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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 […]

A Journey Through Georgia C. E. Bechhofer Roberts

Journalist Carl Eric Bechhofer Roberts, spoke Russian and traveled widely in Russia and the Caucasus. He was acquainted with Ouspensky as a fellow journalist, when he went to report on conditions there in 1919. Roberts describes a series of engaging meetings he had with “a curious individual named Georgiy Ivanovich Gourjiev” as well as an informed assessment […]

Mae Chee Kaew Her Journey to Spiritual Awakening & Enlightenment

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 […]

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 and yogis world wide pursue Mogok Sayadaw’s […]

Sixty Songs of Milarepa

Sixty Songs of Milarepa. Milarepa who is often referred to as Jetsun Milarepa, meaning Milarepa the Revered One, is a central figure of early Tibetan Buddhism. He was a Buddhist saint, a yogi, a sorcerer, a trickster, a wanderer, and a poet. He is both folk hero and cultural preceptor, the embodiment of the ideal in […]

Sri Aurobindo Vol 10-11 – The Record of Yoga

This is volumes 10-11 of Sri Aurobindo’s collected works. Record of Yoga is a diary of Sri Aurobindo’s yoga between 1909and 1927. He kept it fairly regularly from 1912 to 1920, and alsowrote a few entries in 1909, 1911 and 1927. At different times hegave this diary different names. “Record of Yoga” was the most typical […]

Wisdom of the Sadhu – Teachings of Sundar Sing pdf ebook

Wisdom of the Sadhu – Teachings of Sundar Sing – is a book with teachings, poems and biographical information about the Indian Sundar Singh. He was born in a Sikh-family 1889 in Punjab an at the age of 16 he took on the ascetic lifestyle of a sadhu after he was baptized by a Christian […]

Life of St. Francis of Assis by Paul Sabatier

  Francis of Assisi was the founder of the Franciscans order. He saw it as his task to preach. His sermon was simple, and joy and peace was important to him. And he was in all contexts a peacemaker. His brothers were sent out in all directions to preach. Francis himself was responsible for the […]

Tears of the Mystic Rose by Rajneesh

Tears of the Mystic Rose by Rajneesh is not a work by Osho Rajneesh, but one of Oshos followers by the same name. “Tears of the Mystic Rose” which makes challenging reading for the Osho community since it is critical to the “Inner Circle” the people who run Osho’s affairs in Pune and elsewhere. Rajneesh […]

The Red Book Liber Novus C G Jung – 11 pages excerpt pdf

The Red Book. Last year I ordered The Red Book from Amazon after I read some fascinating articles about how it was written, rediscovered, translated and published. Read Sara Corbetts article in The News York Times here. For more than 25 years Carl Jung’s Red Book was hidden away in a Swiss bank vault. Only a […]

Autobiography of a Yogi

  Autobiography of a Yogi. More goodies for your reading pleasure today!  This is the Public Domain version of Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda – it is the original 1946 version formatted as pdf e-book. This e-book has been described as a spiritual treasure and the first glance for thousands of westerners into […]

M. K. Gandhi – An Autobiography or The Story of my Experiments with Truth

“M. K. Gandhi – An Autobiography or The Story of my Experiments with Truth” is the story of Gandhis life written by himself. It is a detailed record of his young life in Gujarat in India, his education in London, years in South Africa and later struggle for an independent India. Beneath it all lies […]

St. Paul the Traveler and Roman Citizen

St. Paul: The Traveler And Roman Citizen by Oxford University’s first professor of classical art and archaeology William M. Ramsay (1851-1939) is a breathtaking, guide and history of Christianity’s premier missionary and apostolic father St. Paul, both before and after his conversion in Palestine. A vivid, thoroughly researched, highly recommended study guide for any who […]

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