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The Master Game By Robert S. de Ropp

The Master Game is a book CONCERNED with GAMES and AIMS.. Seek, above all, for a game worth playing. Such is the advice of the oracle to modern man. Having found the game, play it with intensity – play as if your life and sanity depended on it. (They do depend on it.) Follow the example […]

Augustins: City of God and On Christian Doctrine

The “City of God” is the masterpiece of the greatest genius among the Latin Fathers, and the best known and most read of Augustins works, except the “Confessions.” It embodies the results of thirteen years of intellectual labor and study (from A.D. 413–426). It is a vindication of Christianity against the attacks of the heathen […]

Egyptian Book of the Dead

Egyptian Book of the Dead or The Egyptian Book of Living & Dying was initially published in modern times in the aftermath of Napoleons expeditions to Egypt.  First the Egyptian Book of the Dead was considered to be the ‘Bible’ of the ancient Egypt and was therefore treated with great respect and consideration. The Book of […]

Provocations Spiritual Writings of Kierkegaard

‘Provocations’ Spiritual Writings of Kierkegaard is compiled and edited by Charles E. Moore. From the foreword: “Søren Kierkegaard has been accused of being one of the most frustrating authors to read. He has also been praised as one of the most rewarding. Frustrating, because his style is so dense, his thought so complex, and his […]

What Buddhists believe

From the foreword of ‘What Buddhists believe’: “On one occasion a Christian delegation visited Ven Dhammananda to have a dialogue. A member of the delegation saw the book on his desk and asked, “Venerable, What do Buddhists believe?” He replied, “Buddhists do not believe anything!” Puzzled, the man asked, “ Then why did you write […]

Ashtavakra Gita – Complete PDF-ebook

The Ashtavakra Gita is an ancient Hindu spiritual document of great purity and power. Pure, because it is relentlessly one-pointed. Every word in this complete and free pdf version of Ashtavakra Gita is aimed at triggering Self-realization -no suggestions for self-improvement, no rules for moral behavior, no practical wisdom for daily life. Powerful, because the mere […]

The Religion of Ancient Greece by J. E. Harrison

The Religion of Ancient Greece by J. E. Harrison. The Religion of Ancient Greece is an inquiry into the nature of Greek religion ; an attempt to discover its origin how it resembles and how it differs from other religions. Especially its object is to ask and, if it may be, to answer the question : […]

Ramayana full length PDF Ebook

The Ramayana is an ancient Hindu text about Rama, an incarnation of the God Vishnu. It tells the story of the righteous prince Rama and his rescue of his wife Sita after her abduction by the demon king Ravana. I am sorry, we do not have this in Hindi or Kannada. They might be available […]

Sri Aurobindo VOL II – Collected Poems

‘Collected Poems’ is the entire production of short poems and narrative poems in English by Sri Aurobindo. This is the second of about 40 volumes that will be published here on Holybooks.com during the coming weeks. This volume consists of sonnets, lyrical poems, narrative poems, and metrical experiments in various forms. All such poems pub­lished […]

The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah by Alfred Edersheim

The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah by Alfred Edersheim is a 1733 page work about the society, culture and the political and religious environment Jesus was brought up in. By consulting both Rabbinic Law and Talmudic writings, Edersheim paints a vivid picture of the various locations where Jesus would have walked, prayed, and […]

The First And Last Freedom – J. Krishnamurti

Krishnamurtis ebook “The First And Last Freedom” was first published in United States in 1975. I has two parts, the first is general thoughts on freedom and the second is a transcription of Q&As from different meetings. From the foreword by Aldous Huxley: Without understanding yourself you have no basis for thought; without self-knowledge, what […]

Teachings of the Lord Chaitanya – The Golden Avatara

Teachings of the Lord Chaitanya is an Indian classic text specially used by the Hare Krishna movement. Taking the role of His own devotee, Lord Sri Krsna appeared as Sri Krsna Chaitanya about five centuries ago in Bengal, India, and began a great social and spiritual revolution that has profoundly affected the lives of millions […]

Buddhism as a religion

Is Buddhism a religion? This ebook, Buddhism as a Religion, seeks to explain the religious foundations of Buddhism in comparison with other main religions. Buddhism is often interpreted as a lifestyle or a God-less religion, but a closer investigation into the concepts of the Buddhist concepts of Dharma, Karma, Nirvana, Moksha, Niraya, Samsara and Atma […]

FOUNDATIONS OF TAOIST PRACTICE

When you try to define Taoism, you immediately run into trouble. The great Taoist philosopher and author of the Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu, begins his first chapter with the warning words, The Tao that can be described is not the eternal Tao. The name that can be named is not the eternal name. Thus […]

Jiddu Khrisnamurti Life Ahead

Jiddu Khrisnamurtis “Life Ahead” is one of his lesser known works. It consists of both writings and talks given to Indian students. The book underlines the danger of competition, the value of solitude, the need to understand both the conscious and the unconscious mind, and the difference between concentration and attention, and between knowledge and […]

News from the true cultivators

News from the true cultivators. Three steps, one bow – three steps along the side of the highway, then a bow to the ground, so that knees, elbows, hands and forehead touch the earth, then rise, join the palms together, and take three more steps, then begin another bow. Hour after hour day after day, […]

Vimalakirti Nirdesa Sutra

Here is the entire Vimalakirti Nirdesa Sutra ebook in Robert A. F. Thurmans translation. The ancient 100 page sutra teaches the meaning of nonduality among other themes. An important aspect of this text is that it contains a report of a teaching addressed to both arhats and bodhisattvas by the layman Vimalakīrti, who expounds the […]

Mindfulness In Plain English

Mindfulness In Plain English By Ven. Henepola Gunaratana is a guide to mindfulness in the traditional Buddhist sense of Insight Meditation. The subject of this book is Vipassana meditation practice. Repeat, practice. This is a meditation manual, a nuts-and-bolts, step-by-step guide to Insight meditation. It is meant to be practical. It is meant for use. […]

The Tawasin of Mansur Al-Hallaj

Author of The Tawasin, Mansur Al-Hallaj was a Persian mystic, revolutionary writer and teacher of Sufism most famous for his apparent, but disputed, self-proclaimed divinity, his poetry and for his execution for heresy at the orders of the Abbasid Caliph Al-Muqtadir after a long, drawn-out investigation. The Afghan sufi scholar Idries Shah suggested that Mansur […]

The Seeker’s Glossary of Buddhism: A Dictionary/Encyclopedia of Buddhism

The Seeker’s Glossary of Buddhism: A Dictionary/Encyclopedia of Buddhism is a revised and expanded edition of The Seeker’s Glossary of Buddhism. The text is a compendium of excerpts and quotations from some 350 works by monks, nuns, professors, scholars and other laypersons from nine different countries, in their own words or in translation. The editors […]

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