Books I love

One of the things that helps me to stay balanced in daily life is regularly reminding myself of spiritual teachings. One of the ways in which I do that is by reading a few pages from inspring books every day. Nowadays I do not read with the primary goal of gaining new information. My main intention is to keep the spiritual wisdom fresh and alive in my mind, so that it becomes easier to apply it in daily life.

Some of the books I’ve read have filled me with awe, wonder, joy and curiosity. If you are looking for any book to read, I would recommend any of these to you. If you have any recommendations for me, do let me know about them in the comments.

General Spirituality

  • Conversations with God (Books One, Two & Three) & Friendship with God, by Neale Donald Walsch
    These four books were the first I’ve read on spirituality. I was about 12 years old when I read these books and I read them with joy and excitement. The books touched me deeply and they have shaped my thinking. I reread them to this day.
  • The Art of Joyful Living & Love and Family Life, by Swami Rama
    Two books that I have found useful and practical in many aspects of daily life. As with all of Swami Rama’s books, I find them easy to understand and to-the-point.
  • Sacred Journey, by Swami Rama
    A book that I found very interesting and useful. It describes the relationship between life and death and how to make both meaningful. I had already read other books on the subject of death before reading this book, and those books left me convinced that a good understanding of death is necessary to live fully. When it comes to books on death however, this is the one that sticks with me.
  • A New Earth, by Eckhart Tolle
    I have read this book more than five years ago, and although I cannot clearly remember the specifics of the book I always find myself recommending this book to others. What I do remember is that I was very much inspired by the book to explore myself more deeply.

Autobiographies

  • Living with the Himalayan Masters, by Swami Rama
  • An Autobiography of Yogi, by Paramahansa Yogananda

    I love both books because they describe the experiences (struggles) of students of life. To read about people who have encountered and experienced the same negativity that we all experience, and to read about their efforts to understand this negativity and free themselves from it is a source of inspiration and motivation to me

Yoga

  • The Royal Path, by Swami Rama
  • Philosophy of Hatha Yoga, by Swami Veda Bharati
  • Science of Breath, by Swami Rama
  • Path of Fire and Light (Volumes I & II), by Swami Rama
  • Meditation and its Practice, by Swami Rama
  • Yoga and Psychotherapy; by Swami Ajaya, Rudolph Ballentine and Swami Rama
  • Perennial Psychology of the Bhagavad Gita, by Swami Rama

    These books all supplement each other in way or the other. The path of yoga is explained in a way that I found easy to understand and easy to connect with different aspects of my life.

Misc

  • From Sex to Superconsciousness, by Osho
    All of Osho’s books are transcripts from his discourses, and this particular discourse caused a lot of controversy in its time. Although the book appears to be about sex from the title, I find that the subject is love and that subject is described in a way that moves me.
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