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A Chymicall treatise of the Ancient and highly illuminated Philosopher Arnoldus de Nova

This alchemy text was published in 1611. From the intro: “A Chymicall treatise of the Ancient and highly illuminated Philosopher, Devine and Physitian, Arnoldus de Nova Villa who lived 400 years agoe, never seen in print before, but now by a Lover of the Spagyrick art made publick for the use of Learners.” Download the […]

Wind in the forest – Buddhist poetry by Sujiva

Wind in the forest is a unique ebook collection of poems, write-ups, illustrations and photos. In Venerable Sujiva’s sincere and heartfelt writings, readers may find many touching incidents related by him in his many years of teaching. Download the full text ebook here (288 pages/3.18MB) : Wind in the forest by Venerable Sujiva

Guide to Vipassana by Mahasi Sayadaw

This text by Mahasi Sayadaw explains the concept and Practice of Vipassana – a basic, yet extremely hard to master, technique of self-confrontation. To understand Vipassana in a broader perspective you might want to consult the book: ‘Mastering the core teachings of the Buddha’. Download ‘Guide to Vipassana’ by Mahasi Sayadaw here: Guide to Vipassana

Commentaries on Living I, II and III by Jiddu Krishnamurti

Commentaries on Living is a trilogy by Jiddu Krishnamurti. They were originally published in 1956, 1958 and 1960. In the first book each chapter starts with a description of people in nature. The second book consists of people telling about their problems and comments of Krishnamurti. These comments are very fresh, original and give new […]

The Avadhoota Gita – download free PDF

The Avadhoota Gita is writen by Sage Dattatreya. Dattatreya was the combined incarnation of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. His narration was recorded by his two disciples Swami and Kartika. It is undoubtedly one of the oldest Hindu scriptures. Hindu scholars speculate it must have been written not less than 5000 B.C, or even earlier. Still […]

A Tree in the forest

A Tree in the forest is a collection of Ajahn Chah’s similies. He was born in 1918 in a small village in Northern Thailand. He practised meditation under a number of masters. He later started teaching himself in a very simple and straightforward way. One of his methods was to educate his pupils through stories. […]

A General Look at Alchemy

A General Look at Alchemy. This ebook is an introduction to the origin of alchemy. Starting with the “Father of Alcemy” Hermes Trismegistus, an Egyptian Sage from an unknown period, through Biblical figures, the Rosicrucians and to our days practises of alchemy. The book also describes a series of concepts found in texts related to […]

Vimalakīrti Nirdeśa Sūtra

The Vimalakīrti Nirdeśa Sūtra or Vimalakīrti Sūtra translated by Robert A. F. Thurman is a Mahāyāna Buddhist sūtra. The sutra explains the meaning of nonduality directly with the words of the Buddha. An important aspect of this scripture is that it contains a report of a teaching addressed to both arhats and bodhisattvas by the […]

The Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage – all 3 books

The Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage is the story of the Egyptian mage Abramelin, or Abra-Melin, who taught a system of magic to Abraham of Worms, a German Jew presumed to have lived from c.1362 – c.1458. The Book of the Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage and its ideas, has been incorporated within […]

Scientific Acceptability of Rebirth

Scientific Acceptability of Rebirth is a Buddhist perspective on the scientific approach to incarnation and rebirth. Author Dr. Dharmawardena points out that the reason why classical science cannot explain rebirth is due to inherent limitations in classical science. Modern science has transcended these limitations, and therefore rebirth is within the scope of modern science. Modern […]

Dhammapada Stories by Gambhiro Bikkhu

The Buddhist Canon, also known as the Tipitaka, is the collection of the entire teachings of the Buddha. From this collection, inspirational verses which touch the essence of what the Buddha taught were compiled and recorded in a book called DHAMMAPĀDA. These verses, arranged under twenty-six chapters with such headings as The Wise, Mindfulness, and […]

Amrita Gita by Sri Swami Sivananda

Amrita Gita by Sri Swami Sivananda. This short book by – Amrita Gita by Sri Swami Sivananda – describes the different types of yoga and how they are practised:  Hatha Yoga, Karma Yoga, Japa Yoga, Nada Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Raja Yoga, Jnana Yoga, Adhyatma Yoga, Kundalini Yoga and Mantra Yoga. Published by The Divine Life […]

Songs of Kabir by Ravindranath Tagore

The poet Kabîr, is one of the most interesting personalities in the history of Indian mysticism. Born in or near Benares, of Mohammedan parents, and probably about the year 1440, be became in early life a disciple of the celebrated Hindu ascetic Râmânanda. Râmânanda had brought to Northern India the religious revival which Râmânuja, the […]

The Autobiography of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux

Marie-Françoise-Thérèse Martin, was a French Carmelite nun. She is also known as “The Little Flower of Jesus”. St. Thérèse is known today because of her spiritual memoir, “Story of a Soul” or “The Story of the Springtime of a Little White Flower”, which she wrote upon the orders of two prioresses of her monastery, and […]

Siddhartha – an Indian Tale by Hermann Hesse

Siddhartha – an Indian Tale by Hermann Hesse is about a son of a Brahman who in his quest for the truth rejects his father’s faith. His way is through asceticism, meeting with the Buddha, love adventures and a secular life until he calms down and finally finds enlightenment. In many ways the novel is […]

Beyond No Self

Beyond No Self by Nirmala. The spiritual journey is a movement away from over-identification with the body and mind to the rediscovery of our true identity as infinite Being, and this can be two different movements. The first is disidentification with the body and mind. Since identification is simply a movement of thought, dis-identification is […]

Reading the Mind

‘Reading the Mind’ is a compilation of teachings by a Thai female teacher, Kee Nanayon (1901-1978); who established a Dhamma centre, Khao-Suan-Luang in 1945. Upasika Kee attracted Dhamma students, and her followers came to include both female lay devotees and white-robed nuns. These Dhamma talks were mainly given to the women who stayed at her […]

Essential Themes of Buddhist Lectures

‘Essential Themes of Buddhist Lectures’ by Sayadaw U Thittilla is a huge collection of his expanded notes on talks on Buddhism. The book answers a number of questions about Buddhism, its history and different sects, such as Mahayana, Theravada and others. It also gives detailed explanations about rebirth, meditation and lots more. Download the 415 […]

The Tao Teh King

Here is the classic Tao work ‘The Tao Teh King’ by Lao-Tse in the James Legge translation. Download full text here: Lao-tse The Tao Teh King

SUFISM: THE PERSIAN MYSTICS – JALALU’D-DIN RUMI

The word Sufi is derived from the word suf, meaning “wool”. When a little Persian sect at the end of the eighth century A.D. broke away from the orthodox Muslim religion, and struck out on an independent path, they ignored costly robes and worldly ostentation, and clad themselves in a white wool garment. Hence they […]

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