The Two Books

I have some extra time on my hands and have been deciding about what to read & learn. There are largely a few schools of possibility – enjoy the philosophical & spiritual reading in a more relaxed mind OR use the time to learn a few skills & upgrade.

Yesterday I came across this quote :

Religion deals with the truths of the metaphysical world just as chemistry and the other natural sciences deal with the truths of the physical world. The book one must read to learn chemistry is the book of nature. The book from which to learn religion is your own mind and heart. The sage is often ignorant of physical science, because he reads the wrong book — the book within; and the scientist is too often ignorant of religion, because he too reads the wrong book — the book without.

Swami Vivekananda

The quote for me is about the balance between Spirituality & Science. It highlights the importance of attaining mastery in both the internal and external world. Now I attempt to balance reading both books… by reading two different books 🙂


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