Journey in Faith: One Woman's Inner Transformation

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iUniverse, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 116 pages
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Pooja Ruprell appeared to lead a satisfying life. Her parents educated her and supported her decision to marry the man she loved; she had a son and a career. Yet, Pooja was only going through life's motions. Inside, she was empty, bitter, unhappy and, unfulfilled. Then, her young son Aman gave her a sign.

Like many first-time mothers, Pooja struggled with Aman's fussing. For relief, she visited her family in Mumbai. While there, she noticed her son become calmer and more peaceful as he listened to the rhythmic Nam-myoho-renge-kyo chanting of Pooja's Buddhist relatives. Buddhist's believe nothing happens by chance; everything happens for a reason. Pooja now recognizes that the chanting was summoning forth the Buddha nature inherent in all living beings, evoking peace in her baby.

With this awakening, Pooja devoted herself to Nichiren Buddhism and shares her journey of faith in this memoir. Practicing this life-transforming philosophy has given Pooja courage and hope. She now looks forward to each day with joy and enthusiasm.

Pooja's story speaks to the power of one individual, limitless potential, and how Buddhism can change lives. Anyone who is spiritually-oriented and seeking a more positive life will find gleaming gems of wisdom in Pooja's story.

 

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Contents

Encountering Hope
13
Deepening My Faith
27
Being the Best I Can
43
Uprooting Deeprooted Karma
59
Building Community
73
The Joy of Buddhism
91
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About the author (2009)

Pooja Ruprell immigrated to British Columbia from Chennai, India with her husband, son, and daughter. Her life has been a great journey, almost adventurous; one that has brought her family closer. With Journey in Faith Pooja expresses her appreciation for the beauty she and her family have experienced since moving to North America.

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