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Sacred Texts and Scriptures - Hinduwebsite.com

In this section we have presented translations of many ancient scriptures of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Zoroastrianism and other eastern religions. These are the reproductions of the works done by many eminent scholars in the past, which we are currently available in the public domain according to the Berne Convention. This section will help our readers to understand the depth of ancient wisdom and philosophical thought contained in these scriptures. By reproducing these scriptures which are in public domain we believe that we have not violated any copyright laws. If any one reports to us of any possible violation, we will examine the issue and remove any information that may be infringing upon the copyright of any individual or organization. Some of these texts contain huge volume of information. It may take awhile for them to download completely, if you are using older versions of browsers or modems with low transfer capacity. In this section you will find some very interesting and informative books on Hinduism and related religions.

Hinduism Scriptures

hinduism texts

Complete English  translation of the four Vedas, major and minor Upanishads, Dharmashastras or Hindu law books, Bhagavadgita, Puranas, Tantric texts, Yoga Texts, the epics Ramayana and Mahabharata  and some miscellaneous texts.

Buddhism Scriptures

buddhism texts

Translation of the Buddhist Gospel, the Buddhist Bible, Buddha the Word, Dhammapada, Amitabha, Record of Fahien's travels to India, ancient Chinese and Japanese texts on Zen, Buddhist Sutras and many other texts on various schools of Buddhism.

Jainism Scriptures

jainism texts

Complete translation of the Akaranga Sutra translated from Prakrit, Kalpa sutra, A Treatise on Jainism by Shri Jayantilal Sanghvi and several articles and essays on the philosophy and practice of Jainism.

Sikhism Scriptures

sikhism texts

Complete translation of the Guru Granth Sahib or Adi Granth, the sacred text of Sikhism, with an introduction. Sikh Religion and its Gurus, Volume 1, Life of Guru Nanak, and fragments of sacred poems.

Zoroastrian Texts

zoroastrianism texts

Translation of Zend Avesta in three parts, Pahlavi texts such as the Bundahishn, Shayest Na-Shayest, Sad Dar, Dadestan, Fargard, Menog, and The Yatkar-I-Zariran Or the Memoirs Of Zarir.

Spiritual Texts

spirituality texts

Texts on Yoga, meditation, psychic power, occultism, mysticism, historical Christianity, essays and writings of Sri Aurobindo and Mother, ancient history, spiritual subjects and more.

Self-help Texts

self-help texts

Find here popular self-help classics like he Art of Money Getting or Golden Rules for Making Money,, Master Key System by Charles F. Hannel, The Secret of the Ages by Robert Collier.

Taoism Texts

Taoism Texts

Taoism suggests the effortless way to experience peace. Find here the complete translation Tao-te Ching by Lao-tzu, containing the essential philosophy of Taoism, translation by J. Legge.

Vedas & Upanishads

Vedas and Upanishads

The Vedas and the Upanishads form the heart of Hinduism. The Vedas are considered inviolable, while the Upanishads contain profound philosophy. Find here translation of the Four Vedas and several major Upanishads.

Devotional Texts

Devotional Texts

Devotion or Bhakti is considered the best and the most effective way to find salvation. These texts contain the devotional fervor and most sublime emotions that take you closer to your heart as well as your personal deity.

Yoga Texts

Yoga Texts

Yoga has a long and deep connection with India and all Indian religions. Classical Yoga of Patanjali is part of Hinduism. This section contains the translations of Yoga Sutras, Kapila Sutras, Yoga Vashista, Science of Yoga and other texts on Yoga.

Tantra Texts

Tantra Texts

Tantra recommends the use of the mind and body and their potencies to achieve liberation. It has been an integral part of Hinduism and Buddhism. Find here some important texts on Tantra, Kundalini and related subjects.

Confucian Texts

Confucius texts

Confucius was an ancient Chinese philosopher who played an important role in shaping Chinese philosophy and culture. Find here four important works that are traditionally attributed to Confucius K'ung-tzu, 551-479 B.C.

Online E-Texts

E-Texts

Find here a vast collection on free online EBooks, Electronic and Digital texts (E-texts) arranged in various categories, including poetry, philosophy and literature. It is a good resource for self-study and research.

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