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Sakti and Sakta by Sir John Woodroffe

Sakti and Sakta by Sir John Woodroffe is a study on Shakta Tantric beliefs and practices. The book is an essential and indispensable volume on Tantra. It was written at the turn of the 20th century, during the British colonial occupation of India, and so it is not what one might call an easy or leisurely read. The […]

Introduction to Tantra-Sastra by Sir John Woodroffe

An Introduction to Tanthra Shastra, by Sir. John Woodroffe (1865–1936).  This book is intended as a guide for beginners of practical Tantra, and those who are interested in Tantric field. He was a master in Tantra and a Tantric teacher also. Sir. John Woodroffes works on tantra like Serpent power, Shakthi, shaktha, Garland of letters are […]

Nibbana In Theravada Perspective

Nibbana In Theravada Perspective is analytical text and a critical study of the concept of Nibbana, maybe better known as the Buddhist concept of Nirvana. Nirvana literally means “blowing out” — referring, in the Buddhist context, to the blowing out of the fires of greed, hatred, and delusion. The Theravada, and other Buddhist traditions, does […]

Zen Culture by Thomas Hoover

Zen Culture subtitled How Zen has influenced Art, Architecture, Literature, Sports, Ceramics and Theatre by Thomas Hoover. When it first was published in 1977 among the many positive reviews Library Journal wrote, “Hoover covers the ground in an easy and informative way, describing the origins of Zen itself and the Zen roots of swordsmanship, architecture, food, poetry, […]

Human, All Too Human – A Book for Free Spirits – Nietzsche

Human, All Too Human subtitled A Book for Free Spirits was originally published in 1878. A second part, Assorted Opinions and Maxims (Vermischte Meinungen und Sprüche), was published in 1879, and a third part, The Wanderer and his Shadow (Der Wanderer und sein Schatten), followed in 1880. Reflecting an admiration of Voltaire as a free thinker, but also […]

Realization Of The Dhamma by Dr U Dhammapiya

Realization of the Dhamma by Sayadaw U Dhammapiya is meant as a general but throughout introduction for students of Buddhism doctrines. It explains the most used terms by referring directly to the quoted words of the Buddha. Download “Realization of the Dhamma” here: Realization Of The Dhamma by Dr U Dhammapiya

The Satipatthana Vipassana Meditation

The Satipatthana Vipassana Meditation – A basic Buddhist Mindfulness – by Mahasi Sayadaw is an in depth guide to mindfulness or Satipattthana as it is practiced by Buddhist monks in Burma. Satipatthana was recommended by the Buddha for all who seek enlightenment or to grow spiritually. In the foreword it is underlined that these practices can be done […]

The Doctrine Of Paticcasamuppada By U Than Daing

The Doctrine Of Paticcasamuppada By U Than Daing with the subtitle “The Law of Dependent Origination” is a guide for the yogi who seeks the path to end all suffering and for the English speaking reader an explanation of the various mental and physical phenomena we call personality. This work has a great insight to […]

Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche

During the coming weeks I will post the complete works  here on holybooks.com – more than 3.000 pages. Some months ago I posted “Thus Spoke Zarathustra”, but now I have a source for them all. So here we go starting with Nietzsches Beyond Good and Evil subtitled “Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future” (Vorspiel einer […]

The Surangama Sutra

The Surangama Sutra is one of the most important texts in the Chinese Mahayana Buddhism tradition. It deals with the worthlessness of the Dharma when unaccompanied by samadhi power, and the importance of moral precepts as a foundation for the Buddhist practice. Also stressed is the theme of how one effectively combats delusions that may arise during […]

The Christian Mystery by Rodney Collin

The Christian Mystery by Rodney Collin. From the intro: “And God created man in his own image. In his own image created he also nebula, sun, earth, cell and molecule. For his image is a creature with seven natures, living on three foods, and endowed with all possibilities. Such a creature is truly a cosmos.” The […]

Aquinas Ethicus Volumes I & II

Aquinas ethicus: or, The moral teaching of St. Thomas. A translation of the principle portions of the second part of the “Summa theologica”, with notes, Volume I – II. Download them both here: Aquinas Ethicus Volume I Aquinas Ethicus Volume II

The Theory of Eternal Life by Rodney Collin

The Theory of Eternal Life by Rodney Collin absorbs the teaching and the wisdom of great mythological, religious, and spiritual sources into a coherent and complete framework on what is uniquely possible when consciousness comes into human form. Within the framework of his theory, the mystery and meaning of death are revealed and both life […]

The Da Vinci Myth Vs The Gospel Truth

The Da Vinci Code have sold nearly 50 million copies sold. The book is both a cultural phenomenon—and a direct attack on Christianity’s 2,000 year-old claim that Jesus Christ is God. Authors D. James Kennedy, Ph.D., and Jerry Newcombe offer historical evidence to dispense with The Da Vinci Code fictions, including the assertions that the New […]

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