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Sunday, December 11, 2005


I was just reading this book by Richard Bach called "Illusions". A pretty interesting book and may just give you a refreshing new way of looking at life. If nothing else, it will make you think!!!

It has this thing called The Messiah's Handbook- Reminders for the Advanced Soul. I'm picking out a few quotes from this handbook which made me think!!!

Learning is finding out what you already know.
Doing is demonstrating that you know it.
Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you.
You are all learners, doers, teachers.

Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself.

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born? Where is your home? Where are you going? What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while and watch your answers change.

Live never to be ashamed if anything you do or say is published around the world - even if what is published is not true.

Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.

There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands.
You seek problems because you need their gifts.

Argue for your limitations, and sure enough, they're yours.

You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true.
You may have to work for it, however.

Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness.
Listen to it carefully.

The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in injustice and tragedy.
What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.

Every person, all the events in your life are there because you have drawn them there.
What you choose to do with them is up to you.

Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished:
If you are alive, it isn't.

This more or less is all there is to it!
So I hope you have now been sufficiently motivated to achieve your mission in life.
For those who haven't, there's still hope, coz

Finally, everything in this book may be wrong!!!


sandeep said...

happens to one of my favorites too...

seriously makes you think...

takes its concepts to absurd limits but maybe we need those absurd examples too actually visualize what this guy's trying to say

Bhavesh said...

nice post..

will copy many of comments from here.

Bhavesh said...

sorry quotes* in place of comments

Ayanangsha said...

Read the other works of Bach ?

arnav said...

abe bhagwat gita in angrezi hai kya?
aaj kal me also doing a lot of reading and had started to wrtie a blog abt one of the books, but this bloody work is killing me :(

deepak said...

Great !!1
really made me think..

aaj kal me going through Oscer Wilde ...
read it a good thing "not book" to read