Books I Love
and Enlightened ones.
Tao Te Ching, Paperback – January 1, 1994, First Edition, Stephan Mitchell. This book looked at me from the footwell of by friend's passenger backseat while I was resting before a Tae Kwon Do tournament. Good thing I looked back! And picked it up. It may have been among the first things in this world that spoke to me. And did it ever. A MUST OWN. Repeat: MUST OWN. Let this gem of truth and light into your heart. You won't be sorry! :) The link below takes you to the paperback but if you can find an original edition hardcover--wow!!
The Essential Rumi, Hardcover – August 1, 1997, First Edition, Coleman Barks. My favorite!--In a dead tie with the Mitchell's Tao. Doesn't it seem that the first edition of some things just carries that special energy! Barks translation is the only one. You should read the story of how he came to translate it! I literally carried this book with me for two years as my teacher, guide and companion. Irreplaceable in the history of time. Rumi's heart could light up the the galaxy. Get a used hardcover.
Better Eyesight without Glasses, William Bates. The one that started it all. Original thinking and research stands the test of time. Ignore 3 1/2 stars on Amazon ratings. Try it for yourself. After three months of looking at the vision chart, the vision in my right eye drastically changed in an instant! So much so that it freaked the h@#! out of me and I didn't returning to training for years afterward. Holy smokes! Any good traveler eventually gets back on course. Buy new--it has the vision chart.