Metaphysics

Measuring the Immeasurable: The Scientific Case for Spirituality by Daniel Goleman et.al 



Thought provoking articles. Some by scientists. Though the evidence is sometimes limited by small samples or anaecdotal, the phenomena are intriguing to warrant closer scrutiny.

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The Essential Rumi, by Jalal al-Din Rumi

Usually translations lose some of the subtleness of the original. I dont know how it would have sounded or "felt" like in Persian, but this English translation 
does have some magic!


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Autobiography of a Yogi  by Paramahansa Yogananda


A fascinating first person account of the journey of a Yogi at the turn of the 20th century.

Yogananda was one of the first Yogi's to venture to the USA and spread the philosophy there.

This book was a favourite of Steve Jobs

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Living the Wisdom of the Tao: The Complete Tao Te Ching and Affirmations by  Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

A translation and also interpretation of a classic.

Take a look.

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The World's Religions by Huston Smith


Probably the best book that summarises the philosophies of the different religions in the world, and attempts to find the common essence.


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Patanjali Yoga Sutras by Swami Prabhavananda and Christopher Isherwood (translator)

 
The essence of Yoga philosophy, as summarised by Patanjali, is explained concisely and clearly by a true Yogi in this  slim volume.

A must have and must read for any Yogi.

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Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse

 A beautifully written book, cleverly blending fact and fiction to create a multi-layered story that suggests a different meaning on each re-reading.
A book to be kept in your personal collection for decades of reflection.

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The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment,
by Eckhart Tolle
The ancient wisdom of several traditions is presented here in an easy to read, simple to understand and "ready to use" way. 

If you just need to get out of a rut, try this book.


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The Road Less Traveled, Timeless Edition: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth by M. Scott Peck


A classic and bestseller.

As the blurb on the back cover says:
"..will show you how to embrace reality and achieve  serenity and fullness in your life.."

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