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WHAT READING ON NONDUAL PERSPECTIVE IS RECOMMENDED?

Perhaps many would agree that 'required reading' in the field of nonduality includes the works of Nisargadatta Maharaj and Ramana Maharshi, and the nondual scriptural works.

Expansive (not strictly nondual) lists of consciousness books include Consciousness Timeline by Steve Dinan, and Great Traditions Bibliography.

Booklists:

Nonduality.com Books Received

Religion W4620 Course, Columbia University
http://www.advaita.org.uk/reading.htm - this web site includes several lists of recommendations
Mark Hovila's List
Greg Goode's List
Francis Lucille's List
Phil Servedio's List
Dinu-Stefan Teodurescu's Lists (Lengthy)
Books Osho Had Loved
Bob Rose's 'Meditation Society of America' List
Kriben Pillay's List of Recommended Authors
What Papaji says about books on awakening
Scott Morrison's list
Michael James's list
Ronda LaRue's list
http://www.control-z.com/pgs/enlightenment101.html list

The following book list serves the scholarly inclined and is from a Columbia University website on the course Religion W4620: Nonduality in Indian and Tibetan Thought, taught by Robert Thurman and Gary Tubb:

Religion W4620. Nonduality in Indian and Tibetan Thought. Columbia University, Fall 1998. Textbooks for the Course. To be purchased at Labyrinth Books, 536 West 112th Street:

Eliot Deutsch. Advaita Vedanta: A Philosophical Reconstruction. University of Hawaii Press, 1985. ppb.

Jay L. Garfield. The Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way: Nagarjuna's Mulamadhyamikakarika. Oxford University Press, 1995. ppb.

Natalia Isayeva. From Early Vedanta to Kashmir Shaivism: Gaudapada, Bhartrhari, and Abhinavagupta. SUNY Press, 1995.

David Loy. Nonduality: A Study in Comparative Philosophy. Humanities Press, 1997. ppb.

Guy Newland. The Two Truths in the Madhyamika Philosophy of the Ge-Luk-Ba Order of Tibetan Buddhism. (Studies in Indo-tibetan Buddhism.) Snow Lion Publications, 1992. ppb.

Patrick Olivelle. Upanisads. (World's Classics.) Oxford University Press, 1996. ppb.

Karl H. Potter. Presuppositions of India's Philosophies. Motilal Banarsidass, 1991.

Robert A.F. Thurman. The Central Philosophy of Tibet: A Study and Translation of Jey Tsong Khapa's, "Essence of True Eloquence." (Princeton Library of Asian Translations.) Princeton University Press, 1991.

Robert A.F. Thurman. The Holy Teaching of Vimalakirti: A Mahayana Scripture. Pennsylvania State University Press, repr. 1987. ppb.

Recommended for purchase (also at Labyrinth Books):

Jeffrey Hopkins. Meditation on Emptiness. Wisdom Publications, 1996. ppb.

Anne Klein. Knowledge and Liberation: A Buddhist Epistemological Analysis in Support of Transformative Religious Experience. Snow Lion Publications, 1987.

Klaus K. Klostermaier. A Survey of Hinduism. SUNY Press, 1994. ppb.

Donald S. Lopez. A Study of Svatantrika. Snow Lion Publications, 1986. ppb.

Sengaku Mayeda. A Thousand Teachings: The Upadesasahasra of Sankara. SUNY Press, 1992.

Steven Pinker. How the Mind Works. W.W. Norton and Company, 1997.

Geshe Rabten. Echoes of Voidness. Wisdom Publications, 1986. ppb.

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and Charles A. Moore. A Sourcebook in Indian Philosophy. Princeton University Press, 1971. ppb.

Richard Rorty. Contingency, Irony and Solidarity. Cambridge University Press, 1989. ppb.

Th. Stcherbatsky. Buddhist Logic (Volumes 1 and 2). South Asia Books, reprint.

Th. Stcherbatsky. The Central Conception of Buddhism and the Meaning of the Word "Dharma." South Asia Books, 1994. ppb.

Edward O. Wilson. Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge. Knopf, 1998.

On reserve: Anthony J. Alston, tr. The Realization of the Absolute: The "Naiskarmya Siddhi" of Sri Suresvara. London: Shanti Sadan, 1959, 1971.

Margaret Chatterjee, ed. Contemporary Indian Philosophy, Series Two. London: George Allen & Unwin, 1974.

Ananda K. Coomaraswamy. Metaphysics (Selected Papers, Volume 2). (Bollingen Series.) Princeton University Press, 1987.

Harold G. Coward, ed. Studies in Indian Thought. Columbia, MO: South Asia Books, 1983.

Harold G. Coward and K. Kunjunni Raja. The Philosophy of the Grammarians. Vol. V of Encyclopedia of Indian Philosophies, ed. Karl H. Potter. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 1990.

Eliot Deutsch and J. A. B. van Buitenen. A Source Book of Advaita Vedanta. Honolulu: The University Press of Hawaii, 1971.

Padmanabh Jaini. The Jaina Path of Purification. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1979.

Gerald James Larson. Samkhya: A Dualist Tradition in Indian Philosophy. Vol. 4 of Encyclopedia of Indian Philosophies, ed. Karl H. Potter. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1987.

T. M. P. Mahadevan. Gaudapada: A Study in Early Advaita. Madras: University of Madras, 1952.

T. M. P. Mahadevan. Ramana Maharshi: The Sage of Arunacala. London: Allen & Unwin, 1977.

Nisargadatta Maharaj. I Am That. Tr. Maurice Frydman. Bombay: Chetana, 1973.

Karl H. Potter. Indian Metaphysics and Epistemology: The Tradition of Nyaya-Vaisesika up to Gangesa.

Vol. 2 of { Encyclopedia of Indian Philosophies, ed. Karl H. Potter. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1977.

David Seyfort Ruegg. The Literature of the Madhyamaka School of Philosophy in India. Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, 1981.

Mervyn Sprung. Lucid Exposition of the Middle Way: The Essential Chapters from the Prasannapada of Candrakirti. London, 1979.

Swami Venkatesananda. The Concise Yoga Vasistha. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1984.

The following list of books and authors is offered by Mark Hovila:

Jean Klein: Numerous books, i.e. Transmission of the Flame. Highly recommended!
R.P. Kaushik: Organic Alchemy and others. May be out of print now.
Francis Lucille: Eternity Now.
Ramana Maharshi
Huang Po
Atmananda (Krishna Menon)
Meister Eckhart
Ramesh Balsekar: Experiencing the Teaching (and many others)
Bernadette Roberts
Albert Blackburn: Now Consciousness and Worlds Beyond Thought
Frankin Merrell-Wolff: Pathways Through to Space
Hui Hai: The Zen Teaching of Instantaneous Awakening (tr. John Blofeld)
Sunyata: The Life and Sayings of a Rare-Born Mystic (ed. Betty Camhi & Elliott Isenberg)
Suzanne Segal: Collision with the Infinite (tough to put down)
Wei Wu Wei: All Else is Bondage
J. Krishnamurti: Freedom from the Known (and many others)
U.G. Krishnamurti: Mind is a Myth and The Mystique of Enlightenment

Greg Goode, Ph.D., submitted the following list of recommended reading to Nonduality Salon:

Dear Harsha-ji,

You asked about some books I like. On some of the meaty topics over the
last few days on NDS, stuff like existence, consciousness, Advaita,
Madyhamika, Buddhism, etc., here are some I like a lot. Some books are
Western, some are Eastern. These come to mind readily. There are many
more I like, but I'd have to browse my library at home.

1. On what exists, and the relation between mind and objects
-George Berkeley. THREE DIALOGUES BETWEEN HYLAS AND PHILONOUS.
-Brand Blanshard. THE NATURE OF THOUGHT. (2 vols.)
-Krishna Menon. ATMA DARSHAN.
-Francis Lucille. ETERNITY NOW.
-Hui Neng. PLATFORM SUTRA (aka SUTRA OF HUI NENG) and DIAMOND SUTRA.
-Frederick Franck. ZEN AND ZEN CLASSICS.


2. Against causality
-MANDUKYA UPANISHAD WITH GAUDIPADA'S KARIKA
(Vedanta Press, Swami Nikhilananda trans.)
-David Hume. ENQUIRY CONCERNING HUMAN UNDERSTANDING.
-Ramesh Balsekar. CONSCIOUSNESS SPEAKS and POINTERS FROM NISARGADATTA
MAHARAJ.

3. Basic Advaita Vedanta teachings
-Swami Chinmayananda. SELF UNFOLDMENT.
-Adi Shankaracharya. TATTVA BODHA.

Intermediate Advaita:
-Swami Vidyaranya. PANCHADASI (5 Vols.)

Advanced Advaita:
-Adi Shankaracharya's commentary on: BRAHMA SUTRAS.

-MANDUKYA UPANISHAD WITH GAUDIPADA'S KARIKA
(Vedanta Press, Swami Nikhilananda trans.)

-UPANISHADS, Vol 4 of 4 volumes (Vedanta Press, Swami Nikhilananda trans.)
Contains the Taittiriya and Chandogya Upanishads
See especially the appendix on, with a great argument
on how there's no difference between the waking state
and the dream state!

4.Emptiness and Madhyamika
-Jay L. Garfield, translator and commentary:
THE FUNDAMENTAL WISDOM OF THE MIDDLE WAY : NAGARJUNA'S MULAMADHYAMAKAKARIKA
-Dalai Lama. TRANSCENDENT WISDOM.
-Jeffrey Hokins/Elizabeth Napper, ed. MEDITATION ON EMPTINESS.
-Joe Wilson. CHANDRAKIRTI'S 7-FOLD REASONING.

Francis Lucille's Recommended Reading:

Jean Klein, TRANSMISSION OF THE FLAME
Jean Klein, BEYOND KNOWLEDGE
Jean Klein, BE WHO YOU ARE
Ramana Maharshi, TALKS WITH SRI RAMANA MAHARSHI
Krishna Menon (Atmananda), ATMA NIRVRITI
Krishna Menon (Atmananda), ATMA DARSHAN
Shankara, ATMA BODHA
Anonymous, ASHTAVAKRA GITA
Lao Tse, THE TAO THE KING
Huang Po, TEACHINGS
Meister Eckhart, TREATISE AND SERMONS
Parmenides, FRAGMENTS
Ibn Arabi, THE TREATISE ON ONENESS
William Samuel, A GUIDE TO AWARENESS AND
TRANQUILITY

A List of Recommended Journals

LA REVUE DU TROISIEME MILLENAIRE (France)
INNER DIRECTIONS (USA)
SELF-INQUIRY (Ramana Maharshi Foundation, UK)

The following lists are from Dinu-Stefan Teodurescu

Here are the Top 10+ Books Dinu reads as Info on Spiritual
Practice:


1. Norbu Namkhai - The Mirror- Advices on the Presence of
Awareness ( Dzogchen )

2. Huang Po - The Zen teachings of Huang Po

3. Bankei - The Unborn - The life and teachings of Zen Master
Bankei ( tr. Norman Wadell)

4. Ken Wilber- One Taste - The Journals of Ken Wilber

5. Sunryu Suzuki- Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind

6. Guru Rimpoche: Self-Liberation through seeing with naked
awareness (tr. Reynolds J.M.); Free Tibet!

7. Tilopa -Teachings of Mahamudra ( in The six yogas of Naropa
and teachings of mahamudra- tr. Garma C. C. Chang)

8. Ramana Maharishi - Be as you are, Who Am I ? , Self Enquiry,
Spiritual Instruction,

9. Nisargadatta Maharaj - , I AM THAT (1), I Am That(2)

10. Poonjaji - Wake up and roar !

11. Lao Tzu- Hua Hu Ching- The Unknown Teachings of Lao Tzu(tr.
B. Walker)

12. Chinul- Korean Zen Master

13. Ch'an Masters in Ancient China - Teachings of Sudden
Illumination

Poetry books, as an Inspiration on the Path. Dinu's favorite poets:

1. Swami Rama Tirtha - Yoga and the Supreme Bliss- Songs of
Enlightenment(tr.Alston A.J.) ; In woods of God-Realization


2. Indian Mystic Verse-Compilation by Hari Prasad Shastri (
Shanti Sadan. 29. Chepstow Villas, London,W.11.3DR)

The Poets mentioned are: Attar , Al-HallajBankim Chandra,
Bodharanya, Bullashah,Dadaji, Firdowsi,Ghalib, Ghani, Hafiz,
Hafiz , Harischandra, Harsha, Hussein, Ibn- Arabi , Insha,
Jemshid, Jnaneshvar, Kabir, Kabir Kamal, Kalidas, Khayyam Omar,
Khalis, Khujand, Khusrau,Kushrau, Nasir-i Kushrau Kishiori,
Krishadas, Krishnapriya, Lachi Rama, Makhfi, Mira,
Mirabai,Nanaka, Namadeva,Narayana,Nazir, Nirbhayanandaji, Niyaz,
Nizami, Rafel, Raidas, Ramdas, Rama Tirtha, Rasakhan, Sa'Di,
Sa'Di(Gulistan), Sahaja, Satchitanandaji,Surdar das, Surdar,
Tagore,Tenali Ramakrishna, Tulsidas,Tulsidas,Tukaram, Valmiki,
Vyasa, Zafar,Zauq,

3. LALLA - Naked Song (tr. C.Barks)

4. Tukaram - Village songs of western India ( (tr. Hoyland J.)

5. Rumi - The Greatest Sufi Poet

6. Japonese Folk Zen Saying ( Haiku, Doidotsu, Waka) - A Zen
Harvest ( compiled by Soiku Shigematsu)

7. Basho- (japonese Haiku)- Japon's National Poet ; Hakuin

8. Paul Reps - 10 Ways to Meditate

9. Mihai Eminescu- Romania's National Poet

10. Seng-ts'an- The Third Zen Patriarch from China- Hsin Hsin
Ming- Verses on the Faith Mind

11. Saraha- Three Dohas .

12. Dza Paltrul Rimpoche- Advice to my self

13. Thayumanavar

14. The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

15. T.S. Eliot- Poems

16. Walt Whitman- Leaves of Grass

17. Lord Alfred Tennyson

18. Henry David Thoreau

19. William Blake

20. Ralph Waldo Emerson

21. Rabindranath Tagore: GITANJALI

22. RAM TZU

15. Other Invaluable Resources:Turks medieval poets,

1. Persian Poets ( Resource site)

2. Hymns from Rig Veda

3. Urdu Poetry Archive(286 poets)

Recomended 20+ Nondual Books for an Introduction to the Nondual
View:


*RAMANA MAHARISHI:Who Am I ? , Spiritual Instruction, Self
Enquiry, , Forty Verses on Reality

* Nisargadatta Maharaj - , I AM THAT (1), I Am That(2) , THE
JNANI , Absolute Perfection is Here and Now , ,

* H.W.L. Poonjaji( Interview 1) , H.W.L. POONJAJI(Iinterview 2)
*Ramesh S. Balsekar; A net of Jewels
*Book of Quotes- Non Dual Petals - compiled by Michael Szyper
Padmasambhava:Self-Liberation through seeing with naked awareness (tr. Reynolds J.M.)
.TILOPA: Mahamudra instruction to Naropa
.VIMALAKIRTI:Vimalakirti Nirdesa Sutra
.SENG- TS'AN:HSIN HSIN MING- VERSEN ON THE FAITH MIND
.HUANG PO:,Zen Teachings(1) , ,THE ZEN TEACHINGS OF HUANG PO
.BUDDHA: The Heart Sutra, The Diamond Sutra
.DATTATREYA:Avadhuta Gita
.ASHTAVAKRA:Ashtavakra Gita
.SWAMI RAMA TIRTHA: In woods of God-Realization
. The Six Vajra Verses
.ADI SHANKARA;Vivekacudamani- The Crest Jewel of Wisdom
.GAUDAPADA:Gaudapada Karikas
.Brahma Sutras
.Sadananda: Vedantasara,
.SIVA SUTRAS (trad. Laksman Joo)
Bernadette Roberts: The Experience of No-Self: A contemplative Journey
.WEI WU WEI:, The Tenth Man ,Open Secret , Ask the Awakened: The Negative Way , Why
Lazarus Laughted ,Fingers Pointing Towards the Moon , All Else is Bondage , Posthumous
Pieces ,La Voie Negative

Hui Neng- Treasure of the Law Sutra

Western Nondual Spiritual God-Realized Authors

1. PLATO: Phaedrus , Meno, Phaedo ,Phedo(ex.2) , Parmenides ,
Sophist , Timaeus , The Republic ,

2. PLOTINUS: The Six Enneads .

3. PSEUDO- DYONYSIUS the AREOPAGITE:The Celestial Hierarchy ,
Mystical Theology

4. MEISTER ECKHART; Sermons, Sermons(selections)

5. THE CLOUD OF UNKNOWING:The Cloud of Unknowing

6. JACOB BOEHME: Mysterium Pansophicum

7. TERESA OF AVILA:The Way of Perfection , The Interior Castle

8. St. JOHN of the CROSS:Dark Night of the Soul , Ascent of Mt.
Carmel

9. JOHN OF RUYSBROECK:The Adornment of the Spiritual Marriage

10.EMANUEL SWEDENBORG: Arcana Coelestia, Heavenly City , Heaven
and Hell,The Last Judgment,

11.Thomas the Apostle: The Gospel of Thomas

12.Brother Lawrence: The Practice of the Presence of God

13.Bernadette Roberts: The Experience of No-Self: A
contemplative Journey

14.WEI WU WEI : , Ask the Awakened: The Negative Way , Why
Lazarus Laughted ,Fingers Pointing Towards the Moon , ,La
Voie Negative

15.Jan Koehoorn:Advaita Vedanta

Eastern Nondual Spiritual Enlightened Authors

A. TAO-ism

1.LAO- TZU: The TAO-TE KING
2.CHUANG-TZU:The Zhuangzi
3.LIEH-TZU:Fragments from his works
4. I CHING

B. BUDDHA-ism

1.BODDHIDHARMA
2.VIMALAKIRTI:Vimalakirti Sutra
Vimalakirti Nirdesa Sutra(version 2)

3.NAGARJUNA:THE PERFECT WISDOM SUTRA ,Mulamadhyamakakarika
4.The Diamond Sutra
5.ASVAGHOSHA:BUDDHA-KARITA
6. THE LOTUS SUTRA
7. Sukhavati - Vyuha - The Land of Bliss

B-1. ZEN- CH'AN

1.
2.Seng-ts'an- The Third Zen Patriarch from China- Hsin Hsin Ming- Verses on the Faith Mind
3.Huang Po - The Zen teachings of Huang Po
4. The Religion of the Samurai by Kaiten Nukariya


B-2. DZOGCHEN & MAHAMUDRA

1. Athisa- The Seven Points of Mind Training

2. Padmasambhava: Self-Liberation through seeing with naked
awareness (tr. Reynolds J.M.)

3. Tilopa's Mahamudra instruction to Naropa

4. Nagarjuna's Mahamudra Vision

5. Lama Mipam- Calm and Clear

6. Flight of the Garuda- teachings of Dzogchen (trad. Keith
Dowman)

7. Sky Dancer- the Life and Songs of Lady Yeshe Tsogyal(trad.
Keith Dowman)

8. The Six Vajra Verses

B-3. Yogachara


C. ADVAITA VEDANTA

"Verse 5. The essence of the whole Vedanta is this Knowledge,
this supreme Knowledge: that I am by nature the formless,
all-pervarsive Self. Verse 6. There is no doubt that I am that
God who is the Self of all, pure, indivisible, like the sky,
naturally stainless." - from Advahuta Gita of Dattatreya(trans.
Sri Ramakrishna Math)


1.ADI SHANKARA;Vivekacudamani- The Crest Jewel of Wisdom
2.GAUDAPADA:Gaudapada Karikas
3.DATTATREYA:Avadhuta Gita
4.SWAMI RAMA TIRTHA: In woods of God-Realization
5.ASHTAVAKRA:Ashtavakra Gita
6.RIBHU: The Ribhu Gita
7.TRIPURASUNDARI
8.Avastratryaya - Advaita Consciousness
9.VASISHTHA: YOGA VASISHTHA
10.RAMANA MAHARISHI: Who Am I ? , Spiritual Instruction, Self Enquiry,
11. Brahma Sutras
12.Ramesh S. Balsekar; A net of Jewels
13.Jan Koehoorn:Advaita Vedanta

D. KASHMIR SHAIVISM

1.ABHINAVAGUPTHA:Tantraloka, Paratrisika Vivarana,
2 .Ksemaraja:Sivasutravimarsini,Stavacintamani,
3.Abhinava
4.Lasakaka
5.Mahesvarananda: Maharthamanjari
6.Rajanaka Sitikantha : Mahanayaprakasa
7.Vasugupta: SIVA SUTRAS
8.Laksmirama: Parstrikavivrti
9.Anantasakipada: Vatulanathasutra
10. VIJNANABHAIRAVA

Works: Spanda Karika, Sivadristi, Malinivijayottara, or
Malinivijaya Tantra, Utpala, Pratyabhijna Karika, Svacchanda
Tantra, Vijnana Bhairava, Tantrik Texts - trad. by Gene R .
Thursby

ADVAITA VEDANTA SELECTED BOOKS

"Verse 5. The essence of the whole Vedanta is this Knowledge,
this supreme Knowledge: that I am by nature the formless,
all-pervarsive Self. Verse 6. There is no doubt that I am that
God who is the Self of all, pure, indivisible, like the sky,
naturally stainless." - from Advahuta Gita of Dattatreya(trans.
Sri Ramakrishna Math)

You may find free on line Advaita Vedanta texts, so you may
search the web on the titles of the works or of the authors.
Buying cheap books from India direct, from Advaita Ashrama(
Ramakrishna & Vivekananda order) it is also possible.

Resources & Bibliographies on Indian Philosophies

1. Advaita Vedanta Book Cataloque from Inner Quest
2. Gaudapada Karikas
3. Adi Shankara
4. Advaita Books from Blue Dove Press
5. Motilal Banarsidas- Books online from India- The Biggest Indian Bookshop
6. Wei Wu Wei- La Voie Negative

MODERN ADVAITA VEDANTA

*RAMANA MAHARISHI:Who Am I ? , Spiritual Instruction, Self Enquiry,
* Nisargadatta Maharaj - , I AM THAT (1), I Am That(2)
* H.W.L. Poonjaji( Interview 1) , H.W.L. POONJAJI(Iinterview 2)
*Ramesh S. Balsekar; A net of Jewels
*Book of Quotes- Non Dual Petals - compiled by Michael Szyper
*WAYNE LIQUORMAN: 5 TALKS
*Francis Lucille: Eternity Now ( excerpts)
* 8 Interviews with Contemporary Non-Dual Teachers
-THE AWAKENING WEST by L.M. Lumiere & J.Lumiere-Wins

LIST OF CLASICAL ADVAITA VEDANTA AUTHORS & WORKS

1.Gaudapada- Gaudapadakarikas, or Agamasutra
2.Shankara:
Brahmasutrabhasya
Brhadaranyakaopanisadbhasya
Taittiriyaopanisadbhasya
Upadeshasahasri
Chandogyopanisadbhasya
Aitareyopanisadbhasya
Isopanisadbhasya
Kathopanisadbhasya
Kenopanisatpadabhasya
Mandakaopanisadbhasya
Prasnopanisadbhasya
Bhagavadgitabhasya
Mandukyopanisadbhasya, with Gaudapadakarikabhasya
Daksinamurtistotra
Pancikarana
Aparoksanubhuti
Atmabodha
Satasloki
Balabodhini, or Atmajnanopadesavidhi
Atmanatmaviveka
Tattvabodha
Dasasloki
Vakyavrtti
Crest Jewel of Wisdom , Vivekacudamani
Sarvavedantasiddhantasarasamgraha
Advaitapancaratna, or Atmapancaka
Vakyasudha, or Drgdrsyaviveka
Upadesapancaka
Mayapancaka
Laghuvakyavrtti
Stotram to the Guru
Lalita Stotram

3.Mandana Misra: Brahmasiddhi
4.Suresvara:
Brhadaranyakopanisadbhasyavartika
Taittiriyopanisadbhasyavartika
Naiskarmyasiddhi
Daksinamurtivarttika, or Manasollasa
Pancikaravartika, or Pranavavartika
5.Padmapada: Pancapadika
6.Totaka, or Trotaka: Srutisarasamuddharana
Stotram to Sri Shankara
7.Hastamalaka: Hastamalakaslokah
8.Sadananda: Vedantasara,
9.Swami Vidyaranya:
Panchadashi
Srimacchankara-digvijaya
10.Dharmaraja Adhvarindra: Vedanta-Paribhasa
11.Vasudevasastri Abhyankar: Advaitamoda

(INFO: Karl A. Potter (1981). Encyclopedia of Indian
Philosophies, Vol.III , Advaita Vedanta up to Samkara and his
Pupils; Bader J.(1990).Meditation in Sankara's Vedanta)

ZEN & CH'AN

1. Manual of Zen Buddhism by Teitaro Daisetz Suzuki
2. The Book of Tea by Okakura Kakuzo
3. Zen Archives
4. Hsu Yun- Teachings of Zen

DZOGCHEN & MAHAMUDRA

a. DZOGCHEN

1. An annoted Bibliography of Articles and Books about Bon from Lingmicha Institute

2. Tibetan Archives

3.Nyoshul Kempo Jamyang: The Mirror of Essential Points
4.Trumgpa Chogyam: , Training the Mind and Cultivating Loving-Kindness , , Cutting
through Spiritual Materialism
5. Aspiration for Mahamudra
6.Shantideva
7. Athisa

Books Osho Had Loved

List #1
1-THUS SPAKE ZARATHUSTRA/Friedrich Nietzsche
2-BROTHERS KARAMAZOV/Fyodor Dostoevsky
3-THE BOOK OF MIRDAD/Mikhail Naimy
4-JONATHAN LIVINGSTON SEAGULL
5-TAO TE CHING/Lao Tzu
6-THE PARABLES OF CHUANG TZU
7-THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT
8-BHAGAVADGITA/Krishna
9-GITANJALI/Rabindranath Tagore
10-THE ONE THOUSAND SONGS OF MILAREPA /Milarepa

List #2
1-THE BOOK of the Sufis
2-THE PROPHET/Kahlil Gibran
3-THE BOOK OF LIEH TZU/Lieh Tzu
4-DIALOGUES OF SOCRATES/ Plato
5-THE NOTES OF THE DISCIPLES OF BODHIDHARMA
6-RUBAIYAT/Omar Khayyam(a Sufi)
7-MASNAVI/Jalaluddin Rumi
8-ISA UPANISHAD
9-ALL AND EVERYTHING/Gurdjieff
10-IN SEARCH OF THE MIRACULOUS/P.D. Ouspensky
11-LEAVES OF GRASS/Walt Whitman

List #3
1-HSIN HSIN MING/Sosan(cn)
2-TERTIUM ORGANUM(the third canon of thought)/P.D. Ouspensky
3-GEET GOVIND(the song of God)/Jaydeva
4-SAMAYASAR(the essence)/Kundkunda(a Jainas)
5-THE FIRST AND LAST FREEDOM/J. Krishnamurti
6-THE BOOK(Teachings) OF HUANG PO/(cn)
7-THE BOOK(Teachings) OF HUI HI/(cn)
8-SONG OF SOLOMON

List #4
1-The FRAGMENTS/Heraclitus
2-The GOLDEN VERSES/Pythagoras
3-THE SONG OF SARAHA/Saraha(Tibet)
4-notes from the songs of Tilopa
5-ZEN AND JAPANESE CULTURE/D.T. Suzuki
6-LET GO/Hubert Benoit(Frenchman)
7-PARABLES/Ramakrishna
8-THE FABLES OF AESOP
9-MULA MADHYAMIKA KARIKA(the essence of the path of the middle)/Nagarjuna
10-THE BOOK OF MARPA/Marpa(Tibetan mysic)

List #5
1-BRAHMAN SUTRAS/Badrayana
2-BHAKTI SUTRAS/Narada
3-YOGA SUTRAS/Patanjali
4-THE SONGS OF KABIR/Kabir
5-THE SECRET DOCTRINE(ENCYCLOPEDIA ESOTERICA)/Blavatsky(Theosophy)
6-THE SONGS OF MEERA/Meera
7-THE SONGS OF SAHAJO/Sahajo
8-Rabiya al-Adabiya(Sufi)
9-Songs of Nanak/Nanak(the founder of Sikhism)
10-VIVEK CHUDAMANI(The Crest Jewel of Awareness)/Shankaracharya
11-KORAN/Hazrat Mohammed

List #6
1-DHAMMAPADA(the path of truth)/Gautama Buddha
2-JIN SUTRAS(The Sutras of the Conqueror)/Mahavira
3-ZORBA THE GREEK/Kazantzakis(Greek)
4-declarations of al-Hillaj Mansoor
5-anecdote of Mahakashyapa?founder of Zen?
6-SIDDHARTHA(the name of Gautama the Buddha)/Hermann Hesse(Nobel prizewinner)
7-anecodote of Baal Shem Tov(Hassidism founder)
8-songs of Farid(Sufi)
9-VIGYAN BHAIRAV TANTRA/Shiva
10-TATVA SUTRA(the ultimate reality)/Uma Swati
#11-SONG OF NAROPA

List #7
1-Malukdas(Indian)
2-GURU GRANTHA SAHIB(the book of the masters)/(by Sikhs)
3-LIGHT ON THE PATH/Mabel Collins(Theosophist)
4-Songs of Lalla(Kashmiri woman)
5-words of Gorakh(tantric)
6-THE SUPREME DOCTRINE/Hubert Benoit(Frenchman)
7-SHIVA SUTRA(the techniques of all meditations)/Shiva(the Hindu concept of Ultimate Goodness)
8-message of Gaurang(the white one)
9-Dadu's songs
10-Sarmad(Sufi)

List #8
1-WILL TO POWER/Friedrich Nietzsche
2-A NEW MODEL OF THE UNIVERSE/P.D.Ouspensky
3-statements of Sanai(essence of Sufism)
4-statements of Dionysius(belongs to the great world of the buddhas)
5-AT THE FEET OF THE MASTER/(J. Krishnamurti)Annie Besant
6-fragments from Junnaid/(Sufi mystic,the master of al-Hillaj Mansoor)
7-GOD SPEAKS/Meher Baba
8-MAXIMS FOR A REVOLUTIONARY/George Bernard Shaw
9-THE TEACHINGS OF HUI NENG/Hui Neng
10-anecodote/Mulla Nasruddin(He is not a fictitious figure, he was a Sufi and his grave still exists)

List #9
1-THE DESTINY OF THE MIND/Haas
2-/Eckhart(German)
3-/Boehme(German)
4-THE SUFIS/Idries Shah
5-THE WAY OF ZEN/Alan Watts(American)
6-SAYINGS of Rinzai/Lin Chi(took the flower of Zen away from China to Japan)
7-lectures by Hazrat Inayat Khan(the man who introduced Sufism to the West,a musician)
8-Books by Hazrat Vilayat Ali Khan(son of Hazrat Inayat Khan)
9-JESUS, THE SON OF MAN/Kahlil Gibran(Syrian)
10-THE MADMAN/Kahlil Gibran

List #10
1-BEING AND NOTHINGNESS/Jean-Paul Sartre
2-TIME AND BEING/Martin Heidegger
3-TRACTATUS LOGICO PHILOSOPHICUS/Ludwig Wittgenstein(This book was written when Wittgenstein was studying under G.E.Moore and Bertrand Russell)
4-NIRDESH SUTRA(guidelines)/Vimalkirti
5-COMMENTARIES ON LIVING/ J.Krishnamurti(his diary)
6-COMMENTARIES/Maurice Nicoll(a disciple of Gurdjieff)
7-OUR LIFE WITH GURDJIEFF/Hartmann(another disciple of Gurdjieff,playing the piano)
8-SHREE PASHA(a commentary on BRAHMAN SUTRAS)/Ramanuja(a Hindu mystic)
9-THE FUTURE PSYCHOLOGY OF MAN/P.D. Ouspensky
10-THE BOOK OF BAHAUDDIN(Bahauddin created the tradition of Sufism)

List #11
1-THE OUTSIDER/Colin Wilson
2-THE ANALECTS OF CONFUCIUS
3-THE GARDEN OF THE PROPHET/Kahlil Gibran(reminds me of Epicurus)
4-THE VOICE OF THE MASTER/Kahlil Gibran
5-WHO AM I?/Maharshi Ramana
6-THE MIND OF INDIA/Moorehead and Radhakrishnan
7-ALICE IN WONDERLAND/Lewis Carroll
8-ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS/Lewis Carroll
9-THE WANDERER(a collection of parables)/Kahlil Gibran
10-THE SPIRITUAL SAYINGS/Kahlil Gibran
11-WAITING FOR GODOT/Samuel Beckett

List #12
1-TALES OF HASSIDISM/Martin Buber(a Jew,What D.T. Suzuki did for Zen, Buber has done for Hassidism)
2-I AND THOU/Martin Buber
3-DAS KAPITAL/Karl Marx
4-LECTURES ON PSYCHOANALYSIS/Sigmund Freud
5-MEETINGS WITH REMARKABLE MEN/Gurdjieff(It is not a fiction like DON JUAN)
6-THE GRANTHA(tying down the leaves,a small book of poems)/(a disciple of Kabir)
7-THE COMMUNIST MANIFESTO/Karl Marx and Friedrich
8-THE MYTH OF SISYPHUS/Marcel
9-THE HISTORY OF WESTERN PHILOSOPHY/Bertrand Russell
10-THE SONGS OF DAYA(She was a contemporary of Meera and Sahajo, but she is far more profound than either of them)

List #13
1-LUST FOR LIFE(not just a novel, it is a spiritual book)/Irving Stone
2-THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY(on Michelangelo)/Irving Stone
3-RESURRECTION/Leo Tolstoy
4-NOTES ON JESUS(the fifth gospel,has just been found in Egypt)/Thomas(the body of Thomas is still preserved in Goa)
5-WAR AND PEACE(the whole history of human consciousness)/Leo Tolstoy
6-THE MOTHER/Maxim Gorky
7-FATHERS AND SONS(should be read by everyone, because everyone is entangled in some kind of relationship )/Turgenev
8-THE PHOENIX/D.H. Lawrence
9-PSYCHOANALYSIS AND THE UNCONSCIOUS/D.H. Lawrence(really a revolutionary, a rebel,far more revolutionary than Sigmund Freud)
10-LIGHT OF ASIA/Arnold
11-BIJAK(means 'the seed' )/Kabir's selection of songs
12-ONE DIMENSIONAL MAN/Herbert Marcuse
13-I CHING
14-NADI KE DWEEP(ISLANDS OF A RIVER,a Hindi novel,it is a meditator's novel)/ Satchidanand Vatsyayana

List #14
1-THE ART OF LIVING/Lin Yutang
2-THE WISDOM OF CHINA/Lin Yutang
3-THE TALMUD(a Jewish book)
4-SHUNYA SVABHAVA(The Nature of Emptiness)/Taran Taran(the founder of a very small section of Jainism)
5-SIDDHI SVABHAVA/Taran Taran
6-NOTES FROM THE UNDERGROUND/Dostoevsky
7-PHILOSOPHICAL INVESTIGATIONS/Ludwig Wittgenstein
8-PSYCHOSYNTHESIS/Assagioli
9-PROSE POEMS/Kahlil Gibran
10-THOUGHTS AND MEDITATIONS/Kahlil Gibran

List #15
1-MY EXPERIMENTS WITH TRUTH/Mahatma Gandhi's autobiography
2-CONFESSIONS/Saint Augustine
3-ANNA KARENINA/Leo Tolstoy
4-THE ART OF TANTRA/Ajit Mukherjee(Bengali)
5-THE PAINTINGS OF TANTRA/Ajit Mukherjee
6-BHAJ GOVINDAM MOODH MATE(O Idiot....one thousand years old, and is nothing but a small song)/Adi Shankaracharya
7-PHILOSOPHICAL PAPERS/Ludwig Wittgenstein
8-ZEN FLESH, ZEN BONES/Paul Reps(being an American, and yet, I repeat, and yet getting the full flavor of Zen)
9-ZEN BUDDHISM/Christmas Humphries(a disciple of D.T.Suzuki)
10-THE SONGS OF CHANDIDAS(a Bengali madman, a Baul,Baul means a madman)

List #16
1-The book is about an absolutely unknown Indian mystic, Shivpuri Baba/Bennett(an Englishman,also the first man to discover Gurdjieff)
2-LISTEN LITTLE MAN/Reich(he must have been possessed by some unknown spirit,died in jail, condemned, reduced to a madman)
3-PRINCIPIA MATHEMATICA/Bertrand Russell and Whitehead
4-POETICS/Aristotle
5-THREE PILLARS OF ZEN(the most beautiful book written about Zen)/Ross
6-THE GOSPEL OF RAMAKRISHNA/Mahendranath(a disciple of Ramakrishna)
7-Ramateertha's books
8-PRINCIPIA ETHICA/G.E.Moore
9-THE SONGS OF RAHIM/Rahim Khan Khana(of the same height and same depth as Kabir, Meera, Sahajo or Chaitanya)
10-DIVAN(a collection of poems)/Mirza Ghalib(the greatest Urdu poet)
11-THE BOOK(his testament, his whole experience with Zen masters, Zen classics)/Alan Watts(of tremendous intelligence,also a drunkard)
——??Books I have Loved?1982-1985

Kriben Pillay:
The works of the following teachers are highly recommended:

Adyashanti, A.H. Almaas, Arjuna Nick Ardagh, Ramesh Balsekar, Andrew Cohen, Meister Eckhart, Gangaji, Douglas Harding, Byron Katie, Jean Klein, J. Krishnamurti, Stephen Levine, Barry Long, Nisargadatta Maharaj, Ramana Maharshi, H.W.L. Poonja, Robert Powell, Jelaluddin Rumi, Suzanne Segal, Eckhart Tolle, Chogyum Trungpa, Alan Watts, Wei Wu Wei, Ken Wilber.

What Papaji says about books on awakening

Q: Papaji, you recommend that we don't read books about awakening because it just creates the preconception and expectation of what awakening will feel like, taste like, of what it will be like. What then do you hope to convey about it in an interview?

PAPAJI: I don't recommend that you read any sacred books or books about saints. When you read a spiritual book, you will probably like some part of it. If you read it and like it, you store it in the memory. Later, you sit in meditation, trying to get freedom. You want to be free, and you have a conception of freedom which you have acquired from your books. When you meditate, this preconceived idea will manifest and you will experience it. You forget that what you are experiencing is something that is stored in your memory. What you get is a past experience, not enlightenment. The real experience is not an experience of a past memory. The mind deceives you when you meditate. The mind is always going to deceive you and cheat you, so don't depend on the mind. If the mind wants or likes something, don't listen to it. Whatever the mind likes, dislike it. Memory means past. When you meditate, you are trying to execute a plan which is in your mind: 'I have to arrive at the place I have read about.' Your later experience is therefore preplanned and that is what you get, because whatever the mind thinks, it manifests. When you have a thought of samsara, manifestation arises. This is your thought, your wish. That is why the world manifests. It looks so real to you because you have faith in its reality. Once you experience that Reality is somewhere else, you will reject samsara instantly. You will have a very new, very fresh experience. Each moment will be new. You will not experience it with the mind. Then there will be no mind, you will be all alone. This and this alone is called 'experience'. I won't use the word experience again because all experiences are planned from the past. It is not really going to be an experience, it is going to be a very direct meeting. For the first time you will meet That. You will go to meet It after denuding your mind, after denuding all the concepts of the mind. You have to go there undressed. Undress everything. Be nude. Even denude yourself of the nudity. Do you understand? The chamber of this Beloved is so sacred, this is the only way you can enter. If you want to meet your Beloved, go there. Who stops you? Do it now itself. It is so simple. To dress up takes time. To undress is much easier. from
http://realization.org/page/doc1/doc108a.htm

Scott Morrison's list: Recommended Reading and Listening

http://www.openmindopenheart.org/index.shtml

Investigative, Meditative, and Experiential Approaches

Editor's Note: It is useful to remember that books are simply dried ink on paper, offering ideas, instructions, stories, explanations, inspiration, from the mind and heart of the author. When you pick up a book, you are sharing with the author your greatest possession - your time. All books, and this is particularly true of the list below, are best read with great attention, healthy skepticism, passionate curiosity, sincerity, and care. Suspend both belief and disbelief, be unflinchingly loyal to the process of truth, and your rewards in exploring the books below will be truly extraordinary. If you are especially diligent, honest, and willing to be intimate in that most sacred of places, where you are now, you will find yourself putting down the book from time to time, for a moment of great purity and exquisite beauty - an open heart and an open mind.

Suggested Exploratory List

Michael James's list from http://uarelove1.tripod.com/BOOKSTORES_8.htm

I have read around 2000 spiritual books and here are the most
direct, enlightening and illuminating books I have read. They
also are part of the exact same spiritual path and therefore
work very well together.

RECOMMENDED BOOKS:

#1. Non-Dual Consciousness, The Flood Tide of Bliss

SRI RAMANA ANUBUTI (EXPERIENCE).

Published by the Bangalore Center for Learning.

Sri Ramana Maharshi glanced at Sri Muruganar and Sri
Murganar’s ego ended. This is Sri Muruganar’s description of
that experience. It is one of the most detailed, clearly and
beautifully communicated descriptions of the experience of
Liberation (Awakening) ever written.

You can read a portion of Sri Ramana Experience in David
Godman’s book

“THE POWER OF THE PRESENCE, PART TWO”

#2. GARLAND OF GURU’S SAYINGS by Sri Muruganar.

Muruganar spent decades with Sri Ramana Maharshi.

This is a collection of Sri Ramana Maharshi’s teachings as
seen through the awakened eyes of Sri Muruganar. Here the
emphasis is on awareness.

#3. THE PATH OF SRI RAMANA PART 1 By Sri Sadhu Om.

The most detailed explanation of how to practice Self-inquiry
in print.

Excellent shift from asking the question Who Am I to
Self-attention.

Sri Sadhu Om spent five years with in the company of Sri
Ramana Maharshi and decades in the company of Sri Muruganar.

#4. THE SPIRITUAL TEACHINGS OF RAMANA MAHARSHI

published by Shambala. This includes the book WHO AM I, which
was the most recommended book by Sri Ramana Maharshi and it
also includes SPIRITUAL INSTRUCTION.

#5. A LIGHT ON THE TEACHING OF BHAGAVAN SRI RAMANA MAHARSHI

By Sri Sadhu Om. The Essence of Spiritual Practice.

#6. THE FINAL TALKS OF ANNAMALAI SWAMI edited by David
Godman.

Annamalai Swami spent decades with Sri Ramana Maharshi.

#7. FORTY VERSES ON REALITY by Sri Ramana Maharshi

#8. TALKS WITH RAMANA MAHARSHI published by Inner Directions
or TALKS WITH SRI RAMANA MAHARSHI published by Sri
Ramanasramam.

Hundreds of questions are answered here. Ken Wilber called
this book “The living voice of the greatest Sage of the
twentieth century”

To that I say ditto.

#9. THE COLLECTED WORKS OF SRI RAMANA MAHARSHI.

Everything Sri Ramana Maharshi ever wrote is here in this
book.

#10. SILENCE OF THE HEART by Robert Adams.

Robert spent some years with Sri Ramana Maharshi.

Robert communicates well in modern American English.

#11. I AM THAT By Nisargadatta Maharaj.

Excellent communication in modern English.

Ronda LaRue's list.
from
http://www.rondalarue.com/index.html

A Sense of the Morning: Nature Through New Eyes, by David B. Hope
As It Is, by Tony Parsons.
Avalanche: Heretical Reflections on the Dark and the Light, by W. Brugh Joy, M.D.
Addiction and Grace, by Gerald G. May, M.D
Bio-Spirituality, by Peter A. Campbell & Edwin M. McMahon
Dancing Wu Li Masters, by Gary Zukav
Dialogue with Death: The Spiritual Psychology of the Katha Upanishad, by Eknath Easwaran
Discovering Your Soul’s Purpose, by Mark Thurston.
Doing Nothing, by Steven Harrison.
Dream Work, by Jeremy Taylor
Experience and Philosophy, by Franklin Merrell-Wolff
Loving What Is, by Byron Katie.
Mystcs As A Force for Change, by Kisirkumar Ghose.
Path of the Kabbalah, by David Sheinkin, M.D.
Society of Mind, by Marvin L. Minsky
Soul Prints, by Marc Gafni
Spectrums of Consciousness, by Ken Wilber
Tao Te Ching (New English Version), by Stephen Mitchell
The Black Butterfly, by Richard Moss, M.D.
The Essential Ken Wilber, Shambhala
The Gurdjieff Work, by Kathleen Riordan Speeth
The Hidden Gospel, by Neil Douglas-Klotz
The Holographic Universe, by Michael Talbot
The Magnificent Addiction, by Phillip Kavenaugh, M.D.
The Myth of Freedom
, by Chogyam Trungpa
The Power of Now, by Eckhart Tolle.
The Seat of the Soul, by Gary Zukav
The Second Miracle, by Richard Moss, M.D.
The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, by Deepak Chopra
The Varieties of Religious Experience, by William James.
Think On These Things, by Krishnamurti
Toward A Psychology of Awakening: Buddhism, Psychotherapy, and the Path of Personal and Spiritual Transformation, by John Welwood

List from http://www.control-z.com/pgs/enlightenment101.html

# The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World by David Abram
# Original Wisdom: Stories of an Ancient Way of Knowing by Robert Wolff
# My Name is Chellis and I'm in Recovery from Western Civilization by Chellis Glendinning
# Running on Emptiness: The Pathology of Civilization by John Zerzan
# The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image by Leonard Shlain
# Language Diversity and Thought: A Reformulation of the Linguistic Relativity Hypothesis by John Arthur Lucy
# Language in Mind: Advances in the Study of Language and Thought by Dedre Gentner
# The Power of Babel: A Natural History of Language by John McWhorter
# The 'Language Instinct' Debate by Geoffrey Sampson
# Philosophy of Language: A Contemporary Introduction by William Lycan
# A Companion to the Philosophy of Language by Crispin Wright
# Language and Reality: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Language by Michael Devitt and Kim Sterelny
# Beyond Theology: The Art of Godmanship by Alan Watts
# The Lazy Man's Guide to Enlightenment by Thaddeus Golas
# Enlightenment for Beginners: Discovering the Dance of the Divine by Chuck Hillig
# The Myth of Enlightenment: Seeing Through the Illusion of Separation by Karl Renz
# Nonduality: A Study in Comparative Philosophy by David Loy
# Advaita Vedanta: A Philosophical Reconstruction by Eliot Deutsch
# The Book of One : The Spiritual Path of Advaita by Dennis Waite
# Awake in the Heartland: The Ecstasy of What Is by Joan Tollifson
# What's Wrong with Right Now Unless You Think About It? by Sailor Bob Adamson
# Presence-Awareness: Just This and Nothing Else by Sailor Bob Adamson
# Awakening to the Natural State by John Wheeler
# Shining in Plain View by John Wheeler
# Oneness by John Greven
# Being: The Bottom Line by Nathan Gill
# I Hope You Die Soon: Words on Non-Duality by Richard Sylvester
# The Albigen Papers by Richard Rose
# If You Meet the Buddha on the Road, Kill Him! The Pilgrimage of Psychotherapy Patients by Sheldon Kopp
# Killing the Buddha: A Heretic's Bible by Jeff Sharlet and Peter Manseau
# What Would I Believe if I Didn't Believe Anything: A Handbook for Spiritual Orphans by Kent Ira Groff
# To Know as We Are Known: Education as a Spiritual Journey by Parker J. Palmer
# A Language Older Than Words by Derrick Jensen
# The Culture of Make Believe by Derrick Jensen
# The Greatest Spiritual Secret of the Century by Thom Hartmann
# The Prophet's Way: A Guide to Living in the Now by Thom Hartmann
# Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
# Demian by Hermann Hesse
# Narcissus and Goldmund by Hermann Hesse
# Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse
# The Day Philosophy Dies by Casey Maddox
# The Razor's Edge by W. Somerset Maugham