Value of Books
When materialistic world deserts us and our lives are enveloped in darkness, books soothe our troubled souls’, dispel darkness and make way for brightness. Books are never-failing friends. They let us roll in the lap of physical, mental, aesthetic and spiritual pleasures. For example, the ‘Geeta’ has the potential to fulfill all these functions. While’, choosing books one should be very cautious and seek the advice of the intellectuals. Cheap books corrupt. They are not balm to the bleeding hearts. They spread hatred, jealousy, animosity and degrading bacteria. They perpetuate’, bloodshed. Distance breeds prejudices and misunderstandings. Books bind people together. Through them we come in Contact with different cultures, traditions, rites and rituals, creeds and customs. This inculcates feeling of tolerance and harmony. Great books make us realize that ‘no men are foreign’. They give us knowledge and wisdom and mould our minds. Other means of communication give us things in bits but books give us things in totality. Books bring about revolution and make our planet worth-living. They stand by us through thick and thin, through sun and shower. Books unfold great minds and make greatness infectious.