“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” – Denis Waitley
Hello everyone, Do you know what is the purpose of your life ? Who you are ! …Ask yourself. Read these top 10 most influential spiritual books right now.
1. Bhagvad Gita
2. The Quran
3. The Prophet
A book of twenty-six poetic essays written in English, Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet is full of religious inspirations. With the twelve illustrations drawn by the author himself, the book took more than eleven years to be formulated and perfected and is Gibran’s best-known work. It represents the height of his literary career as he came to be noted as ‘the Bard of Washington Street.’ Captivating and vivified with feeling, The Prophet has been translated into forty languages throughout the world and is considered the most widely read book of the twentieth century. Its first edition of 1300 copies sold out within a month.
4. The Art of Happiness
The Art of Happiness is a highly accessible guide for a western audience, combining the Dalai Lama’s eastern spiritual tradition with Dr Howard C. Cutler’s western perspective. Covering all key areas of human experience, they apply the principles of Tibetan Buddhism to everyday problems and reveal how one can find balance and complete spiritual and mental freedom.
5. The Secret
Regarded as a life-changing read by many readers, The Secret by Rhonda Byrne is a self-help book that embarks to motivate the reader about a universal paradigm about success that can be achieved though it remains hidden for most people. The book explores about unveiling this little secret which may transform how people look at things and lead them on to the road of success and true happiness.
6. The Power of your Subconscious Mind
Did you know that your mind has a ‘mind’ of its own? Yes! Without even realizing, our mind is often governed by another entity which is called the sub-conscious mind.
This book can bring to your notice the innate power that the sub-conscious holds. We have some traits which seem like habits, but in reality these are those traits which are directly controlled by the sub-conscious mind, vis-à-vis your habits or your routine can be changed if you can control and direct your sub-conscious mind positively. To be able to control this ‘mind power’ and use it to improve the quality of your life is no walk in the park. This is where this book acts as a guide and allows you to decipher the depths of the sub-conscious.
7. Life's Amazing Secrets
While navigating their way through Mumbai’s horrendous traffic, Gaur Gopal Das and his wealthy young friend Harry get talking, delving into concepts ranging from the human condition to finding one’s purpose in life and the key to lasting happiness.
Whether you are looking at strengthening your relationships, discovering your true potential, understanding how to do well at work or even how you can give back to the world, Gaur Gopal Das takes us on an unforgettable journey with his precious insights on these areas of life.
8. Inner Engineering: A Yogi’s Guide to Joy
In his revolutionary new book, visionary, mystic and yogi Sadhguru distils his own experiences with spirituality and yoga and introduces the transformational concept of Inner Engineering. Developed by him over several years, this powerful practice serves to align the mind and the body with energies around and within, creating a world of limitless power and possibilities. Inner Engineering is your own software for joy and well-being.
9. A New Earth
A New Earth: Create A Better Life, published in 2009, is a self-help book that has been written to help readers walk on the path of spirituality and inner peace. The author says that people are always in a rush in the modern world and have no time to appreciate the simple joys of life. This book shows readers how to break the moulds of society and personal ego and urges them to stop competing and comparing themselves with everyone around them.
10. The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success
The book is seen as a practical guide to attaining success. Unlike other self help books that enumerate the hard work that should precede success, this book exhorts the readers to delve into their own true nature and finding the fount of success from within themselves. Unless we are one with the nature that made us, as it made the trees and mountains, we cannot achieve anything.
Some of the seven laws are being aware of your potentiality and being non-judgemental, law of least resistance, detachment and dharma. Following the mantras set down by Chopra lead the prac-titioners to success. The best part is that the success will not come from struggling and toiling, but by being at peace with oneself.
(This listing is author’s personal view. Source: Internet )