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Ramayana as PDF e-book – The story of King Rama in four volumes

Here is the complete PDF version of Ramayana in English. The version of Ramayana I posted nearly a year ago was a shorter more popular edition. This one here is a translation of the entire scripture directly from the original Sanskrit versions. Like The Mahabharata, Ramayana is an ancient epic tale, that not only is […]

Mahabharata – all volumes in 12 PDF-files

Here is the complete Mahabharata translated into English prose directly from the original sanskrit text by Pratap Chandra Roy. Each of the 12 volumes are about 500 pages and they are huge files, so please be patient when downloading. The Mahabharata is one of the two major Indian hero-epics, The Ramayana being the other one. […]

Stillness Speaks by Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle wrote this short book, Stillness Speaks, (43 pages) in what he himself calls sutra-like style. He writes: Just like the ancient sutras, the writings contained within this book are sacred and have come out of a state of consciousness we may call stillness. Unlike those sutras, however, they don’t belong to any one […]

Exploration into Insight J Krishnamurti

Exploration into Insight is the transcription of talks that took place during more than 30 years within a group of people from various disciplines, backgrounds and pursuits, deeply concerned with the problems facing humanity and with one central interest, the unfoldment of the self through the perceptive field of self-knowledge. J Krishnamurti’s role in these dialogues is […]

A Map of the Journey by Sayadaw U Jotika

Map of the Journey by Sayadaw U Jotika is a nearly 400 pages long introduction to insight meditation. A Map of the Journey is an orginial, never previously published work. It is a transcript of a series of eleven preparatory talks given by Sayadaw U Jotika of Burma prior to a meditation retreat held in Australia. […]

The Doctrine of The Subtle Body in Western Tradition

The Doctrine of The Subtle Body in Western Tradition with the subtitle: An Outline of what the philosophers thought and Christians taught on the subject seeks to discuss how the western spiritual traditions has understood the human body. This is a very interesting document when compared with shamanistic and eastern tradition. The Doctrine of The Subtle […]

The Zend Avesta

The Zend Avesta are the main texts used in the Zoroastrian faith. These many different texts are believed to have been transmitted orally for centuries before they were written down in the 3rd century. According to legend preserved in the Book of Arda Viraf, a 3rd or 4th century work, a written version of The Zend […]

Sotapattimagga – The Path of the Sotapanna

Sotapattimagga – The Path of the Sotapanna is a collection of talks was originally given to the monastic community at Wat Marp Jan in Thailand in 2008. As these talks were specifically directed to monastics, they often refer to many of the fundamental practices and routines of monastic life. In addition, one can find details […]

In this very Life – The Liberation Teachings by the Buddha

In this very Life is a collection of talks from the first three month retreat that Sayādaw taught at the Insight Meditation Society. He describes in detail both the practical journey of awakening and a profound theoretical model of understanding. These discourses reward a thoughtful reading, allowing the familiar aspects of the teachings to mature […]

Living Nonduality – Enlightenment Teachings of Self-Realization by Robert Wolfe

Living Nonduality – Enlightenment Teachings of Self-Realization – is a major modern work on Nondualism by Robert Wolfe. The book is release under a Creative Commons Attribute. See Robert Wolfes website here. From the intro: “The teachings of nonduality have begun to come of age in the West, recognized at last as the central essence […]

Sri Aurobindo VOL 27 Letters on Poetry and Art

Letters on poetry and Art is volume 27 of Sri Aurobindo’s collected works. It consists of letters, poetry and other forms of literature on painting and the other arts, on beauty and aesthetics, and on their relation to the practice of yoga. Most of these letters were written by Sri Aurobindo in the 1930 and […]

What About Now? Reminders for Being in the Moment by Gina Lake

What About Now? Reminders for Being in the Moment is a rewrite of seven other books by Gina Lake, the wife of Nirmala. From the introduction: “This book was created from short excerpts from seven previous books about awakening out the egoic mind and living in the moment. It is intended to help you do […]

Sutra of the Medicine Buddha

Bhaiṣajyaguru, the Medicine Master and King of Lapis Lazuli Light’, is the buddha of healing and medicine in Mahāyāna Buddhism. Often he is referred to as the “Medicine Buddha“, he is described as a doctor who cures suffering using the medicine of his dhamma teachings. The Sutra of the Medicine Buddha is among the most […]

Native American Spirituality: Path of Heart Don Juan Matus, Eagle, and Others

Native American Spirituality: Path of Heart Don Juan Matus, Eagle, and Others is an overview by Russian author Vladimir Antonov of native american spirituality as described in primary sources from brujos, shamans and medicine men like Silvio Manuel, Juanito, Eagle, Eaglestform, Don Genaro and Don Juan Matus from the Toltec traditions. Most importantly Vladimir Antonov […]

Conscience by Ouspensky

Conscience with the subtitle The Search for Truth, is a collection of shorter works by P. D. Ouspensky the author of Tertium Organum and In Search of the Miraculous, and also the man known as “O” in the circles around G. I. Gurdjieff in the early days in Russia. The book starts by introducing Ouspensky […]

Toward Awakening by Jean Vaysse

Toward Awakening is the only book by Jean Vaysse, one of G. I. Gurdjieffs french pupils. Working in the groups in Paris and later helping to lead them through the 1960s, Jean Vaysse felt the time had come to express Gurdjieff’s written teaching in a more coherent and logical way in order to bring it […]

Views from the Real World by G. I. Gurdjieff

Views from the Real World is a collection of early talks by G. I. Gurdjieff. The book has been compiled from meeting notes during sessions in Moscow, Essentuki, Tiflis, Berlin, London, Paris, New York and Chicago by his pupils. The first part of the book is the text: Glimpses of Truth – an account written […]

Classics of Spiritual Philosophy and the Present

Classics of Spiritual Philosophy and the Present has been edited and compiled by Vladimir Antonov, Ph.D. The huge work takes the reader on a rough hike through thousands of years of spiritual traditions. Beginning with Pythagoras and Krishna Vladimir works his way through Christianity, Shamanism, Buddhism and a number of individual masters. From the foreword: […]

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