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Illumination of the Path to Freedom by His Holiness the First Dalai Lama Gyalwa Gendun Drup

Illumination of the Path to Freedom by His Holiness the First Dalai Lama Gyalwa Gendun Drup (1391-1474), is a commentary to a much older Tibetan classic:  The Treasure House of Knowledge, written by the Master Vasubandhu (350 AD). Dalai Lama starts out with an entertaining discussion about Tibetan versus Sanskrit – Tibet versus India: “If a commentary […]

Mandukya Upanishad – An ancient Sanskrit text on the nature of Reality

Mandukya Upanishad – An ancient Sanskrit text on the nature of Reality by James Swartz, guides the reader through the Mandukya. The aim of the Mandukya is to analyze the creation and arrive at truth, the limitless I. From the introduction: “The Aranyakas or Upanishads, the third portion of each Veda, commonly known as Vedanta, […]

Ramayana as PDF e-book – The story of King Rama in four volumes

Here is the complete PDF version of Ramayana in English. The version of Ramayana I posted nearly a year ago was a shorter more popular edition. This one here is a translation of the entire scripture directly from the original Sanskrit versions. Like The Mahabharata, Ramayana is an ancient epic tale, that not only is […]

The Buddha-Carita or The Life of Buddha by Aevaghosa

The Buddha-Carita, or The Life of Buddha by Aevaghosa edited and translated by Edward B. Cowell is the original biography of the Buddha. The text is translated directly from sanskrift scriptures written in the fifth century. From the translators foreword: The Buddha-carita was translated into Chinese by Dharmarakùa in the fifth century, and a translation of this was […]

The Science of Breath & the Philosophy of the Tatwas

The Science of Breath & the Philosophy of the Tatwas by Rama Prasad is an ancient text translated from sanskrit. It deals with breathing and breaths potential as a tool for spiritual enlightenment.  The book goes in deep details about the nature of breathing from a scientific viewpoint and thereby give us both an understanding of […]

Essence of Ribhu Gita

The Essence of Ribhu Gita forms the sixth section of the Sanskrit work known as Siva Rahasya. It is the teachings of Lord Siva in Mount Kailas to His devotee Ribhu, from whom the Gita derives its name. The ebook presented herewith consists of 122 verses from the original Tamil work, being a free 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 […]

RIG VEDA – Download the free English PDF ebook of the complete Rig Veda here

Rig Veda or ‘Rigveda’ means praise/verse of knowledge. It is counted among the four canonical sacred texts of Hinduism known as the Vedas. The others are: Yajur Veda or Yahurveda, Sama Veda and Atharva Veda. The Rig Veda is the oldest of them and it consists of 1,028 Vedic Sanskrit hymns and 10,600 verses in […]

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