Great Books

Meditation for Stress Book

Meditation for Stress
by Nigel Powell

Another easy to read and helpful book from Nigel Powell on how to use this meditation to reduce and remove stress, exploring the connections between our minds, bodies, and daily meditation. Introduced by Katya Rubia, professor of cognitive neuroscience at Kings College in London, whose research shows that Sahaja Yoga Meditation leads to greater emotional stability, reduced emotional reactivity and greater resilience to stressful stimuli. Paperback and Kindle from Amazon here.



Journey Within
by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi

The story of our spiritual ascent, both as individuals and collectively. Equal parts instruction and inspiration, it  beautifully describes how we have come to be where we are today, and our essential next steps.

Paperback available from Amazon here. Kindle is here.



Silence Your Mind
by Ramesh Manocha, M.D.

An extremely interesting and practical, science-based guide showing how 10 to 15 minutes a day of meditation can improve your health,  happiness and productivity. Written for people of all ages and all walks of life. For more about what’s in the book see Beyond the Mind.

Kindle and paperback available from Amazon here.



Meditation: The Gentle Power of Sahaja Yoga 
by Nigel Powell

An easy to read book covering the basics of this meditation, how it works and links with the meditation tradition, and the impact it can have on our daily lives.

Paperback and Kindle at Amazon here.


Online Magazines on Seeking and Self Realisation

Knowledge of Reality is online magazine with great articles on seeking and finding.

The Seeker is a new magazine for people who are looking for things. Don’t be a looser find something.  See all issues here.



Other Books of Interest
After realization it’s more enjoyable and satisfying  to read books written by genuine seekers who write about the experience of our eternal self. Here are some you can try:

The Bhagavad Gita (Hinduism), Juan Mascaro translation
The Dhamapada (Buddhist), Juan Mascaro translation
The Upanishads (Hinduism), Juan Mascaro translation
Ramayana (Hinduism), Rajagopalachari translation
Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu
Jesus Lived in India , Holger Kersten
Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ, Levi
Gospel of the Essenes, Szekely

Resurrection and other books ~ Leo Tolstoy
The Razor’s Edge ~ Somerset Maugham
The Great Divorce & Voyage to Venus ~ CS Lewis
Siddhartha ~ Herman Hesse
Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Illusions ~ Richard Bach
The Prophet, Spirits Rebellious ~ Khalil Gibran
The Alchemist ~  Coelho
The Never Ending Story, Momo ~ Michael Ende (for children)
Rabindranath Tagore
De Maupassant
William Shakespeare
Ben Okri
Alexander Pushkin

Self Knowledge book

Self Knowledge
by Adi Sankara 

This book, aside from being a classic poem of praise to divinity, has an excellent introduction clearly explaining the Vedic tradition of non dualism and self realization.




William Blake, Songs of Innocence
Tagore, Gitanjali
Rumi, Selected Poetry
Adi Shankaracharya

Some of these are free from Project Gutenberg