There are no two people who go through the same things in their lives. Each person’s spiritual awakening is unique because of their own experiences and circumstances. To nourish your mind and soul, read these 23 books:
Transform Yourself by Acharya Mahapragya
People are made up of many parts, and there is always a fight between good and bad thoughts and actions. One who was very calm in the morning gets angry when the sun is hot at noon. A person who is usually good and nice turns into a demon and is hard to deal with. These two opposing states are always in conflict with each other in a person, and it’s hard to get rid of the negativity and let in the positive energy. It took Acharya Mahapragya years of deep thought to come up with this phased, multi-dimensional approach to becoming more aware of ourselves so that we can break free of the negative thought and speech and action that ties us down in our daily lives.
The Wellness Sense by Om Swami
Some foods can make people sick, but others can make them better. What’s going on? Weight loss programs don’t always work for everyone. And why do some people get sick more often than other people? People who follow the science of Ayurveda can answer these questions and many more. People who read its scriptures took a whole-person approach to health by combining what we do with our natural tendencies to do things (which vary from one person to another). In this new book, Om Swami brings together the yogic view of food as sattvic, rajasic, and tamasic, as well as the Ayurvedic view of food as acidic and alkaline. I think it’s also the first time that Ayurvedic prakriti has been talked about in the context of the three types of Yoga Prakriti: Sattvic, Rajasic, and Tamic. This is also the first time that the three types of Prakriti have been talked about together in this way. The Wellness Sense takes the best parts of Ayurveda, yoga, and tantra and blends them with modern medicine in this simple, step-by-step guide on how to take better care of yourself. The Wellness Sense is written in a way that is easy to understand and based on Om Swami’s own experience. It puts your health and happiness in your hands.
Great Challenge by Osho
The word “meditation” means “dive into the unconscious,” “be in it,” or “be there.” It is to be messy in the chaos. It is to be without a shape inside of a shapeless thing. When you let go, you can float in the clouds without being tied down. Osho still inspires millions of people around the world as they try to find a new way to be spiritual that is self-directed and meets the challenges of modern life. His unique point of view includes both the timeless wisdom of the East and the best of Western science and technology. He tells us to look inside ourselves to find the strength and the willpower we need to deal with life’s problems. To believers and people who don’t believe in him, Osho answers every single question they ask him. From God and faith to existence and consciousness, Osho talks about it all in his answers. This book is a great introduction to Osho and his ideas. It also tells us about Osho Active Meditations, a new and scientific way to meditate for the modern person.
When All Is Not Well by Om Swami
A lot of people have told me to “cheer up.” Is that what they think? Sadness isn’t the only thing that makes you feel depressed. It is sad. It is both painful and nothing. People don’t have depression, but they have it and feel bad about it. There are a lot of people who have depression, and a lot of money is spent on antidepressants and research into depression-related issues. Yet, we haven’t come any closer to making a real difference in the lives of the people we help. Depression is called “vishada” in Ayurvedic and yogic texts. It’s a bad state of mind. They think it’s a sickness or a disability, but one that can be treated. Om Swami, a mystic and healer, has written a deeply insightful book that draws from these texts. He breaks down depression into three types, each of which needs a different treatment. Author: By using case studies from his own files, he talks about a wide range of things that can help, like taking medicine and practicing meditation. When All Isn’t Well, you’ll have a different view of depression and sadness after reading this book.
Women Awakened by Swati Chopra
Eight lives that show how different types of spirituality can be found in women. For a long time, women have been walking the inner path to spiritual realization, even though patriarchy, discrimination, and a lack of opportunities have put thorns in their way. There were places where women couldn’t break out of their gender roles, but they found ways to live spiritually rich lives under the surface of their worldly selves. When they were able to leave the places set aside for them by patriarchy and find happiness as wanderers and mystics, their insights and experiences were mostly kept private. This anonymity is still there. A lot of people don’t know much about women’s spirituality at this time, even though more women are becoming gurus. Through the lives of eight women, Women Awakened looks at the idea of feminine spirituality in the modern world and what it means to be a spiritual seeker in today’s world.
The Body Nirvana by Garima Gupta
It was a winner of the International Book Awards in 2019. There are many ways that our bodies communicate with us. We get the body’s messages all the time, but we don’t always pay attention to them. Our body tells us that we haven’t met our needs in many ways. So, too, with weight. Only because some parts of the puzzle aren’t in the box you got. Having a lot of weight is not about your body. Excess weight is really a problem that shows up in a big body. Popular media is still full of advice on how to eat and exercise that is based on giving up and getting punished. Too few books use this research to show how to lose weight in a way that is both fun and healthy. Slowly, you start to let go of everything that is both real and imaginary. When your body is healthy and can help you reach your goals, it is time to be happy.
Understanding Our Mind by Thich Nhat Hanh
Understanding Our Mind is an easy-to-read guide for anyone who wants to learn more about how the mind works. Transformation at the base, which was a finalist for the Nautilus Award in 2001, is a classic work on Buddhist applied psychology. It has a new introduction by Reb Andersen, a Dharma teacher.
Biology Of Enlightenment by Mukunda Rao
The modern sage, U.G. Krishnamurti, tells us about life and reality as they are in this book. His voice is clear, and we can hear it. What is the body? No, there isn’t. Are there other things, like God? A person who has been enlightened is someone who has been enlightened. Life after death? Before now, these questions have never been answered in this way. They have never been simple, honest, and clear. U.G. talks about his search for the truth and how he changed his body in 1967 in these unpublished early conversations with friends from 1967 to 1971. He prefers to call it the natural state over enlightenment, and he says that whatever change he has made to his body is not in his mind at all. It is the state of being that sages like the Buddha, Jesus, and Sri Ramana, who lived in modern times, went into. And U.G. says that ‘this is how you work when you don’t have to think about it’ over and over again.
Tiya by Samarpan
The name of the person who wrote this is Upamanyu Chatterjee. Tiya’s safe world is shattered when he hears an unknown voice telling him to leave his home, the old banyan tree. It’s a long way to go, but Tiya is going to have a lot of fun. People aren’t normal and life is a series of experiences that break you free from your own small world, he learns. It is up to you to go on this adventure and emerge as a free spirit. This story is both funny and inspirational at the same time. It was written by a monk who has been studying and teaching for a long time. It is an imaginative interpretation of Vedantic and Yoga thought. There are no sermons in this story, but there is the story of a simple parrot and his formless teacher, Hans.
Applied Spirituality by Swami Agnivesh
Swami Agnivesh is a different kind of swami. He is a holy man who is also a tireless social worker and political activist. In Applied Spirituality, he talks about his views on religion and spirituality from the point of view of his religious education, which is tempered by his decades-long work with the poor.