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The Bhagavata Purana

The Bhagavata Purana, literally meaning Divine-Eternal Tales of The Supreme Lord, is considered the most important of the Puranas. The Puranas are belived to be compiled by Vyasa, the narrator og Bhagava Gita, whose birth is dated at 3374 BC. The Puranas, along with the Vedas and Itihaasas form the massive religious bedrock of the Hindu tradition. They go back […]

The Complete Works of Sister Nivedita VOL I-V

The Complete Works of Sister Nivedita. Sister Nivedita was a devotee of Swami Vivekananda. She had Scots-Irish origins and came til India as a social worker in 1898 where she met Swami Vivekananda who gave her the name Nivedita (meaning “Dedicated to God”). She became  close with Vivekananda and also with Sarada Devi, the spiritual consort of the mystic […]

Parables Of Rama By Swami Rama Tirtha

Parables Of Rama By Swami Rama Tirtha is here presented in the fourth revised and enlarged version. The special feature of the speeches and writings of Swami Rama Tirtha is that in order to make the tough, knotty and serious subject of Vedanta easily understandable by common man, he has taken recourse to narrating popular stories and suitable parables wherever necessary. Religious […]

Dialogues from Upanishades by Swami Sivananda

Dialogues from Upanishads or Knowledge of Self) by Swami Sivananda was published in 1936. The books focuses on dialogues from the Upanishads which deals with Jnana or Knowledge of the Self. These topics are hard to decipher from the original texts but are here presented in a more lucid manner. Especially the dialogues between Uddalaka […]

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 […]

Concentration and Meditation

Concentration and Meditation was written by Swami Paramananda (1884–1940) and published in USA in 1912. He was a practitioner and teacher of vedanta. He was a pupil of the better known Swami Vivekananda and he became a member of the Ramakrishna order on his seventeenth birthday. A few years later he assisted in establishing the first […]

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 […]

Invading the Sacred – An Analysis of Hinduism Studies in America

Invading the Sacred. The relations between the academic community and the Hindu community in North America have been characterized by a sharp debate. It was prompted by the reservations expressed by a significant number of Hindus in North America over the way Hinduism is portrayed in the Western academia. Invading the Sacred is a chronicle of an important […]

Sri Ram Charita Manas – the Ramayana of Goswami Tulasidas PDF

Sri Ram Charita Manas (the Ramayana of Goswami Tulasidas) is an epic Indian poem, composed by the 16th-century Indian poet, Goswami Tulsidas. It enjoys a unique place among the classics of the world’s literature. It was considered to be the best work on Devotion by Mahatma Gandhi. It is universally accepted by all classes of people from Bihar to […]

The works of Sunyata Alfred Julius Emmanuel Sorensen

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 […]

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 […]

History of Mysticism – The Unchanging Testament

History of Mysticism – The Unchanging Testament by Swami Abhayananda is an authoritative history book on mysticial experiences.  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. Throughout succeeding ages mystical expericences were echoed by others who had experienced […]

The Supreme Self by Swami Abhayananda

The Supreme Self is the first book written by Swami Abhayananda. Though this book is essentially the story of one man who, drawn by grace to the love of God, followed his heart and obtained the illumination he sought, it contain as well the reflections on the Self accumulated over a lifetime, aided by a wide […]

The Mahabharata of Vyasa – English Prose Translation

The Mahabharata of Vyasa – English Prose Translation is a single volume edition of the Mahabharata in not less than 5.818 pages. The translation was done directly from the Sanskrit source during the years 1883-1896 by Kisari Mohan Ganguli and this is often refered to as the comprehensive Ganguli translation of the Mahabharata.  The Mahabharata can also […]

Song of the Avadhut by Dattatreya

Song of the Avadhut by Dattatreya is here presented as a new (1992) translation by Swami Abhayananda. His books and articles 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. The knowledge of the Avadhut Gita is not limited to the mystics of any one cultural tradition, […]

The Wisdom of Vedanta An Introduction To The Philosophy of Nondualism

The Wisdom of Vedanta with the subtitle “An Introduction To The Philosophy of Nondualism” by Swami Abhayananda is here presented for free and in full length by the kind permission of the author. Spiritual traditions speaks frequently of the bondage of those  who live in ignorance of the eternal Self, and the liberation experienced by those who come […]

Veda Yajura – complete ebook as PDF, ePub and MOBI

Veda Yajura or Yahurveda is one of the four canonical texts of Hinduism known as the Vedas. There seems to be consensus that these texts have been composed between 1000-600 BCE. the Yajurveda ‘Samhita’, or ‘compilation’, contains the liturgy (mantras) needed to perform the sacrifices of the Veda, and the added Brahmana and Shrauta sutra […]

The greatest achivement in life – five traditions of mysticism by R. D. Krumpos

The greatest achivement in life – five traditions of mysticism by R. D. Krumpos (2012) consists of a series of essays based on talks with mystics in 12 countries and 180 books. Many people were consulted, including the directors of a Buddhist Center and of the Eastern Orthodox theological institute at two major universities, a […]

Yoga-Vasishtha

The Yoga-Vasishtha is a popular text on Advaita Vedanta, Puranic in form and philosophical in content. It is also known by other names like Arsa Ramayana, Jnana Vasistha, Maha Ramayana, Vasistha Ramayana and Vasistha and is ascribed to sage Valmiki himself. It is in the form of replies given by Vasistha to Sri Rama’s queries regarding philosophical problems of life and death, and […]

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