Suggested Readings

1) Classic Books About the Spiritual Path

The Bhagavad Gita.

There are many versions but the versions by Swami Prabhupada and Stephen Mitchell are excellent.

The Tao te Ching

I find the version by Stephen Michell to be poetic and clear.

The Ashtavakra Gita.

An ancient spiritual text aimed at triggering direct realization of the true Self. Here is a link to the PDF version.

The Upanishads.

The Kena, Maitri, Mandukya, and Taittiriya Upanishads are a good place to start.

The Secret of the Golden Flower

There is a version by Richard Wilhelm and Carl Jung, and another version by Thomas Cleary in which he corrects mistakes in the previous version. Both versions are valuable.

2) Books About Non-duality

Ramana Maharshi

“Be as You ARE”

J. Krishnamurti

“The First and Last Freedom”

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

“I Am That”

Rupert Spira

“Being Myself”

Carl Jung

“The Red Book”

Rudolf Steiner

“The Way of Initiation”

Henry Corbin

“Spiritual Body and Celestial Earth”

4) Integrating the Awakening Experience into Life


“The End of Your World”

Byron Katie

“A Mind at Home with Itself”

“A thousand Names for Joy”

Jack Kornfield

“After the Ecstasy, the Laundry”

5) Big Picture/ World Evolution

Ken Wilber

“The religion of tomorrow”

Eckhart Tolle

“A New Earth”