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Tripura Rahasya or the Mystery Beyond the Trinity

“Tripura Rahasya or the Mystery Beyond the Trinityis” an ancient prime text on Advaita in Sanskrit and was highly commended by Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi for study by seekers. There was no English translation of this scripture until the present one was made by Munagala Venkataramiah (Swami Ramanananda Saraswathi) in 1938. This book is not […]

Al-Kafi – Shia interviews with the Divine

Al-Kafi is a fundamental and classic Shia-text written by the fourteen infallible family members of Prophet Muhammad, (Divine Supreme Covenant Body) to their followers. This volume of al-Kafi, which is about seven hundred pages, is considered to be a text of an interview with a person who possesses Divine authority. It is among Shia scholars […]

Buddhism for the Future

Buddhism for the Future is a ebook about Buddhism in the modern globalized world. It explores Buddhism as a Force Against War, Unity in Buddhist Schools of Thought, Ecumenism, The role of the Sangha, The Bhikkhuni Order, Proselytization, Buddhist Values, The Third Millennium, The Lay Person, Social Concerns and much more. Download the book here: […]

St. Paul the Traveler and Roman Citizen

St. Paul: The Traveler And Roman Citizen by Oxford University’s first professor of classical art and archaeology William M. Ramsay (1851-1939) is a breathtaking, guide and history of Christianity’s premier missionary and apostolic father St. Paul, both before and after his conversion in Palestine. A vivid, thoroughly researched, highly recommended study guide for any who […]

Raja Yoga by Swami Vivekananda

Raja Yoga is also know as “Classical Yoga” og “Royal Union Yoga. The foremost concern is the discipline of the mind, the postures, asanas, are the carriage. This book “Raja Yoga or Conquering the Internal nature” goes into details about breathing techniques, concentration and themes like non-attachment. From the foreword: “The goal is to manifest […]

Hatha Yoga Pradipika – a guide to Hatha Yoga

Hatha Yoga Pradipika by Yoga Swami Svatmarama with foreword by B K S Iyengar and commentary by Hans Ulrich Rieker is a fundamental book on the theories behind Hatha Yoga. You will find only a few positions here. From the foreword by B K S Iyengar: “Hatha yoga, or hatha vidya (the science of hatha […]

Bardo Teachings – Zhi-Kro and Ngöndro Practice

Bardo teachings are about the continuity and ongoing nature of mind and experience. These instructions relate directly to everyday life as well as death. Bardo is a Tibetan word and it describes the primary transitions through the various levels of experience constituting the process of embodiment and reincarnation. Bardo teachings are about the continuity and […]

Inward Flowering by Jiddu Krishnamurti

Inward Flowering is a transcription of a dialogue with Krishnamurti, students and staff at Brockwood Park in 1976. This  short ebook (17 pages) explores the question about inward flowering – from the intro: “We should ask, whether we are inwardly and perhaps also outwardly – they are really related – whether we are growing, not […]

The Fundamentals of Meditation Practice – a Zen guide

“The Fundamentals of Meditation Practice” by Ting Chen is a Zen work about the basics of meditation posture and breathing techniques. Through 182 pages Ting Chen explains in details the best position of all the body parts and how to train for sitting in full lotus position. The first part of the book builds up […]

Legend of the Gods

Legend of the Gods  is preserved in a papyrus in the British Museum. This papyrus was acquired by the late Mr. A. H. Rhind in 1861 or 1862, when he was excavating some tombs on the west bank of the Nile at Thebes. He did not himself find it in a tomb, but he received […]

Krishnamurti Meditations 1969

Meditations is a short ebook by Krishnamurti about meditation. This is far from being a technical guide to meditation (for a more how-to oriented book try “Guide to Vipassana“), but it describes in a more poetic way Krishnamurtis views on meditation.  From the book: “Meditation is one of the most extraordinary things, and if you […]

A guide to Japanese Buddhism

A guide to Japanese Buddhism presents the history of Japanese Buddhism and the Buddhism in Japan today. It explains the origins and differences of the numerous schools and sects. We get the details of how Shinto, Zen and Rinzai Zen, Shinran, Shinshu, Honen, Soto Zen, Taoism and Pure Land Buddhism has evolved and shaped the […]

Nature and Grace by Thomas Aquinas

Nature and Grace by Thomas Aquinas. Thomas Aquinas was born in 1225, he was an Italian priest of the Catholic Church in the Dominican Order, and an immensely influential philosopher and theologian in the tradition of scholasticism, known as Doctor Angelicus (the Angelic Doctor) and Doctor Communis or Doctor Universalis (the Common or Universal Doctor). […]

The Apostolic Fathers – Fathers of the first, second, third and fourth century

Here are 3.000 pages for your reading joy. This trilogy is the accounts of the early Apostolic Fathers written by Philip Schaff and edited by Alexander Roberts, D.D. & James Donaldson, LL.D. These version where published in 1885 and the ambitious aim has been to present English translations of the complete works and whereabouts of […]

Popol Vuh – 3 English translations

Today I have goodies for you. Popol Vuh is one among a very few full text books that exists from the meso-americans cultures. Popol Vuh describes the Mayans creation myth, its epic tales of the Hero Twins Hunahpú and Xbalanqué and other spectacular  stories. The title Popol Vuh translates “Book of the Community,” “Book of […]

Autobiography of Madame Guyon

Autobiography of Madame Guyon – from the introduction: “IN THE HISTORY of the world few persons have attained that high degree of spirituality reached by Madame Guyon. Born in a corrupt age, in a nation marked for its degeneracy; nursed and reared in a church, as profligate as the world in which it was embedded; […]

J. Krishnamurti – Public Talks in Washington DC 1985

J. Krishnamurti – Public Talks in Washington DC 1985 is the transcriptions of two talks Krishnamurti held in Washington.From the foreword by Mary Zimbalist: This When Krishnamurti agreed to speak in Washington in April 1985, it was in a sense to a new audience, one to which in the compression of only two talks he […]

The Buddhist Way

The Buddhist Way presents in a simple and understandable manner the various rites that are performed by Buddhists on happy and sad occasions in their lives. It describes for example how Buddhist funerals takes place, Buddhist Taboos, education, Buddhist view on magic and much more. Download ‘The Buddhist Way’ here (50 pages): The Buddhist Way

Krishnamurti Education and the Significance of life

J Krishnamurti’s ‘Education and the Significance of life’ was published in 1981. From the book: “The freedom to create comes with self-knowledge; but self-knowledge is not a gift. One can be creative without having any particular talent. Creativeness is a state of being in which the conflicts and sorrows of the self are absent, a […]

Sri Aurobindo VOL 3-4 Collected Plays and Stories

Collected Plays and Stories contains all Sri Aurobindo’s original dramatic works and works of prose fiction. The material, which occupies two volumes, is divided by type into three parts: complete plays, incomplete and fragmentary plays, and stories, complete, incomplete and fragmentary. The earliest of the pieces collected here was written in 1891, the lastest in […]

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