Thursday, June 24, 2010

A man is known by the book he reads...

“A man is known by the book he keeps”, I always find this proverb very interesting specially when you are surrounded by so many books. The only things which keep you moves forward in your life without any outlay are books and bicycle. These two always takes your life in forward direction, the books gives you a knowledge to understand past, present and future of life and make you identify with the complexity of life, while bicycle moves you forward without any consumption of any waste, except your energy which you ultimately regain it. Every book has its own style; the creativity done by the writer on his books is actually the effort of book. A book chooses its own writer, not a writer chooses its book. A book completed in the minds of writer much before he jotted down on papers. So as I was saying a book chooses its own writer, a writer only gives his expression or an idea to complete it. This theory definitely belongs to me; though it may looks weird to people but I am firm believer in myself created theory. I have been to many libraries, from ancient to highly modern, but I found one thing is very common and that thing is spirit of books. Every book in those libraries is trying to say its own history, creativity and effort that it had to been to reach there. It looks to me a living entity, whether it’s a fictitious book or non fictitious, when u open it a bundles of emotions, pain, happiness, sorrow, attitude (yup, a book too have an attitude), and the most important its story of making comes into your minds and forms a virtual picture of everything. You could realize how the writer had undergone through many phases to the creation of this wonderful creativity of words. It is an expression or medium or a means of communication to generation to generation or more than that. You can still read the mind of Hitler, if you read his autobiography; you can in actually imagine the situation and substance of that period. The best way to go into the past is to read the books of the past; no time machine can do this. Time machine may takes you back to the past, but then also it cannot takes you into the minds of the past. But book can take you in the past as well as in the minds of the past. That is the potency of the books, and that is why there exists a famous phrase “a man is known by the book he keeps”. But don't pursue only the words of this phrase, I mean don’t only keep the books, just go through it and make another phrase “a man is known by the book he reads”.
This thought mostly comes in my mind, when I read the books of “Shakespeare” and “Sir Conon Doyle”, their works are still into the minds of people. It still has a same charisma to attract all the readers of this newly wed world. Recently I completed a novel of “Sydney Sheldon”, ‘the Doomsday Conspiracy’, it was first published in the year 1991, today even after nineteen years still this book is ahead of us. He is such a terrific writer. I really feel the life of those to be useless who doesn’t read books and those wonderful words which was decorated by the wonderful writers. It is just a paper of words, but this very paper is holding the world’s knowledge and without it all things are useless. Just think, if we hadn't these assets then how could we come to know our past and if we didn’t know our past, how could we able to realize our present, and if we were not acquainted with our present then how could we strategise our future. So read the books, not only to know the magic of words but to know our past, present and future, without it I believe none of us would have been existed. And yeah always ride bicycle as it cleans environment and cleans you as well and moreover you will move forward without any backwardness (oil free world, pollution free world).

3 comments:

eglantine said...

well... d essay deserves an appeciation.... n reminds d reader of d essay "OF STUDIES" written by Francis Bacon.gud work farhan!!

eglantine said...

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested; that is, some books are to be read only in parts; others to be read, but not curiously; and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention.

MOHAMMED FARHAN KHAN said...

Thanx Eglantine, I really appreciate your precious comments. This post I have written in a very bare time, an idea came into mind to write something on books only. So I just have written it, nobody commented on this post, so I thought in the begining that may be I have written something bad, but u read and loved it. Very thankful to u.
I am not a writer, but I love to write with my little bit of English and knowledge and most importantly my desire to write something good.
plz visit more and read it regularly.
because u people I get motivated and make up my mind to write regularly.
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