Works of Eminent Spiritual Teachers

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Compiled by Jayaram V

Reading and studying the works of great masters and spiritual teachers is similar to spending time in their company. It has the same beneficent effects as associating with good people and great minds (satsang). From a spiritual perspective it is a transformative practice. By infusing their thoughts and ideas, you expand your mind, acquire knowledge (vidya) and purify your consciousness. They elevate your thinking and stretch your imagination and help you see your problems and those of others from a wider perspective. We present here a few important resources from the great masters. Hope you will find them useful.

The Works of the Mother: The Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram played a significant role during the last century in elevating human consciusness into higher planes. Her experiences of the last thirty years of life were preserved in the 13-volume work The Agenda.Sri Aurobindo described her as the incarnation of Mother Goddess We have here a few selected works, prayers, quotations, meditations and vision of the Mother.

J. Krishnamurthy: Jiddu Krishnamurthy was originally associated with the Theosophical Society of India. He was prophecied to be the coming World Teacher. However, he broke free from the mold of an organized movement and declared himself a free thinker. From these writings and works of great spiritual value, you will know about Jiddu Krishnamurthy and his pioneering effort to  liberate the human mind from the shackles of authority and social conditioning.

Kabir: Use this link to access 100 Songs and a brief biography of Sant Kabir, the medieval Indian mystic saint who is well remembered for his simple life and extraordinary devotional fervor. Through his simple teachings, Kabir challenged the superstitious beliefs and practices of his time, but believed in the unity of all religions and oneness of God. The songs are translated into English by the Noble Laureate Rabindranath Tagore.

 Pythagoras: Pythagoras was a Greek philosopher who was believed to have visited India and acquired the knowledge of Buddhism and Hinduism. He later returned to Greece and translated the knowledge he acquired from India into Greek Thought with his own inputs and native wisdom, which is today recognized as the Pythogorean school of thought. We have here a few essays on the life and works of Pythagoras.

Khalil Gibran: We bring you one of the most sublime spiritual works of the last century, the Prophet, from Khalil Gibran, a Lebanese artist, poet, and writer who immigrated to the USA  in 1895 (but never became a citizen) and wrote many astonishing masterpieces of sheer poetry.

Lao tzu: Taoism along with Buddhism and Confucianism dominated the ancient and medieval Chinese thought and spiritual life. This is the English translation of Tao Te Ching or Daodejing  by J. Legg 

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