Wednesday, June 28, 2006

I am reading this book now...

Impulse controls my reading habit more than anything else. Whenever I notice someone having / reading a book, if the title is enticing enough I keep note of the title. Whenever possible I don’t forget to try grab the book (physical or on the net) and take a look at contents page. I then move on to the back cover or the inlay to read about the author. After this exercise if the book still interests me I go on to the tried and tested to take a sneak peak on to a couple of pages of the book before I order online.

This time I noticed a book in the hands of Greg Chappell, the Indian cricket coach. This book attracted my attention for two reasons. One, the name of the book and its cover design. It had a photograph of a very attractive man with magnetic eyes. Two, I wanted to see what made Mr Chappell read this book.

Cut to amazon, I did my initial two pages reading. I also got an additional information that a 15 CD audio book edition was available, as read by the legendary Ben Kingsley. This interested me further. While I have placed an order for both the book and the audio book, I surfed the net and found a place where the book was available for reading, free of cost. I have finished more than half of this great book in 2 days. I’m sure I would finish reading in the next couple of days.

The book I’m reading “Autobiography of a yogi” by Paramahamsa Yogananda. Believe me this book is not about religion or meditation. It is an experience reading this book. Here are a few excerpts from the book, some golden words we could apply/use in almost all contexts of life.

The first one reminded me of my school and college days…

"FAITH in God can produce any miracle except one—passing an examination without study."

"In shallow men the fish of little thoughts cause much commotion. In oceanic minds the whales of inspiration make hardly a ruffle."

"What a person imagines he hears, and what the speaker has really implied, may be poles apart,"

"Try to feel the thoughts behind the confusion of men's verbiage."

These are some lines from the book that made me sit up and think. This book is full of these. Overall it is a wonderful book to own and more importantly read.

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