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The Anapanasati Sutta – A Practical Guide to Mindfulness of Breathing and Tranquil Wisdom Meditation

The Anapanasati Sutta – A Practical Guide to Mindfulness of Breathing and Tranquil Wisdom Meditation by Maha Thera Sayadaw Gyi U Vimalaramsi was written in 1995 and it is now issued in six languages. The author had spend more than twenty years meditating before looking in the suttas and this book is about the instructions he found in the […]

Knowing and Seeing by Pa-Auk Tawya Sayadaw

Knowing and Seeing is a set of precise and detailed instructions on the process of realizing Nibbāna in this very life as it is developed and practiced at the  Pa-Auk Forest Monastery in Myanmar. From the foreword: To achieve Nibbāna  yogis must comprehend the aggregates, as impermanence, suffering, and non-self. As for the objects of Vipassanā meditation, they are not only […]

A Country Doctor by Franz Kafka

A Country Doctor by Franz Kafka is a short story about a doctor who struggles to reach a sick boy on winter night. Louis H. Leiter writes about A Country Doctor: “A Country Doctor” comments on man, who, buffeted by the scheme of things, is unable to transcend the part assigned him by the absurdity of that existence. […]

What About Love? Reminders for Being Loving by Gina Lake

What About Love? Reminders for Being Loving by Gina Lake is here presented in full length with permission from the author. From the book: “We often fail to notice what is actually going on in the present moment—in the Now; we often aren’t present to reality. Most people live in a mental world, a virtual […]

The King of Glorious Sutras called the Exalted Sublime Golden Light

Exalted Sublime Golden Light – an ancient sutra book. When Buddha Shakyamuni visited Girja Kuti (Vultures’ Peak) to teach the ‘great hearers’ or sublime audience of monks, nuns, Bodhisattvas, gods and spirits, he expounded, in his last turning of the wheel of Dharma, the ‘King of Glorious Sutras called ‘The Exalted Sublime Golden Light‘, or in […]

Interpreting the Upanishads by Ananda Wood

Interpreting the Upanishads by Ananda Wood translates the Upanishads and explains the content in modern terms. The original statements of the Upanishads have been interpreted and explained in many different ways, through many different schools of thought. Some schools have emphasized a religious approach to truth, through devotion to a worshipped God. Some schools have emphasized a mystical approach, through exercises of meditation that […]

Meister Echart´s Sermons

Meister Echart´s Sermons –  Meister Echart was a Dominican monk, and one of the most profound thinkers of the Middle Ages. He was born about 1260 A.D. in Thuringia, and died at Cologne 1327 A.D. In 1295 he was Prior of the Dominicans at Erfurt and Vicar-General of Thuringia. In 1300 he was sent to […]

Gifts with no Giver – A Love Affair with Truth by Nirmala

Gifts with no Giver – A Love Affair with Truth is a collection of nondual spiritual poetry written from the Heart by Nirmala, a modern spiritual teacher in the Advaita tradition. These poems attempt to capture the undying presence of love in all of its forms. These poems have been compared to the words of Rumi. Download the […]

The New Being by Paul Tillich

The New Being by Paul Tillich is  a collection of sermons, unique in many ways. Paul Johannes Tillich was a German-American theologian and Christian existentialist philosopher. Tillich was one of the most influential Protestant theologians of the 20th century. He died 22. october 1965 – precisely 95 years after the birth Puran Singh.  Tillich developed of Christology, […]

The Hidden Truth: A logical path through compelling evidence to discover the nature of reality and the meaning of life.

The Hidden Truth considers wide-ranging fields of study to develop a logical path through compelling evidence to discover the nature of reality and the meaning of life.  The study begins with a review of the most scientifically sound evidence and moves down a continuum of increasingly esoteric, though still solid, anecdotal evidence.  This includes quantum physics, near death […]

The Ten Principal Upanishads

The Ten Principal Upanishads was compiled and translated to English by Shree Purohit Swami and W.B.Yeats. More than 200 Upanishads are known and they are all text explaining the Vedas, passed down orally.  The Upanishads selected for this introductory book are: The Lord (Eesha-Upanishad) At Whose Command? (Kena-Upanishad) From the Kathak Branch of theWedas (Katha-Upanishad) Questions (Prashna-Upanishad) At the Feet of […]

Things as they are by Ajaan Maha Boowa Nanasampanno

Things as the are are talks originally given  to the monks at Acariya Maha Boowa’s monastery, Wat Pa Baan Taad, in Udorn Thani Province, Thailand. As might be expected, they deal in part with issues particular to the life of Buddhist monks, but they also contain much that is of more general interest. Since the monks who had assembled to listen […]

Ishadarshanam – The Philosophy of God

Ishadarshanam – The Philosophy of God has been written by Dr. Baldev Raj Sharma. He teaches Advaita and Vedanta Philosophy at the University of Delhi in India and hes done so for several decades along with meditation and research. He has published a number Public domain books in readable form for the benefit of all. Some […]

Snow in the Summer by Sayadaw U Jotika

Snow in the Summer is a compilation of extracts from letters written by Sayadaw U Jotika, a Burmese Buddhist monk living in the forest, to his Western students. Sayadaw U Jotika writes in this book on several topics such as mindfulnes, meditation, solitude, relationships etc. The book is written to be picked and read from any […]

Fathers of the Desert VOL I+II

Fathers of the Desert was first published in English in 1867. The book describes the beliefs, lives and practices of a number of individual desert fathers and groups like the Anchorites. It also goes into details about the general spiritual life in the first six centuries in the Middleast. Fathers of the Desert is despite the […]

Forest Desanas by Ajaan Maha Boowa Nanasampanno

Forest Desanas by Ajaan Maha Boowa Nanasampanno is a compilation of detailed instructions from the Thai Forest tradition. Ajaan Maha Boowa is widely recognized as living Buddhist saint and a master in the Thai Forest tradition.  In 1955 he established the Wat Pa Baan Taad monastery and this book outlines his teachings. The fundamental problem that besets human beings, according […]

Introduction to Insight Meditation

Introduction to Insight Meditation is a basic and straightforward introduction to the practice of Insight Meditation as taught within the tradition of Theravada Buddhism. This book was written at and published by the Amaravati Monastary in England. The purpose of Insight Meditation is not to create a system of beliefs, but rather to give guidance on how to see clearly […]

The Four Mindfulnesses

The Four Mindfulnesses – On the basis of a poem by the seventh Dalai Lama with commentary by Kyabje Ling Rinpoche, written as transcripts of talks held by Gelek Rimpoche in 2005 and 2006. Download the entire ebook here  (193 pages):         The Four Mindfulnesses  

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