My own spiritual journey began years ago when I heard the stories of various Hindu gods and goddesses and their adventures in my grandmother’s lap. The stories always emphasized on being kind but courageous enough to stand up to the evils facing you, being charitable but only to those who deserve it, being open to everyone but be choosy in making friends and several other facets of life.
As I grew up, I became more pragmatic. Theory and philosophy did not interest me much. I read many of the top spiritual books online but here are the three that I found to be most practical:
Know Thyself: In this book, the spiritual Guru Gian Kumar answers questions on spirituality in a very simple and easy-to-comprehend language. The book offers some simple ways to answer the oldest questions troubling the humankind (such as ‘Who am I?’, ‘Does God really exist?’, ‘What is the purpose of my life?’).
The core of this book is that we are one with the God – and our most challenging task is to know our Inner Self. Once we know what we really and what we truly want in life, it becomes easier for us to build the life we want for ourselves – the life that can lead us to real happiness and fulfillment.
Think from the Heart, Love from the Mind: I picked up this spiritual book online because of the absurd title it has. I was intrigued about what ‘Thinking from the Heart’even means. Well, the book is about embracing our emotions and letting our ego, doubts and illusions dissolve. This book about spirituality is different because it goads us to rise above logic and reasoning and transcends our entire thought process.
This spiritual book makes us aware about the fact how our ‘mind’ controls everything we feel while our ‘heart’ remains merely an instrument of emotions and fantasies. It is the communion of the two that makes us complete and takes us to the journey of ‘Oneness’ – be the whole Self, and be one with the Universe too.
The Ultimate Reality: When we talk about top spiritual books online, what we are seeking for is ‘Truth’ and ‘Awareness’. This is the book that leads you to them.
Whatever we see in our world is fraught with ‘duality’ – good-bad, happy-sad, pleasure-pain etc. If we indulge in one, we can’t escape the other one. Our mind dwells on the experiences of the past and anxieties about the future, making it difficult for us to be in the ‘moment’. These burdens that we carry mar our ability to be totally aware about what we are really experiencing…to be one with the Absolute Reality of the Universe.
This superb book opens up our minds to a possibility of rising above our physical existence and entering the ‘No-Mind Zone’ where we simply know what is, not what we perceive through our senses.