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Books I Like to Read

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I like to read books on all subjects but books on philosophy give me the greatest pleasure.   They make me think and give me a particular type of comfort and delight.   Of the various books that I have been reading the Bhagvad Gita has impressed me the most.   It is my favourite book.
                The Bhagvad Gita is full of some rare gems of wisdom.   It conveys the message of Lord Krishana, the greatest of the philosophers.   It is an excellent treatise on man, his position in this universe, his soul, his duty and role in life.   In tells us that soul is deathless.   It is body alone that dies.   Death is only a change of clothes. There is no reason for a man to be afraid of death.   It is this message that has always inspired great martyrs of the world to lay down their lives for a noble cause. The Gita also gives us a message of universal brotherhood.   Life, according to the Gita, is only a manifestation of the Divine.   All human beings are nothing but material abodes of the same spirit, the greater soul.   Bodies may differ but the soul is the same.   It is the same soul that pervades us all.   The Gita also tells us that a man should go on doing his duty without worrying about the results. One should do one’s duty and leave the results to God.   Prizes or punishments are pre-ordained.   God is the supreme judge and we should submit humbly to His will.   One should try to remain happy and calm in all circumstances. Things are not what they seem to be.   Man knows very little.   He does not know even a faction of the reality.   HE should, therefore, have faith in God and go on doing his duty. He should play his destined part with a sense of devotion.
All this has been a great source of inspiration to me in my life.   Whenever I am upset or in trouble, I seek refuge in the Gita and find solace and a healing touch.   Lord Krishana Himself appears to be speaking to me in person and I find myself elevated to a different universe.   It is this book that has sustained me through...


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