that's an interesting point. spirituality as it relates to success in trading (or success in anything; life in general). personally, i have absolutely no use for spirituality. i don't have spiritual goals (what exactly is a "spiritual goal" anyway?) and i don't NEED to feel spiritually connected. now, i'm not saying that spirituality is worthless (although to ME it is), but i am questioning whether it is NECESSARY to living a happy, successful life and to being a successful trader. since i already enjoy a happy life and, by my measure, have already enjoyed a good deal of success, and, for the time being, am trading profitably, my answer would be NO, spirituality is not a requirement. of the books mentioned above, i have read the Bhagavad Gita. i don't really wish to offend anybody (although i almost undoubtedly will), if it was left up to me, i'd rename it "Bagofwind Gita". (-->this is MY truth, no getting upset on me now commisso!) too much esoteric prose to really be of much value as tool for personal growth. of all i have heard and read of "eastern" philosophy, it simply doesn't compare to "western" methods like hpynosis and neuro-linguistic programming as a method of effecting changes in oneself.