Well invested time in December 2009

Last month of the awesome year 2009 has been spiced up by excellent books as well. During festive season I have read following book titles.

Flavor of India was added to my Xmas time via book by Suketu MehtaMaximum City: Bombay Lost and Found

Maximum City was recommended to me after reading book The White Tiger: A Novel (Man Booker Prize) by a husband of my Capgemini ex-colleague Smita Rai  from India. Thank you for that guys!  Her husband writes a super cool blog on cocktails,worth to have a look at!

Then I have carried on with book borrowed from my cousin, which I  have read during Xmas night within few hours.  THE FOUR AGREEMENTS by don Miquel Ruiz. Let me summarize them for you:

1. Be impeccable with your word

2. Don’t take anything personally

3. Don’t make assumptions

4. Always do your best

Milan Kundera’s The Unbearable Lightness of Being was a tip by my friend and author Tyler Shores. It was certainly great food for soul. Thank you for recommendation, Tyler!

I have chosen to dedicate the December 2009 qoute  passage to C.G. Jung and his book Memories, Dreams, Reflections Thanks @ my friend Wilhelm Andreas Gerdes, who has posted on his Facebook profile an article about revealing and printing C.G. Jung’s The Red Book and since then I have added C.G. Jung to my reading list and I have got hooked up to C.G.Jung;-)

Danke mein freund!

Nobody could rob me of the conviction that it was enjoined upon me to do what God wanted and not  what I wanted.

God’s existence doesn’t depend on our proofs.

One gets excited when one doesn’t understand things.

Animals were dear and faithful, unchanging and trustworthy. People I now distrusted more than ever.

I discovered that poverty was no handicap and was far from being the principal reason for suffering.

My own understanding is the sole treasure I possess.

Urban world was rather mentally limited.

I am unsystematic very much by intention.

Analysis is dialogue demanding two partners.

The spirit doesn’t dwell in concepts, but in deeds and in facts.

The pendulum of mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.

There is a tremendous difference between intending to tell something and actually telling it.

The goal of psychic development is the self.

Blind acceptance never leads to a solution, at the best it leads only to a standstill and is paid for heavily in the next generation.

As the wounder wound himself, so the healer heals himself.

Simple acts make man simple, and how difficult it is to be simple.

Creativity and play are close together.

Everything that irritates us about others, can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

What nature leaves imperfect, the art perfects.

There is no guarantee not for a single moment that we will not fall into error or stumble into deadly peril.

To experience defeat is also to experience victory.

Rationalism is the disease of our time, it pretends to have all the answers.

Myths are the earliest form of science.

If a man knows more than others, he becomes lonely.

Man feels limited because he has limited aims and the result is envy and jealousy.

I have never been inclined to think that our senses were capable of perceiving all forms of being.

I have never been able to explain what love is. No language is adequate to this paradox. Love bears all things and endures all things.

Loneliness doesn’t come from having no people about one, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to oneself or from holding certain views which others find inadmissable.

Simply one of the best books I have ever read!

Grateful and I will certainly re-read it again in future.

cheers,

i.

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Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing the richness of these books!

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