is no stopping it.

 

The honi is the natural course of happening without any push or pull and without anyone’s supposed will interfering with it. It is a mighty river of unfolding moments, splashing expected or unexpected events in our lives.

 

With a logic or no-logic of its own, the honi is what gets done through the totality of circumstances. What gets done is neither good nor bad. It is what it is. Period.

 

Things happen the way they happen. Nothing else could be happening in place of what happens. The world is the way it is. Nothing could be different from what it is.

 

This book examines who we are and establishes that there is no such thing as self. There is no such thing as free will on the part of human beings. We are just body-mind machines and our life is on autopilot.

 

The book also explores the axiom that microcosm and the macrocosm are the same and we are the world and it is all void.

 

It is all honi.

 

ENLIGHTENMENT ON THE HORIZON

Come, discover how Panna Lal’s life changed after he got enlightened. It happened one fine evening as he gazed at the setting sun at Marine Drive. As he discovered the truth about himself and the world, his life turned into a fuller and richer experience. 

 

As you read the tantalizing account of all the positive changes in Panna Lal’s life post his enlightenment, you will realize that there is nothing esoteric about enlightenment. It is just a 'phase shift' in life akin to puberty, marriage, becoming a parent or starting to live in a foreign land. It is as natural and effortless as the spontaneous ripening of a fruit. 

 

Enlightenment is not something that we seek and find. It is something that we discover. It is something that dawns upon us without warning. Who knows it may dawn upon you too as you pore over these pages! Give it a chance!