New Book of Royal Wisdom: Can 1,000-Year-old Advice Hold True in 21st Century America?

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Now for the first time published in the U.S. is a collection of wise sayings on life from an ancient King of Persia to his son.

The new book, "To the Prince of Persia" is a guide to life now published for the first time in the U.S. Based on historical wisdom and spiritual insight, the actual words contained in this book were given to the Prince of Persia in 1082 A.D. by his father King KaiKaus.

The advice was designed to help his son avoid pitfalls in life and guide him to the right path. Many of these lessons hold true today, nearly 1,000 years later. The guide offers father son advice which is both pertinent and relevant in 21st Century America.

The author, Nino Kader, first read about the existence of these teachings while attending high school in Baghdad, Iraq in the late 1980's. Back in the U.S. nearly ten years later he tracked down the ancient scripts and distilled them into "To the Prince of Persia."

One reviewer said, "It's like Sun Tzu's Art of War meets Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet."

Following is some advice given by the King to his son.

On communication skills: "If you speak words without understanding them, what difference is there between you and the bird called the parrot which too is capable of utterance but not of understanding?"

On treatment of others: "If you ever do anyone a kindness, observe how at the very moment of your action there is created in your heart as much solace and happiness as in the heart of your beneficiary."

An example reminiscent of the modern day press conference is the King's strategy for dealing with questions from the audience. "When questions are launched at you in the pulpit reply to those to which you know the answer; but where you do not know the answer, retort [by saying] 'such questions are not suited for the pulpit. Come to my house so that I can answer you afterwards.' No one will ever come to the house."

Learn more about the book, see sample chapters, and read an interview with the author at the Vested Owl Publishing website -


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