08/20/2011 Comments Off on Indiscriminate Reading
not discriminating; lacking in care, judgment, selectivity, etc.
the action or practice of a person who reads.
“The study of sacred books and listening to religious discourses is meant to develop self-control and peace.
I am not for indiscriminate reading of books however valuable they may be. Much reading tends to confuse the mind. It fosters argumentation and intellectual pride.
What I insist upon is putting the things read into practice, if not all, a least a
thing or two. Moreover, remember that a book is only a pointer, a
guide, a signpost.
Reading alone cannot be the completion of the journey. It is only the first step; read for the sake of practising, not for reading’s sake. Too many books in a room indicates that a person is suffering from intellectual illnesses, just as too many tins, capsules and bottles of medicines in a cupboard indicate that the
person is suffering from physical illness.” – Sathya Sai Baba