Books to read on the spiritual path


Many ask me for the books to read to travel on the spiritual path. What you should read depends on your temperament. Often you will automatically be drawn to the books that suit you.

Here I will try to suggest some that are full of wisdom;

- The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

- Who am I? by Sri Ramana Maharshi

- Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi

- The Maharshi's Gospel - Parts I and II

- Advaita Bodha Dipika - Lamp of non dual knowledge by Ramanan Saraswati

- Master of Self Realization by Sri Sadguru Siddharameswar

- I Am That by Sri Nisargadutta Maharaj

- The Ashtavakra Gita

- The Bhagavad Gita

- Avadhoota Gita

- Isvara Gita

- The Shiva Sutras

- 112 meditations for self realization - Vijanana Bhairava Tantra

- The Spanda Karikas

- Brahma Vidya by Swami Poornananda Tirtha

For the pleasure of reading please read the lives of Sri Ramakrishna (also that of his disciples), Sri Ramana Maharshi, and Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. You will experience divine nectar while going through them. As Sri Krishna is considered the Poorna Avatar one should read his life and exploits too.