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By Shashikant Joshi
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The [executive] summary

Since words are not enough to communicate the subtler experiences, Sanskrit literature, specially spiritual or devotional literature, is filled with metaphors and stories. Without understanding the words or the metaphors, most of the benefit is lost, even if the music is heavenly, the chanting ecstatic and kirtan melodious.

After the very warm reception of my previous book on Sanskrit Maxims in life and leadership area, I am working on the new project (50% already done) of understanding the prayers we sing and stuti-s, mantra-s we chant. What is there beneath the words? A lot!

Even though the following write-up may seem a bit long, if you are going to support something with your money, it is better to get a good feel of what it is. And if you are short of time to read this write-up, what hope do we have for the 250-300 page book being read :) :) So, relax. And read on! Or simply pledge at the highest level (or at least $25 to get the book when it gets published.)

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    Thank you for supporting. As a token of thanks, I will send you the printable PDF version of my Learning Sanskrit Workbook 1. It teaches how to read and write all the basic letters of Sanskrit language.

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    When you support at this level, it is like you are pre-ordering the book (worldwide readers). Thank you for validating the book and its need. Your signed copy of 'Understanding Devotion' will be mailed to you worldwide (shipping included). If you plan to buy it after it is published, why not show your support now?

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    Thanks for the extra support. I will send a signed copy of 'Understanding Devotion'. I will also send a signed copy of my recent book "Attitude Shift - Sanskrit Maxims for Contemporary Life and Leadership".

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    You are very kind. I will send a signed copy of 'Understanding Devotion' and of my recent book "Attitude Shift - Sanskrit Maxims for Contemporary Life and Leadership". AND I will send one gift copy of Understanding Devotion, to anyone of your choice, worldwide (postage included).

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    Now, this is some serious support. I will send a signed copy of 'Understanding Devotion' and of my recent book "Attitude Shift - Sanskrit Maxims for Contemporary Life and Leadership". I will also send you a copy of the "Learning Sanskrit - Workbook 1". AND I will send one gift copy of Understanding Devotion, to anyone of your choice, worldwide (postage included).

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    What can I say but applaud your commitment to see a good idea take shape. I will send a signed copy of 'Understanding Devotion' and of my recent book "Attitude Shift - Sanskrit Maxims for Contemporary Life and Leadership". I will also send you a copy of the "Learning Sanskrit - Workbook 1" and "Workbook 2". AND I will send one gift copy of Understanding Devotion, to anyone of your choice, worldwide (postage included).
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