In the modern world we love and hate in equal measure, everyone is always in a frantic rush to achieve what seems to be perpetually beyond reach. Conflicts and disappointments are an inevitable part of this quest of wanting more. If you’re looking to be stronger and undeterred by the hurdles that are a part of this life, give introspection a chance. This Diwali, make the best of your break and explore the amazing positive effects of spiritual growth by reading these engrossing spiritual books.
The Laws of the Spirit World by Khorshed Bhavnagri
The book was born out of real life incidents that the author, Khorshed Bhavnagri and her husand Rumi experienced after the tragic death of both their sons. Her encounters with the world of spirits led her to write this book where she elucidates how life should be lead on earth and talks about life after death. If the mysterious world of life after death, the concept of heaven and hell and power of the subconscious mind interests you, then this book promises a riveting read—one that’s enlightening and interesting at the same time.
The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra
If the title of the book makes you jump to the conclusion that success can only be achieved by hard work, grit and determination, well, you ought to think again. Deepak Chopra certainly feels differently and propagates seven principles which when put into practise can fulfil your desires and give you infinite joy. The author advocates a more spiritual approach to success, whereby you learn to work in harmony with nature, thus experiencing divinity in all areas of your life.
The Bhagwad Gita As It Is by Prabhupada
The conversation between Lord Krishna and his disciple Arjuna on the battlefield before the great war, which leads Arjuna to experiencing self realization and fulfill his destiny is long considered one of the best discourses on philosophy and wisdom. This book by founder-acharya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada is considered one of the best translations of the Bhagwad Gita, containing not only the verse in the Devanagari script, a Latin transliteration and an English translation, but also an all-encompassing explanation by Prabhupada. Read it, and much like Arjuna, you too can find the answers to questions on the meaning and purpose of life, the nature of consciousness, the self, the universe and the Supreme.
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle
A bestselling spiritual book that was recommended by Oprah Winfrey and translated into over 30 languages, this book outlines the author’s personal experiences and offers a refreshing take on the necessity of living in the moment, putting aside both the past and the future. Anxiety, fear and disillusionment are all tackled in its chapters, presenting new path towards self discovery and identity.
Key to Yourself by Venice J Bloodworth
The vast scope of modern psychology has been put to good use in this book by author Venice Bloodworth as she searches for spiritual enlightenment. The author very cleverly and convincingly explains the positive use of the power of your mind, which can help you to tackle challenges posed by fear and inner conflict on an everyday basis. Bloodworth has used modern psychology in its simplest form, making the ideas in this book easy to comprehend and incorporate into your life.