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3 Lives, In Search of Bliss

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  102 ratings  ·  28 reviews
3 Lives, in search of bliss is a celebration of the beauty of this wonderful universe and our lives as human beings. The book falls into the genre of spiritual fiction - a format in which a fictional narrative is interlaced with philosophical and spiritual concepts. It could also (easily) be categorized as inspirational, self-help and motivational, depending on the perspec ...more
Kindle Edition, 120 pages
Published August 2011 by CreateSpace (first published July 25th 2011)
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Ankit Agrawal
I got this book from Free Giveaways Section on this site. I thank Mr. Srini Chandra for delivering the book properly and on time.

Even though Philosophy is not my thing I would still say that if it is written in an entertaining fictional manner it can be one of my favourite genres. Unfortunately I found this book like most of the Philosophy books. Just like most of the Philosophical Books I found this book too boring and a lot more demanding and appealing rather than provoking and
Aug 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
Theresa Gallab told me that I should take a look at this book and I am glad that I did. The simple act of opening yourself up to the possibility of the universe is something that I can relate to. We search for happiness without knowing that happiness will find us if we only allow ourselves the oppurtunity for it to find us.
Mar 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book <3
Jul 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A great read for any one. A must read, if I may say, for those in search of food for the soul. I plan to read this again. And, again.
Nov 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
Ray Cordoza is a tired NYC cab driver, an ex-Catholic who lost his faith after the death of his mother. Life has been nothing but hard and unhappy for him. When his life is suddenly cut short, he has many unanswered questions for "the Voice." Ray blames his unhappiness on his life circumstances, complaining had they been different, he could have been happy. The Voice offers him a chance to find out if his theory is true over the course of three lives.

CONCEPT/PLOT - 5 stars
The pursuit
Deepak Nare
Aug 15, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-read
‘3 Lives - in search of bliss’ by Srini Chandra is the story of Ray Cordoza who after his untimely death is offered a chance to live three lives of his design. What would you ask for if you get a chance to live a life of your choice? Money? Health? Wisdom? But are these things sufficient to turn one’s life into bliss? Answer to these and so many other questions can be attained when the reader starts with the voyage of Ray and compare with the choices he made and learn with the lessons he earned. ...more
Vijay Menon
Sep 01, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Firstly, thank you to Srini Chandra for having sent the book across (courtesy the goodreads giveaway)

After having procrastinated for almost a month, despite reading some fantastic reviews (yeah, I know, that’s a real shame now), I finally laid my hands on this one – a simple and concise masterpiece with only takeaways to part with.
Right from his careful choice of words, his wonderful sentences –many of which took a second glance to fully comprehend for, they undoubtedly were a result of his dee
Reshmy Pillai
Aug 15, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Srini covers a controversial, common yet complex subject in a very simplified manner that makes the word journey of 3 Lives much fun. Through the story of the travel of Ray Cordoza’s soul living out three different lives, in different parts of the world, in different body forms, in different stages of spiritual evolution Srini drives home the strongest philosophy in the easiest manner. The book is deep, touching and very commercial. Anyone can pick it up, read it over the weekend, during travel ...more
Aug 19, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Received the book via Goodreads First Reads giveaway..
The book makes the reader question his beliefs as to what is true happiness...having material things?having your loved ones with you..or simply wanting nothing so you have everything??
The author seeks to communicate the idea that finding happiness is not as hard or complicated as we make it seem to be...letting go can give you the serenity you have always chased.
Another idea that has been discussed is that our lives our connected on a level t
Vigneshwaran p
First of all i thank the author of this book Mr.Srini Chandra and to gave me the opportunity to read this book through goodreads free giveaways. The author has done a terrific job weaving 3 different lives with a common thread of an individual's pursuit of happiness.The story line is interesting but not impressed because the three lives in this story were very short and not stick through the mind.

The book comes to an agreeable conclusion of "Let GO, Be Happy".The quotes usually i c
Sep 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I learned about this book from a friend. It was a Kindle "special" - just a .99 download. Honestly, I almost never pick up the daily deals, so without his endorsement, I never would have read this little gem. What a surprise - I couldn't put it down. If you liked Siddartha, the Alchemist or The Shack, this book will intrigue you. The author beautifully weaves together Eastern and Western thought. exploring the personal journey, the concept of souls and soulmates, the afterlife and the pursuit of ...more
Sep 01, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
Got this book from Goodreads First Reads giveaway

For a book so small, it contains thoughts and beliefs so deep it takes lot of thinking to really contemplate their meanings. The story flows beautifully from one scene to the next in a concise manner. A must read for everyone.
Puja Gupta
Feb 21, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
nice readn, simplicity n truth of life
Sep 27, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
Simple sweet.. food for thought :)
Aug 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have written a blog post on this.
Siva shankar gantayath
i never thought that our insights of life can be explained in such a beautiful manner in just only 130 pages... truly, a great book.
Shaheda Mubeen
Sep 24, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"More Valuable mass in less volume". Indeed a small book ladened with great content. Thanks to my uncle for suggesting me to read this book.

Plot: 4.5
Content: 4.5
Aravind Ashok
Jan 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An inspiring tale that will transform the way you look at Happiness...
Ganesh Chandra
Feb 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Journey of a soul and how it transforms / refines itself birth after birth.

Purpose of life explained in a simple way.

Must read for all.
Subramanyam K.V.

“Death Comes in many forms. To Ray Cordoza it came in the form of an eighteen year old with thin eyebrows, a gaunt face and sunken eyes that reflected the torment of his soul.” This is how Srini opens his 130 page book “3 Lives … in search of bliss.” Well, I would extend his death analogy to knowledge, I would say that knowledge and bliss also follow the same path. They come to a person in many forms, and it’s upto him or her on how he/she wants to get it and use it. How else can one explain,
Chicky Kadambari
Attempts to inspire people, but won't have a long-lasting effect. It is too far cut-off from reality.

Here's the complete review of 3 Lives, In Search Of Bliss, by Srini Chandra .

My Rating 2/5

I usually like reading books in the spiritual genre, but this book failed to hold my interest. Even with just 128 pages, I couldn't finish the book in one setting. Maybe it's because I've already read better books in this genre??? I would have given it only 1 out of 5, but it does have some good quotes that
Biswajit Boity
Thanks for the giveaway Srini Chandra. Though philosophy is not my cup of tea, read the book, found the book's philosophical ideas insightful in parts and sections with which I could link. Was boring in parts too.
May 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really five star stuff. A must read to those who are madly chasing the so called 'happiness' or those who want to 'live the life' in bizarre ways. Philosophy in simple and elegant manner. Racy too. I have finished it in a single sitting. Strongly recommend it to all my friends.
Aug 13, 2011 added it
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Vidya Sagar Penumatsa
Jul 25, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: i-own-a-copy
the story line is interesting. Yet the philosophy, It never concluded anything
Gunjan Hajela
Aug 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you really wanna learn "letting it go" in life; pick this book straight away and dive into its message and learnings..
Venkat Gururajan
Materialism to Spiritualism -> A Must read book for everyone in the spiritual path / aspiring to be on the spiritual path <3, A worthy 3 hours or less spent in your life, Go for it!
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Oct 29, 2012
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Srini Chandra was born in the city formerly known as Madras in India in 1968, where he attended Christian Protestant schools, learned to play the violin and received a pre-diplome in French from the Alliance Francaise. He received a bachelor’s degree in engineering at Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, where he played on the cricket and athletics teams, captained the volleyball team and serve ...more
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