Books on the Saints and Gurus of Hinduism

Books on Saints

Find here a list of selected books on Hindu saints, spiritual masters, babas, gurus and spiritual leaders who played a prominent role in the preservation and propagation of Hinduism and related sects.



Recommended Books

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali - Sri S. Satchidananda

Autobiography of a Yogi: with bonus CD - Paramahansa Yogananda

The Yoga of Jesus - Paramahansa Yogananda $

Freedom from the Known - Jiddu Krishnamurti

The Eye of the I: From Which Nothing Is Hidden - Dr. David R. Hawkins M.D. Ph.D.

Courage: The Joy of Living Dangerously - Osho

Awakening of Intelligence, The - Jiddu Krishnamurti

Think on These Things - Jiddu Krishnamurti

Bikram Yoga: - Bikram Choudhury

How Can I Help? Stories and Reflection on Service - Ram Dass

Scientific Healing Affirmations: Theory and Practice of Concentration - Paramahansa Yogananda

The Living Gita- Sri Swami Satchidananda

The Only Dance There Is - Ram Dass

The Holy Science - Swami Sri Yukteswar

Wisdom: 365 Thoughts from Indian Masters (Offerings for Humanity) - Danielle Föllmi

Autobiography of a Yogi- Paramhansa Yogananda

First and Last Freedom, The - Jiddu Krishnamurt

Creativity: Unleashing the Forces Within (Osho, Insights for a New Way of Living.) - Osho

Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind - Al Rie

On Love and Loneliness - Jiddu Krishnamurti

The Hidden Power of the Bible - Ernest Holmes

White Lotus: An Explanation of the Seven-line Prayer to Guru Padmasambhava - Jamgon Mipham

Man's Eternal Quest: Collected Talks and Essays - Volume 1 (Collected Talks and Essays) - Paramahansa Yogananda

Words to Live By: A Daily Guide to Leading an Exceptional Life - Eknath Easwaran

How to Be Happy All the Time - Paramhansa Yogananda

The Ending of Time - J. Krishnamurti

On Relationship - Jiddu Krishnamurti

The Lives of Sri Aurobindo - Peter Heehs

Inner Peace: How to Be Calmly Active and Actively Calm - Paramahansa Yogananda

On Fear - Jiddu Krishnamurti

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on the Bhagavad-Gita- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Death of a Guru: A Remarkable True Story of one Man's Search for Truth - Rabi R. Maharaj

Autobiography of a Spiritually Incorrect Mystic - Osho

The Present Moment: A Retreat on the Practice of Mindfulness - Thich Nhat Hanh

The Transparency of Things - Rupert Spira

Transcripts of Gurdjieff's Meetings 1941-1946 - G Gurdjieff

Maturity: The Responsibility of Being Oneself - Osho

The Essential Teachings of Ramana Maharshi: A Visual Journey - Matthew Greenblat

The 99th Monkey: A Spiritual Journalist's Misadventures with Gurus, Messiahs, Sex, Psychedelics, and Other Consciousness-Raising Experiments - Eliezer Sobel

Education and the Significance of Life - Krishnamurt

Right Here, Right Now: Seeing Your True Nature as Present Awareness - John Wheeler

The Great Gate: A Guidebook to the Guru's Heart Practice, Dispeller of All Obstacles - Tsikey Rinpoche Chokling

Healing the Soul of America: Reclaiming Our Voices as Spiritual Citizens - Marianne Williamson

50 Self-Help Classics: 50 Inspirational Books to Transform Your Life - Tom Butler-Bowdon

The Spiritual Science of Kriya Yoga - Kriyananda

It's Here Now (Are You?) - Bhagavan Das

The Golden Present: Daily Inspriational Readings by Sri Swami Satchidananda - Sri Swami Satchidananda

Meeting Life: Writings and Talks on Finding Your Path Without Retreating from Society - Jiddu Krishnamurti

Path of Fire and Light (Vol 2): A Practical Companion to Volume One - Rama

Truth Is a Pathless Land - Jiddu Krishnamurti

Guitar Chord Guru: The Chord Book, Your Guide for Success! - Karl Aranjo

Karma and Reincarnation: The Wisdom of Yogananda, Volume 2 - Paramhansa Yogananda

Integral Yoga Hatha - Sri Swami Satchidananda

Galley Guru: Effortless Gourmet Cooking Afloat - Lisa Hayden-Miller

Spiritual Initiation and the Breakthrough of Consciousness: The Bond of Power - Joseph Chilton Pearce

Transitions to a Heart Centered World: Through the Kundalini Yoga and Meditations of Yogi Bhajan - Guru Rattana 

Psychic Being (Soul: Its Nature, Mission, Evolution) - Sri Aurobindo

You Are That - Gangaji

Flight of the Eagle - J. Krishnamurti

God Loves Fun - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

The Masters and The Path - C.W. Leadbeater

Commentaries on Living I: Series One - J. Krishnamurti

Messages from Amma: In the Language of the Heart - Janine Canan

Where Are You Going?: A Guide to the Spiritual Journey - Swami Muktananda

The Guru of Joy: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and the Art of Living - FranCois Gautier

Awake in the Heartland: The Ecstasy of What Is - Joan Tollifson

The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa: - Garma C.C. Chang

A Rare and Precious Thing: The Possibilities and Pitfalls of Working with a Spiritual Teacher - John Kain

Krishnamurti to Himself: His Last Journal - Jiddu Krishnamurti

Feet Of Clay - Anthony Storr

A Collection of Biographies of 4 Kriya Yoga Gurus by Swami Satyananda Giri: - Yoga Niketan

Discovering Gurdjieff - Dorothy Phillpotts

Meditaciones Metafísicas: Oraciones, Afirmaciones y Visualizaciones Universales - Paramahansa Yogananda

No Way: A Guide for the Spiritually "Advanced" - Ram Tzu

Kosmic Consciousness - Ken Wilber

The Voice of Paramahansa Yogananda - Awake in the Cosmic Dream - Paramahansa Yogananda

Enlightening Tales: as Told by Sri Swami Satchidananda - Sri Swami Satchidananda

Gurus In America Author: Thomas A. Forsthoefel

Messages from Amma Author: Janine Canan

Kundalini Author: Sri Chinmoy

The Wisdom of the Hindu Gurus Author: Timothy Freke;

Autobiography of a Yogi Author: Paramahansa Yogananda

The Nectar of Immortality Author: Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

The Essence of Self-Realization Author: Swami Kriyananda

Karma Cola Author: Gita Mehta

Grist for the Mill Author: Ram Dass

Where Are You Going? Author: Swami Muktananda

Shri Guru Gita Author: Paramhansa Pranavadarshan

Meditation Author: Sri Chinmoy

Enlightening Tales Author: Sri Swami Satchidananda

The Spiritual Science of Kriya Yoga Author: Goswami Kriyananda

From the Finite to the Infinite Author: Swami Muktananda

The Wisdom of Sri Chinmoy Author: Sri Chinmoy

The Bhagavad Gita According to Gandhi Author: Mahatma Gandhi;

Nothing Exists That Is Not Shiva Author: Swami Muktananda

Inner Peace Author: Paramahansa Yogananda

Man's Eternal Quest Author: Paramahansa Yogananda

The Holy Science Author: Swami Yukteswar

The Only Dance There Is Author: Ram Dass

The Living Gita Author: Sri Swami Satchidananda

My Lord Loves a Pure Heart Author: Swami Chidvilasanand

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on the Bhagavad-Gita Author: Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

The Himalayan Masters: A Living Tradition: Pandit Tigunait skillfully weaves the teachings of the sages into a fabric of absorbing and delightful stories, so that the reader easily understands what might, in another context, look like formidable philosophy. In addition, he makes it practical, down-to-earth, and applicable to the conditions of modern life. He effortlessly renders the ancient teachings for contemporary students. A yogi who came of age in the traditional culture of India and studied widely with a number of teachers, he has been living and teaching in the United States for almost two decades.

The Tradition of the Himalayan Masters: Pandit Tigunait skillfully weaves the teachings of the sages into a fabric of absorbing and delightful stories, so that the reader easily understands what might, in another context, look like formidable philosophy. In addition, he makes it practical, down-to-earth, and applicable to the conditions of modern life. He effortlessly renders the ancient teachings for contemporary students. A yogi who came of age in the traditional culture of India and studied widely with a number of teachers, he has been living and teaching in the United States for almost two decades.

Daughters of the Goddess: The Women Saints of India: This fine investigation presents six contemporary women saints of India who are considered to be the exemplification of the feminine aspect of the divine, living incarnations of the "Divina Mother" or "the Goddess." Johnsen, a longtime student of religion and spirituality, not only interviewed these women but also lived and walked among them in the United States and in India.

Storytellers, Saints, and Scoundrels: Folk Narrative in Hindu Religious Teaching: This book makes folklore accessible and interesting. The subject--stories recounted by hindu holymen and why and how they are told--is fascinating. Ethnographic information on the hindu religion and culture is brillant and full of life and humor. Kirin Narayan was also my University of Wisconsin-Madison anthropology professor and she was awesome!

The Graceful Guru This collection of nine all new essays looks at the phenomenon of the female guru both in its original Indian context, where Hindu women leaders have been unusual but not unknown, and as it has evolved on the American scene. Each chapter is devoted to a particular female guru, ranging from the fifth-century Tamil saint Karaikkal Ammaiyar to Gurumayi, who today presides over the worldwide movement of Siddha Yoga, headquartered in the Catskill resort town of South Fallsburg, New York.

The Madness of the Saints: Ecstatic Religion in Bengal : In The Madness of the Saints, June McDaniel undertakes the first comprehensive study of religious ecstasy in Bengal, examining the texts that describe it, the people who experience it, and the traditions that support it.

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