Monday, September 8, 2008

There is no need to struggle to be free;the absence of struggle is in itself freedom

I am currently reading this book and I am totally immersed in it. I don't know when last I enjoyed reading a non-fiction book so much. I haven't put it down since I started it and have been writing down quotes after quotes...I actually slept on the train on the way home with a smile on my lips. Truly gratifying!

Ignore the "look inside" and see book here

12 comments:

Naapali said...

Waffy, Waffy, Waffy (si ero nu uwome). I have no idea what that means but Uzezi suggested I ask you for the meaning.

I just put that book in my Amazon wishlist after seeing your comment left elsewhere.

And no this ITK neva read am.

:-)

Jeremy said...

thanks for the ref. Another great book along the same lines (I imagine given the publisher of the book you are reading) is Mathieu Ricard's book Happiness.

Anything along the lines of 'spiritual materialism' is interesting to me. Spirit without matter is abstract; matter without spirit is meaningless. The question is: can desire itself be spiritual?

Rita said...

The title of the post is enough to make one want to read the book...

Waffarian said...

@naapali, "si ero nu uwome" means "remove your eyes from my house"

hahahahahah na you know who dey worry you oh!

Meanwhile, yes, you MUST buy it oh. Na by force.

@ Jeremy, thanks, I'll get that as well.

Desire....hmmmmmmmm can desire just "be?" as in, can desire just manifest itself without a motive behind it? a motive that would most likely be motivated by ego?and when we have desires do we not work towards fulfilling ourselves? hmmmmmm I know I have not answered your question but thats what I am thinking...I'll think some more...


@Rita: There are many more enlightening quotes in the book.

joyourself said...

hmmmm

Red Eyes of Fire said...

Looks great!
I think it is a bit ridiculous that I dont like spiritual allegory. May it light your spiritual path.

Standtall said...

Hmmmmmmmmmmm, ah

Free-flowing Florida said...

"There is no need to struggle to be free;the absence of struggle is in itself freedom" dis is so beautiful! damn!

naijalines said...

Hmmmm...that quote is speaking to me right now. I'm getting that book. Waffy, I thought I'd already left a comment on this post. Where you hide am?

Ehen I don get the translation I dey chase u for:-)

@ Naapali
Try decoding that one o. Good luck. LOL!

naijalines said...

Waffy, isn't it time you ditched 'comment moderation'. Me I dey always like to see my comment after I make am. Ah-ahn. Abeg remove am jo.

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

I think my cousin is reading the same book because during a conversation on Nigeria, politics and empowerment she started preaching some similar stuff. made sense to me, sha.

Sisi, how you dey na? We get for jam for Skype abi you go reach US anytime soon?

Take care!

Belema said...

Thats my kinda book -thanks :)