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Friday, February 26, 2010

Read Spiritual Books

A few weeks ago, I stepped boldly into the 21st century (about a decade after it started) and bought a Kindle.

Cheapskate that I am, the first thing I did was load it up with free books.

And guess what's available for free?

Classics. Lots of them. So I have myths and fairy tales, Greek drama and Aesop. Robin Hood and Beowulf.

I also have The Autobiography of a Yogi, Dante's Divine Comedy, Hindu stories, Olcott's The Life of the Buddha, psalms, Walden, Whitman, and Siddhartha.

And all of these, from Plato's dialogues to Shakespeare to Nietzsche--all were chosen for their spiritual benefits.

(OK, the first thing I read was a purchased copy of Dan Brown's latest book, but hey, I'm only human.)

The amount of spiritual writing on the internet is staggering. The materials at Project Gutenberg, Bartleby, and especially Sacred Texts (.com) would take a lifetime (or two) to get through.

And now, with my Kindle, I can read it all, anywhere, comfortably. This is definitely an example of "making technology work for me"!

So do whatever you need to do to work a little (or a lot of) spiritual reading into your day, every day.

You'll be happier.

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