Sunday, August 16, 2009

690 : Ability to “quite” the mind

There are few things in life which reassure, and we tug at it like a baby to its mama. In my life, I must read about a 1000 books. Almost all have been entertaining, worth the time and money, but few have the power to “still” the mind. (We are only talking books here…, I have a similar list in music as well).

Three books spring to my mind, as works which genuinely contribute to my peace, no matter how many times I have read them.

Robert Pirsig’s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.
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Illusion By Richard Bach (Ironically, I hate all his other works).

 

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Almost every written word by Alan Watts (as I often say, I wish I could  sometime get a chance to talk to someone like him. All my ideas seem to match his like water to an ocean. ….I probably could have used someone like him to reduce the raging questions in my head. ) There are lot of authors, whose views match mine, but Mr. Watts comes across as genuine, reassuring and extremely smooth on the soul. Highly recommended.

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