Books - English Books


  • The Mind and it's Control

    The Mind and it's Control

    Publisher: Advaita Ashrama Model:BK 0000066 Availability: In Stock

    The control of the mind is not a problem peculiar to religious aspirants; people in all walks of life need to control their minds if they are to succeed in their respective vocation. No fundamental work for the uplift of the individual or of the community can ever be done without the mind being controlled. This book which sets forth the teachings of Vedanta and Yoga on the nature of the mind and ways of controlling it is meant for one and all.

  • Lectures from Colombo to Almora

    Lectures from Colombo to Almora

    Publisher: Advaita Ashrama Model:BK 0001084 Availability: In Stock

    After his memorable work in the West, Swami Vivekananda landed in Colombo on 15 January 1897. During his passage from Colombo to Kolkata, and from there to Almora, he had delivered electrifying lectures at different places, rousing the Indian masses from their age long siesta. These made the Indian masses aware of the greatness of their own culture and glorious heritage, and the distinctive role they ought to play in due course as far as the world peace and amity was concerned by the dissemination of spiritual ideas. In this book the reader can get a glimpse of what India stands for and where lies its true strength. This collection of thirty highly informative and inspiring lectures is specially meant for all those who are eager to learn about the glory of Indian culture and civilization.


  • Jnana yoga

    Jnana yoga

    Publisher: Advaita Ashrama Model:BK 0001212 Availability: In Stock

    In the pages of this book one comes across a brilliant exposition of the philosophy of Vedanta and its practice through the method of enquiry and discrimination. These lectures were delivered by Swami Vivekananda at London and New York. The great Swami’s exposition of a subject so abstruse in a style which makes its comprehension easy even for an ordinary man is nothing short of a miracle in English language. One of the best books dealing with the path of discrimination for attaining the summum bonum of human life and hence very important, not only for the seekers of truth, but also for the academicians and students of Vedanta.

  • Bhakti yoga

    Bhakti yoga

    Publisher: Advaita Ashrama Model:BK 0001211 Availability: In Stock

    Love in its varied aspects is the motive force behind all the actions of living beings. But love takes its highest form when directed towards the God. Among the different paths leading man towards the attainment of the Supreme Truth is the one of love, devotion, and complete surrender. In this book Swami Vivekananda expounds how this path of Bhakti leads man to God. Being an exposition by one of the pioneers in the religious and spiritual realm of the modern times, the value of this work need not be emphasized. Lucid, simple, and to the point, the words of the Swami touch the hearts of the readers and puts them on to the divine path of love supreme.

  • Raja yoga

    Raja yoga

    Publisher: Advaita Ashrama Model:BK 0001173 Availability: In Stock

    Raja yoga, is the royal path of meditation. As a king maintains control over his kingdom, so can we maintain control over our own ?kingdom??the vast territory of the mind. The basic premise of raja yoga is that our perception of the divine Self is obscured by the disturbances of the mind. If the mind can be made still and pure, the Self will automatically, instantaneously, shine forth.

    The first part of the book comprises lectures on Raja Yoga delivered by Swami Vivekananda in New York. The second part is a free translation of the aphorisms of Patanjali by Swamiji, with a running commentary.

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  • Karma yoga(english)

    Karma yoga(english)

    Publisher: Advaita Ashrama Model:AVE034 Availability: In Stock

    There are several means of realizing God. The path of selfless work is one among them. This book contains eight lectures delivered by Swami Vivekananda on the practical application of the teachings of Vedanta to the affairs of daily life, showing how it is possible to lead the highest life and ultimately realize the Self without abandoning the duties and avocations of one’s life in the world. It shows the readers the technique of converting the mundane activities of everyday life into a means of attaining supreme felicity.

  • For the seekers of god

    For the seekers of god

    Publisher: Advaita Ashrama Model: APE008 Availability: In Stock

    A spiritually illumined soul who has scaled the depths of the Divine is a constant source of inspiration to countless other seekers. Swami Shivananda, a direct disciple of Sri Ramakrishna, was such a person whose simple conversations with spiritual seekers were treasured by them as unfailing blessings for the rest of their life. This book has brought together such spiritually illuminating and inspiring conversations for the good of many.

  • Meditation and its Practices

    Meditation and its Practices

    Publisher: Advaita Ashrama Model:APE024 Availability: In Stock

    This is a definitive guide to the techniques and traditions of meditation in Yoga and Vedanta. In this inspiring guidebook, Swami Adiswarananda outlines the subject of meditation and its practices following the methods and teachings of these two traditions. Defining key concepts in clear terms, the Swami covers every aspect of this ancient spiritual practice, including: goals and benefits of meditation, objects of meditation, methods of concentration, posture, physical conditioning mystical experiences and realization, obstacles in meditation and ways of overcoming them.People living outside India can purchase this book from Ramakrishna Vivekananda Centre, New York, USA. Their website address is: http://www.ramakrishna.org/catalog/bk_sr.htm

  • The Approach to Truth in Vedanta

    The Approach to Truth in Vedanta

    Publisher: Advaita Ashrama Model:AOE032 Availability: In Stock

    As suggested by the title the book deals with the subject of Truth from the vantage point of Vedanta. The author well known for his flair for expounding the eternal truths in terms of the scientific and rational thought patterns of the present day successfully makes the readers apprise how in the light of those eternal truths human life and society can be elevated to a higher level of culture harmony and fulfillment.

  • The Charm and Power of The Gita

    The Charm and Power of The Gita

    Publisher: Advaita Ashrama Model:ASE056 Availability: In Stock

    The book consists of two parts: ‘An Introduction to the study of the Gita’ and ‘The Charm and Power of the Gita’. The first consists of lectures delivered by the author and the second is the introductory chapter from the author’s book, Universal Message of the Bhagavad Gita.

  • Divine Grace

    Divine Grace

    Publisher: Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai Model:BK 0000045 Availability: In Stock

    Swami Ranganathnanda who has been for the last few years meeting cultured and earnest audiences in many parts of the world and sharing with them the inspiring Vedantic ideas especially as taught and lived by Sri Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda. The present book ‘Divine Grace’ is a talk which he had given in Australia to Sivananda Ashrama on divine grace which was keenly appreciated. As God’s grace is one of the seminal concepts in many a major religion and as an understanding of the nature and the working of grace can provide solutions to most of the tension-generating problems of today.

  • The Charm and Power of the Upanisads

    The Charm and Power of the Upanisads

    Publisher: Advaita Ashrama Model:ASE048 Availability: In Stock

    ‘Let the lion of Vedanta roar and the foxes (of fear and hatred) will fly to their holes’ said Swami Vivekananda. It is that lion roar which we get in the Upanishads. And it is precisely this truth that the author of this book tries to uncover and present to the readers. He brilliantly succeeds in bringing out the tremendous potency of the Upanishads in playing the role of a torchbearer illuminating the dark labyrinths of human life and destiny.

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