On beautiful summer Sunday afternoons when I was in University, I liked to sit lazily on a bench on the central island of the beautiful Unnamed Lake. I spread out a book and read the brilliant writings of the masters of the world, as if I were in a Hall of Wisdom, knocking open these beautiful hearts and souls.
As time passes, seeing boats up and down the Rivers of Life, I’m getting old and not an unawakened youth anymore, and I realized: there are too many books in the world to read, so it is better to read through the most notable books of all time; there are too many people to ask for advice, so it is better to learn from the most excellent teachers of all time; there are so many interests to look after in one’s life, so it is better to live a simplistic lifestyle and make the life journey as yoga for one’s whole life.
The highest knowledge is the simplest. Once you reveal secret to the real meaning of life by borrowing wisdom from forefathers and philosophers and by being awakened from your practices, the troubles and confusions in your life vanish into thin air. This book is my journey of comfort, calmness, and peace, with the knowledge helps from Laozi, Confucius, Buddha, and Krishna, and with the perceptions from my own daily life. Now I’d be happy to share my thoughts and experiences with you like a close friend to you, from my heart and in simple words.