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    Default Your go to book (can be your fav)

    I'm not asking about anyone's favourite books as that has probably been asked many times? (even though I couldn't find a thread)

    I'd like to ask does anyone have a comfort book?

    That familiar book that where you know the story or facts inside out -a book that you can read often, or as in my situation a book to fall asleep with.

    My go to or 'comfort' book is Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.

    When I'm overly -tired or just cannot sleep; HHGTTG is the book by my bedside.

    I just know and love the story from cover to cover. I know what to expect on the next page - there's no suspense or surprises, once opened after a couple of pages I'm usually then sleeping pretty quick ... and if I'm lucky I'd be dreaming about something similarly quirky.
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    I generally read sets of books, so for that I'd say the Dune books....

    for an individual book, Enders Game (I only read entertaining things when it comes to "books", though strangely different context does not detract from the knowledge contained with in)
    Hard times create strong men, Strong men create good times, Good times create weak men, Weak men create hard times.
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    The Power of Now

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    Diamond Sutra

    I feel peace inside me each time I read or listen to it. (Chinese version).

    I don’t like the name in English, because it has nothing to do with diamond.
    what I want or what I am.

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    Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda.

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    • Bob Frissell Nothing in this Book is True - It's Exactly How Things Are:


    • Alan Watts, 'The Book: The Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are', with Tim Lott:
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    Quote Posted by mizo (here)
    I'm not asking about anyone's favourite books as that has probably been asked many times? (even though I couldn't find a thread)

    I'd like to ask does anyone have a comfort book?

    That familiar book that where you know the story or facts inside out -a book that you can read often, or as in my situation a book to fall asleep with.

    My go to or 'comfort' book is Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.

    When I'm overly -tired or just cannot sleep; HHGTTG is the book by my bedside.

    I just know and love the story from cover to cover. I know what to expect on the next page - there's no suspense or surprises, once opened after a couple of pages I'm usually then sleeping pretty quick ... and if I'm lucky I'd be dreaming about something similarly quirky.
    "A 100 years of solitude" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Spanish version of which i inherited a copy from the 1969 edition

    And "The Martian Chronicles" by Ray Bradbury, which is the first book i read in english *along with also the book about Che Guevara travels and the bio of Diego de Rivera*, I still can feel the magic of it, reading it at 3 am, visualising every single page as if i was there

    Those two books calm my soul and mind
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    "The Third Millennium: Living in the posthistoric world"
    When you are one step ahead of the crowd, you are a genius.
    Two steps ahead, and you are deemed a crackpot.

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    Worlds/Anti Worlds, by Hannes Alfven.

    Innocent Erendira, by Marquez sits beside it...
    Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless — like water...Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend. Bruce Lee

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    I like all sorts of book, I am always reading something, right now I am finishing the last chapters of "Stand on Zanzibar" by John Brunner.

    But I have two books by my bed which I did read cover to cover many times and I am always reading parts of it, the books are both written by the same author Buddhadasa Bhikkhu (aka Ajahn Buddhadāsa)

    - "The Handbook for Mankind" (translated by Roderick Bucknell, 1984);
    - "Keys To Natural Truth" (translated by Roderick Bucknell and Santikaro Bhikkhu, 1989).

    Both are Buddhists books, no need to say, but after read "The Handbook for mankind" you realize it is not about Buddhism, but about life itself. The second one is a book of great "inspirational quotes", you can open in any page you wish or read cover to cover, there will be a nice message, sometimes not very nice but mind opening (raw), does not matter how many times I read these books, every new reading there is something else to notice and learn from.
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    For me there's only one:

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    Quote Posted by Star Mariner (here)
    For me there's only one:

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    100% endorse that! For me, just looking at Alan Lee's illustrations takes me to another world entirely, and calms me. Best series ever, imho and one which I'll take to my desert island for comfort and use also to swat those pesky flying critters with...

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    Perfect Brilliant Stillness David Carse

    He does not mess about -- the spiritual truth of Non Duality right from the first page
    Told with great humour
    Chris

    Be kind to all life, including your own, no matter what!!

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    For me it's The Enlightenment Trilogyy by Jed McKenna.

    I rarely, if ever, read books more than once, but I think I've gone through those at least 4 times. It's not for everyone, perhaps.

    What makes it so remarkable to me is that it's a treatise on human experience and existence, and enlightenment, and life's biggest questions, told from the perspective of an 'enlightened' being who has no particular 'spiritual' leaning whatsoever. He arrived at truth from pure and unquenchable desire to figure out what the heck is going on here, and arrived, thorough immense struggle, at the purest state of knowledge, unemcombered by belief. Lofty indeed, but he has a conversational style like a guy you might meet in a bar. And he's flipping hilarious.

    He made me realise that I'm highly unlikely about to jump on the path to enlightenment, but that I might make a proper good go at living an honest life, enlarged by just about any possibility going.

    Anyway, I keep going back to it because I find a clarity in his writing that I basically can't find anywhere else. My next favourite is probably autobiography of a yogi, as posted above. That's a completely remarkable book.

    Funnily enough, in one of the trilogy, Jed frequently quotes Hitchhiker's Guide. It seems Douglas Adams knew a thing or two about non-duality, and the ongoing ridiculous nature of 'reality' 🙂
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    I thought about my opening post and wish to share a few authors quotes as to why I have Douglas Adams HHGTTG as my' go to book'.

    Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.

    A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.

    There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.


    Please feel free to share authors quotes or snippets from your 'go to'.

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    Hmm, well for me it's not a book it's an ongoing review:

    It's Project Avalon, in her pages I find Fiction and non-fiction and all the investigations in-between.
    It is an ever updating tome edited by some of the most awake minds on this globe.

    You also find excellent suggestions and snippets of other great books here

    Alan

    Strangely though I find great comfort (I read them in a rough period of my life, a slight crack up period) in a small series of light but deep books by Lyndon Hardy

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyndon_Hardy

    http://alodar.com/blog/

    He has written a total of 6
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    This delightful thread has 2 purposes. It gives me recommended reading from those I deeply admire and the fun of thinking of my favorite books...(subject to change and with unlimited additions).

    The Bhagavad gita
    Peace Pilgrim: Her life and work in her own words
    1984
    Autobiography of a Yogi
    The Law of One series
    A course in miracles
    Charlottes Web
    20,000 Leagues under the sea.
    A New Earth
    The Big Book (alcoholics anonymous)
    Some of the Bible
    There is a River: The Story of Edgar Cayce
    Island of the Blue Dolphins
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    Seth Speaks

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    So, so good those books

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