Books are the best way to go when your quest is for truth!


It is not said because you love books. It should not be said because you love reading. It should directly come from the fact that you want to search for truth and truth can only be realised with one's personal interpretations and accumulation of knowledge that is based on other's experiences. Where will you get such knowledge? Where can you read the experiences of others? It can only be done with the help of books. If you love reading books and you also love looking for general and obscure truths, your journey might become way better than other people who have to wander here and there within the boundaries of material world. You can simply sit home and read quality books that talk about truths of various kinds and the ultimate one as well.

Starting with a simple example by Aurobindo and also by Rabindranath Tagore, both of them believed in truth in this or that way. One was rather philosophical in his quest and explanations and another was rather sophisticated, simplistic and practical. In other words, we can get their insights, their perceptions of truth by reading books by these two. You can read poems by Aurobindo in many of his books and understand how did he quench the quest of truth. On the other hand, the thoughts and philosophies of the only Nobel laureate in India, in literature, Tagore, was rather different. He believed that the conscious of his country (and ours as well) can only wake up once we are free from the clutches of the British colonisers. And that can easily be seen in his famous poem Where the Mind is Without Fear.

Moreover, when it comes to truth and various connotations of it, we cannot keep the books by Swami Vivekananda, Paramhansa Yogananda or even the ancient scriptures like Bhagwad Gita and Ramayana or our ancient texts on the backseat. We have a lot in terms of 'truth literature' if I can use this term. Most of the books that we often lean back on are in the non-fiction genre and this is the truth. How many have you read? What authors have you read? What books you liked the most? You can remember all these things once you begin your search for truth that goes following the path created by books. And, to all such seekers of truth, I would suggest beginning with a very basic book – Freedom from the Known by Jiddu Krishnamurti.


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