Best Indian Eastern Philosophy Books

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1. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Author: by Sri Swami Satchidananda
Published at: Integral Yoga Publications; Reprint edition (September 14, 2012)
ISBN: 978-1938477072

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This valuable book provides a complete manual for the study and practice of Raja Yoga, the path of concentration and meditation. This new edition of these timeless teachings is a treasure to be read and referred to again and again by seekers treading the spiritual path.

The classic Sutras (thought-threads), at least 4,000 years old, cover the yogic teachings on ethics, meditation, and physical postures, and provide directions for dealing with situations in daily life. The Sutras are presented here in the purest form, with the original Sanskrit and with translation, transliteration, and commentary by Sri Swami Satchidananda, one of the most respected and revered contemporary Yoga masters.

In this classic context, Sri Swamiji offers practical advice based on his own experience for mastering the mind and achieving physical, mental and emotional harmony.


2. Embrace Yoga's Roots: Courageous Ways to Deepen Your Yoga Practice

Author: by Susanna Barkataki
Published at: Ignite Yoga & Wellness Institute (October 27, 2020)
ISBN: 978-1734318111

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Do you want to be on the cutting edge of the future of yoga? If you desire an authentic yoga practice embracing ancient yogic philosophy and traditions but don’t know how to embody that knowledge with integrity in today’s modern yoga culture, Embrace Yoga’s Roots is your guide to honor and not appropriate yoga.”When we mistake yoga for a workout routine, reduce it to physical fitness or even do some of the deeper aspects of yoga without an eye to the whole system of liberation it offers, we rob ourselves and each other of the potential of this practice,” says Susanna Barkataki.

Embrace Yoga’s Roots explores the past’s yogic traditions, brings them alive today, and preserves them for the future by examining what separates us, reflecting on our part, taking action for equity and moving toward liberation together. If you practice, teach or want to learn yoga integrating your ethics and values while respecting ancient yoga philosophy, you have found the essential guide to making that goal a reality.”I can’t think of anyone more suited to lead the way to embrace yoga’s roots than Susanna.


3. Autobiography of a Yogi (Self-Realization Fellowship)

Author: by Paramahansa Yogananda
Published at: Self-Realization Fellowship; Reprint edition (January 5, 1998)
ISBN: 978-0876120798

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Autobiography of a Yogi is at once a beautifully written account of an exceptional life and a profound introduction to the ancient science of Yoga and its time-honored tradition of meditation. Profoundly inspiring, it is at the same time vastly entertaining, warmly humorous and filled with extraordinary personages.

Self-Realization Fellowship’s editions, and none others, include extensive material added by the author after the first edition was published, including a final chapter on the closing years of his life. Selected as “One of the 100 Best Spiritual Books of the Twentieth Century”, Autobiography of a Yogi has been translated into more than 50 languages, and is regarded worldwide as a classic of religious literature.

Several million copies have been sold, and it continues to appear on best-seller lists after more than sixty consecutive years in print. With engaging candor, eloquence, and wit, Paramahansa Yogananda tells the inspiring chronicle of his life: the experiences of his remarkable childhood, encounters with many saints and sages during his youthful search throughout India for an illumined teacher, ten years of training in the hermitage of a revered yoga master, and the thirty years that he lived and taught in America.


4. The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are

Author: by Alan Watts
Published at: Vintage Books; Reissue edition (August 28, 1989)
ISBN: 978-0679723004

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A revelatory primer on what it means to be human, from “the perfect guide for a course correction in life” (Deepak Chopra)and a mind-opening manual of initiation into the central mystery of existence. At the root of human conflict is our fundamental misunderstanding of who we are.

The illusion that we are isolated beings, unconnected to the rest of the universe, has led us to view the outside world with hostility, and has fueled our misuse of technology and our violent and hostile subjugation of the natural world.

To help us understand that the self is in fact the root and ground of the universe, Watts has crafted a revelatory primer on what it means to be humanand a mind-opening manual of initiation into the central mystery of existence.

In The Book, Alan Watts provides us with a much-needed answer to the problem of personal identity, distilling and adapting the Hindu philosophy of Vedanta.


5. The Book of Secret Wisdom: The Prophetic Record of Human Destiny and Evolution

Author: by Zinovia Dushkova
Published at: Radiant Books (October 12, 2015)
ISBN: 978-5990543140

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In these troubled times, do you wonder about the future and the destiny of humanity? Do you want to know the true purpose of your existence on Earth and in the Universe? The most secret book in the world holds the answers you seek!

Named as one of the 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People in 2020 by Watkins Mind Body Spirit, Zinovia Dushkova, Ph.D., is one of the few who has gained access to the million-year-old manuscript widely known as the Book of Dzyan, which contains answers to humanity’s most pressing questions.

Written in the language of the Gods, called Senzar, it is secretly hidden in the heart of the Himalayas, accessible to only a chosen few over the course of human history, including Gautama Buddha, Jesus Christ, Pythagoras, Plato, and Helena Blavatsky.

Now, for the first time ever, Dr. Dushkova has presented a never-before-seen excerpt from the mysterious Book of Dzyan in The Book of Secret Wisdom to bring new meaning and hope into your life. Beautiful and enlightening, it will reveal not only our past, but also our present and future.


6. Bhagavad Gita: A New Translation

Author: by Stephen Mitchell
Published at: Harmony; Reprint edition (August 27, 2002)
ISBN: 978-0609810347

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Stephen Mitchell is widely known for his ability to make ancient masterpieces thrillingly new, to step in where many have tried before and create versions that are definitive for our time. His celebrated version of the Tao Te Ching is the most popular edition in print, and his translations of Jesus, Rilke, Genesis, and Job have won the hearts of readers and critics alike.

Stephen Mitchell now brings to the Bhagavad Gita his gift for breathing new life into sacred texts. The Bhagavad Gita is universally acknowledged as one of the world’s literary and spiritual masterpieces. It is the core text of the Hindu tradition and has been treasured by American writers from Emerson and Thoreau to T.S.

Eliot, who called it the greatest philosophical poem after the Divine Comedy. There have been more than two hundred English translations of the Gita, including many competent literal versions, but not one of them is a superlative literary text in its own right.

Now all that has changed. Stephen Mitchell’s Bhagavad Gita sings with the clarity, the vigor, and the intensity of the original Sanskrit. It will, as William Arrowsmith said of Mitchell’s translation of The Sonnets to Orpheus, “instantly make every other rendering obsolete.”


7. Ancient Secrets of a Master Healer: A Western Skeptic, An Eastern Master, And Life’s Greatest Secrets

Author: by Clint G. Rogers
Published at: Wisdom of the World Press (May 7, 2020)
ISBN: 978-1952353000

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Discover Ancient Secrets that Can Change Your Life! Join a skeptical university researcher from the USA as he travels to the Himalayas and uncovers secrets from an ancient healing lineage that began with Lord Buddha’s physician. For thousands of years, the greatest healers in the Himalayas have been refining a potent healing science for the treatment of physical ailments, psychological disorders and spiritual challenges.

The most effective natural healing methods were recorded on ancient scrolls. Now, in this breakthrough, real-life account, many of these healing secrets are revealed by the author’s encounters with legendary master healer Dr. Naram. The secrets in this book can change your life forever.

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8. Tantra Illuminated: The Philosophy, History, and Practice of a Timeless Tradition

Author: by Christopher D Wallis
Published at: Mattamayura Press; 2nd edition (August 15, 2013)
ISBN: 978-0989761307

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This book takes readers on a fascinating journey to the very heart of Tantra: its key teachings, foundational lineages, and transformative practices. Since the West’s discovery of Tantra 100 years ago, there has been considerable fascination, speculation, and more than a little misinformation about this spiritual movement.

Now, for the first time in the English language, Tantra Illuminated presents an accessible introduction to this sacred tradition that began 1,500 years ago, in the far north of India. The book uses translations from primary Sanskrit sources, offers a profound look at spiritual practice, and reveals Tantra’s rich history and powerful teachings.


9. The Little Book of Hindu Deities: From the Goddess of Wealth to the Sacred Cow

Author: by Sanjay Patel
Published at: Plume; 10.1.2006 edition (October 31, 2006)
ISBN: 978-0452287754

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Pixar animator and Academy Awardnominated director Sanjay Patel (Sanjay’s Super Team) brings to life Hinduism’s most important gods and goddessesand one sacred stonein fun, full-color illustrations, each accompanied by a short, lively profile. The Little Book of Hindu Deities is chock-full of monsters, demons, noble warriors, and divine divas.

Find out why Ganesha has an elephant’s head (his father cut his off! ; why Kali, the goddess of time, is known as the Black One (she’s a bit goth); and what Hare Krishna really means. Throw another ingredient in the American spirituality blender.

Pop culture is veering into Hinduism.USA Today

10. The Bhagavad Gita (Penguin Classics)

Author: by Laurie L. Patton
Published at: Penguin Classics; 1st edition (October 28, 2008)
ISBN: 978-0140447903

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The Bhagavad Gita is an early epic poem that recounts the conversation between Arjuna the warrior and his charioteer Krishna, the manifestation of God. In the moments before a great battle, the dialogue sets out the important lessons Arjuna must learn to change the outcome of the war he is to fight, and culminates in Krishna revealing to the warrior his true cosmic form, counselling him to search for the universal perfection of life.

Ranging from instructions on yoga postures to dense moral discussion, the Gita is one of the most important Hindu texts, as well as serving as a practical guide to living well. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.

With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

11. The Psychology of Kundalini Yoga

Author: by C. G. Jung
Published at: Princeton University Press; Illustrated edition (July 1, 1999)
ISBN: 978-0691006765

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“Kundalini yoga presented Jung with a model of something that was almost completely lacking in Western psychology-an account of the development phases of higher consciousness…. Jung’s insistence on the psychogenic and symbolic significance of such states is even more timely now than then.As R.D.Laing stated…

‘It was Jung who broke the ground here, but few followed him.'”-From the introduction by Sonu Shamdasani Jung’s seminar on Kundalini yoga, presented to the Psychological Club in Zurich in 1932, has been widely regarded as a milestone in the psychological understanding of Eastern thought and of the symbolic transformations of inner experience.

Kundalini yoga presented Jung with a model for the developmental phases of higher consciousness, and he interpreted its symbols in terms of the process of individuation. With sensitivity toward a new generation’s interest in alternative religions and psychological exploration, Sonu Shamdasani has brought together the lectures and discussions from this seminar.

12. 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
Published at: Radiant Books (October 27, 2018)
ISBN: 978-5604058671

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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.

13. Tantra: The Supreme Understanding

Author: by Osho
Published at: Watkins (September 1, 2009)
ISBN: 978-1906787370

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In this all-time best seller, Osho discusses the mystical insights found in the ancient Tantric writings, and the many significant Tantric meditation techniques that are as relevant to the modern-day seeker as they were to those in earlier times. As always, Osho brings his own unique blend of wisdom, humor, and thought-provoking inspiration to even this complex subject, making it accessible to the widest possible audience.

14. The Complete Kama Sutra: The First Unabridged Modern Translation of the Classic Indian Text

Author: by Alain Daniélou
Published at: Inner Traditions; Original ed. edition (December 1, 1993)
ISBN: 978-0892815258

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The world’s oldest and most widely read guide to the pleasures and techniques of sex, the Kama Sutra was compiled in the fourth century A.D. By a Brahmin and religious scholar name Vatsyayana, who worked from texts dating back to the fourth century B.C.

Until the present, the only English translation of his Hindu love classic was that of the famous English explorer Sir Richard Burton, published in 1883. Unlike Burton’s version, Alain Danilou’s new translation preserves the numbered verse divisions of the original and includes two essential commentaries: the Fayamangala commentary, written in Sanskrit by Yashodhara during the Middle Ages, and a modern Hindi commentary by Devadatta Shastri.

Whereas Burton’s Victorian reluctance to translate certain terms obscured our understanding of the philosophy and techniques of the Kama Sutra, Danilou has preserved the full explicitness of the original, dealing with everything from the art of scratching to relations with the wives of others.

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The Yoga-Sutra of Patanjali: A New Translation with Commentary (Shambhala Classics)

Author: by Patanjali
Published at: Shambhala; Shambhala Classics edition (April 1, 2003)
ISBN: 978-1590300237

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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.

16. Living Your Yoga: Finding the Spiritual in Everyday Life

Author: by Judith Hanson Lasater
Published at: Rodmell Press; 2nd ed. edition (April 28, 2015)
ISBN: 978-1930485365

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If you think that you have to retreat to a cave in the Himalayas to find the enlightenment that yoga promises, think again. In this second edition of Living Your Yoga, Judith Hanson Lasater stretches the meaning of yoga beyond its familiar poses and breathing techniques to include the events of daily lifeall of themas ways to practice.

This edition includes three new chapters (Relaxation, Empathy, and Worship), a full index, and new interior and cover designs. Using the time-honored wisdom of the Yoga Sutra and the Bhagavad Gita to steer the course, she serves up off-the-mat practices to guide you in deepening your relationships with yourself, your family and friends, and the world around you.

Inspiring and practical, she blends her heartfelt knowledge of an ancient tradition with her life experiences as a daughter, sister, partner, mother, friend, and yoga practitioner and teacher. The result: a new yoga that beckons you to find the spiritual in everyday life.