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Books by Luang Ta Maha Boowa

Here are a list of shorter texts by Luang Ta Maha Boowa recently translated to English by Steven Towler, who suggested that I post them here.  Luang Ta Maha Boowa, known as Ajahn Maha Bua in Thai, is one of the best known Thai Buddhist monks of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. He was widely regarded […]


The Yoga-Vasishtha is a popular text on Advaita Vedanta, Puranic in form and philosophical in content. It is also known by other names like Arsa Ramayana, Jnana Vasistha, Maha Ramayana, Vasistha Ramayana and Vasistha and is ascribed to sage Valmiki himself. It is in the form of replies given by Vasistha to Sri Rama’s queries regarding philosophical problems of life and death, and […]

This is the Path By Ajahn Dtun

This is the free ebook version of the second reprinted This is the Path By Ajahn Dtun. Is was printed in 10.000 copies in 2012 in Malaysia. The book consists of instructions, answers to monks and laypeoples questions and finally a biography Ajahn Dtun. It also has a chapter with teachings on the Brahma Viharas (The four immeasurables) […]

Wisdom Develops Samadhi by Acariya Maha Boowa Nanasampanno

Wisdom Develops Samadhi is written by Acariya Maha Boowa Nanasampanno the abbot of the Wat Pa Ban Tad country monastery in Thailand. This book was first published in 1980 in Thai, then translated to this English version. Many Pali-words are left untranslated but the books has a suitable four-page glossary explaining words and concepts like Appana, Bhavana, […]

Towards and Inner Peace

Towards and Inner Peace. Dhammajiva instructs in this book yogis to progress their practice by develiping continuous mindfulness and deep concentration. He takes yogis through  a journey, which progressively leads to the development of vipassana insights. His discourses provide a glimpse of the path ahead and the challenges to be faced by yogis dedicated to […]

Language, Thought, and Logical Paradoxes

Language, Thought, and Logical Paradoxes by Douglas M. Burns is an approach to the problem of paradoxes from within the reference of Theravada Buddhism. In 1970 Dr. Burns spent nine months in meditation practice. For over seven months of this period he was a monk and a disciple of the Venerable Ajahn Chah, one of Thailand’s most well respected […]

A Guide to Awareness – Dhamma Talks on the Foundations of Mindfulness

A Guide to Awareness – Dhamma Talks on the Foundations of Mindfulness – is a translation from the series of Dhamma talks from 1961 published in the Thai language as The Way of Practice in the Satipatthana. The author, H.H. Somdet Phra Nanasamvarais was head of Bovornives Vihara, a large and famous monastery in the old […]

The Four Dharmas of Gampopa by Thrangu Rinpoche Geshe Lharampa

The Four Dharmas Of Gampopa by Thrangu Rinpoche Geshe Lharampa. Gampopa Sönam Rinchen was born in Nyal, Eastern Tibet, in 1079 and he died in 1153. He formulated his Dharma-lessons around four teachings: Grant your blessing so that my mind may turn towards the Dharma Grant your blessing so that Dharma may progress along the path Grant your blessing so […]

The Twelve Links of Interdependent Origination By Khenchen Thrangu, Rinpoche

The Twelve Links of Interdependent Origination. The Buddha’s teachings explain outer and inner interdependence. Of these two, it is the understanding of inner interdependence that is most important. By understanding how interdependence works in our mind, we see in sequence how one thing produces another through the twelve links of causation. It is made clear  that […]

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Great news from the Admin-desk of Holybooks.com. I finally figured out how to create a Facebook page for Holybooks.com please take a look here: Link – give it a like, throw a comment and share with your friends. A sponsor have made it possible to switch to a gigabit uplink for the dedicated server that hosts Holybooks.com. In theory this […]

The First Six Books of The Elements of Euclid by Oliver Byrne

The First Six Books of The Elements of Euclid by Oliver Byrne – with the subtitle: In which coloured diagrams and symbols are used instead of letters for the greater ease of learners. This is a classic, illustrated textbook on geometry and  a remarkable example of Victorian printing which has been described as one of the […]

Vedantakalpalatika Madhusudan Saraswati

Vedantakalpalatika Madhusudan Saraswati is an original Sanskrit manual embracing all important topics relating to the Hindu philosophies of Vedanta and Advaita . The authors aim is to show how Advaita doctrines offers insight into the ultimate reality. Vedantakalpalatika was written sometime before 1500 A. D. Download the book here (232 pages/28 MB): Vedantakalpalatika Madhusudan Saraswati  

Inner Strength & Parting Gifts – Talks by Ajaan Lee Dhammadharo

Inner Strength & Parting Gifts – Talks by Ajaan Lee Dhammadharo consists of sixteen talks reconstructed by one of his followers—a nun, Arun Abhiva°°›—based her own on notes. With a few exceptions—the talks are dated 1958 and 1959, which were printed after Ajaan Lee’s death—all were checked and approved by Ajaan Lee and printed in a volume entitled, The Way […]

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 […]

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