If you are a spiritual seeker and are on a journey of self discovery, self awareness and self love, these four spiritual books are your best guides. So brew a cup of tea, grab one of these handpicked gems of wisdom and get started on a journey inwards!
1) Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
This book is a game changer. It is a beautiful and easy read, the one that will entirely shift your perspective.
Life Lessons from Siddhartha:
a). Be your own teacher: “I will learn from myself, be my own pupil; I will learn from myself the secret of Siddhartha.”
b). Don’t seek. Find: “Seeking means: to have a goal; but finding means: to be free, to be receptive, and to have no goal. You, O worthy one, are perhaps indeed a seeker, for in striving towards your goal, you do not see many things that are under your nose.”
2) The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
“Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.” – John Lennon.
The Four Agreements will accelerate your spiritual journey by revealing the source of self limiting beliefs and how to overcome them by following these powerful
a). Be impeccable with your word: Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.
b). Don’t take anything personally: What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream.
c). Don’t make assumptions: Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want.
d). Always do your best: Under any circumstance, simply do your best and you will avoid self judgment and regret.”- Don Miguel Ruiz.
3). The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
If I were to sum up the profound essence of Eckhart’s teachings in one phrase, it would be ‘Present Moment Awareness’. It will help you discover yourself and embrace the Now with every cell of your body.
In Eckhart’s words,” All things come and go. But you are not what happens. You are the silent space in which all things happen.”
The magical quality of this book is that he uses words to take us to a place beyond words, where silence resides.
It’s more than just a book .It’s a companion for a lifetime.
4). Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramhansa Yogananda
New York Times listed it as one of the 100 most important religious books of the 20th Century.
When Steve Jobs died he willed that everyone who attended his funeral receive a gift pack. In the gift pack was one thing, a copy of Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yoganananda.
In his timeless book, Autobiography of a Yogi, he invites us into an endearing adventure of his life as a yogi.
He cites encounters with levitating saint, saint with two bodies, sleepless saint and many other miraculous mystics and yogis and reignites within you the anything is possible flame.
It is a spiritual masterpiece, sharing the ancient Indian art of Kriya Yoga as a path to enlightenment.