There is a time in our lives when we introspect to such an extent that our existence becomes questionable in the face of the vast universe. Is it all real? Or are we just living inside someone else’s dream? Are we the result of an imagination? What is soul and how is it enlightened? Hundreds of questions revolve around our minds and yet, there are very few answers.
For the curious ones, here are some spiritual books which will try to answer as many questions as possible, if not all, about life and more. Have a look!
- Autobiography of a Yogi
Paramhansa Yogananda was a true yogi and is today remembered for the marvelous work he left for us to read. This book has been written by himself and is the true-telling of his life.
Sita, written by famous contemporary mythologist, Devdutt Pattanaik is the re-telling of the epic Ramayana. The attractive aspect of this book is that it is written from the perspective of Sita, probably a first attempt of the same.
Another beautiful description, by Devdutt Pattanaik, of the greatest epic, Mahabharata. The book contains illustrations, tables and charts for you to understand the mighty epic better.
- Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
A translation of a Bengali religious text, Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna by Swami Nikhilananda is the description of Sri Ramakrishna’s interactions with his disciples, along with the teachings he imparted to them.
- Living with the Himalayan Masters
This book is purely based on meditative practices of the Himalayan yogis to attain peace and salvation. Negating the idea of religion, Swami Rama has perfectly described the idea of self-love in this book.
- The Power of Now
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle takes you on a journey towards selflessness from an egoistic attitude. It is a truly transformative piece.
- Conversations with God
Neale Donald Walsch, through this book, has used a very simple and communicative language to explain the power of the cosmos and the unknown universe for achieving self-realisation.
- Leap of Perception
Written by Penney Peirce, the Leap of Perception talks about the psyche. The book tries to explain the power of consciousness of the mind while exploring your true identity.
- Key to Yourself
Emphasizing on the power of the mind to heal the body and the soul, this book by Venice Bloodworth was written in the 1950s and is relevant even today in understanding the mind as well as the world around us better.
- Many Lives Many Masters
The mystery of life, death, and rebirth is solved in this book written by Dr Brian Weiss, a famous psychiatrist, and hypnotherapist. The book is an account of his experiences with a client while practicing hypnotherapy.
These books are not just for the elderly to read, but they also delight the inquisitive minds of the younger lot. We guess it’s time for you to hit the bookstores now. Happy reading!