Do you have a book collection?Books and scriptures of great value and high priced are on the beautiful shelves in the homes of many. There will be a large collection of science and history books. It may have been used by someone in the old days of that house. Book reading may have been a favorite pastime of some at the time. Others may be regular readers as part of their quest to gain more knowledge. Some maybe are passionate about such books because they are interested in science. There was no time for these books to be idle then. But now they are sitting quietly on shelves with glass doors to keep out from the dust. The current state of most bookcases in many homes are only visually pleasing objects for others to see.
The essence is important, not the collection of precious and unique things. What is the use of such collections if, despite all these, they cannot contain the essence of anything and cannot be absorbed in life? No one can be holy only because one owns the holy scriptures with them. It requires recitation, meditation, and a change of attitude. There is no point in pretending to have books full of glorious words and thoughts at home. Today, book collections have become only one craze to show to others. Beautiful collections of great books that have never been opened.