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The 10 Books that Have Most Inspired and Shaped Your Life.

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George Krokos
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Post by George Krokos » October 27, 2017, 5:21 pm

I got this idea from another website and thought it would be interesting to post here.

Name 10 books that have most inspired and helped to shape your life and if possible in a few words say why.

For me they have been:
1. Autobiography Of A Yogi (In fact all books by Paramahansa Yogananda)
2. New Testament (Including The Psalms and Proverbs)
3. The Bhagavad Gita
4. The Holy Science by Sri Swami Yukteswar - the guru of Yogananda
5. The Science Of Breath by Yogi Ramacharaka
6. Discourses by Meher Baba
7. God Speaks by Meher Baba
8. Play Of Consciousness by Swami Muktananda (also Siddha Meditation by the same author)
9. The Tao Of Physics by Fridjof Capra
10. Cosmic Consciousness by Richard M. Bucke

Not only did the above books inspire me but they also helped to shape my life by offering an alternative world view about a lot of things that we hardly ever hear about and namely that there is a real mystical path towards realization of the purpose and goal of one's life and the way to achieve that end. In effect I can literally say that they blew my mind. There are however many other books which I have read and studied over the years that come very close but the 10 books that impressed and stand out most in my mind are those listed above.

What are the 10 books in your life?
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Upon specific request a more detailed description will be given on any of the above titles.

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lifeboat
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Post by lifeboat » December 12, 2017, 2:14 am

1. Tuesday's with Morrie - because we are all waves in the same Ocean but I didn't see it before I read this
2. Synchronicity the Inner Path of Leadership - because I have been the Mink on several peoples' path
3. The Art of Possibility - because it really shows how to stretch your own envelope
4. The Bible - because it was my foundation
5. Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book - for showing how to live better
6. Tales Of The City
7. HitchHikers Guide To the Galaxy
8. The Prodigal Son
9. Narcotics Anonymous Guide to the 12 Steps - for showing how to navigate my recovery
10. World War One Poetry Collection

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