Tales Told by Mystics is a delightful and insightful journey into the tales of yore. Manoj Das—a master story-teller of our times-- effortlessly delves into various scriptures such as the Vedas, the Upanishads or the Vedanta, Kathasaritsagara, The Jatakas, Panchatantra and the Mahabharata to give us rare pearls of wit and wisdom. The stories reflect the eternal human desire to break away from avidya or ignorance and move towards the ultimate truth. Narrated in a conversational, easygoing style, the collection offers answers to an astounding range of questions, from the existential to the eternal and is verily a manual for leading a complete and balanced life. The significance of these stories cannot be underestimated in times such as these when man is at a crossroads between moral and material well-being. These are the tales told by the original Masters, the mystics, masterfully retold in a language and idiom that today’s reader understands.