Posted on | January 16, 2014 | 1 Comment
Great Bliss: Tantric Sex and the Path to Inner Awakening is the first complete modern instruction book on Tantric Buddhism, and the first on Buddhist sexual yoga. The heart of the book is a first-ever translation from the Sanskrit of the Ninth Century master Shabara’s The Sadhana of Secret Vajravilasini, a masterpiece of the world’s spiritual-erotic literature, and an ideal text for practice.
Great Bliss reveals thousand year-old secrets, and is a landmark contribution to the study and practice of Tantric sex in the West. The book includes hundreds of authentic practices, making it an almost inexhaustible resource for Tantra teachers and students.
Great Bliss is posted here on request by the author John T. Houseman. Thank you very much. Download the free pdf-ebook here (502 pages/4.3 MB):
Posted on | January 2, 2014 | No Comments
Pali is an extinct language, but the original language of the Theravadin Buddhist scriptures and the closest we have to the dialect spoken by the Buddha himself. It has no written script of its own, so every country that has adopted Theravada Buddhism has used its own script to transcribe it. This book is a free guide to the traditionel chanting as it is practiced in the Thai-Theravada tradition. The book has been published by The Dhammayut Order, download it here (295 pages/700 Kb):
Posted on | November 30, 2013 | 2 Comments
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 Punjab and from the Himalayas to the Narmada. According to an old Christian missionary, who is no more in this world, no one could hope to understand the people of Upper India till he had mastered every line that the Ramayana of Goswami Tulasidas had written.
Download RamCharitaManas here in full length as a free pdf-ebook (1.119 pages/5 MB):
Posted on | November 21, 2013 | No Comments
Posted on | November 10, 2013 | 16 Comments
All books on www.holybooks.com can now be downloaded and shared via bittorrent. Get the torrent here:
Please help get this torrent up and running. Right now I am the only one seeding the torrent, so please start downloading and keep leeching and seeding.
This is a huge torrent, more than 3 gigabyte. It contains all 914 pdf ebooks and covers from www.holybooks.com. I believe this is the best way to preserve and backup this online library.
If you are not familiar with torrent-files you should first download a torrent client. This one for example: http://www.utorrent.com - and follow the instructions. Good luck.
Posted on | October 31, 2013 | No Comments
Mindfulness Precepts & Crashing in the Same Car by Ajahn Jayasaro was published in 2008. The title is taken from the David Bowie song “Always crashing in the same car” from the album Low from 1977. The title refers to certain phases of Buddhist meditations as practised in the thai Theravada tradition where the meditator seems to repeat the same unvoluntarely mistakes again and again. This books offers practical solutions and much more:
This is the weird thing – intention, thought, and feeling arise first, and the one who is thinking and feeling arises subsequent to the thought. From a philosophical point of view this could be debatable, but this is something we can observe very clearly. Common sense says that first there is someone who is thinking, and then you have a thought. Is that what really happens? Look directly at what is going on. Some of our most cherished assumptions are overturned quite radically when we’re willing to do that, to really look and see what’s going on here. It’s liberating.
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Posted on | October 19, 2013 | 1 Comment
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 people think that it is the function of a spiritual teaching to provide answers to life’s biggest questions, but actually the opposite is true. At this very moment, Reality and completeness are in plain sight. In fact, the only thing there is to see, hear, smell, taste, touch, or feel, is Reality, or God if you like.
The Way of Liberation is a call to action; it is something you do. It is a doing that will undo you absolutely. If you do not do the teaching, if you do not study and apply it fearlessly, it cannot effect any transformation. The Way of Liberation is not a belief system; it is something to be put into practice.
Thanks to Neil for pointing me in this direction. Download the book here (1.7MB/70 pages):
Posted on | August 22, 2013 | No Comments
Who Will Feed the Mice by Ajahn Amaro is about family relations. In Theravada Buddhism parents are referred to as “the early teachers”, “the early deities” and “those worthy of worship”.
This intimate spiritual relationship between children and parents are the theme of this short ebook. It is based on talks by Ajahn Amaro given on March 29, 2003, at Abhayagiri Monastery, Redwood Valley, California. Download the free ebook here (60 pages):« go back — keep looking »