This was a book that has been on my currently reading shelf ( with ref to Goodreads) for a very long time. It was an attempt at broadening my horizons in terms of reading material.
There was something captivating about the narration. The book is a collection of tales picked up during the life of Swami Rama while he was still young and learning the ropes.
There is a lot of back and forth in time and therefore each story is to be taken as an individual anecdote
The lessons he learns are the lessons imparted with the tale. This is of course not a book to be read by a complete non believer who might scoff at most of the book and not get the actual not so hidden point of the story. If one is open to the idea of the scope of a human mind and its abilities and the fact that there might be people out there to this day and age who cannot be sufficiently explained to everyone, then they should definitely give it a try.
It was a heavy read because of all the introspection that ought to go with such a book, but a good one.