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Amrtacandrasuris Laghutattvasphota

Amrtacandrasuris Laghutattvasphota is tenth-century poem in the stotra genre, consisting of 625 verses divided into 25 chapters each describing unique exposition of reality also called nayas which corresponds to a step on the path. According to the Jain tradition, reality has an infinite number of aspects. The world only appears to be consistent and unified within our […]

Sanmati Tarka or The Logic of the True Doctrine

Sanmati Tarka or The Logic of the True Doctrine is classic philosophical work on logic.  It was originally written by Siddhasēna Divākara in Sanskrit, then translated to Gujarati and to English. Siddhasēna Divākara was a fifth century CE monk, who was also known “Lamp-maker”, because of his great works on philosophy and epistemology in the early […]

Sundara Kanda Hanuman’s Odysey

Sundara Kanda – Hanuman’s Odysey a newer English translation from the original Sanskrit sources. If Mahabharata’s Bhagvad-Gita is taken as a philosophical guide, Ramayana’s Sundara Kanda is sought for spiritual solace. In India it is a general belief that reading Sundara Kanda, the fifth book in the Ramayana epic, or hearing it recited is a […]

Vaimanika Shastra

Vaimanika Shastra is a very strange illustrated book about ancient flying machines from Hindu India. While everything seems to be debunked and even the author admits that the entire content is based upon visions, the content is widely used to ignite theories about an golden ancient era in India where people build flying machines. The book […]

Bhagvad Gita Treatise of self-help

Bhagvad Gita Treatise of self-help was recently suggested to my the author Mr. BS Murthy, who was so kind to offer it for free download here on holybooks.com. From his letter: “If one reads the otherwise peerless philosophical text with logically, as I did, then it would be apparent that 110 out of the 700+ 0 […]

TRISHASHTI SHALAKA PURUSHA CARITRA VOL 1-6

Trishasti Shalaka Purusa Caritra – is a major Indian saga and one of the cornerstones in the Jain system of belief, one of the oldest ascetic religions of India. The title translates to “Lives of Sixty-Three Great Men” or “The Lives of the Jain Elders” and it was written by the scholar Acharya Hemchandra Sur from the Shvetambara sect […]

The Epic of Gilgamesh

The Epic of Gilgamesh is an ancient manuscript more than 3.000 years old. It was carved in 12 tablets by the Sumerians in Mesopotamia. More of the stories in Gilgamesh have close relationship to the Christian Bible. For example the Garden of Eden and Noah´s Flood seems to derive from the Epic of Gilgamesh. It […]

Stories of Norse Gods And Heroes

Stories of Norse Gods And Heroes by Annie Klingensmith consists of 20 chapters, each a story from Norse mythology. The stories are translated from the original source, the Icelandic Eddas, which were compiled in the 13 century from much older written and orally transmitted material. The book has some fine illustrations and vocabulary and it […]

The Bhagavata Purana

The Bhagavata Purana, literally meaning Divine-Eternal Tales of The Supreme Lord, is considered the most important of the Puranas. The Puranas are believed to be compiled by Vyasa, the narrator and Bhagavad Gita, whose birth is dated at 3.374 BC. The Puranas, along with the Vedas and Itihaasas form the massive religious bedrock of the intellectual Hindu […]

The Complete Works of Aristotle

The Complete Works of Aristotle. Artistotle lived from 384-322 BCE. He was a Greek philosopher and is often referred to as the “first teacher” or the very “first true scientist.” His works cover a number of topics from politics, philosophy, metaphysics, logic, ethics, biology and more. Aristotle was the tutor of Alexander the Great and […]

History of Mysticism – The Unchanging Testament

History of Mysticism – The Unchanging Testament by Swami Abhayananda is an authoritative history book on mysticial experiences.  Other books and articles by Swami Abhayananda may be read and freely downloaded on his website at: www.themysticsvision.weebly.com, he has graciously allowed us to offer them here as well. Throughout succeeding ages mystical expericences were echoed by others who had experienced […]

The Origin of Western Mysticism – selected writings of Plotinus

The Origin of Western Mysticism – selected writings of Plotinus – is compiled, edited and commented by by Swami Abhayananda. He has graciously allowed us to offer them here as well.The Origin of Western Mysticism is an attempt to systematic present Plotinus’ thoughts, with selections from his own writings on distinctly separate elements of his metaphysics, in […]

The Mahabharata of Vyasa – English Prose Translation

The Mahabharata of Vyasa – English Prose Translation is a single volume edition of the Mahabharata in not less than 5.818 pages. The translation was done directly from the Sanskrit source during the years 1883-1896 by Kisari Mohan Ganguli and this is often referred to as the comprehensive Ganguli translation of the Mahabharata.  The Mahabharata can also […]

Veda Yajura

Veda Yajura or Yahurveda is one of the four canonical texts of Hinduism known as the Vedas. There seems to be consensus that these texts have been composed between 1000-600 BCE. the Yajurveda ‘Samhita’, or ‘compilation’, contains the liturgy (mantras) needed to perform the sacrifices of the Veda, and the added Brahmana and Shrauta sutra […]

The Quran – a modern English translation

The Qu´ran – a modern English translation as a free PDF e-book. Here is a new translation of the Quran by Talal Itani, who kindly offered Holybooks.com to post it as an ebook. Talal Itani first read the Quran 1992, in order to discredit it. Since then, Talal has been studying the Quran, researching it, and teaching […]

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