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Name the best lifechangeing book and i'll try to read it

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The Power of Now - Eckhart Tolle

It has changed my life like none ever :x


Association with the wise is the root cause for obliterating all misery. -  Tripura Rahasya

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The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle. It triggered a lot my psychosis it's still worthy.

The Way of the Superior Man by David Deida. I was introduced to the concept of life purpose through this book.

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@Leo-Tzu The book of not knowing. 


"Piercing through the whitewash will turn into the truth someday
I want to keep believing in it stubbornly; It’s just my faith. The absolute truth."

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The power of now and to follow up on a more detail explanation of the ego, a new earth from Tolle.

I personally enjoy Adyashanti talks too.

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Deep work by cal newport it give a great tool to thrive in the economy and how people like Albert einstein have succeeded that you can now use yourself to become great.

So good they can't ignore you by cal newport. It gives a great idea on how people actually end up passionate about what they do for a living and gives you instructions on how you can find your own passion.

feel the fear and do it anyway susan jeffers. Gives a great idea on how to handle fear.

Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise by K. Anders Ericsson. If you want to become an expert this book tells you how which is deliberate practice.

the road less traveled scott peck. It gives a good idea on what to do when things get hard in life.

how to become a straigt a student by cal newport. Gives great insights on how to learn effectively.

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How to make friends and influence people lol for me the concept of "don't talk about yourself, listen to the other people" were kind of revolutionary, since then, is WAY easier to make friends, people will love you if you just pretend to be interested in their life. I was socially retarded back then xD but it still amazes me how many people make the mistake of making everything about themselves. 

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The book of not knowing (Peter Ralston)

And also, if you're into sports and exercising:
Zen body (Peter Ralston)
Will revolutionize your body awareness

Eckhart tolle's book is super good too

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@Leo-Tzu

@BjarkeT

I would say Ayn Rand "Introduction to Objectivist Epistemeology". BUT! With one caveat, disregard the extreme Dogmatism of Objectivism. Better armed with a pickaxe, than just your fingernails. Yeah it's unholy, but useful, hence the caveat.

Thought that George Orwell "1984" was quite profound and well written. The double think phenomena left me puzzled like the protagonist, until I read Spinoza's "The Ethics" and realised it's real. The double think phenomena conferring perhaps a great advantage, not sure about the cost though.

Eckhart Tolle "The Power of Now". I think has much value potentially, later in life. Eckhart was influenced heavily by Carl.G.Jung. Though probably not going to sway many conservatively minded people, talking about Enlightenment and period blood.

"Psycho Cybernetics" If he only knew the power of the darkside!!!" I thought was a very good book. Probably will listen to it again on audible, sometime.

I thought Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise by K. Anders Ericsson, was a good to OK a book. talked about mastery in Korean GO players and World Chessmasters if I remember correctly. Preferred "Thinking Fast and Slow" By Daniel Kahneman ( Though could have been edited of anecdotes for brevity) Didn't think much of Cal Newport book/s though, listened to them a while a go. Got most of my audiobooks when they were on sale on Audible.

Started listening to "The Genius of Being" Peter Ralston, on Scribd. Sounds interesting so far.

One minor note, I think David Bowie was heavily influenced by Carl Jung, sure I read that somewhere. Kind of random but.......

 

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You already know, Eckhart Tolle, "The Power of Now." I would strongly advice to listen to it on Audible. Also, listen to, "Stillness Speaks", I especially like chapter 10 (or 9).

And, "Zen Body-Being". I recommend you to visit one of Peter's workshops after you ahve read some of the books.

And, of course, "The Book of Not Knowing". It is a must if you want to be good at contemplation.

If you want to become a Great meditator, Study Om Swami's book, "A Million Thoughts".

 

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"Every culture that's ever existed has operated under the illusion that it understood 95% of reality and that the other 5% would be delivered in the next 18 months, and from Egypt forward they've been running around believing they had a perfect grip on things and yet we look back at every society that preceded us with great smugness at how naive they all were. Well, it never occurs to us, then, that maybe we're whistling in the dark too!" -- Terence McKenna

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Stupid question here, but if I watched a ton of Eckhard's videos, is there any need of reading his book? Can't I grasp his vision with just his video content? I feel like the book might just repeat what I heard him said already.

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@Leo-Tzu

1) Enlightenment trilogy by Jed mckenna

2) being aware of being aware by Rupert spira

3) The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy

4) Teaching of Ramana Maharshi in his own words.

5) Prior to Consciousness by Nisargadatta Maharaj 

 


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Not this...

PLEASE...Not this...''

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13 hours ago, Fuku said:

Stupid question here, but if I watched a ton of Eckhard's videos, is there any need of reading his book? Can't I grasp his vision with just his video content? I feel like the book might just repeat what I heard him said already.

The books are a lot better than the talks. 

I read the books and listen to talks and while the talks may bring new content the books are a lot better and have more information.

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1 hour ago, fabriciom said:

The books are a lot better than the talks. 

I read the books and listen to talks and while the talks may bring new content the books are a lot better and have more information.

I'd recommend to combine both the talks and the books.

The talks are more casual, versed on pragmatic daily situations. They are vivid and Eckhart make them quite funny by sneaking jokes and making fun of the egoic mechanisms xD.

The books are overall more theoretical and complete.

 

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Association with the wise is the root cause for obliterating all misery. -  Tripura Rahasya

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Yeah I love Eckhart's sense of humor :D
Thanks everyone, gonna read the book.


@RichardY
I don't get your question, not sure if my english is failing me here but I'm pretty sure you listen to spiritual teachers to get their vision of life.

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