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Shri Gita Rasa Ratnakar

Shri Gita Rasa Ratnakar is a long commentary and study guide to the Bhagavad Gita by Akhandananda Saraswati also known as “Maharajshri”. He was a representative of the Bhagavata Purana and a scholar of different spiritual traditions, including Vedanta, Bhakti and related shastras and themes like non-duality . He wrote more than 180 books on those topics including Bhagavada Purana, Bhagavad […]

A Heart Released

A Heart Released is a record of passages from the thai monk Phra Ajaan Mun Bhuridatta Thera sermons, made during the years 1944-45 by two monks who were staying under his guidance, and edited by a third monk, an ecclesiastical official who frequently visited him for instruction in meditation. The unusual style of Phra Ajaan Mun’s sermons may be explained in […]

Asoka and the Missions

Asoka or Ashoka the Great, was an Indian emperor of the Maurya Dynasty who ruled almost all of the Indian subcontinent from 269 BCE to 232 BCE. He embraced Buddhism after witnessing the Kalinga War, which he himself had waged. The Kalinga war, had reportedly resulted in more than 100,000 deaths. Ashoka thereafter regarded Buddhism as a […]

Stories of Indian Saints Volume I+II

Stories of Indian Saints Volume I+II (in one book) is the translation of the Indian classic by Mahapati’s Marathi, Bhaktavihaya. Mahipati was a Brahman born in Ahmednagar in 1715. He became interested in the lives of those who had given up their secular lives and he began to collect and write down the biographies of […]

Life and Teachings of Tukaram

Life and Teachings of Tukaram, written J. Nelson Fraser and J.F. Edwards was initially published in India in 1922. Saint Tukaram (believed born in 1577) was brought up as a farmer near Pune in Maharashtra, India. He is known mainly for his poetry in praise for the aspect of Vishnu, Vithobe and involvement in the Bhakti […]

The Life of the Buddha according to the Pali Canon

The Life of the Buddha according to the Pali Canon consists of direct translations from the Pali Canon (Tipitaka) collected by the Theravada monk Bhikku Nanamoli. Many of these translations have been published in Buddhist periodicals during 1954-56 in Sri Lanka. Pali is an language with only one function, to preserve the Buddha´s teachings. It […]

That Compassionate Touch of Ma Anandamayee by Narayan Chaudhuri

That Compassionate Touch. Ma Anandamayee was initially known as a strange village girl in what was then East Bengal (now Bangladesh), She grew up to be known as the miraculously compassionate Mata Anandamayee -Mother of Joy. Her acts of love and compassion to those around as well as away from Her have become almost a legend. This book is partly […]

The Quiet Mind by John E. Coleman

The Quiet Mind by John E. Coleman, a former CIA-officer, is a classic story of a search – the personal experience and the discoveries which led one man to a state of mind which has increased the joy of living and the ability to cope effectively with many of life´s problems. “Part of the mystery […]

Sigmund Freud – The Complete Works

The Complete Works of Sigmund Freud are here compiled by Ivan Smith in one single pdf volume. It includes all of Freud’s published books among them: The Interpretation of Dreams Jokes and their Relation to the Unconscious Five Lectures on Psycho-Analysis Leonardo da Vinci and a Memory of his Childhood 3 Totem and Taboo: Resemblances […]

The works of Sunyata Alfred Julius Emmanuel Sorensen

By coincidence i yesterday learned about Alfred Julius Emmanuel Sorensen, who was better known by his Buddhist name Sunyata, as the ‘janam-siddha’ or simply as the ‘rare born mystic’ as Ramana Maharshi called him. He was born on a farm in a village just outside Aarhus i Denmark, my hometown, in 1890. By a series of strange events […]

Jnaneshvar – The Life and Works of the Celebrated Thirteenth Century Indian Mystic-Poet

  Jnaneshvar – The Life and Works of the Celebrated Thirteenth Century Indian Mystic-Poet is posted here with permission from the author Swami Abhayananda. Other books and articles by Swami Abhayananda may be read and freely downloaded on his website at: www.themysticsvision.weebly.com, he has graciously allowed us to offer them here as well. Jnaneshvar’s biography is in this 2012-version […]

Venerable Ajaan Khao Analayo – A True Spiritual Warrior

Venerable Ajaan Khao Analayo – A True Spiritual Warrior is the biography of Ajaan Khao Analayo, an outstanding and distinguished figure in contemporary Thai Buddhism. He is well-known and respected by people from all walks of life for his wisdom and brilliant expository skills. Because he himself is truly a spiritual warrior, he is the ideal person […]

Kundalini – the evolutionary energy in man by Gopi Krishna

Kundalini – the evolutionary energy in man is the Autobiography of Pandit Gopi Krishna. It was first published in 1967. Later it was renamed Living with Kundalini and is one of the many books that Gopi Krishna wrote about his experience with the Kundalini energy and how it transformed his life. Download the ebook here: Kundalini […]

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 […]

Muslim Saints and Mystics by Farid Al-Din Attar

Farid Al-Din Attar was one of old Persias greatest poets. He appears to have died between a.d. 1220 and 1230. Of the very numerous epics and idylls ascribed to Attar perhaps nine may be recognized as authentic. Of these the most famous is the Manteq Altair, a subtle and charming allegory of the soul’s progress towards God. This books is a collection of […]

The White Brother by Michael Juste

The White Brother with the subtitle An Occult Autobiography was written in 1927 by Michael Houghton under the pseudonym Michael Juste. Houghton was an associate of Aleister Crowley and editor of the journal the Occult Observer. The White Brother refers to his theosophical studies that he shared with Paul Brunton, and the book specifically mentions Blavatsky’s Secret […]

The Venerable Phra Acharn Mun Bhuridatta Thera Meditation Master

The Venerable Phra Acharn Mun Bhuridatta Thera Meditation Master is the biography of the late Venerable Meditation Master Phra Acharn Mun Bhuridatto. It is the result of compiling of information supplied by a number of his contemporary disciples who had been under his guidance at different times. This is a detailed biography of a dedicated Buddhist monk i […]

Sri Aurobindo VOL 36 – Autobiographical Notes and Other Writings of Historical Interest

With volume 36 of Sri Aurobindo’s collected works we conclude the series. Autobiographical Notes and Other Writings of Historical Interest consists of notes in which Sri Aurobindo corrected statements made by biographers and other writers about his life and (2) various sorts of material written by him that are of historical importance. The historical material includes personal […]

Tales of Power by Carlos Castaneda

Tales of Power by Carlos Castaneda. Carlos Castaneda is the author of a range of books on his alleged meetings with a group of Mexican sorcerers. According to the books, Carlos Castaneda became the pupil of the Indians Don Juan and Don Genaro who during many years introduced him to the world of traditional Mesoamerican shamanism. Starting with The […]

Mind is a Myth – Disquieting conversations with a man called U.G.

Mind is a Myth is last of the three available books transcribed from talks with U.G. Krishnamurti. The first pages outlines his extraordinary life and his calamity  as he calls the all-changing transformation that took place on his 47th birthday: “U.G. ceased to act any longer via the separative thought structure. A bit of energy entered his […]

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