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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 […]

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 […]

From the Upanishads by Ananda Wood

From the Upanishads by Ananda Wood is focused on the approach of Shri Shankara’s Advaita Vedanta tradition, as interpreted by Shri Atmananda, a modern advaita philosopher who lived in Kerala State, India, 1883-1959. The book is a collection of retellings from selected passages of the Upanishads. In these retellings, the original texts have been freely […]

What is Advaita Vedanta? Experience and Knowledge

What is Advaita Vedanta? – Experience and Knowledge by James Swartz is a short but well written and compact guide to Advaita Vedanta and non-duality from 2003. From the book: “The Upanishads, the source of Vedanta, say that before this creation was, the self, limitless being, was. It further says that this self continues to […]

Some teachings from Shri Atmananda (Krishna Menon)

This document has been extracted from a discussion on the Advaitin E-group during Nov 2003 to Jan 2004. The discussion was led by Ananda Wood; and the extraction is largely the work of Dennis Waite. The document is very compact and straightforward. If you need a quick reminder on non-duality, this is a good choice. It also […]

Lights on Advaita Selected Teachings of V. Subrahmanya Iyer

Lights on Advaita – Selected Teachings of V. Subrahmanya Iyer is a collection of short teachings on Advaita written in a nearly poetic style. The book is divided in 50 chapters such as Doctrine of non-causality, The illusion of the world experience, The illusion of the ego-experience and The illusion of space, time externality. Download the […]

THE DOCTRINE OF MAYA – In the Philosophy of the Vedanta

The Doctrine of Maya is the core principle in the Advaita Philosophy– the final pronouncement of Indian speculation on the conception of Reality and Appearance. In Advaita Vedanta philosophy, Maya is the limited, purely physical and mental reality in which our everyday consciousness has become entangled. Maya is held to be an illusion, a veiling of […]

The Zen of Advaita – The Teaching Mastery of Nisargadatta Maharaj

The Zen of Advaita is a two-volume book by PhD. Stephen H. Wolinsky – a student of Nisargadatta Maharaj. The works are tributes to Nisargadatta and an attempt to crack the code of the Zen Koan with his teachings. Stephen begins with a warning: “As you are about to go through this book, please note that […]

Freedom & Resolve – the living Edge of Surrender by Gangaji

Here is a another radical ebook from the Indian non-dual Advaita tradition, Freedom & Resolve – the living Edge of Surrender by Gangaji. From the intro: “You have played like this for aeon’s. Eventually a weariness arises in the play because the play is limited. For all of if its display, for all of its beauty, […]

Sleep as a State of Consciousness in Advaita Vedanta

Sleep as a State of Consciousness in Advaita Vedanta by Arvind Sharma. Advaita Vedanta is a widespread philosophical system of India. One of the well-known doctrines associated with Advaita Vedanta is that of avasthatraya, or of the three states of consciousness: waking (jagrat), dreaming (svapna), and deep sleep (susupti). Out of these three states of daily […]

Nisargadatta Maharaj – loads of short texts on non-dualism

Here is a mega-pack of short texts by Nisargadatta Maharaj the Indian Guru, spiritual teacher and one of the most appraised 20th century’s exponents of the school of Advaita Vedanta philosophy (non-dualism). If you are new to Advaita you might like to familiarize yourself with the main works of Nisargadatta Maharaj. Take a look at I am That, I am Unborn […]

The Truth is by Sri H. W. L. Poonja

The Truth is is a collection of discourses, from 1990 to 1996, between Papaji, Sri H. W. L. Poonja and his visitors. The book is highly regarded by members from many spiritual traditions, especially those interested in Advaita or non-duality.  This ebook is in 551 pages with a number of illustrations. Download it here (35 […]

Advaita Bodha Deepika or The Lamp of Non-dual Knowledge

Advaita Bodha Deepika or The Lamp of Non-dual Knowledge now available as a free PDF Ebook. Originally Sri Shankaracharya and other great Sages had written several commentaries on the Vedanta Sutras. From these, Sri Karapatra Swami condensed the salient points into twelve chapters of Sanskrit verse. Those chapters were later translated into Tamil. This translation […]

Tripura Rahasya or the Mystery Beyond the Trinity

“Tripura Rahasya or the Mystery Beyond the Trinityis” an ancient prime text on Advaita in Sanskrit and was highly commended by Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi for study by seekers. There was no English translation of this scripture until the present one was made by Munagala Venkataramiah (Swami Ramanananda Saraswathi) in 1938. This book is not […]

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