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God Tweets

The other day i received this book from the author Sadasiva Saccidananda. It is a collection of 130 short texts written for twitter.  They are humorous, insightful and more or less elegant. Here is a couple of examples: No one expects presents from Santa Claus after knowing. No enlightened being expects anything again in maya-world. They […]

Nalinika’s Story or: The Seduction of an Innocent

Nalinika’s story is a pre-canonical story of the Buddha’s former life. The story is an interesting, but highly improbable, fable: a sage lives alone in the Himalayas, there is semen in the urine he passes, and a deer who happens to eat the grass in that place gets pregnant from it. A human boy is […]

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 […]

The Hasheesh Eater

The Hasheesh Eater with the subtitle: Being the Passage from the Life of a Pythagorean is a classic in psychedelic literature. It was publishes in 1857 by the author Fitz Hugh Ludlow and it became at huge success. At that time cannabis was both a legal and widely unknown substance. This book led to a public […]

Shakespeare The Complete Works

Shakespeare – The Complete Works. Yet another massive “complete-works-of” for free on Holybooks.com. Here you have The Complete Works of Shakespeare. 3.601 pages of pure Shakespearian wisdom and eternal truths divided in a huge numbers of plays, stories,  poems, stories, apocrypha, tragedies and comedies. It is all here in pure text formatted as a single PDF-file  (3.601 […]

Flatland – A Romance of many dimensions by A Square

Flatland – A Romance of Many Dimensions by A Square with the subtitle: “Oh day and night, but this is wondrous strange.” This work saw the light of day in 1884 and it is kindly dedicated to the inhabitants of space by a A Square, a “Humble Native of Flatland.” The book is explaining daily […]

A floral fantasy in an old English garden by Walter Crane

A floral fantasy in an old English garden is a 58 page long poem by Walter Crane (1845-1915). He also illustrated an edition of Ali Baba and the forty thieves, The absurd A.B.C (to be posted here very soon) and many other books. This is not religious or spiritual work at all, Walter Crane was a dedicated socialist, the book […]

Hunger by Knut Hamsun

Hunger by Knut Hamsun fits well in our exclusive collection of literature neighboring the more explicit spiritual stuff. Knut Hamsun was a Norwegian author, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1920 – not the least for this work. Hunger is one of Knut Hamsuns masterpieces. We follow a young man, homeless and hungry and witnesses […]

Bizarre Friday on Holybooks.com

I often come across some more obscure works which I share here occasionally. These books are not related to the overall topic of this website, but you have been warned before, and I can see that books like the Voynich Manuscript, Codex Serahinianus and Gadsby are among the most downloaded. I know you like them, so […]

Six short stories by Kahlil Gibran

Kahlil Gibran is mostly known for his work The Prophet and The Madman, but he also wrote some interesting shorter novels. Here is a little selection for your reading pleasure. Lazarus and his Beloved Spirits Rebellious The Broken Wings A Tear and a Smile The Earth Gods The Forerunner     Other free PDF ebooks you […]

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. […]

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 Soma Tantra

The Soma Tantra by ItzQuauhtli, is the debut of the author, who wishes to be anonymous. The book is a work of fiction situated in Hindu mythology, drawing its literary lineage from The Mahabharata and Siva Purana. The moon god Soma Chandra defies hs brethren by kidnapping their guru’s new wife, the gears of war are set in […]

Pilgrim Kamanita – A Legendary Romance – by Karl Gjellerup

In the year 1917 the two Danish authors Karl Gjellerup and Henrik Pontoppidan shared the Nobel Prize in Literature. Karl Gjellerup is the least known but he wrote some amazing works on very diverse subjects. He wrote in German and here is a surprising work of literature he wrote on Buddhism. It is about the journey of Kamanita, an Indian […]

Ulysses by James Joyce complete pdf ebook

Ulysses by James Joyce is not a holy book in the traditional sense, but I have chosen to post it here because of my admiration of the work. I also think that many of this sites friends would find it interesting. For more information on Ulysses please read the Wiki article. I found this photo of […]

Gadsby by Ernest Vincent Wright – 50.000 words without the letter “e”

This bizarre book, Gadsby, is a lipogram written in 1939 by the american Ernest Vincent Wright. The concept is the total absence of the letter “e” from all sentences on all pages. An article in the Oshkosh Daily in 1937 wrote that the manuscript was “amazingly smooth. No halting parts. A continuity of plot and almost classic clarity obtains.”  Wright […]

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 […]

The Madman by Kahlil Gibran

The Madman is probably Kahlil Gibrans second most well known work after The Prophet. It was written in 1918 and consists of short essays and poems with ironic lights on the beliefs, aspirations, and vanities of humankind. Read “How I Became a Madman,” “The Two Hermits,” “The Wise Dog,” “The Good God and the Evil God,” […]

The Trial by Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka – The Trial. It might be inappropriate to list The Trial by Franz Kafka among Holy books. On the other hand, Kafkas Classic from 1925 is as much a teaching into the unconsciousness as many textbooks we have here, and where would we be without the adjective “Kafkaesque”? We have many other books by Franz […]

The Master Game By Robert S. de Ropp

The Master Game is a book CONCERNED with GAMES and AIMS.. Seek, above all, for a game worth playing. Such is the advice of the oracle to modern man. Having found the game, play it with intensity – play as if your life and sanity depended on it. (They do depend on it.) Follow the example […]

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