In conversation with Author Ashutosh Sharma

Author Interview – Ashutosh Sharma

In conversation Ashutosh Sharma

What inspired you to write “Why to Die Before a Try,” and what message do you hope readers will take away from it?

Ashutosh Sharma: Thank you for the insightful questions. Here are my responses, paired with some reflections on my journey through writing “Why to Die Before a Try.”

“Why to Die Before a Try” was born from observing the countless moments we let fear dictate our choices, leading us to abandon our dreams prematurely. The message I hope to convey is simple yet profound: the greatest risk is not taking one at all. I want readers to recognize the value of persistence and the profound growth that comes from facing challenges head-on.

How has your background in public service influenced your perspective on the themes of spirituality and personal enlightenment in your book?

Ashutosh Sharma: My background in public service has instilled in me a deep sense of duty and compassion. Now a days people are so busy with their professional lives that they seldom find a pause in their life to reflect on their personal front. Not doing  so results in affecting  one’s personal front.It’s this foundation that has shaped my approach to spirituality and personal enlightenment, urging readers to seek not just personal peace but also to strive for societal harmony and understanding.

Can you share a specific observation or experience that served as a catalyst for writing this book?

Ashutosh Sharma: A sudden thought that we are living a more mechanical lives nowadays which are having scarcity of emotions and often resulting in vacuum in one’s life. So,  writing this book is a small effort to help the society to lead a more fulfilled life. A particular moment that sparked this book was a conversation with an elderly volunteer during a community clean-up. Her regret over unfulfilled dreams and unspoken words struck a chord with me, illuminating the tragedy of a life constrained by the “what ifs.”

The title of your book is quite intriguing. Could you elaborate on the concept of “spiritual suicide” and how it relates to the themes you explore?

Ashutosh Sharma: The concept of “spiritual suicide” in the book refers to the act of denying one’s true self and suppressing one’s potential and passions. This form of existential surrender is what I caution against, advocating instead for a life of authenticity and spiritual resilience. This term is very clearly mentioned at the very beginning of the book.

How do you believe ancient wisdom, particularly from texts like the Bhagavad Gita, can be applied to address contemporary challenges in our society?

Ashutosh Sharma: I believe that ancient texts like the Bhagavad Gita offer timeless wisdom on duty, purpose, and the nature of the self which can guide us through modern dilemmas. By embracing these teachings, we can cultivate a society that values mindfulness, responsibility, and self-awareness.

In your opinion, what role does compassion play in overcoming personal despair and reconnecting with our core values?

Ashutosh Sharma: Compassion is the antidote to despair. By fostering a compassionate outlook, we reconnect with our core values and recognize our shared human experience. This connection is crucial for healing and growth, both individually and as a community.

Throughout your book, you advocate for a life that is both authentic and purposeful. How can individuals begin to align their actions with these principles in today’s fast-paced world?

Ashutosh Sharma: To live authentically in today’s fast-paced world, individuals can begin by pausing to reflect on their values and intentions. It’s about making mindful choices that resonate with one’s true self and pursuing passions with conviction and dedication.

What advice would you offer to readers who may be struggling to find meaning and fulfillment in their lives?

Ashutosh Sharma: To those struggling to find meaning, I suggest looking inward and asking what truly brings you joy and peace.

In the book there are many philosophies discussed and followed by many practical tasks. By practicing any of the task for a month will certainly lead you to a more meaningful and fulfilled life.Experiment with new experiences, commit to lifelong learning, and embrace the journey of self-discovery. Meaning often emerges in the pursuit of these endeavors.

Where can readers order “Why to Die Before a Try,”?

Ashutosh Sharma: “Why to Die Before a Try” is available on major online retailers such as Amazon, FlipKart and many more.Major links are mentioned below :- Book Order Links:
Amazon IN, Kindle, Flipkart, Google Play, Google Books, LLPStore Paperback.

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