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Science Without Bounds – A Synthesis of Science, Religion and Mysticism by Arthur D’Adamo

Science Without Bounds A Synthesis of Science, Religion and Mysticism by Arthur D’Adamo is a great attempt at discussing and documenting the gap and bridges between previously very diverse ideas. The author writes: I’ve never seen a book that presents this world view as a harmonious whole, though I’ve seen books that discuss bits and pieces, and even large sections. […]

The Way of Liberation A Practical Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Adyashanti

The Way of Liberation – A Practical Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment is a free ebook from Adyashantis website. I am very happy to be able to post the words of Adyashanti here on the site for the first time. I know from experience that his words can have a huge impact.  From the intro: Many […]

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 […]

Body and Soul – An Integral Perspective

Body and Soul – An Integral Perspective by Swami Abhayananda, whose 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. Throughout history, the dualistic approcah to Reality have been given innumerable names, such as Purusha and Prakrti, Brahman and Maya, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Vedantakalpalatika Madhusudan Saraswati

Vedantakalpalatika Madhusudan Saraswati is an original Sanskrit manual embracing all important topics relating to the Hindu philosophies of Vedanta and Advaita . The authors aim is to show how Advaita doctrines offers insight into the ultimate reality. Vedantakalpalatika was written sometime before 1500 A. D. Download the book here (232 pages/28 MB):     Vedantakalpalatika Madhusudan Saraswati […]

What About Love? Reminders for Being Loving by Gina Lake

What About Love? Reminders for Being Loving by Gina Lake is here presented in full length with permission from the author. From the book: “We often fail to notice what is actually going on in the present moment—in the Now; we often aren’t present to reality. Most people live in a mental world, a virtual […]

Interpreting the Upanishads by Ananda Wood

Interpreting the Upanishads by Ananda Wood translates the Upanishads and explains the content in modern terms. The original statements of the Upanishads have been interpreted and explained in many different ways, through many different schools of thought. Some schools have emphasized a religious approach to truth, through devotion to a worshipped God. Some schools have emphasized a mystical approach, through exercises of meditation that […]

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 […]

Ishadarshanam – The Philosophy of God

Ishadarshanam – The Philosophy of God has been written by Dr. Baldev Raj Sharma. He teaches Advaita and Vedanta Philosophy at the University of Delhi in India and hes done so for several decades along with meditation and research. He has published a number Public domain books in readable form for the benefit of all. Some […]

Short Moments of Open Intelligence

Short Moments of Open Intelligence Repeated Many Times, Become Continous, is the title of this free book from 2011. It is compiled from talks given by Candice O’Denver in 2008 in Sweden and United States. The books idea is that “Open Intelligence”, a state of awakening, is easily accessable in short moments. It is already […]

The Window by Papajeff

The Window is written by spiritual teacher Papajeff. He hosts a radioshow, leads meditation groups and writes on enlightenment, non-duality and other topics. Here is a quote from “The Window”: Only a wisdom whisper from the heart will inform the freedom seeker about to whom or what they should listen. Some need to be guided. Some […]

The Shiva Samhita – A Critical Edition

The Shiva Samthita – A Critical Edition is a translation of the ancient teachings on tantra known as Shiva Samhita. The sanskrit title means “The Collection of Verses of Shiva” and the book is considered the most important root text of Hatha Yoga. It starts out by outlining various methods of liberation and philosophical ideas […]

Vedanta-Sutras With the Commentary by Sankaracharya

Vedanta-Sutras With the Commentary by Sankaracharya. The doctrine advocated by Sankaracharya’s comments is the most important and interesting one which has arisen on Indian soil; neither those forms of the Vedânta which diverge from the view represented by Sañkara nor any of the non-Vedantic systems can be compared with orthodox Vedânta in boldness, depth, and […]

The Sacred Books of the East – all 50 volumes

The Sacred Books of the East is an enormous  project undertaken by Max Müller and various authors from 1879 and 1910. The groups work was published by Oxford University Press and to this day many of the translations are the only ones existing or the most precise. It is not possible to buy the complete set of these works, but Google […]

Patanjali – Yoga Sutras in Lingo – The Liberation of Spirit in Modern Metaphors by Tai Sheridan

Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras teach restraint, wise action, and morality as a path. They were written between 100 BCE and 500 BE. In this ancient Hindu text, Patanjali espouses the eight limbs of yoga as a path of practice and realization of the divine. Sanskrit translations tend to be literal and perplexing. Most versions are augmented […]

SELVES & NOT-SELF – THE BUDDHIST TEACHING ON ANATTA

Not all books here are 2.500 years old. This little gem, written by Thanissaro Bhikkhu was published in august 2011. The subtitle reveals the subject: Anatta – the sanskrit word often translated to not-self. This book is written on the notes Thanissaro Bhikkhu wrote for at retreat in France with focus on Anatta. The book draws on […]

Advaita-Saadhanaa – Kanchi Maha-Swamigal’s Discourses

Advaita-Saadhanaa – Kanchi Maha-Swamigal’s Discourses. Kanchi Maha-Swamigal also known as Periyavaa repeatedly preached about the importance of following the Dharmic path and Advaita – non-duality. His various discourses are available in a pack of six volumes called ‘Deivathin Kural’ (Voice of the Divine) which have been compiled by R. Ganapathi, a devotee of Periyava. These […]

The Metaphysics of the Upanishads by Vichar Sagar

The Metaphysics of the Upanishads by Vichar Sagar was first published in 1885, translated from sanskrit by Lala Sreeram. The book is an in depth treatise on Advaita as revealed in the Upanishads and it is said that it is read by every literate Sadhu. Advaita, meaning non-duality, is a system where “Advaita” refers to the identity of the […]

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