It’s not easy to gift spiritual books or books authored by Living Gurus. Zealots, fanatics, spiritual shoppers are some names one might probably receive. For almost everyone I know has a Guru they follow. Gifting books authored by a Guru is often looked upon as advocacy. While many friends have accepted them in the past, probably out of respect and love for me, one or two have even refused.
Till a month ago, I still had a full box of books authored by my Guru, Om Swamiji. And I was determined that these books reach the right people before I moved back from Singapore. So, I prayed.
At each of the many farewells I received, almost everyone asked me about my journey on their own. They then asked me about my Guru and the Ashram. As a parting present, I would ask them to choose from 5-8 different books. My friends, a few of those who were apprehensive earlier, also took the books. I also requested them to circulate the books amongst themselves. And I’ve been pleasantly surprised that a few friends wrote back to me appreciating Swamiji.
Thank you ???
Every time a book is shared, a door opens to allow in more light..
~ Manjula Om Bains