Best Hindu Sutras Books
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1. Yoga Sutras of Patañjali
Author: by Edwin F. Bryant
A landmark new translation and edition Written almost two millennia ago, Patajali’s work focuses on how to attain the direct experience and realization of the purusa: the innermost individual self, or soul. As the classical treatise on the Hindu understanding of mind and consciousness and on the technique of meditation, it has exerted immense influence over the religious practices of Hinduism in India and, more recently, in the West.Edwin F.
Bryant’s translation is clear, direct, and exact. Each sutra is presented as Sanskrit text, transliteration, and precise English translation, and is followed by Bryant’s authoritative commentary, which is grounded in the classical understanding of yoga and conveys the meaning and depth of the su-tras in a user-friendly manner for a Western readership without compromising scholarly rigor or traditional authenticity.
In addition, Bryant presents insights drawn from the primary traditional commentaries on the sutras written over the last millennium and a half.
2. The Secret Book of Dzyan: Unveiling the Hidden Truth about the Oldest Manuscript in the World and Its Divine Authors (Sacred Wisdom)
Author: by Zinovia Dushkova
Have you heard of the secret Book of Dzyan? Generations of Truth-seekers have been searching for this mysterious manuscript of untold antiquity that conceals the entire wisdom of the world, yet only a chosen few have ever gained access to it.
Thus, in 2015, Zinovia Dushkova, Ph.D., published a new excerpt from the Book of Dzyan in The Book of Secret Wisdom that revealed the future and destiny of humanity. At that time, however, she was not allowed to disclose anything more about the Book of Dzyan than Helena Blavatsky had already done in her time.
But now, for the first time ever, Dr. Dushkova, who is named as one of the 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People in 2020 by Watkins’ Mind Body Spirit, has been permitted to cast more light on the Book of Dzyan and answer the following questions:Who are the authors of the Book of Dzyan?
Where was it stored in the past, and where is it now? What are its structure and contents? When was the Book of Dzyan written? Why is it now of such great significance, even in your own life? In addition, you will also learn about the attempt that the Masters of Wisdom made to enlighten the world in the 20th century and what challenges face humanity in the 21st century.
3. Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Author: by B. K. S. Iyengar
BKS Iyengar’s translation and commentary on these ancient yoga sutras has been described as the bible of yoga. This new edition of the classic text contains a new introduction by BKS Iyengar, as well as a foreword by Godfrey Devereux, author of Dynamic Yoga.
Patanjali wrote this collection of yoga wisdom over 2,000 years ago. They are amongst the world’s most revered and ancient teachings and are the earliest, most holy yoga reference. The Sutras are short and to the point each being only a line or two long.
BKS Iyengar has translated each one, and provided his own insightful commentary and explanation for modern readers. The Sutras show the reader how we can transform ourselves through the practice of yoga, gradually developing the mind, body and emotions, so we can become spiritually evolved.
The Sutras are also a wonderful introduction to the spiritual philosophy that is the foundation of yoga practise. The book is thoroughly cross-referenced, and indexed, resulting in an accessible and helpful book that is of immense value both to students of Indian philosophy and practitioners of yoga.
4. The Yoga-Sutra of Patanjali: A New Translation with Commentary (Shambhala Classics)
Author: by Patanjali
In just 196 short aphorisms, this classic work of Indian philosophy spells out succinctly how the mind works, and how it is possible to use the mind to attain liberation. Compiled in the second or third century CE, the Yoga-Sutra is a road map of human consciousnessand a particularly helpful guide to the mind states one encounters in meditation, yoga, and other spiritual practices.
It expresses the truths of the human condition with great eloquence: how we know what we know, why we suffer, and how we can discover the way out of suffering. Chip Hartranft’s fresh translation and extensive, lucid commentary bring the text beautifully to life.
He also provides useful auxiliary materials, including an afterword on the legacy of the Yoga-Sutra and its relevance for us today.
5. Inside the Yoga Sutras: A Comprehensive Sourcebook for the Study & Practice of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras
Author: by Jaganath Carrera
Integral Yoga Publications
The Heart Sutra is Buddhism in a nutshell. It has had the most profound and widereaching influence of any text in Buddhism. This short text covers more of the Buddha’s teachings than any other scripture, and it does so without being superficial or hurried.
Although the original author is unknown, he was clearly someone with a deep realization of the Dharma. For this new English translation, Red Pine, awardwinning translator of Chinese poetry and religious texts, has utilized various Sanskrit and Chinese versions, refining the teachings of dozens of ancient teachers together with his own commentary to offer a profound wordforword explication.
Divided into four parts and broken into thirtyfive lines to make it easier to study or chant, and containing a glossary of names, terms, and texts, The Heart Sutra is a wise book of deep teaching destined to become the standard edition of this timeless statement of Mahayana truth.
7. Many Many Many Gods of Hinduism: Turning believers into non-believers and non-believers into believers
Author: by Swami Achuthananda
“Religion is the opium of the people,” said Karl Marx many centuries ago. For more than a billion people living in India and abroad, Hinduism is the religion and a way of life. In this book Swami Achuthananda cracks open the opium poppy pods, analyzes the causes for euphoria, and comes away with a deeper understanding of the people and their religion.
This is a comprehensive book on Hinduism. It tells you why Hindus do the things they do – and don’t. Written in a casual style, the book guides you through the fundamentals of the religion. It then goes further and debunks a number of long-standing myths, some of them coming from the academia (of all places).
While most books shy away from contentious issues, this book plunges headlong by taking on controversies, like the Aryan Invasion Theory, idol worship, RISA scholarship and many more. In fact one-third of the book is just on controversies that you rarely find in any other literature.
8. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Author: by Sri Swami Satchidananda
9 hours and 30 minutes
Sri Swami Satchidananda
December 30, 2019
Swami Satchidananda’s popular translation and commentary of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali now in unabridged audiobook form, with additional features and bonus tracks included in this 9-1/2 hour program. Each sutra chanted in Sanskrit by Dr. M.A. Jayashree, renowned for her flawless pronunciation and classical articulation of the Sanskrit, which is replete with meaning and the yogic vibration English translation of each sutra read by Indunil Peiris Swami Satchidananda’s illuminating commentary read by Rev. Sam Rudra Swartz Bonus tracks: sutra-by-sutra chanting and translation only The Yoga Sutras are a complete manual for the study and practice of Yoga.
Through his translation and commentary on the classic text, Sri Swami Satchidananda shares his practical, down-to-earth advice on mastering the mind and achieving physical, mental, and emotional harmony in life through applying the ancient, yet timeless techniques of Raja Yoga.
Part one of the audiobook presents each sutra, its translation, and any commentary. Part two presents the bonus tracks: each sutra with its translation, but without commentary, for those who would like to memorize and develop their skills in reciting the sutras.
9. Yoga Mythology: 64 Asanas and Their Stories
Author: by Devdutt Pattanaik
The popular names of many yogic asanas – from Virbhadra-asana and Hanuman-asana to Matsyendra-asana, Kurma-asana and Ananta-asana – are based on characters and personages from Indian mythology. Who were these mythological characters, what were their stories, and how are they connected to yogic postures?
Devdutt Pattanaik’s newest book Yoga Mythology (co-written with international yoga practitioner Matt Rulli) retells the fascinating tales from Hindu, Buddhist and Jain lore that lie behind the yogic asanas the world knows so well; in the process he draws attention to an Indic worldview based on the concepts of eternity, rebirth, liberation and empathy that has nurtured yoga for thousands of years.
10. Tantra of the Yoga Sutras: Essential Wisdom for Living with Awareness and Grace
Author: by Alan Finger
A wonderful translation, full of contemporary insight yet luminous with eternal truth. Jacob NeedlemanThe Yoga Sutras were cast in their present form in India around the third century b.C. Yoga is from the Sanskrit root meaning union, and a sutra is a thread or aphoristic verse.
The basic questions Who am I?Where am I going? What is the purpose of life? Are asked by each new generation, and Patanjali’s answers form one of the oldest and most vibrant spiritual texts in the world. He explains what yoga is, how it works, and exactly how to purify the mind and let it settle into absolute stillness.
This stillness is our own Self. It is the indispensable ground for Enlightenment, which is the ultimate goal of all our aspirations. Alistair Shearer’s lucid introduction and superb translation, fully preserving Patanjali’s jewel-like style, bring these ancient but vital teachings to those who seek the path of self-knowledge today.
Bell Tower’s series, Sacred Teachings, offers essential spiritual classics from all traditions. May each book become a trusted companion on the way of truth, encouraging readers to study the wisdom of the ages and put it into practice each day.
12. The Call of the Heart: Heralding the Coming of the Messiah (The Teaching of the Heart)
Author: by Zinovia Dushkova
Have you heard of the sacred udumbara flower that is now blossoming all over the world? According to prophecies, it blooms only once in 3,000 years and, along with anomalous weather conditions, climate change, and the increased number of natural disasters, it heralds the approaching Advent of the Messiah.
Where will He come from? When and how will His Coming happen? Will He appear as an ordinary mortal man? These questions are answered in Book 1 of The Teaching of the Heart series, in which you are invited to embark on a fascinating spiritual journey together with the Greatest Spirit.
He is Maitreya for some, Christ for others, and the Mahdi for many more – He is the promised Messiah of all religions. Before coming into the world, He has given The Teaching of the Heart to awaken humanity to the almighty treasure we possess – our own heart.
Its infinite possibilities can radically change not only your life, but also the entire suffering world for the better. Gently and truly leading you to a completely different experience of life, each book in the series will reveal your heart’s secret powers and cover a wide range of topics from everyday life to travels within the Universe.
13. Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: With Great Respect and Love
Author: by Mukunda Stiles
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is a concise English rendering of the classical text on yoga and meditation. Patanjali is to Yoga what Buddha is to Buddhism. His sutrasdefined literally as “the path to transcendence”are a means to selfrealization. With over thirty years of spiritual yoga practice, Mukunda Stiles has written a translation and interpretation which is precise and insightful.
He provides a clear understanding of Patanjali’s works for students of yoga, Eastern philosophy, or psychology, who want to use the sutras for spiritual practice or further study. Also inlcuded is a complete Sanskrit/English keyword section.
14. Lucid Dreaming – The Path of Non-Dual Dream Yoga: Realizing Enlightenment through Lucid Dreaming (Serenade of Bliss)
Author: by SantataGamana
Lucid dreaming like you’ve never seen before. The complete alchemical elixir: Transform Lucid Dreaming into Non-dual Dream YogaLucid dreaming is an ancient art that has been practiced for over two millennia. However, throughout the eons, the essence of lucid dreaming seems to have been forgotten.
Instead of being a path toward self-transcendence, lucid dreaming became the goaland its biggest treasure was lost. A plague of thoughts and conceptual analysis posing as genuine knowledge; an entanglement in old dogmatic traditions and lineages filled with rhetoric that reinforces the ego narrative and sense of separation; or a general lack of an enlightenment-oriented non-dual perspectivethese are common symptoms in many lucid dreaming books and teachings.
But this work is not a common lucid dreaming book; it is for those on the path to enlightenmentit elevates this ancient art into its rightful place. What you will find in the book:Rare Lucid Dreaming and Dream Yoga wisdom and insights not found anywhere else.
15. Shiva Sutras: The Supreme Awakening (Lakshmanjoo Academy Book Series)
Author: by Swami Lakshmanjoo
Shiva Sutras:The Supreme Awakening Includes free downloadable audio of original lectures. A collection of 77 aphorisms that form the foundation of Kashmir Shaivism. The version herein contains the commentary of the 10th century philosopher and mystic Kshemeraja ,and is revealed to us by the fully realized master Swami Lakshmanjoo.
The Shiva Sutras, gifted by God to the sage Vasugupta for the upliftment of humanity, is one of Kashmir Shaivism’s most important and revered texts. Swami Lakshmanjoo gives the reader a penetrating vision of the glorious journey of the Supreme Awakening; the traveling from limited individuality to absolute oneness with God.
Basing his rendering on the esoteric commentary of Abhinavagupta’s chief disciple Kshemaraja and drawing on his own experience, Swami Lakshmanjoo shows us the way home.
16. Crazy Wisdom of the Yogini: Teachings of the Kashmiri Mahamudra Tradition
Author: by Daniel Odier
An experiential journey through the secret teachings and self-realization practices of the Kashmiri yogini tradition Shares vivid, experiential descriptions of the author’s sessions with master Lalita Devi wherein she imparted the essential principles of the Mahamudra to him physically, verbally, and energetically Presents new translations of the most significant sacred books, including the Shiva Sutras, the Pratybhijna Hrdayam Sutra, and the Spandakarika, each presented in language that preserves their spontaneous mystic flow Pairs the author’s intellectual study of the sacred texts with direct transmissions from his teacher, with each perspective shedding light on the other In 1975, in an isolated Himalayan forest, Daniel Odier met Lalita Devi, a tantric yogini who took him on a mystical journey beyond the limits of sexual experience to transcend the ego, recognize the true self, and rediscover the Divine nature of absolute love.
Now, Odier shares the secret teachings and self-realization practices of the Kashmiri Mahamudra (meditation on the mind itself) and the Pratyabhijna (the School of Sudden Recognition). The author offers vivid descriptions of his sessions with Lalita Devi wherein she imparted the essential principles of the Mahamudra and the yoga of emotions to him physically, verbally, and energetically.