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    Swan in Process Siri Kirpal's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by fireluxlou View Post
    Yes I'd like to think Harry Potter changed me. Grew up with Harry. Touched my heart most definitely. It's the only one I can think of right now that's had a great impact on me.

    As I'm ill and I've got a migraine at the moment.
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    Prayers for your healing, fireluxlou.

    As far as the OP's question: Two books stand out.

    One was The Age of Reason by Sartre. From it, I came to the conclusion that commitment is important to the life well-lived (which is probably the reverse of what Sartre wanted to portray).

    The other was The Autobiography of a Yogi by Parmahansa Yogananda, which, yes, I know, isn't fiction. But while I was reading it, I heard the inner voice that gave me my Sikh name, Siri Kirpal Kaur.


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