I developed a passion for writing when I was seven years old. However, I had forgotten that aspiration as my parents helped me to get involved in other interests. At seventeen, I wanted to be a great musical artist. At eighteen, I became Sri Chinmoy’s ardent disciple as part of my journey to find peace and true happiness through self-improvement and meditation. I developed a strong interest to become an actor. Then pursued a career in graphic design. Then web development and computer programming. Finally, I renewed my interest in writing, and I have been working on my multi-volume memoir, The Struggle Within, for the past nine years.
I started writing my story in a journal format through private Facebook messages to my friend, Tammy. That’s when I began feeling inspired to write. I don’t consider myself a saint, but I do think I have been helped. It is this help that has helped inspire me to begin writing and continue writing my story. I mostly try not to teach anything in my story; I just simply tell the complete truth about what is happening and what has happened. In my story, I am the student. It is my wish that God does the Teaching through the twists and turns and ups and downs of my epic-sized tale.
~ Arjuna D. Ghose, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada