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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 Freuds 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Clarity by Nathan Gill

This short autobiography by Nathan Gill describes his spiritual search and non-dramatic awakening. From the book: “There does not need to be any kind of ‘event’ associated with the recognition of our true nature. Well, as it happened, in September 1998 an event arose. I was gardening and the rain was drizzling down. I looked […]

Samana Liangta Maha Boowa an Autobiography

Samana is a new release from the Thai Buddhist organization Forrest Dhamma Books. On January 30, 2011 at the age of 97, Luangta Maha Boowa, died in his monastary after a life in service. Samana is his edited and richly illustrated autobiography. It gives a great insight in to the life in the Baan Taad Forest […]

The Buddha-Carita or The Life of Buddha by Aevaghosa

The Buddha-Carita, or The Life of Buddha by Aevaghosa edited and translated by Edward B. Cowell is the original biography of the Buddha. The text is translated directly from sanskrift scriptures written in the fifth century. From the translators foreword: The Buddha-carita was translated into Chinese by Dharmarakùa in the fifth century, and a translation of this was […]

The Autobiography Of Han Shan

This is the Autobiography & Maxims of Chan (Zen) Master Han Shan who lived in China from 1546 to 1623. From the intro: “In Chan, every wayfarer knows that he can find refuge in the Buddhist Dharma. There is alwaysroom for him in that most comfortable of Inns. And reflection upon his improving sense of wellbeing […]

Mae Chee Kaew 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 meet some of the most renowned meditation […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Life and Legends of Saint Francis of Assisi by Candide Chalippe

The Life and Legends of St. Francis of Assisi by Father Candide Chalippe was first published at Paris in 1727. It is not only well written and reliable, but also instructive,elevating and inspiring. The facts and legends mentioned are drawn from the oldest and most reliable sources. The abundance of incidents and anecdotes not to […]

Mogok Sayadaw U Vimala biography

Mogok Sayadaw U Vimala (27 December 1899 – 17 October 1962) was a renowned Theravada Buddhist monk and vipassana meditation master from Burma. Sayadaw is known for his exposition of Paticcasamuppada (Dependent Origination), Samsara (endless rounds of rebirth) and the importance of practicing meditation and Vipassana. Millions of meditators Yogis world wide pursue Mogok Sayadaw’s Insight […]

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