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Monday, September 7, 2009

The joy of reading - HT inner voice

READING BOOKS LEADS ONE TO NOT ONLY KNOWLEDGE BUT TO ACQUIRING WISDOM AS WELL
Pankaj Kumar

Reading books has a joy of its own. And, as S.
Radhakrishnan said, reading books leads one to not only knowledge but to acquiring wisdom as well. But the joy of reading does not come from acquiring prestigious degrees but by being one with the writer.

After we complete our formal education, we get free from the pressure of examinations and can enjoy reading all the more. In his autobiography, novelist R.K.
Narayan says, "I liked to be free to read what I pleased and not be examined at all."

Books allow us to gain from the wisdom and experience of great people. Reading a book is like being in the good company of a wise person.
He may not be with you, but you are with him.

S. Radhakrishnan said that one may acquire wisdom by studying any subject, but it comes most easily if we study literature, religion and philosophy. The study of religious books particularly makes one become more mature, helpful and kind-hearted.

If we do not have a mentor, books can guide us. Realising this fact, the Sikhs took their holy book, the Granth Sahib, as their religious teacher after the demise of their tenth guru. Religious texts like the Gita, the Ramayana, the Bible or the Koran give us guidance and the inner strength to face difficulties in life.

It's not enough to read and enjoy a good book. We should go a step further and try to be a better human beings by following the good things you have learnt from it. Only then reading makes sense.

As someone rightly and beautifully said, " the heaped up wisdom of the ages lies peacefully buried in a book and it can be yours if you have the will to pick it up.

Who can dispute that a serious reader can't get away from the influence of authors like Jawaharlal Nehru, Mahatma Gandhi and Tagore.

They can bring a sea change in the attitude of the person reading their books.


innervoice@hindustantimes.com

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