A book with a dual purpose
Diviyata Dhanathmaka Asiri
Author: Menike Sumanasekara
Sumanasekara Publishers, Nugegoda
Menike Sumanasekara is one of the writers who have been relentlessly
urging readers to be positive in all their dealings. Although there are
many such inspirational writers in the West, language barrier has
prevented most local readers to profit from their writings.
Sumanasekaraís latest book is about marriage. Many people get married
and lead miserable lives. This is because they do not know how to put
happiness into their relationships. The book opens with a grapic account
of man who is a wonderful creation of nature. As the celebrated Greek
dramatist Sophocles said the world is full of wonderful creations but
man is incomparable. Despite the vast advances of science and
technology, human life still remains a great mystery to everybody.
Being a downright rationalist the author rejects the claims of
astrologers, palmists and soothsayers. According to her, they subscribe
to the negative aspects of human psyche. She gives real life examples
where people hesitate to get married because of astrological
predictions. Her forthright views should be considered by those who
still believe in astrology.
The book is ideal reading for those who are planning to get married.
They will learn how to maintain a relationship based on mutual trust.
Similarly, even married couples have some important lessons to learn
from the book. If anybody reads the book with understanding, they will
learn how to live in harmony with their partners. At a time the divorce
rate is on the increase, the author suggests how to avoid unnecessary
clashes and live happily.
A large segment of the book has been devoted to explain the
importance of sexual relations between the husband and wife.
In certain instances the wife keeps away from sexual relations giving
various reasons. When this happens, most husbands seek pleasures outside
marriage. The author drives home the point with many real life
situations culled out from her long years of counselling.
The authorís views are based on modern psychological principles. As
such, the book serves a dual purpose. It is a guide for those who need
guidance. On the other hand, it inspires people to live happily and