reading a spiritual book for bringing transformation inside you is an art which is getting lost in current time. it is an old tradition to select one holy book and read it every day specially during early morning hours.
religious people used to select bhagavad gita or ramayan or any other holy text and used to read the same book year after year. there was a purpose and deep science behind it.
there are some books which should not be just read but absorbed within. when you read a book like bhagavad gita again and again then every time you read it again you will find a deeper meaning in it. if you have read the book sincerely and with devotion, then every reading of bhagavad gita should bring some transformation inside you. if you are reading the spiritual book correctly then it should bring peace, transformation and wisdom inside you.
be open while reading the book. give rest to your mind. don’t bring the mind in between. let the words touch your soul and heart. the reading should not be just theoretical. one should try to imbibe the teachings in the real life also. otherwise the teaching of book has gone waste.
3 important points in reading a spiritual book:
1. select one holy book and read it daily
the book will become your guru or guide on the spiritual path. don’t keep on changing the book or the mantra or your spiritual method. it always helps to find the spiritual sadhana which suits and then stick to it. similarly when you select one spiritual book, then read that book everyday through out your life. every time you will read the spiritual book, you will find deeper meaning or insights from it. as you become more mature, the same text will have different esoteric meaning for you.
2, read with intensity
read the spiritual book with totality and with one pointed attention. contemplate on the meaning of text. don’t be in a hurry to read more and more text. read one paragraph and then contemplate about it. let the holy words go deep within you. when you read the spiritual book every day and contemplate about it sincerely, then slowly the teachings become part of you. thus subtley it direct your life decisions and slowly bring transformation and wisdom inside you. as you absorb more and more teachings from the book within you, slowly it is reflected in your actions, speech and presence. so don’t just read the book, absorb its teachings. understand the meaning of holy verses, assimilate them and let them become part of your being.
3. implement the teachings in real life
the most important part is to implement the teachings in real life. because then only the change is reflected in your deeds. its not easy to be totally honest, integrated and sincere in current time when everything is corrupt. but that is the real test of a spiritual sadhak. stay in the world and yet remain untouched by the worldly vibes.
so choose any good spiritual book and try to understand its message and practice it in real life. the purpose of any good book is to guide you on the path, ultimately its you who have to walk on it.