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The Role of Sound in Meditation by Swami Nirmalananda Giri

The Role of Sound in Meditation by Swami Nirmalananda Giri explains why and how Hindus use verbal sound as a tool in meditation. Nirmalananda draws from sources such as the Upanishades, works by I.K. Taimni and modern business psychology from the West in this eight-page long guide. From the text: “Sound, is the direct means to […]

Sri Aurobindo VOL 26 – The Future Poetry with On Quantitative Metre

Sri Aurobindo’s The Future Poetry and On Quantitative Metre are here collected as Volume 26 in Auro bindo’s collected works. The Collected works by Sri Aurobindo are still being published and edited by the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry, India, and 37 volumes in total are planned. Only four of them are still missing. The […]

The Enneagram: A Developmental Study by James Moore

The Enneagram: A Developmental Study by James Moore was first published in 1987 and updated by the author in March 2004. Moore winnows the grain from the chaff in this discriminating examination of Gurdjeff’s problematic and best-known symbol. The text gives a brief overview of the origin of the Enneagram and suggests further readings on […]

Notes on Spiritual Discourses of Shri Atmananda

This is the second edition of Notes on Spiritual Discourses of Shri Atmananda. It is is written by an initiated disciple of Shri Atmananda Guru. One day in 1950 after 23 years teaching he began to take notes of the talks by Shri Atmananda. This 517 page ebook is the result of the work. It has […]

The Yellow Book by Zimey Rinpoche

The Yellow Book by Zimey Rinpoche, with the original title: Thunder of the Stirring Black Cloud: The Oral Transmission of the Intelligent Father, was written in 1973 and first published in 1974. The book marks the culmination of the controversy between the Dalai Lama and Shugden-practitioners. In 1996 the Dalai Lama announced that Dorje Shugden was […]

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 […]

Make your Mind an Ocean Aspects of Buddhist Psychology by Lama Thubten Yeshe

Make your Mind an Ocean – Aspects of Buddhist Psychology by Lama Thubten Yeshe is another realease from the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. The quality of this work lies in it general approach based on deep wisdom.: “To enter the spiritual path, you must begin to understand your own mental attitude and how your mind […]

The wish-fulfilling golden sun of the mahayana thought training

The wish-fulfilling golden sun of the Mahayana thought training by Thubten Zopa gives a direct overview of the path and the goal in Mahayana Buddhism. If you ever wondered what Mahayana is about and how the practices are accomplished, this will give you all the answers, from the posture of meditation, breathing, the Mahayana understanding of the […]

The Awakening Of Intelligence by Jiddu Krishnamurti

The Awakening Of Intelligence is huge collection of transcribed talks Jiddu Krishnamurti had with personalities such as Jacob Needleman, Alain Naude, Swami Venkatesananda, David Bohm as well as public talks conducted in New York, Madras and Saanen in Switzerland. Download the 945 page ebook here: The Awakening Of Intelligence  

Itivuttaka – This Was Said by the Buddha

The Itivuttaka, meaning “as it was said” is a collection of 112 short discourses, from the Pali Canon of Theravada Buddhism. The original writetn text is attributed to a laywoman named Khujjuttara, who worked in the palace of King Udena of Kosambi as a servant to one of his queens, Samavati. Because the Queen could not leave […]

The Mind like Fire Unbound – An Image in the Early Buddhist Discourses

The Mind like Fire Unbound – An Image in the Early Buddhist Discourses – by Thanissaro Bhikkhu goes to the early cores of the Pali Canon, its paradoxes and analogies to give the reader an understanding of how they can be used for personal exploration. “This fire that has gone out…in which direction from here has […]

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle – Ebook

The Power of Now – a guide to spiritual enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle is in the Public Domain, I just learned, and not just the audio version as I have written here earlier, the text-version is also available. (Thanks to the kind folks at the Archive.org) I will try to find his other books and present […]

Simply This Moment! by Ajahn Brahm

Simply This Moment! a Collection of talks on Buddhist Practice. Is a personal account by Ajahn Brahm on years of training. Ajahn Brahm has a fresh and original approach to the path, which makes his writing both surprising and direct. From the book: I quickly discarded the technique of asking,“Who am I?” because straight away […]

An Unentangled Knowing – Lessons in Training the Mind

An Unentangled Knowing – Lessons in Training the Mind is Upasika Kee Nanayon, who wrote by the name Acharn Kor Kaho-suan-luang, is one of the most respected women teachers of Dhamma in modern Thailand. The teachings in this book, drawn from her talks and poetry, deal with a wide range of issues in the training of the mind. […]

A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolles “A New Earth” as an audiobook read by the author himself. I can see from the statistics on this site, that Eckhart Tolles “The Power of Now” is the single most visited page on HolyBooks.com, and therefore I started looking for Tolle’s other works. “A New Earth” is as “The Power of Now” not […]

Pressing Out Pure Honey – A Practitioner’s Study Guide by Sharda Rogell

“Pressing Out Pure Honey” is meant as a study companion for  the Majjhima Nikāya – The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha. The book is written by Sharda Rogell in 2002 and it was first  published by Dhamma Dana Publications in 2003.  It is based on the personal notes and experiences and the hope of the author […]

Strong Roots by Jake H. Davis

Strong Roots, by Jake H. Davis, offers vision and value in how an ancient wisdom can be transmitted into contemporary culture without losing its authenticity and power. With clarity and reverence, Davis inspires gratitude and gives sound guidance for the transmission of a timeless wisdom teaching – from one culture into another, from classical style […]

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  

The Island – An Anthology of the Buddha’s Teachings on Nibbana

The Island – An Anthology of the Buddha’s Teachings on Nibbana by Ajahn Pasanno & Ajahn Amaro is published by the Abhayagiri Monastic Foundation in 2009. Two quotes from the book: “..no matter what we do – become a monk, an ascetic, sit forhours and hours, attend retreats over and over again, do all the things we […]

Sri Aurobindo VOL 25 – The Human Cycle & The Ideal of Human Unity War and Self-Determination

Soon we have the complete works of Scri Aurobindo here on Holybooks.com. In the meantime you can read the 704 page volume 25 that consists of two works: The Human Cycle and The Ideal of Human Unity War and Self-Determination. The Human Cycle was first published in monthly instalments in the review Arya between August […]

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