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Enlightenment – Life the Way it is by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

Enlightenment – Life the Way it is is based upon questions and answers by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev. Sadhguru is an Indian mystic with thousands of followers all over the world. I visited his impressive ashram, Isha Yoga Center, in Coimbatore some years ago and I left with some disappointment, mainly because of the staging of Sadhguru […]

The Seven Factors of Enlightenment

The Seven Factors of Enlightenment contains the essence of the Bojjhanga Sutta as explained by Dhammajiva. He offers an uncompromising and intuitive clarification of their unfolding and instructs how the seven factors of awakening align to give fruition to a yogi’s spiritual quest. In this book Dhammajiva maps the specific points of the journey and […]

Into the Stream

Into the Stream – A Study Guide on the First Stage of Awakening by. The Pali Canon, the scripture of the Theravada Buddhist Tradition written 29 BCE,  recognizes four levels of Awakening. The first of which is called stream entry. The name indicates a stream that will inevitably lead to enlightenment. This study guide on stream entry is divided […]

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 […]

A Long Sadhana Vajrayogini – The diamond female yogi

A Long Sadhana Vajrayogini – The diamond female yogi. Last April I spend some time at the Tawang Monastary up between Bhutan and the border to Tibet. This is the second largest Buddhist monastary in the world, the birthplace of the sixth Dalai Lama and the first stop in safe-land for the 14th after his escape […]

Meditation – A Way of Awakening by Ajahn Sucitto

Meditation – A Way of Awakening by Ajahn Sucitto – is a compilation of guidelines on meditation that are in accordance with the teachings of the Buddha from some 2,500 years ago. The timeless quality of these teachings is such that they encourage us to look into states of discontent and stress in order to […]

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 […]

Keys to the Ultimate Freedom – Thoughts and Talks on Personal Transformation

I read some reviews of Keys to the Ultimate Freedom – Thoughts and Talks on Personal Transformation by Lester Levenson and seldom have I found such positive appraisals. For some people this book has been the single most important one in their lives. Lester Levenson  developed the Sedona Method, his own method of achieving enlightenment, which he taught for […]

The Bitter Book of Anger by Manflesh

The Bitter Book of Anger by Manflesh is hard to get a hold on. It starts out citing the author himself: “Enlightenment is just something unenlightened people made up,” and it goes on following a 70-year old zen-guru´s travel through USA and Mexico. This book is different, read it for fun or for the sake […]

Illuminating the Path to Enlightenment by HH Dalai Lama

Illuminating the Path to Enlightenment was published in 2002 by Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama of Tibet. The free ebook is essentially a commentary on Atishas Dipamkara Shrijnana’s A Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment and Lama Je Tsong Khapa’s Lines of Experience. Buddhism originated from its founding teacher, Shakyamuni Buddha , who gave 84,000 […]

The Requisities of Enlightenment

The Requisities of Enlightenment is an academic guide to the paths and pitfalls on the way to enlightenment in the Theravada tradition. It goes into details about the foundations of mindfulness, the seven factors of enlightenment, the eight path factors etc. Download the book here: The Requisities of Enlightenment   Other free PDF ebooks you might like:The Seven […]

The Mystique of Enlightenment: The unrational ideas of a man called U.G.

The Mystique of Enlightenment: The unrational ideas of a man called U.G. is perhaps the most straightforward, no-nonsense book yet written about that truth which many ‘spiritual seekers’ are seeking – what most gurus call ‘enlightenment’, and what U.G. Krishnamurti calls the ‘natural state’. U.G. maintains, in this selection from his conversations, that ‘so-called enlightenment’ is […]

Brutal Beginnings

The rebels of enlightenment over at the forum/blog RuthlessTruth.com have for some months worked with some new and radical approaches to free people from the veil of Samsara. Their work are truly impressive and fresh. Their main idea is to get people in a large scale to understand that there is no “I”, and seeing this fact is […]

The Perfections Leading to Enlightenment by Sujin Boriharnwanaket

The Perfections Leading to Enlightenment by Sujin Boriharnwanaket is a 200 page guide to The Ten Perfections, paramís, are most important as conditions for the complete eradication of defilements. Sujin Boriharnwanaket writes that all should study the paramís, understand their significance and further develop them: “During the lifespan that we can do so, we should develop each […]

Yoga Vasishta Maha Ramayana

The Brihat (the great) Yoga Vasishta or Yoga Vasishta Maha Ramayana as it is also called, is a work of about 32,000 Sanskrit couplets, traditionally attributed to Valmiki, the author of Srimad Ramayana. It is a dialogue between Sage Vasishta and Sri Rama, during which Advaita (the doctrine of non-duality) in its pure form of […]

The Jhanas by Ajahn Brahmavamso

As Buddhist meditation becomes more popular, it is vital that clear and accurate guidance is available.  For many years, there has been an unfortunate lack of thorough instruction in simple English on the deeper states of meditation called Jhanas.  Even though the Jhanas are, perhaps, the theme most repeated by the Buddha in the Suttas, […]

A Spiritual Biography by Acariya Maha Boowa

The aim of spiritual liberation must be accomplished by appropriate means: the Middle Way as taught by Buddha. Although the Buddha forbade the use of self-mortification as a means to gain enlightenment, he authorized and encouraged specialized ascetic practices, known as dhutangas. The true Middle Way is not the smooth path of least resistance negotiated […]

The Real Way to Awakening by Chao Khun Sobhana Dammasudhi

The Teaching of the Buddha contains the solution to all problems involving self-discipline and detachment from greed, hatred and self-delusion, but Insight Meditation has always been the only way to perceive both the problem, and the solution, for oneself. The Buddha used to tell his followers, ‘ Here is a tree (or other sheltered spot). […]

Transmission and Enlightenment in Chan (Zen) Buddhism Seen Through the Platform Sūtra (Liuzu tanjing 六祖壇經)

Transmission and Enlightenment in Chan (Zen) Buddhism Seen Through the Platform Sūtra. Transmission of the Dharma is at the center of Chan (also known as Zen) Buddhist identity and self-understanding. In the mature Chan school, the basis for Dharma transmission is seen as the moment when a Chan master recognizes that a student has attained […]

The Sixth Patriarch’s Dharma Jewel Platform Sutra

The Sixth Patriarch’s Dharma Jewel Platform Sutra is the fundamental text of Ch’an Buddhism. It relates the life and teachings of Master Hui Neng, the Great Master the Sixth Patriarch, as set down by one of his disciples. During the seventh and eighth centuries under the T’ang Dynasty, Master Hui Neng taught the doctrines of […]

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