From woes of I unto the bliss of I
I would like to recommend a great thought-provoking novel called “The book of Mirdad” written by Mikhail Naimy
Some quotes from the book:
1.Your words should never be a maze; nor should your deeds be ever nests of pain
2.Yours is a world set against itself, because the ‘I’ in you is so divided.
3.The fruitless labour of separating the inseparable
4.What country can contain a man in whom an universe is contained
5.Man’s immaturity imagines the division
6.Take care that you hold not your priceless life so cheap as gold
7.A muddy brook can easily muddy another brook but can a muddy brook muddy the sea?
8.Often you shall think your road impassable, sombre and companionless. Have will and plod along; and round each curve you shall find a new companion.
9.Too vast is Man and too imponderable his nature. Too varied are his talents, and too inexhaustible his strength. Beware of those who attempt to set him boundaries.Live as if your God Himself had need of
you His life to live. And so, in truth, He does.
Osho’s review : http://www.satrakshita.be/the_book_of_mirdad.htm