Reviews

“One of the great contributions of Indian civilization is the idea that science and spirituality are complementary, not competing, perspectives for understanding ultimate truth. SHIVA’S DANCE offers us an  reflection of this convergence at a time when we need it most. By focusing not just on theoretical principles but also practical applications, and by bringing together ancient religious wisdom with contemporary scientific research, SHIVA’S DANCE is an extraordinary gift to scholars and seekers alike.”

Varun Soni
Dean of Religious Life
Vice Provost of Campus Wellness and Crisis Intervention
University of Southern California

 

 “Brilliant! Entertaining, scholarly, original and authentic!”, Sheri Pate, psychologist, group leader ITP Southern California

“In Sunil’s Mehorta’s book, Shiva’s Dance the first thought that came to mind was the same picture of Shiva from Ram Dass’s book, The Only Dance there Is.  In Sunil’s book we see another version of the only dance there is through his wonderful communion of science and philosophy as seen through his cathartic personal narrative.  The science in Shiva’s Dance is lucid and concise yet provides for the novice to professional.  We also get a glimpse of insight through both ancient and modern wisdom.

Sunil, provides an up close and personal view of the human condition through his own trial by fire. Through self-inquiry his insight illuminates the nature and interconnectedness of suffering of all humanity.  Like Indra’s Net of Jewels within one jewel we see the reflection of all the jewels.  So too, in one’s insight, all are affected.” Glen Walmsley

“This book is a memoir of author’s journey of self-discovery, self-fulfillment and freedom. The journey spans 25 years of author’s life. The author, being a scientist, initially started exploring deep insights of science, hoping that these scientific insights would provide him with an abiding meaning for his existence.  He discovered, however, during the course of his journey that science failed to provide answers for the deeper existential questions he was faced with. There was the feeling that something was missing and there was a lack of integration between the experience of the external world and the world within himself. He felt that the insights of science are incomplete because they focus solely on the external world without a meaningful exploration of the world within. The author was born in a Hindu family. However, he strongly felt that the Hinduism as practiced was deeply shrouded in rituals. The ritualistic religion has no appeal to him. He was drawn to the philosophical basis of Hinduism as expounded in Vedas and Upanishads. He felt that the universe is essentially a dance of four fundamental forces—-gravity, electromagnetism, strong nuclear force and weak nuclear force. He felt that the cosmic dance between these fundamental forces, Shiva’s dance, is the fundamental basis of the universe.  This book is a unique synthesis of the fundamentals of science and Vedic insights as discovered by the author in his life’s journey.”  Indra K. Somani, physician and author of the book “Creative Explosion: An Introduction to Vedanta and Freedom”