Best Spiritual Books

Best Books for Spiritual Growth

List of Best Spiritual Books  

In the article, 3 Simple Tips to Inviting Enlightenment, one of the tips for attracting enlightenment experiences was reading great spiritual books.  Although, these suggestions came from personal experience, comments scattered throughout the blog have confirmed that these techniques have worked for others as well.  Below are examples of such testimonials with regard to enlightenment experiences taking place simply on account of reading great books on spirituality. 


The goal of this article is to compile a list of the best spiritual books out there and this will require your help to do .


Readers Experiences Just from Reading Spiritual Books:

Mahesh Says:

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.


Malini (who had spontaneous Kindalini Awakening simply from reading), says:

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.

Stewart says:

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.

Nyporter says:

(I get) Intense pressure/energy in crown head area when in temples/religious places and reading religious scriptures.

Best Spiritual Books:

One of the best aspects of blogs and the internet is that the sharing of knowledge and resources can take place so easily, and my hope is that in this article and thread we can share with each other what books we have found to be helpful with regard to spiritual evolution. These can be books on spirituality, meditation, yoga, God, enlightenment, religion, anything at all which you have found was helpful to your spiritual growth.  This way we can compile a very useful resource of the best spiritual books, which can then be used by others to accelerate their own progress. 
To that end, I would like to share with you some books on spirituality and meditation which were instrumental in helping me on my own spiritual journey.  Although, this can be a long list, I want to give you a few of those which I found to be the very best.
If you are interested in getting these books, make sure you search for them on the web first as some are freely available as online e-books.  If you want to purchase them, you can use my quick links at the bottom of the article.
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)
Best Books on Advaita Vedanta (Non-dualism):
  • I Am That – Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
  • Ease of Being – Jean Klein
Best Books on Zen Buddhism:
  • Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind – Shunryu Suzuki
  • Everyday Zen, Love and Work – Charlotte Joko Beck
Best Books on Yoga & Tantra:
  • 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.  

If you are interested in purchasing any of these books from Amazon, you will find easy and quick links on this page using my affiliate account .  Thanks and Happy Reading!

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17 replies
  1. Afaf Fawzi
    Afaf Fawzi says:

    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.

  2. Kaushik
    Kaushik says:


    I want to read Courage: The joy of Living dangerously. Can anyone please get me a pdf link.



  3. Jools Bond
    Jools Bond says:

    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.

  4. Casey
    Casey says:

    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.

  5. Kabakoff J.
    Kabakoff J. says:

    Hi all,
    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 [1].”

    Now comes to the interesting part, where reference [1] 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.


  6. Anmol Mehta
    Anmol Mehta says:

    Hi Everyone,

    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.


  7. Neelesh
    Neelesh says:

    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.

  8. Kaushik
    Kaushik says:

    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.

  9. Falguni
    Falguni says:

    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.

    In Light,


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