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The Metaphysics of the Upanishads by Vichar Sagar

The Metaphysics of the Upanishads by Vichar Sagar was first published in 1885, translated from sanskrit by Lala Sreeram. The book is an in depth treatise on Advaita as revealed in the Upanishads and it is said that it is read by every literate Sadhu. Advaita, meaning non-duality, is a system where “Advaita” refers to the identity of the […]

The Science of Pranayama by Sri Swami Sivananda

The Science of Pranayama by Sri Swami Sivananda was first published in 1935 and it has since become a classic on breathing exercises and the benefits of controlled breathing on health and spiritual paths. The book also gives a brief introduction to chakras, meditation poses and some vedic hygienic  routines. Download the book here: ¨ The Science of Pranayama […]

For the Stilling of Volcanoes by Sujiva

For the Stilling of Volcanoes is written byVen. Sujiva, the founder of Santisukharama, is a Malaysian Theravadin Buddhist monk. He is a well known and respected Vipassana meditation teacher who has dedicated his life to the teaching and propagation of Vipassana meditation. For the Stilling of Volcanoes is brief guide to various meditation forms, including some very […]

Sutra on the Original Vows & the Attainment of Merits of Ksitigarbha Bodhisatta

Sutra on the Original Vows and the Attainment of Merits of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva, translated from Chinese into English by Ms Pitt Chin Hui, President of the Singapore Regional Centre of the World Fellowship of Buddhist. Ksitigarbha is known for his vow to take responsibility for the instruction of all beings in the six worlds between the […]

Choiceless Awareness by Krishnamurti

Choiceless Awareness by Krishnamurti is a compilation of transcripts of public talks held in Bangalore and New Delhi in 1948. There is also a chapter with transcripts from a radio broadcasted speach. These talks are also known as the volume 5 of Krishnamurtis works. Download it here (178 pages): Choiceless Awareness by Krishnamurti  

A Series of Lessons in Gnani Yoga by Yogi Ramacharaka

A Series of Lessons in Gnani Yoga by Yogi Ramacharaka. The Yogi Philosophy may be divided into several great branches, or fields. What is known as “Hatha Yoga” deals with the physical body and its control; its welfare; its health; its preservation; its laws, etc. What is known as “Raja Yoga” deals with the Mind; its control; its development; […]

Green Dharma by Georg Feuerstein & Brenda Feuerstein

Green Dharma is a free PDF e-book about the connection between Dharma and the environment by Georg Feuerstein & Brenda Feuerstein. The authors have previously published their work ‘Green Yoga‘ and Green Dharma can be seen as an independent pursuit. From the intro: “The Buddha was a great healer of human hearts and minds. If […]

No Worries – Buddhist Teachings and A Short Biography of Luang Por Liem Thitadhammo

Luang Por Liem Ṭhitadhammo, a Buddhist monk in the Thai Forest Tradition, was born in Sri Saket Province in the Northeast of Thailand in 1941. After higher ordination at twenty years of age, Luang Por practised in several village monasteries throughout the Northeast until he joined the Forest Tradition in 1969. The first half of […]

The Secret Flower and other stories by Jane Tyson Clement

The Secret Flower and other stories is a series of insightful shorts written from a Christian perspective. The Writer, naturalist, and mother of seven, Jane Tyson Clement (1917-2000) spent most of her long life teaching – a vocation that gave her endless opportunities to pass on her twin passions for language and nature. Download her […]

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Hsin – Hsin Ming by Seng-ts’an Third Patriarch of Zen

Hsin-Hsin Ming with the subtitle Verses on the Perfect Mind was written by Seng-ts’an also known as the Third Patriarch of Zen. The Hsin Hsin Ming is a verse written in the 6th century, it is considered the first clear and comprehensive statement of Zen. The title is often translated as “Faith in Mind”, but some argues […]

Bizarre Tuesday on HolyBooks.com: The Voynich Manuscript and CODEX Serahinianus

Longtime friends of HolyBooks.com will recognize that I have weakness for the more peculiar works and I post them here regardless of their spiritual attributes in admiration of human creativity. Today I have two of these goodies for you and if you are into this, you will not be disappointed. These two works have one […]

The Secret Doctrine by H.P. Blavatsky

The Secret Doctrine by H.P. Blavatsky is a double-volume work consisiting of the two books: Cosmogenesis and Antrhopogenesis. They where published in 1888 and Blavatsky claimed that the contents had been revealed to her by ‘mahatmas‘ who had retained knowledge of mankind’s spiritual history, knowledge that it was now possible, in part, to reveal. The first […]

An Analysis of the Abhidhammatthasaogaha

An Analysis of the Abhidhammatthasaogaha is a transcription of a series of lectures given by an unknown author in a monastary in Burma. The transcription was found in the library of Chanmay Meditation Centre in Burma by the German Manfred Wierich who digitalized them. What is presented here only covers the first chapter of the […]

Rice Eyes Enlightenmet in Dogens Kitchen by Tai Sheridan

Rice Eyes Enlightenmet in Dogens Kitchen by Tai Sheridan is a poetic presentation of Dogen’s essay Tenzo Kyokun, Instructions to the Cook, by Zen Priest and Poet Tai Sheridan. ‘Rice Eyes’ is a metaphor for the non-dual world, the essential Buddhist experience of oneness. Dogen uses the role of Tenzo, or head cook, to demonstrate how […]

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