I do not like to read books but love it if someone summarizes them so I could get the gist without spending the time reading. If the book was made into a movie, then even the synopsis would not be needed. Holy books like the Gita, Koran, Bible, and Guru Granth Sahib should be explained in one page. I asked my spiritual Masters, “How would you summarize all the teachings in a few words?” Here are some of the summaries from different Masters: “In one word, accept, or thank you for everything.” “All for good.” “We are doing everything to pass our time and nothing else.” “Everything is a dream within a dream.” “Only in the purity of the heart can you see God.” “Speak the truth.” “I am not the body, I am not the mind, Immortal Self I am.” There are many more. My motto of life is to enjoy the effort of others. If someone puts in the effort to read a book, enjoy the summary without going to the trouble of reading the book. If all the Masters have spent years in trying to experience everything, just learn from them in a line or two. Use the guides who know their way so you do not get lost. — Satish Daryanani

Harry Potter books