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Consciousness and the Absolute by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Consciousness and the Absolute with the subtitle “The Final Talks of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj” were recorded shortly before Nisargadatta’s death in 1981, and translated carefully to English with no changes. In a question and answer format the visitors and devotees accompanied the master during his final teachings. Download it here (5.6 MB): Consciousness and the Absolute […]

Amata Dhamma – Six Talks on Dhamma

Amata Dhamma – Six Talks on Dhamma. From the intro: “The Dhamma of Buddha was expounded correctly and properly. It was not hidden or obscure but was presented according to the truths existing on every level of Dhamma. It proclaims, for example, that virtue and vice, hell, heaven and Nibbãna really do exist, that kilesas […]

Secret of the Golden Flower – A Chinese Book of Life

Secret of the Golden Flower subtitled ‘A Chinese Book of Life’. This ancient esoteric treatise was transmitted orally for centuries before being recorded on a series of wooden tablets in the eighth century. It was recorded by a member of the Religion of Light, whose leader was the Taoist adept Lu Yen (also known as […]

A Journey Through Georgia C. E. Bechhofer Roberts

Journalist Carl Eric Bechhofer Roberts, spoke Russian and traveled widely in Russia and the Caucasus. He was acquainted with Ouspensky as a fellow journalist, when he went to report on conditions there in 1919. Roberts describes a series of engaging meetings he had with “a curious individual named Georgiy Ivanovich Gourjiev” as well as an informed assessment […]

Gurdjieff, the Unknown Man by Kenneth Walker, M. D.

Gurdjieff, the Unknown Man is Kenneth Walker’s vivid account of his meetings with Ouspensky and first visits to Gurdjieff’s Paris apartment in the late 1940s. The text distinguished by his keenly trained powers of observation. The Russian philosopher P. D. Ouspensky illustrated the difficulty of recognizing a teacher of esoteric knowledge, with two stories. The first told […]

I Am That by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

The forms around us, says Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, are constituted of the five elements. They are transient, and in a state of perpetual flux. Also they are governed by the law of causation. All this applies to the body and the mind also, both of which are transient and subject to birth and death. We […]

Sri Aurobindo Vol 20 – The Renaissance in India with A Defence of Indian Culture

The Renaissance in India with A Defence of Indian Culture by Sri Aurobindo is the twentieth book in the series of his collected works. Most of the essays in this book has been published under the name The Foundations of Indian Culture,  but is also includes the unfinished book The Defence of Indian Culture and the illustrated […]

A Dialogue With Oneself by J. Krishnamurti

A Dialogue With Oneself by J. Krishnamurti is a two-part short book. It consists of a discussion on love and attachment and discussion known as the Brockwood Park 1st Public Dialogue held at 30th August 1977. From the book: “I started out having a dialogue with myself. I asked myself what is this strange thing called […]

An Outline of Occult Science by Rudolf Steiner

An Outline of Occult Science by Rudolf Steiner. From the intro: My knowledge of things of the spirit is a direct result of my own perception, and I am fully conscious of this fact. In all details I had always examined myself carefully as to whether every step I took in the progress of my […]

Mae Chee Kaew Her Journey to Spiritual Awakening & Enlightenment

Her Journey to Spiritual Awakening & Enlightenment. This book presents the life and the practice of a woman who reached the pinnacle of Buddhist practice. She was known as Mae Chee Kaew. Mae Chee Kaew felt the calling to a spiritual life at an early age. Blessed as a girl with the good fortune to […]

The Science of Breath & the Philosophy of the Tatwas

The Science of Breath & the Philosophy of the Tatwas by Rama Prasad is an ancient text translated from Sanskrit. It deals with breathing and breaths potential as a tool for spiritual enlightenment.  The book goes in deep details about the nature of breathing from a scientific viewpoint and thereby give us both an understanding of […]

Bag of Bones – A Miscellany on the Body compiled by Bhikkhu Khantipálo

The body is thought to be most obviously “me,” what I regard as the most tangible part of myself. Around it therefore are constructed many views, all of them distorted to some extent, which prevent insight arising into the body as it really is. This book is a small anthology relating to the body in […]

Mahanirvana Tantra – Tantra of the Great Liberation

Mahanirvana Tantra – Tantra of the Great Liberation Translated by Arthur Avalon. This is one of the best known of the Tantric scriptures. It was translated by Sir John Woodroffe (under the pseudonym ‘Arthur Avalon‘), one of the few Indologists to gain direct access to this obscure and secretive branch of Hinduism. Framed as a […]

The Complete Pythagoras

The Complete Pythagoras is a compilation of two books. The first is entitled The Life Of Pythagoras and contains the four biographies of Pythagoras that have survived from antiquity: that of Iamblichus (280-333 A.D.), Porphry (233-306 A.D.), Photius (ca 820- ca 891 A.D.) and Diogenes Laertius (180 A.D.). The second is entitled Pythagorean Library and […]

Seven Points for Developing a Good Heart by Kadampa Geshe Chekawa Yeshe Dorje (1101-1175)

Seven Points for Developing a Good Heart with the subtitle Advices for Training Oneself in the Greater Way is a root text written down by the Tibetan master Kadampa Geshe Chekawa Yeshe Dorje (1101 – 1175). He was also the the author of the celebrated root text, Training the Mind in Seven Points. The following version […]

Two new translations of parts of Songs of Milarepa

Here are two new free translations of parts of Songs of Milarepa from the Tibetan Padma Karpo Translation Commitee. The first is A Song of Milarepa – Milarepa and the Geshe In Drin, a song about the approach of the Kadampa geshe who is stuck at the level of words and the approach of the yogi […]

A Spiritual Biography by Acariya Maha Boowa

The aim of spiritual liberation must be accomplished by appropriate means: the Middle Way as taught by Buddha. Although the Buddha forbade the use of self-mortification as a means to gain enlightenment, he authorized and encouraged specialized ascetic practices, known as dhutangas. The true Middle Way is not the smooth path of least resistance negotiated […]

Arahattamagga – Arahattaphala: The Path to Arahantship

Arahattamagga – Arahattaphala: The Path to Arahantship is a  vompilation of Venerable Ācariya Mahā Boowa’s Dhamma Talks About His Path of Practice. From the book: “I tell you quite frankly: I no longer experience past, present, or future; for I no longer have any trace of conventional reality left within my heart. I can assure you […]

Patipada – Venerable Acariya Mun’s Path of Practice

Patipadā is a translation of the Dhutanga Kammaṭṭhāna practices of Venerable Ajaan Mun Bhūridatta Thera, and it was written by Venerable Ajaan Mahā Boowa Ñāṇasampanno Thera as a companion volume to the biography of Venerable Ācariya Mun. This book includes many things that may not be easy to understand for the reader who is not familiar […]

Unending Auspiciousness – The Sutra of the Recollection of the Noble Three Jewels

I just received a mail from  The Tibetan Padma Karpo Translation Committee announcing the publishing of a major translation. The Sutra of the Recollection of the Noble Three Jewels is compilation of the Buddha’s teachings called “the recollections”. The recollections are widely used throughout all Buddhist traditions as a way of remembering the Three Jewels and deepening faith […]

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