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The Autobiography of St. Ignatius

The Autobiography of St. Ignatius is considered by the Société des Bollandistes the most valuable record of the great Founder of the Society of Jesus, the Jesuits, also known as Ignatius of Loyola. The editors of the Stimmen Aus Maria Laach, the German review, as well as those of the English magazine, The Month, tell […]

The complete works of Friedrich Nietzsche in English as PDF

The complete works of Friedrich Nietzsche. I am proud to present this collection gathered from various sources. The books are cleaned and processed so all scans consist of clear, searchable text and some empty pages have been removed for faster downloads. These 18 volumes are the complete writings of Friedrich Nietzsche, the 18’th volume being […]

The most complete collection of the books by Hermann Hesse

The most complete collection of the books by Hermann Hesse you will ever find on the Internet. There never was an official compilation of the works på Hermann Hesse in English. Here I have tried to sort out the works currently in the Public Domain and edited the works for the PDF-format. If a page […]

The Philosophical Works of David Hume VOL I-IV

The Philosophical Works of David Hume is the primary philosophical writings of the Scottish thinker and historian. The works consist of four volumes, you can download them here in full as scanned PDF e-books. These versions are the ones published in June 1825 and therefore includes the two essays on Suicide and the Immortality of the Soul […]

Come and See – Three Dhamma Talks

Come and See – Three Dhamma Talks. For 40 years, the monk Phra Ajaan Funn Ācāro wandered throughout northeastern Thailand, facing and overcoming many hardships—wild animals, lack of food, and recurring diseases. Because of his kindness and strength of character, he developed a following, both lay and ordained. In 1944, he returned to his home […]

The spiritual writings of Wassily Kandinsky

Wassily Kandinsky was a Russian painter, art theorist, and poet. He became famous for painting the first purely abstract works as part of the Soviet avant-garde that flourished until about 1930. Kandinsky’s experiments became too much for Stalin’s increasing political control over the art-scene and also Kandinsky’s spiritual outlook was not comme il faut for the trending Soviet Realism. […]

Awareness Itself

Awareness Itself is dedicated to the life and teachings of the Thai monk Ajaan Fuang Jotiko. He was the teacher of the author of the book, Thanissaro Bhikkhu. The book is based on three other books, mainly Fuang’s The Language of the Heart and nearly the complete Transcendent Discernment. Not everything is a straight translation. Many of […]

An Unentangled Knowing – The Teachings of a Thai Buddhist Lay Woman

An Unentangled Knowing with the subtitle; The Teachings of a Thai Buddhist Lay Woman outlines the life and work of Upāsikā Kee Nanayon he foremost female Dhamma teacher in twentieth-century Thailand. She was born in 1901 to a Chinese merchant family in Rajburi. During her teenage years, she devoted her spare time to Dhamma books and to meditation. In 1945, she […]

Selected Works of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar

Selected Works of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar is a huge collection, 4795 pages, consisting of articles and essays on the Indian democracy, spiritual life, and social system. Ambedkar was independent India’s first minister of justice and one of the main writers of the constitution. He spent his life working for social justice and the elimination of the […]

Tearing The Veil That Blindfolds

Tearing the Veil that Blindfolds: How I freed myself from the Matrix of Beliefs that bound me to limitation and misery is a self-published e-book, we present here with the author’s permission. Patricia Ramphal has worked on the book for 11 years and it documents her struggle with herself. From the introduction: This is a […]

Biography of Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore – Poet and Dramatist is the biography of Rabindranath Tagore (7 May 1861 – 7 August 1941) by Edward Thompson. Rabindranath Tagore received the Nobel Price in literature in 1913, as the first Asian to receive the price, and second after Roosevelt outside Europe. He was awarded for his numerous poems, inspired by medieval Indian literature and ancient […]

History of Greek Philosophy VOL I-II

History of Greek Philosophy is an immense work in two volumes about ancient Greek philosophy. It (Philosophie der Griechen) was written in German by Dr. E. Zeller a professor at the University of Berlin, this is the English translation published in England in 1881. The work is one of the most successful and ambitious attempts […]

The Complete works of Nostradamus PDF

The Complete works of Nostradamus compiled in one PDF. 1 March 1555 the French scientist, doctor, and astrologist Michel de Nostradamus, better known these days as Nostradamus, sat down and wrote the foreword to his spectacular work Centuria. Centuria means ‘a hundred’, and it might refer to the span of years his prophecies reach.  The foreword is […]

Nicene and post-Nicene fathers of the Christian church

Nicene and post-Nicene fathers of the Christian church is an immense work in 14 volumes of early christian writings. It complements the series on the Ante-Nicene Fathers, we also have here on holybooks.com. Together the writings outline the progress of Christianity through the life and works of the very early christian scholars and thinkers that led to […]

Shri Gita Rasa Ratnakar

Shri Gita Rasa Ratnakar is a long commentary and study guide to the Bhagavad Gita by Akhandananda Saraswati also known as “Maharajshri”. He was a representative of the Bhagavata Purana and a scholar of different spiritual traditions, including Vedanta, Bhakti and related shastras and themes like non-duality . He wrote more than 180 books on those topics including Bhagavada Purana, Bhagavad […]

A Heart Released

A Heart Released is a record of passages from the thai monk Phra Ajaan Mun Bhuridatta Thera sermons, made during the years 1944-45 by two monks who were staying under his guidance, and edited by a third monk, an ecclesiastical official who frequently visited him for instruction in meditation. The unusual style of Phra Ajaan Mun’s sermons may be explained in […]

Asoka and the Missions

Asoka or Ashoka the Great, was an Indian emperor of the Maurya Dynasty who ruled almost all of the Indian subcontinent from 269 BCE to 232 BCE. He embraced Buddhism after witnessing the Kalinga War, which he himself had waged. The Kalinga war, had reportedly resulted in more than 100,000 deaths. Ashoka thereafter regarded Buddhism as a […]

Stories of Indian Saints Volume I+II

Stories of Indian Saints Volume I+II (in one book) is the translation of the Indian classic by Mahapati’s Marathi, Bhaktavihaya. Mahipati was a Brahman born in Ahmednagar in 1715. He became interested in the lives of those who had given up their secular lives and he began to collect and write down the biographies of […]

Life and Teachings of Tukaram

Life and Teachings of Tukaram, written J. Nelson Fraser and J.F. Edwards was initially published in India in 1922. Saint Tukaram (believed born in 1577) was brought up as a farmer near Pune in Maharashtra, India. He is known mainly for his poetry in praise for the aspect of Vishnu, Vithobe and involvement in the Bhakti […]

The Life of the Buddha according to the Pali Canon

The Life of the Buddha according to the Pali Canon consists of direct translations from the Pali Canon (Tipitaka) collected by the Theravada monk Bhikku Nanamoli. Many of these translations have been published in Buddhist periodicals during 1954-56 in Sri Lanka. Pali is an language with only one function, to preserve the Buddha´s teachings. It […]

That Compassionate Touch of Ma Anandamayee by Narayan Chaudhuri

That Compassionate Touch. Ma Anandamayee was initially known as a strange village girl in what was then East Bengal (now Bangladesh), She grew up to be known as the miraculously compassionate Mata Anandamayee -Mother of Joy. Her acts of love and compassion to those around as well as away from Her have become almost a legend. This book is partly […]

The Quiet Mind by John E. Coleman

The Quiet Mind by John E. Coleman, a former CIA-officer, is a classic story of a search – the personal experience and the discoveries which led one man to a state of mind which has increased the joy of living and the ability to cope effectively with many of life´s problems. “Part of the mystery […]

Sigmund Freud – The Complete Works

The Complete Works of Sigmund Freud are here compiled by Ivan Smith in one single pdf volume. It includes all of Freud’s published books among them: The Interpretation of Dreams Jokes and their Relation to the Unconscious Five Lectures on Psycho-Analysis Leonardo da Vinci and a Memory of his Childhood 3 Totem and Taboo: Resemblances […]

The works of Sunyata Alfred Julius Emmanuel Sorensen

The works of Sunyata Alfred Julius Emmanuel Sorensen – By coincidence i yesterday learned about Alfred Julius Emmanuel Sorensen, who was better known by his Buddhist name Sunyata, as the ‘janam-siddha’ or simply as the ‘rare born mystic’ as Ramana Maharshi called him. He was born on a farm in a village just outside Aarhus i Denmark, my […]

Jnaneshvar – The Life and Works of the Celebrated Thirteenth Century Indian Mystic-Poet

  Jnaneshvar – The Life and Works of the Celebrated Thirteenth Century Indian Mystic-Poet is posted here with permission from the author Swami Abhayananda. 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. Jnaneshvar’s biography is in this 2012-version […]

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