Best Spiritual Books
Best Books for Spiritual Growth
List of Best Spiritual Books
Readers Experiences Just from Reading Spiritual Books:
I got and read some books regarding enlightenment. Now I feel same like Anmol. I did not do even a continuous meditation. I got kundalini pressure in my spine too. I got only love, all other are same like before. Happiness but no reason. I have told to my wife.
You know, I feel more happy and I never felt before.
My question is: “is it possible to have the awakening without any effort?” Because I never tried or wanted that. I even never heard of Kundalini. Only thing which I think might have contributed to it was resigning from my job (from World Health Organization) and sitting at home and reading Bhagawat Gita. Though I don’t know whether I did that consciously. It was very unlike me.
Anyway after my friend left, for about the next two weeks i started reading my bible and borrowed an old cassette tape with songs on… On a sunny day in April 1994, i was walking throw a park listening to this tape, the song was ”Breath of God Breathe on Me” as i listened to this acappella song and the harmony unity in all the singing, something inside me broke, gave up, i started crying and as i did i was suddenly overwhelmed with this amazing love, heat, and i felt something travel up through and out of top of my head. For the next 3 weeks or so, i felt this burning ball of energy in my navel/stomach area, and was in love with everything, i mean a deep divine love and i felt so pure.
(I get) Intense pressure/energy in crown head area when in temples/religious places and reading religious scriptures.
Best Spiritual Books:
- Think on These Things – J. Krishnamurti (other books by JK are great too)
- Krishnamurti’s Notebook – J. Krishnamurti
- Courage, The Joy of Living Dangerously – Osho (other books by Osho are great too)
- I Am That – Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
- Ease of Being – Jean Klein
- Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind – Shunryu Suzuki
- Everyday Zen, Love and Work – Charlotte Joko Beck
- Autobiography of a Yogi – Paramhansa Yogananda
- Aghora, At the Left Hand of God – Robert E. Svoboda
Best Spiritual Books Summary:
From the reader testimonials above, The Bible and the Bhagavad Gita have been mentioned as well, which I am sure is not a surprise . So what other books have you found to be great? What other books do you feel you were lucky to come across and have been helpful to you in your spiritual and personal growth? Which spiritual master pieces are your favorites and you feel should make the Best Spiritual Books List? Please do share these with us in the comments section below.
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The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari
by Robin Sharma
Wisdom to Create a Life of Passion, Purpose, and Peace
This inspiring tale provides a step-by-step approach to living with greater courage, balance, abundance, and joy. A wonderfully crafted fable, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari tells the extraordinary story of Julian Mantle, a lawyer forced to confront the spiritual crisis of his out-of-balance life. On a life-changing odyssey to an ancient culture, he discovers powerful, wise, and practical lessons that teach us to:
Develop Joyful Thoughts,
Follow Our Life’s Mission and Calling,
Cultivate Self-Discipline and Act Courageously,
Value Time as Our Most Important Commodity,
Nourish Our Relationships, and
Live Fully, One Day at a Time.
Am currently half way through “Love-freedom-aloneness. The koan of relationship” by Osho. Recommend it.
‘Hardcore Zen’ by Brad Warner is a powerfully authentic book I would thoroughly recommend
Personally, I liked The Quest of the Sparrows by Kartik Sharma, published by Rupa Publications the best. I found it much better than Celestine Prophecy and The Alchemist.
Bought my copy from Amazon
I want to read Courage: The joy of Living dangerously. Can anyone please get me a pdf link.
The most amazing book out is the True Dynamics of Life by international leader in personal development, Mike Robinson. Mike has been helping people see the truth for themselves for many years. Mike tells it like it is and shows us the truth of why we are here and what we can do to get out of this chaos. WE are at the heart of change but we have to get beyond our conditioning and learnt beliefs in order to end the chaos. If you read the book it will change your life, that’s a given.
Great list. Going to check out Krishnamurti’s books soon.
Ishmael, by Daniel Quinn, is really what started me down my spiritual quest. It’s not directly about spirituality as it is how our culture came to be the way it is today, but there are obvious spiritual parallels to it that I found beyond profound. It is truly the most mind-blowing book I have ever read. I highly suggest everyone pick up a copy at some point soon; I really couldn’t recommend it more highly.
Here’s a wikipedia article.
there was a wonderful zen book by Shibayama Roshi, I don’t know if it’s still available, called “A Flower Does Not Speak”
If you are looking for a link to direct download the Thiaoouba Prophecy, here it is
First of all thanks for all the suggested books and articles. I am writing this comment here particularly addressing Steve’s comment above. I finished reading Tom Chalko’s ebook “The Freedom of Choice” and i would like to say that the message and experience the author is delivering is direct to the point and its quite amazing. I’am really AMAZED with the fact that the author shared and described his experience when he encountered the HIGHER SELF “THE LIGHT”. I have gone through very similar experience and as mentioned by the author and it also kept me in confuse state after my meditation sessions.
I’ll quote the passage (pg 74) from the book:
“The second characteristic thing is that you are not able to remember any details when you come back and recover from the bliss. Recovering details takes days, weeks, months, years or even a lifetime of thinking and intensive conscious study after your encounters with your Higher Self.
It seems that all details are purposely “erased” from your memory. You remember only a “summary” of the encounter. For example – you remember the fact, that you had no questions – simply because everything was crystal clear to you, but you do not remember any particular answers.
This selective “memory loss” during my experiences with The Light puzzled me for many years. No teacher could explain it to my satisfaction. However, as for everything in the Consciously Designed Universe, there had to be a reason for it. The only source that guided me to a logical explanation was the reference .”
Now comes to the interesting part, where reference  is actually linked to another e-book called the “Thiaoouba Prophecy” witten by Michel Desmarquet about he being abducted by powerful spiritual beings from the 9th planet. It was a “roller coaster ride” experience reading the book and in summary, i would say that the message delivered was very enlightning and spiritual. It’s up to you to believe the author whether he is telling the truth or cooking up stories based on his imagination. But one thing i can say is, the Spiritual message delivered is cannot be a work of imagination.
To all readers, i hope you could read both books and share your experience with the rest. Thanks again to Steve for sharing this information.
Anmol, I would love to hear your thoughts on this.
Thanks to all of you for your input. I have added a few of the books mentioned to my reading list… yes the Power of Now is high up on it :-D.
This free e-book by Dr. Tom Chalko has changed my life in the spiritual perspective. The author wrote this book during his 5th week of fasting based on years of meditation experience. Read it and enjoy it!
As mentioned by Falguni above, THE POWER OF NOW and A NEW EARTH are really profound. It transcends your conciousness to a higher level as you begin and end your journey with the book. Deepak Chopra and Krishnamurthi’s collections also contributed a lot in my experience. Also not forgetting Adya Shanthi’s audio lectures and books.
Read them if you get the chance. Remarkable and spritually uplifting authors.
Power of Now and Sedona Method.
My experience was that awakening–the Kundalini rising symptoms–were very uncomfortable and inconvenient to daily living. Apathy, detachment, confusion, physical pain, weight gain, anxiety…all of it, and what helped definitively was releasing.
Awareness and Release–it’s the two step dance of Kundalini awakening.
Thanks for the recommendations.
For a less serious, more entertaining but no less powerful read, you may also want to check out The Chocolate Sutra: Ingredients for a Sweet Life by Geri Larkin. Hope you and your readers will enjoy it as much as I do.
For me they were – The Power of Now and A New Earth ( Eckhart Tolle ). The fact that transformation was happening within me as I was reading the book convinced me that the words were from a place of great silence and sacredness.
It looks like it’s an interesting book. I am pretty much interested in mastery of meditation, understanding non-duality and spiritual growth.