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Has your life ever flashed before you? Sumangali Morhall chased everything Western society taught her to pursue: material wealth, academic success, and even the perfect relationship, only to discover something deeply significant was still missing. A sudden near-death experience opened her eyes, and her life began anew. Left with nothing and nobody to rely on, her inner str ...more
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Published April 27th 2012 by Mantra Books (first published April 16th 2012)
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John
Auspicious Good Fortune is English writer Sumangali Morhall’s first published work, a novice author and student of an Indian spiritual master writing more than adeptly of her lifelong journey from spiritual novice to adept. Or as such things are put on lush, inviting book covers, “One woman’s inspirational journey from Western disillusionment to Eastern spiritual fulfilment.” For once you really can judge a book by its attractively designed, accurately described cover.

Morhall is from an arguab
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Matias Flury
Apr 19, 2015 Matias Flury rated it it was amazing
Never mind the profound subject matter of “Auspicious Good Fortune” — this book is an extraordinary piece of English literature, which stands with the greatest autobiographies ever written. Ms. Morhall’s prose is beautifully eloquent, graceful, inspiring and moving throughout, so much so that I often found tears welling up as her remarkable poetic genius surprised me again and again with its potency.

The book opens with a rich and frightening account of a car accident which the author lived thro
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Bhashini
I absolutely loved this book!! I read it twice and if anything I enjoyed it even more the second time round.
Sometimes funny, sometimes heart-wrenching but always completely engaging, Auspicious Good Fortune is the honest and eloquently told story of a misfit's quest to find her place in the world.
From an early age Sumangali feels a yearning for something more than what the ordinary life offers her. She takes us on a journey through her various attempts to fill the void in her life with drugs, al
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Pipasa Glass
Sep 19, 2014 Pipasa Glass rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and recommend it to anyone who is a bit curious about the spiritual life, or even a long time practitioner of spiritual pursuits. If you're curious, it will give you a taste of something sweet and otherworldly. If you are a spiritual practitioner, you may recognize yourself in some of these pages, and you may have renewed gratitude for your choice, and for the Grace that led you to a spiritual life.

One reads and identifies with a range of experiences: at times fee
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Apaga
Apr 29, 2016 Apaga rated it it was amazing
I bought the book, because I have always been curious about the mysteries of our existence. And was well rewarded with a gripping story of a young woman trying - and succeeding - to find her place in life.

Her journey is unique and full of insights. Furthermore, the language she uses can only be described as exquisite! I do not exaggerate, when I say that each sentence she wrote is a work of art! Personally, I consider her one of the best writers that I have ever come across (and I do read a lot)
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I bought this book 2 years ago, however somehow first got to reading it this October 2014. In all honesty, I have to say that it was one of the most engaging reading experiences I've had in a long time! And I still find myself thinking about it, at odd moments, which brings with it a pleasant 'Auspicious Good Fortune' kind of musing of my own current life, perhaps seen sort of as if an enchanting and curious reverie, where one appreciates the little things... the cute nuances of life peep out fr ...more
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Feb 09, 2016 Mariah McKenzie rated it it was amazing
Thank you Sumangali, for your beautiful spiritual memoir of an everyday woman who travels an unusual path to find her heart. And, while our journey's were quite different, the reading of your story inspired me in the telling of my own.
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Sumangali Morhall studied meditation with Indian spiritual Master, Sri Chinmoy, from 1997 until his passing in 2007, and is still an active member of the worldwide Sri Chinmoy Centre. English-born, she currently lives in York, UK.

The name Sumangali (Shoo-mon-go-lee) was given to her by Sri Chinmoy, and means auspicious good fortune. Her spiritual memoir, Auspicious Good Fortune , is the story of
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“There have been bleak nights along my way, many of my own making, but life is all the brighter for them now. To the human eye, without the darkness there are no stars.” 4 likes
“Meditation is like hearing a voice on the telephone: there might be slight delays if the line is not perfect, but it is otherwise direct and requires no effort other than listening” 2 likes
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