Books are your best friends in good as well as bad times. In your hard time, a book can show you paths that were anyway hidden from you. Books have the power to elevate your thinking and personality. Here is the list of 7 books that can help you in getting through hard times.
1. Siddhartha, Herman Hesse:
A philosophical, spiritual and psychological novel by Nobel Prize winner Hesse. it's a story of a young Indian brahmin's pursuit of enlightenment. It is the story of life, suffering and meaning, written as one of the most captivating novels of all time.
2. Sapiens, a brief history of humankind, Yuval Noah Harari:
Harari an Israeli historian, tells the entire history of the human race, in a mere 400 pages. This book is lightening, informative and provocative.
3. Loving what is, Byron Katie:
In this book, Byron Katie shares her story of how she came to liberate herself from the story of the past and the future and guides us through her simple yet powerful method to question our stressful thoughts and beliefs to be free from suffering.
4. Man's search for meaning, Viktor Frankl:
Victor Frankl, a doctor of psychiatry, survived Auschwitz but lost all his family. In this masterpiece, he ponders life and shares his experience and story about how without meaning in our lives we cannot thrive.
5. The prophet, Gebran Khalil Gebran:
The Lebanese genius Gibran's masterpiece is a collection of poetic essays that ponder life's biggest questions. It will transport you, inspire you and enchant you.
6. No mud no lotus, the art of transforming sufferings, Thich Nhat Han:
The celebratedZen Buddhist teacher and monk Thich Nhat Han has the gift of transforming Buddhist teaching into accessible wisdom, soft like rose petals. In his one of his many books, he focuses on suffering, which is an evitable part of our lives.
7. The art of living and dying, Osho:
Why do we fear death? What is death? The controversial guru flips around death on its head and by the end of the book, you are left with a completely new approach to life itself.