Saturday, April 28, 2012

The 10 1/2 Inclinations -by Ben Okri

1 There is a secret trail of books meant to inspire and enlighten you. Find that trail.

2 Read outside your own nation, colour, class, gender.

3 Read the books your parents hate.

4 Read the books your parents love.

5 Have one or two authors that are important, that speak to you; and make their works your secret passion.

6 Read widely, for fun, stimulation, escape.

7 Don't read what everyone else is reading. Check them out later, cautiously.

8 Read what you're not supposed to read.

9 Read for your own liberation and mental freedom.

10 Books are like mirrors. Don't just read the words. Go into the mirror. That is where the real secrets are. Inside. Behind. That's where the gods dream, where our realities are born.

10½ Read the world. It is the most mysterious book of all.

13 comments:

Arpit Rastogi said...

Interesting inclinations.. :P

Jack said...

Viddhi,

Last one is the most important.

Take care

Jyothi said...

Very Interesting indeed. And Very Inspiring too. :)

Ankit said...

This one is inspiring and yet therez so much to learn from it !!

Good one Viddhi !!

Happy Blogging and take care !!!!

Deeps Paul said...

i guess i m going by the 10½ th one of all

viddhi said...

@Deeps Paul : that's the most imp. one ;)

viddhi said...

@ Ankit bhaiya :: thank you so much !
it has to be inspiring..its Ben Okri after all ... !! :D

viddhi said...

@ jyothi :: thank you so much ! :)

@ jack :: indeed :D

viddhi said...

@ arpit :: thank you ! :)

sandeep singh said...

interesting nd nice post... :)

Keep Smiling.. Bless You.. Tc..

@Sandy.........

Pesto Sauce said...

Agreed to all the 10 and half comments

viddhi said...

@sandy :: thank you !

you too tc ! :)


@pesto sauce :: totally ! :)

Jack said...

Viddhi,

This is to wish you MANY MANY HAPPY RETURNS OF THE DAY. MAY ALL YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE.

How I wish I could send an e-card!

Take care