A reclusive "man in the mountain" wakes a young man from a deep depression.
In this richly textured philosophical novel about regaining our highest purpose, Bikram Dhillon writes the story of Yosh, an orphan raised by a beloved grandfather. When his grandfather dies, the young man falls into a dangerous depression, even contemplating suicide, but before doing anything drastic he decides to learn more about a mysterious medallion found in his grandfather’s belongings. It is cracked in half and indecipherable, but Yosh suspects it holds clues to his grandfather’s life.
His investigations lead him to friends of his grandfather who live on a ranch near Santa Fe. He spends time there learning details about his grandfather’s remarkable life that he had never known. He discovers that his grandfather’s life had been transformed by a philosophy learned from his rancher friends. As Yosh commits himself to studying this philosophy, it begins to wake him from what he had perceived as the nightmare of life.
Still eager for wisdom, Yosh seeks out Mideol, the reclusive “man in the mountain” who had enlightened his grandfather’s teachers and, he hopes, holds the key to even deeper insights. If fictionalized philosophy were music we would be hearing leitmotifs from Hesse, Camus, Gurdjieff and Castaneda.
5.0 out of 5 stars, 5 Amazon reviews.
This is a deep, soul-searching and inspiring journey with an 'everyman/everyperson' guide named Yosh. His inquiry into why his life is difficult, unsatisfying, hard and unhappy takes you on a quest that becomes very personal for the reader. ... This is a book that one should savor slowly, and refer to often.
I highly recommend this book for everyone who’s felt like there must be more to life and are missing something. This story will open a door to a larger world and will set you down a path of inquiry and reflection that you haven’t been shown by our traditional institutions. The concepts developed through this compelling narrative will prove very useful in how you see your life, and actually live your life.
Whether you sign on to ride “shotgun” with Yosh on his transformative life journey or simply wish to marvel at the prodigious storytelling of a consummate raconteur, The Man in the Mountain by Dr. Bikram Dhillon takes the reader on a breathtaking passage as we learn how we create (and must ultimately escape) the conceptual entanglements that rule our lives. ... If you are searching for the connection between the “how” and the “why” of life, you will find it in the pages of the The Man in the Mountain.
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The Man in the Mountain is a searching of your soul and an answering of questions as you go through a journey with the main character, Yosh. It is very well written by Dr. Dhillon and I am looking forward to read the second book.
In this deeply personal and philosophical novel, an orphaned young man named Yosh is deeply shaken when the grandfather who raised him passes away. Contemplating suicide, Yosh first decides to learn more about his grandfather's life and comes across a broken medallion, Thinking the object may hold clues, Yosh sets out to investigate the meaning of the medallion piece and its significance to his grandfather. The journey takes him into the mountains, sets in motion life-changing events, and introduces him to transformative secrets he never could have guessed.
This book has been a road map to awareness that has literally changed my life. I hope everyone puts their trust in Dr Dhillon to lead them on the most rewarding journey there is.
In this richly textured philosophical novel about regaining our highest purpose, Bikram Dhillon writes the story of Yosh, an orphan raised by a beloved grandfather. When his grandfather dies, the young man falls into a dangerous depression, even contemplating suicide, but before doing anything drastic he decides to learn more about a mysterious medallion found in his grandfather’s belongings.