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What are the most wise spiritual books?

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Yes I want to know the best and most wise spiritual books?

I see a lot of people always say the only book they need is the bible.

it has some good advice on moral standards etc...

but what about self empowerment.. wisdom ?

and knowledge? I like to read and learn..

and then try out and apply things I learn to better my life..

please tell me some great spiritual and wise books :)

give me a list if they have free e books even better..but

i will buy the hard copies if I have to :tu:

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Are there any?

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I try to not take life advice from books written in the Bronze Age, dark ages, etc.

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'the elegant universe'- Brian Green.

'the brentford trilogy'- Robert Rankin

'a short history of (nearly) everything'- Bill Bryson.

not really spiritual per se, but enlightening.....

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You have a good chance of finding any book older than 70 years (including the Classics) in electronic format here; https://archive.org/web/

but what about self empowerment.. wisdom ?

and knowledge?

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The Pistis Sophia

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The Diamond Heart series by Almaas.

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I try to not take life advice from books written in the Bronze Age, dark ages, etc.

Real wisdom transcends time and place. Otherwise I completely agree - certain ideas about women, homosexuals, wearing two different types of cloth, blood sacrifices and creation stories tend to sound a little "dated" after a while...

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Yearning For the Wind by Tom Cowan

The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings

The Holographic Universe by Michael Talbert. (The physics is off the mark, but it is a cool book.)

Druid Mysteries by Phillip Carr-Gomm

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but what about self empowerment.. wisdom ? and knowledge?

If you are interested in studying philosophy, I recommend you start with logic and argumentation. You can find many Youtube videos explaining these tools. Then I would examine the field of epistemology, the study of knowledge; what is it and how do you get it?

Then you can read up on anything you want whether it's philosophy or religion.

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Tao Te Jing: Lao Tzu

Chuang Tzu

Tibetan Book of the Dead

modern:

Mantak Chia's series on Qi Gong and Energy Cultivation

Emptiness Dancing and The End Of Your World, by Adyashanti (this is theory and philosophy from a more buddhist perspective)

Energy Work by Robert Bruce as a purely practical exercise book, with little theory from a western perspective. Robert is an Australian. This one is especially good for folks who aren't as good with inner eye visualizations. He focuses on physical visualization. Exercises based on sensation, not imagination.

hands down though: Daoist Internal Alchemy: Nei Gong and Wei Gong Training: Jerry Alan Johnson

Jerry Alan Johnson's treatise on Daoist Internal Alchemy is the most complete book I've ever encountered on Daoist energy arts. He's the lineage holder and Senior Abbot (Zhuchi) of the Temple of the Celestial Cloud school of Daoist arts. But this one is very very advanced and pricey. This book will take me another twenty years and I still won't get through it all. A-ma-zing.

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I just want to say, LS7, great topic. :tu:

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Being that you are male by your account, I'd suggest "Disciplines of a Godly Man" by R. Kent Hughes. If you're female, there's the female version, "Disciplines of a Godly Woman", though being male I haven't actually gotten around to reading that particular book. Maybe one day if I want to try and learn how women think (based on experience, even the best book on earth might not be much use in that, however, but then I'm just another male, I guess).

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I just want to say, LS7, great topic. :tu:

Thank you very much my friend! I've been reading a lot of books lately.

I have pages of notes and books of notes I keep of the best points..

that I can use in my everyday life and to improve my life..

sort of like my little notebook for references if i ever need to find info on something fast..

I'm also composing a search engine on my PC with all the topics that interest me from each book.

and that I can use.. so if i need to find a topic or source material..

i can type it in.. and there is it quickly !

thank you all the wise books you posts GreenMansGod

And thank you to everyone else who posted some books

I love reading , but it's also fun and amazing to try using and applying what is in books.

and then seeing the results .. it's a lot of fun !

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