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Reading THE HUNT FOR KSM: Inside the Pursuit and Takedown of the Real 9/11 Mastermind by Terry McDermott and Josh Meyer.

In the car during my commute, listening to HOUSE OF STONE: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East by Anthony Shadid.

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just started The Art of War by Sun Tzu

an ubber excellent choice. I believe that all secular education in Asian countries must include the following in their curriculum.

Tao Te Ching- Lao Tze

Analects -Confucius

Nahjul Balagha- Imam Ali (as)

Masnawi & Ma'nawee- Maulana Jalaludeen Balkhi (Rumi)

-Bhagvad Gita

The Art of War- Sun Tzu

a good documentary on the art of war

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an ubber excellent choice. I believe that all secular education in Asian countries must include the following in their curriculum.

Tao Te Ching- Lao Tze

Analects -Confucius

Nahjul Balagha- Imam Ali (as)

Masnawi & Ma'nawee- Maulana Jalaludeen Balkhi (Rumi)

-Bhagvad Gita

The Art of War- Sun Tzu

You forgot to add

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You forgot to add

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on-guerrilla-warfare-mao-tse-tung-paperback-cover-art.jpg

I have been meaning to read the first one for a while but for some reason whenever I look to read something Japanese I always end up with books on Zen Bhuddism. The second one is awesome but I believe that its wisdom is contained in Sun Tzu's book.

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I have been meaning to read the first one for a while but for some reason whenever I look to read something Japanese I always end up with books on Zen Bhuddism. The second one is awesome but I believe that its wisdom is contained in Sun Tzu's book.

You really should, it's got a wealth of insights beyond being just a warrior code.

Some favourite quotes of mine are these:

Meditation on inevitable death should be performed daily. Every day when one's body and mind are at peace, one should meditate upon being ripped apart by arrows, rifles, spears and swords, being carried away by surging waves, being thrown into the midst of a great fire, being struck by lightning, being shaken to death by a great earthquake, falling from thousand-foot cliffs, dying of disease or committing seppuku at the death of one's master. And every day without fail one should consider himself as dead.
There is surely nothing other than the single purpose of the present moment. A man’s whole life is a succession of moment after moment. If one fully understands the present moment, there will be nothing else to do, and nothing else to pursue. Live being true to the single purpose of the moment.

I'm sure a few on here will agree with this one :shifty:

In bringing up a boy, one should first encourage a sense of valor. From the time he is young the child should liken his parents to the master, and learn everyday politeness and etiquette, the serving of other people, the ways of speech, forbearance and even the correct way of walking down the street. The elders were taught in the same fashion. When he does not put effort into things, he should be scolded and made to go the entire day without eating. This is also one of the disciplines of a retainer.

As for a girl, it is most important to teach her chastity from the time she is a child. She should not be in the comany of a man at a distance of less than six feet, nor should she meet them eye to eye, nor should she receive things from them directly from hand to hand. Neither should she go sight-seeing or take trips to temples. A woman who has been brought up strictly and has endured suffering at her own borne will suffer no ennui after she is married.

As for Mao, yes it is definitely heavily influenced by Sun Tzu but valuable in it's own right. Ho Chi Minh further expanded on Mao's ideas too.

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why--?--do not feel like reading anything or just can't get time--?

Don't feel like it. I don't know why....I have a HUGE backlog of books to read and yet here i'm procrastinating

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Don't feel like it. I don't know why....I have a HUGE backlog of books to read and yet here i'm procrastinating

Same here man. Whenever you want to read so many things at the same time you end up reading nothing for a long time. For me having a wide range of interests is turning out to be a curse in disguise.

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Same here man. Whenever you want to read so many things at the same time you end up reading nothing for a long time. For me having a wide range of interests is turning out to be a curse in disguise.

yeah, that might be the problem - too many interests. So i'm going to (hopefully) put away all books related some subject and then try to forget about them.

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Same here man. Whenever you want to read so many things at the same time you end up reading nothing for a long time. For me having a wide range of interests is turning out to be a curse in disguise.

Same is the case here. My interests overcome me, and I cant decide what to read/do.

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Same is the case here. My interests overcome me, and I cant decide what to read/do.

What subjects interest you. List them here. Let's see if we can help you decide what to read.

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History (its broadness included)

Literature (same as above)

Mil,

Fiqh (relatively new)

many more..

Hmmm. Literature in all its variety can be difficult to choose from, moreso if you are multilingual and read in multiple languages. As for history, it's so vast I don't even know where to begin. But I think we all do compartmentalize our interests. For me history readings first and foremost consist of reading about the history of my own country and the wider region. So that's Pakistan and the rest of the Indian Subcontinent going back centuries. Read about Maurya Dynasty, Delhi Sultanate, Mughal Empire, British Raj in India, or even regional/local histories if that's your cup of tea, For example, I love to read about the ex-State of Bahawalpur under the Abbasi dynasty as well as history of historical Multan province, or even Punjab as it was carved up to look as it does today. So you might want to read about Peshawar. These topics do not qualify as mainstream reading material but in my opinion if you don't know local/regional history well, your knowledge of greater histories remains shaky.

That was all about political history. You may want to read histories of cultures, of people, of languages, of ethnicities, of arts and crafts, of literature and poetry. It never ends. I know I have not been helpful in your book selection. LOL and Blush!

I don't think I understand what's Mil.

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Hmmm. Literature in all its variety can be difficult to choose from, moreso if you are multilingual and read in multiple languages.

I am sort of. 3 languages.

As for history, it's so vast I don't even know where to begin. But I think we all do compartmentalize our interests. For me history readings first and foremost consist of reading about the history of my own country and the wider region. So that's Pakistan and the rest of the Indian Subcontinent going back centuries. Read about Maurya Dynasty, Delhi Sultanate, Mughal Empire, British Raj in India, or even regional/local histories if that's your cup of tea,

History has got wide horizon indeed.

For me history of any thing is worth reading.

I will be away for summer camp for 20 days, so i am thinking about taking wd me "maazi kay mazaar

by Sibt e Hasan". I have a thaaat big book in line about India(from antiquity till partition), I cant manage

to give the time it needs. Many other history books waiting.

History of Peshawar, Roshnai Movement, History of Afghanistan etc are all in my list.

I don't think I understudy what's Mil.

Military History..

The constraint is time and availability (resources), but I manage to overcome them.

Thanks alot for your suggestions.

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" Players and Gentlemen "-------naa, it's not what the name implies----; it's about a private school, it's staff and kids---how sometimes kid become fascinated by a certain institute and it becomes and entire word to them and how far they can go to retain their illusions---

sparkling read--

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I will read The Hobbit soon....(yes I got charged up from the movie)

i tried reading that, couldnt even finish the first chapter. it was soooo slow. after all those people come to that dudes house and eat all his stuff i gave up.

currently reading "little women" by louisa may alcott, and "mansfield park" by jane austen. theyre so good ^_^

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i tried reading that, couldnt even finish the first chapter. it was soooo slow. after all those people come to that dudes house and eat all his stuff i gave up.

currently reading "little women" by louisa may alcott, and "mansfield park" by jane austen. theyre so good ^_^

I love Little Women! My copy is all worn out now though... :cry:

Jo and Laurie :wub:

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I love Little Women! My copy is all worn out now though... :cry:

Jo and Laurie :wub:

i know!!! i was so mad at the ending. alcott crushed my dreams with it. amy is such a prissy little girl, she doesnt deserve laurie. :dry:

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i know!!! i was so mad at the ending. alcott crushed my dreams with it. amy is such a prissy little girl, she doesnt deserve laurie. :dry:

I know its for the best cause Jo and Laurie were so alike but.. they were so epic togther. -sigh-

Have you read Little Men (and Jo's boys)?

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I know its for the best cause Jo and Laurie were so alike but.. they were so epic togther. -sigh-

Have you read Little Men (and Jo's boys)?

i actually havent, but ive been told its hilarious. its on my list of books to read, along with "jane eyre" and "pride and prejudice."

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Anyone here use Goodreads.com?

I do. I use it to get recommendations and read reviews. I haven't taken part in it despite having been there fo a long time. I have a dormant registration I never used :blush:

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