A beautiful spiritual book by Mark Tiro based on love and forgiveness.
The story is about the protagonist, a lawyer Maya, where one lie by her student in law school, ruins her career. In plotting revenge with a lawsuit against the student, she invites her friend to the coffee shop where a shooting occurs, and all are killed. This triggers Maya’s soul on a journey as it goes through its births, both in her past and future lives, and then back again. Each birth teaches her the Universal Truth, but at the same time, she has free will to accept or reject it. And the journey of the soul continues on….
This book has brought my beliefs to surface as Mark has touched upon the simple fact that the soul, in each birth, has to learn the truth to resonate at a higher level to attain moksh / nirvana…
There are various stories of Maya’s births from all cultures. But there is a story of a monk which underlines the core of the book for me. A monk helps a woman to cross the stream by lifting her and then walks away. His friend rebukes him for forgetting his sacred vows and touching a woman. To this the monk says that he dropped her and forgot about her, yet his friend could not seem to let go of the woman and still carried her… This is so true. We carry the baggage of anger, of revenge, of grievances, on our souls throughout our lives, instead of accepting forgiveness and love.
Forgiveness extends, from the instance it is given, beyond time and into eternity
This is a direct quote by the author Mark; so true, so poignant, and so forgotten. Most of us give so much value to the unnecessary things, but once, we let go of the valueless, we realize that the values are all around and within us.
There are a few niggles, it is difficult to grasp some stories if you are not a history buff. And it takes time to understand Mark’s style of narration in describing Maya’s journey through time.
This book also shows Mark’s hard work and his intelligence in the way, he has amalgamated history with fiction. His conceptions, his plots, his characters are varied and well defined but at the same time, he has kept Maya’s voice in each birth unique and strong and easily identifiable in whichever body her soul embraces. It is quite remarkable.
Mark, in each of his stories has underlined the basics of human life. He wants to make us aware that life is an illusion. We might make the best of choices, but there is really only one choice to make: truth or illusion.
Choosing love or fear. Love is the basic truth on which human life rests on, rest all are illusions. And the sooner we understand and accept this fact, the better it is for humanity and life. Live life without judgment, in kindness, in forgiveness, and in love.
I end this review with a direct quote from the author Mark Tiro in his book —
Love does not go anywhere or come from anywhere. Love just is. Once the shadows are gone, this becomes obvious. Love extends out and fills all the space. Therefore, love is…
My rating : 4 stars
About the Author
Mark Tiro’s first novel Spirit Invictus has been called a heartwarming profound read about the importance of love and forgiveness. Mark has been influenced by diverse authors and ideas like Richard Bach and Marianne Williamson to Celestine Prophecies and the Alchemist. Mark lives in California. When he’s not writing, he enjoys sleeping.
The secret to the meaning of life. Maya thinks she’s got it. And it’s about to get her killed. Again.
Maya’s in a race against time itself. Her past and future lives hang in the balance. Now she has to put what she’s learned to the test.
Maya’s had a mystical vision, with the promise of unlimited power. For millennia, it’s only been revealed to a handful of unknown, enlightened masters.
And now, she’s tantalizingly close to grasping its ultimate secret.With unforgiving enemies closing in, can Maya uncover it before they find her—and exact an ancient revenge? Or will her stubborn quest get her killed again—this time, with devastating consequences to everyone she’s ever loved?
Publication date : 1st November 2017
Publisher : Second Dharma Books
Language : English
Available on Amazon
A spiritual, holistic journey