5 Spiritual Books You Should Read
A number of people treat spirituality as something that does not interfere with their everyday life. The truth is that spirituality is not – in fact, should not be – alien to the physical life.
It’s one thing to preach about imbibing spirituality into mundane living, but is an entirely different thing actually doing it. However, it’s certainly not impossible. A good first step would be to read the right books. Here is a list of some spiritual books that can give your spirituality a strong foundation.
1. The Bible
It is the most famous and the most widely read book in the world. But judging from the world as seen today, it's hard to figure out whether the holy book of Christianity is understood correctly or not. Not much introduction is needed to the book that narrates the sacrifices of Jesus and gives a good account of his principles and ideals. Only advice needed is: get the book, read it, and understand the values.
2. The Quran
Many perceive it as the guiding light of Islam. But the truth is that the Quran is much more than a holy book of Islam. It provides practical advice on how to live rightly and justly. Regardless of what faith you follow, the Quran offers lucid and definite guidelines for facing many problems that crop up even in everyday life.
3. Bhagavad Gita
Bhagavad Gita, or simply Gita, is part of the narrative of Mahabharata, a Hindu mythological classic. It is often said about the Mahabharata that nothing exists in the world that does not find mention in this book. This has the grandest setting for any spiritual book. Bhagavad Gita is a compilation of advices given to a warrior who is about to fight with his own blood relatives.
4. My Experiments with Truth
It is the autobiography one of the greatest leaders of 20th century: Mahatma Gandhi. He candidly narrates his life and spiritual thoughts in this brilliantly written book.
5. The Old Man and the Sea
If you're not a fan of reading dry spiritual books, here's a novel that provides as profound a spiritual message as any 'pure' spiritual books offer. The masterpiece of Earnest Hemingway depicts three days of the life of an old fisherman who sets about to catch the biggest fish of his life.