Basket of Tolerance, 1988 – Partial List

The following page is a partial listing (676 our of 1184) of books listed in a ‘pre-published’ 1988 edition, ‘The Basket of Tolerance’. For more information on this work and other future editions see, “On The Seven Schools Of The One And Great Tradition Of God Talk‘ by Adi Da Samraj (Da Avadhoota).

(On The Seven Schools Of The One And Great Tradition Of God-Talk) Special Prepublication Edition (Version dated March 6, 1988)



A partial list of books 1- 667 of 1165



A. Introduction to Religious Philosophy


*1. Oration on the Dignity of Man, by Giovanni Pico della Mirandola.
Translated by A. Robert Caponigri. Introduction by Russell Kirk

*la. Memories, Dreams, Reflections, by C G. Jung. Recorded and edited by Aniela Jaffe. Translated by Richard and Clara Winston. Revised edition

C. G. Jung was an excellent modern example of the human type that produces religious (and other psychological) myths from the inward resources of the psyche. Therefore, his book Memories, Dreams, Reflections is offered here as a kind of preface to a variety of other books that will present (and perhaps criticize) the traditional sources of religious mythology.

*2. Creation Myths: Man’s Introduction to the World, by David Maclagan

*3. Primal Myths: Creating the World, by Barbara C Sproul

4. Ancient Cosmologies. Edited by Carmen Blacker and Michael Loewe

5. The Jain Cosmology, by Collette Caillat and Ravi Kumar. Translated by R. Norman

*6. The Intellectual Adventure of Ancient Man: An Essay on Speculative Thought in the Ancient Near East, by H. and H. A. Frankfort, John A. Wilson, Thorkild Jacobsen, and William A. Irwin. With revised bibliographies

*7. Science and the Modem World (Lowell Lectures, 1925), by Alfred North Whitehead

8. Fearful Symmetry: The Search for Beauty in Modem Physics, by A. Zee

*9. Beyond Einstein: The Cosmic Quest for the Theory of the Universe, by Dr. Michio Kaku and Jennifer Trainer

*10. Genesis: The Origins of Man and the Universe, by John Gribbin

11. Origins, by Richard E. Leakey and Roger Lewin

*12. Origin and Evolution of Mankind (Occult History of the Making of Mankind Retold in the Light of Modem Discoveries), by B. Kumar

*13. The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception, or Mystic Christianity: An Elementary Treatise upon Man’s Past Evolution, Present Constitution and Future Development, by Max Heindel.

14. Science and Creationism. Edited by Ashley Montagu

*15. The God-Symbol: Its History and Its Significance, by Paul Diel. Translated by Nelly Marans

*16. How to Think about God: A Guide for the Twentieth-Century Pagan, by Mortimer J. Adler

*17. The Gist of Religions, by Swami Narayanananda

*18. The Perennial Philosophy, by Aldous Huxley

*19. The Common Experience, by J. M. Cohen and J.-F. Phipps

20. Quantum Questions: Mystical Writings of the World’s Great Physicists. Edited by Ken Wilber, with the research assistance of Ann Niehaus

21. The Tao of Physics: An Exploration of the Parallels between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism, by Fritjof Capra. Second edition, revised and updated

22. Pain and Religion: A Psychophysiological Study, by Steven Brena, M.D.

*23. Ananda: An Experience, by M. Sivaram

*24. Training for the Life of the Spirit, by Gerald Heard

*25. The Universe, God, and God-Realization from the Viewpoint of Vedanta, by Swami Satprakashananda

*26. Jivanmukti in Advaita, by Prof. S. K. Ramachandra Rao

*27. The Great Equation: A Logical Presentation of the Doctrine of Advaita Vedanta, by R. Krishnaswami Aiyar. Second edition, enlarged, 1984

*28. Vedanta in Ten Verses (Dasasloki) of Sri Sankaracarya. Translated by T M. P. Mahadevan and N. Veezhinathan

*29. The Wisdom of Unity (Manisa-Pancakam) of Sri Sankaracarya. Translated by T M. P. Mahadevan


B. Introduction to the History of Religion


*30. Mankind and Mother Earth: A Narrative History of the World, by Arnold Toynbee

*31. Understanding Religious Life, by Frederick J. Streng. Third edition

*32. Shamans, Prophets, and Sages: An Introduction to World Religions, by Denise Lardner Carmody and John Tully Carmody

33. Primitive Religion: Its Nature and Origin, by Paul Radin

34. The New Golden Bough: A New Abridgment of the Classic Work by Sir James George Frazer. Edited, and with notes and foreword, by Dr. Theodor H. Gaster,

35. Western Ways to the Center: An Introduction to Religions of the West, by Denise Lardner Carmody and John Tully Carmody

36. Eastern Ways to the Center: An Introduction to Asian Religions, by Denise Lardner Carmody and John Tully Carmody

37. The Holy Book in Comparative Perspective. Edited by Frederick M. Denny and Rodney L. Taylor

C. Introduction to the Three Principal Traditions of Western Religion, Including Their Source-Texts


1. Judaism


* 38. The Way of Torah: An Introduction to Judaism, by Jacob Neusner. Third edition

39. Between Time and Eternity: The Essentials of Judaism, by Jacob Neusner

*40. Heritage: Civilization and the Jews, by Abba Eban

*41. Judaism: Revelation and Traditions, by Michael Fishbane

42. Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: Exile and Return in the History of Judaism, by Jacob Neusner

*43. Jewish Legends, by David Goldstein

44. Understanding Jewish Theology: Classical Issues and Modem Perspectives. Edited by Jacob Neusner

45. The Handbook of Jewish Thought, by Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan

*46. The Sacred Books of the Jews, by Harry Gersh

47. Back to the Sources: Reading the Classic Jewish Texts. Edited by Barry W. Holtz

48. Reading the Old Testament: An Introduction, by Lawrence Boadt

49. Sinai and Zion: An Entry into the Jewish Bible, by Jon D. Levenson

50. The Ancient Gods: The History and Diffusion of Religion in the Ancient Near East and the Eastern Mediterranean, by E. O. James

51. The Hebrew Goddess, by Raphael Patai

52. The laving Torah: The Five Books of Moses. Translated by Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan

*53. Tanakh: A New Translation of The Holy Scriptures According to the Traditional Hebrew Text. The Jewish Publication Society

54. The Essential Talmud, by Adin Steinsaltz

*55. The Jewish Mystical Tradition, by Ben Zion Bokser

*56. Exodus—Exodus: The Cabalistic Bible, by Albert L. Schutz. Three volumes (Parts 1-3). Part 1: The Enslavement of Israel and The Coming of Moses. Part 2: God’s Call. Part 3: The Ten Afflictions


2. Christianity


* 57. Christianity: A Way of Salvation, by Sandra Sizer Frankiel

58. The Christian Religious Tradition, by Stephen Reynolds

*59. The Christians, by Bamber Gascoigne. With photographs by Christina Gascoigne

60. Judaism in the Beginning of Christianity, by Jacob Neusner

61. The New Testament: An Introduction (Proclamation and Parenesis, Myth and History), by Norman Perrin and Dennis C. Duling. Second edition

*62. Secrets of Mount Sinai: The Story of the World’s Oldest Bible—Codex Sinaiticus, by James Bentley. Foreword by James H. Charlesworth

*63. The Original New Testament. Edited and translated by Hugh J. Schonfield

64. The New Jerusalem Bible

65. The Amplified Bible (Containing the Amplified Old Testament and the Amplified New Testament). Zondervan Publishing House

66. Heresy: Heretical Truth or Orthodox Error? (A Study of Early Christian Heresies), by Joan O’Grady

67. Honest to God, by John A. T Robinson (Bishop of Woolwich)

68. Christian Legends, by George Every

69. New Testament and Mythology, and Other Basic Writings, by Rudolf Bultmann. Selected, edited, and translated by Schubert M. Ogden

70. Symbolism in the Bible: The Universality of Symbolic Language and its Psychological Significance, by Paul Diel. Introduction by Jane Diel. Translated by Nelly Marans

71. The Mythmaker: Paul and the Invention of Christianity, by Hyam Maccoby

*72. The First Coming: How the Kingdom of God Became Christianity, by Thomas Sheehan

*73. Jesus: The Evidence, by Ian Wilson

* 74. Christ the Savior and Christ Myth (Most of the Portions of “Crucifixion by An Eye-Witness” Reproduced), by Swami Prajnanananda

*75. The Passover Plot: New Light on the History of Jesus, by Hugh J. Schonfield

*76. After the Cross, by Hugh J. Schonfield

77. The Drama of the Lost Disciples, by George F. Jowett

*78. The Miracles of Jesus for the Intellectual, by William Tregay

*79. Jesus Lived in India, by Holger Kersten

80. The Mysterious Shroud, by Ian Wilson. Photographs by Vernon Miller

81. Inquest on the Shroud of Turin, by Joe Nickell (in collaboration with a panel of scientific and technical experts). Updated edition, 1987

82. In Search of the Shroud of Turin: New Light on Its History and Origins, by Robert Drews

*83. The Gnostic Gospels, by Elaine Pagels

84. The Gnostic Religion: The Message of the Alien God and the Beginnings of Christianity, by Hans Jonas. Second edition, revised and enlarged

85. The Gnostic Scriptures. A new translation with annotations and introductions by Bentley Layton

86. Jesus the Magician, by Morton Smith, Ph.D., Th.D.

* 87. The Secret Gospel (The Discovery and Interpretation of the Secret Gospel According to Mark), by Morton Smith

88. Esoteric Christianity (The “Lesser Mysteries”), by Annie Besant

* 89. Handbook of Christian Spirituality, by Michael Cox

90. A Rebirth for Christianity, by Alvin Boyd Kuhn, Ph.D.

*91. This Is the New Age, in Person, by Samuel L. Lewis

*92. Jesus Christ and Yoga, by Shyam Sundar Goswami

*93. The Return of Christ: Light from Another Dimension, by Rut Bjorkman

*94. Saints and the Enlightened: Light from Another Dimension, by Rut Bjorkman


3. Islam


*95. Islam, by Alfred Guillaume

*96. The House of Islam, by Kenneth Cragg and R. Marston Speight. Third edition

97. Islam, by Fazlur Rahman. Second edition

*98. Muhammad, by Michael Cook

*99. Muhammad: Prophet and Statesman, by W. Montgomery Watt

100. Muhammad, Man of Allah, by Seyyed Hossein Nasr

101. Bell’s Introduction to the Qur’an. Completely revised and enlarged by W. Montgomery Watt

102. The Jewels of the Qur’an (Al-Ghazali’s Theory). A translation, with an introduction and annotation, of al-Ghazali’s Kitab Jawahir al-Qur’an, by Muhammad Abul Quasem, B.A. Hons., M.A., Ph.D. (Edin), Kamil (Dac)

103. The Qur’an: Basic Teachings (An Anthology of Selected Passages from the Qur’an, translated into contemporary English with an Introduction to the Message of the Qur’an), by Thomas Ballantine Irving, Khurshid Ahmad, and Muhammad Manazir Ahsan

104. The Holy Qur’an. Revised edition. Translation and commentary by Maulana Muhammad Ali

*105. The Qur’an (The First American Version). Translation and commentary by T. B. Irving (Al-Hajj Ta ‘Lim ‘Ali)

106. The Message of the Qur’an Presented in Perspective, by Hashim Amir-Ali

*107. Understanding Islam, by Frithjof Schuon. Translated by D. M. Matheson

*108. Ideals and Realities of Islam, by Seyyed Hossein Nasr

109. Salvation of the Soul and Islamic Devotions, by Muhammad Abul Quasem

*110. Inner Aspects of Faith, by Shahidullah Faridi

*111. Sufism: The Mystical Doctrines and Methods of Islam, by William Stoddart. Foreword by R. W. J. Austin

*112. The Sufis, by Idries Shah. Introduction by Robert Graves

*113. Mercy Oceans’ Lovestream: Selected Lectures, Summer 1406 A.H. (1986 C.E.), London, Germany, Switzerland, by Sheikh Nazim Al-Qubrusi


D. Introduction to the Eastern Traditions of Religion and Religious Philosophy


*114. Ways of Thinking of Eastern Peoples: India-China-Tibet-Japan, by Hajime Nakamura. Edited by Philip P. Wiener

*115. Eastern Religions and Western Thought, by S. Radhakrishnan

*116. The Hindu Tradition, by Bithika Mukerji

* 117. The Hindu Religious Tradition, by Thomas J. Hopkins

*118. Hinduism and Buddhism, by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy

*119. Hindu Mysticism, by S. N. Dasgupta

120. The Beginnings of Indian Philosophy: Selections from the Rig Veda, Atharva Veda, Upanisads, and Mahabharata. Translation, introduction, notes, and glossarial index by Franklin Edgerton

*121. Philosophies of India, by Heinrich Zimmer

*122. Tattvajnanam, or the Quest of Cosmic Consciousness, by Sri Ananda Acharya

123. Indian Idealism, by Surendranath Dasgupta

124. Indian Philosophy, by Radhakrishnan. 2 vols.

125. The Principle of Sakti, by Dr. Pushpendra Kumar

* 126. God as Mother, by Sri Swami Chidananda

*127. Sakti and Sakta: Essays and Addresses, by Sir John Woodroffe

128. Obscure Religious Cults, by Shashibhusan Das Gupta, M.A., Ph.D.

*129. Triadic Mysticism: The Mystical Theology of the Saivism of Kashmir, by Paul E. Murphy

*130. The Schools of Vedanta, by Nagaraja Rao

131. Brahman: A Comparative Study of the Philosophies of Sankara and Ramanuja, by G. Sundara Ramaiah

132. Ananda and the Three Great Acharyas, by M. Sivaram

133. A Comparative Study of the Concept of Liberation in Indian Philosophy, by Ashok Kumar Lad, M.A., Ph.D., L.L.B., Sahityaratna

* 134. Vedanta: Voice of Freedom, by Swami Vivekananda. Edited and with an Introduction by Swami Chetananda


E. The Source-Texts and Principal Traditions of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Taoism


1. The Vedas


*135. The Vedas: Harmony, Meditation, and Fulfilment, by Jeanine Miller

*136. Hymns from the Golden Age: Selected Hymns from the Rig Veda with Yogic Interpretation, by David Frawley

137. The Vedic Experience: Mantramanjari (An Anthology of the Vedas for Modern Man and Contemporary Celebration). Edited and translated with introductions and notes by Raimundo Panikkar. With the collaboration of N. Shanta, M. A. R. Rogers, B. Baumer, and M. Bidoli

138.The Secret of the Veda, by Sri Aurobindo

139. Human Mind Power—The Secrets of the Vedic Gods, by V. G. Rele, L.M. and S., F.C.P.S. Forewords by Edward J. Thomas, M.A., D.Litt., and Y. G. Nadgir, M.S.


2. The Samkhya Tradition


* 140. The Wisdom of Saankya, by K. P. Bahadur

141. Classical Samkhya: An Interpretation of Its History and Meaning, by Gerald James Larson. Second edition, revised, 1979

142. Samkhya: A Dualist Tradition in Indian Philosophy. Edited by Gerald James Larson and Ram Shankar Bhattacharya. Encyclopedia of Indian Philosophies, -volume 4.

143. The Samkhya Philosophy: Containing (1) Samkhya-Pravachana Sutram; (2) Tatva Samas a; (3) Samkhya Karika; (4) Panchasikha Sutram. Translated by Nandalal Sinha

*144. The Samkhya-sutras of Pancasikha and The Samkhyatattvaloka, by Samkhya-Yogacarya Srimat Swami Hariharananda Aranya. Edited with Introduction by Jajneswar Ghosh, M.A., Ph.D.

*145. Samkhya and Adv ait a Vedanta: A Comparative Study, by Anima Sen Gupta


3. The Upanishads


146. History of Indian Philosophy (The Creative Period), by S. K. Belvalkar and R. D. Ranade

 147. The Philosophy of the Upanishads, by Paul Deussen

148. A Constructive Survey of Upanishadic Philosophy (Being an Introduction to the Thought of the Upanishads), by R. D. Ranade

149. The Concept of Atman in the Principal Upanisads (In the Perspective of the Samhitas, the Brahmanas, the Aranyakas and Indian Philosophical Systems), by Baldev Raj Sharma, M.A., Ph.D.

*150. The Upanishads, Breath of the Eternal. Translated by Swami Prabhavananda and Frederick Manchester

151. Encyclopedia of the Upanisads, by N. S. Subrahmanian

152. Upanisads Retold, by V. H. Date, M.A., Ph.D. Two volumes

*153. The Principal Upanishads. Translated by S. Radhakrishnan

154. The Twelve Principal Upanisads (in Three Volumes), with Notes from the Commentaries of Sankaracarya and the Gloss of Anandagiri. Vols. 1 and 2 translated by E. Roer; vol. 3 translated by Raja Rajendralal Mitra and E. B. Cowell

155. Eight Upanisads (with the Commentary of Sankaracarya). Translated by Swami Gambhirananda.

Volume 1: Isa, Kena, Kat ha, and Taittiriya.
Volume 2: Aitareya, Mundaka, Mandukya and Karika, and Prasna

156. The Brhadaranyaka Upanisad (Containing the original text with word-by- word meanings, running translation, notes and introduction). Published by Sri Ramakrishna Math

157. The Brhadaranyaka Upanishad (An Interpretative Exposition), by Swami Krishnananda

158. Yogeeswara Yajnavalkya, by E. R. Krishnamurti

*159. Svetasvatara Upanisad (With the commentary of Sankaracarya). Translated by Swami Gambhirananda

*160. Minor Upanishads. Translated by Swami Madhavananda


4. The Vedanta Sutras (or Brahma Sutra) of Badarayana


*161. The Brahma Sutra: The Philosophy of Spiritual Life. Translated with an introduction and notes by S. Radhakrishnan

162. Studies in the Vedanta Sutras of Badarayana, by Rai Bahadur Srisachandra Vidyarnava

163. The System of Vedanta (According to Badarayana’s Brahma-Sutras and Sankara’s Commentary thereon, set forth as a compendium of the dogmatics of Brahmanism from the standpoint of Sankara), by Dr. Paul Deussen. Authorized translation by Charles Johnston


5. The “Krishna” Literature


a. The Myths of Krishna


*164. The Loves of Krishna (In Indian Painting and Poetry), by W. G. Archer


b. Bhagavad Gita

i. Introductory (and General) Presentations of the Bhagavad Gita and Its Basic Teachings


* 165. The Bhagavadgita. Translated by S. Radhakrishnan

166. Bhagavad-Gita: An Exegetical Commentary, by Robert N. Minor

167. The Bhagavad Gita. Translated by Winthrop Sargeant

168. The Hindu Gita: Ancient and Classical Interpretations of the Bhagavadgita, by Arvind Sharma


ii. Interpretations of the Bhagavad Gita from the Point of View of the Fourth Stage of Life (with Elements of the Fifth Stage of Life possibly also in Evidence)


*169. The Bhagavad-Gita: Its Philosophy and Cultural Setting, by George Feuerstein

170. The Call of the Gita, by Sri Ramakrishna Math

*171. Gita Sandesh (Message of the Gita), by Swami Ramdas

172. Sri Ramanuja on The Gita, by S. S. Raghavachar

173. Ramanuja on the Bhagavadgita. A condensed rendering of His Gitabhasya, with copious notes and an introduction, by J. A. B. Van Buitenen

174. Bhagavad-Gita As It Is. Complete Edition (revised and enlarged), with translation and elaborate purports by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

*175. Srimad Bhagavadgita. Translated by the editorial staff of the Kalyana- Kalpataru. Commentary by Jayadayal Goyandka

176. Brahma-Yoga of the Gita, by V. H. Date, M.A., Ph.D.

177. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on the Bhagavad-Gita. A new translation of chapters 1 to 6 of the Bhagavad-Gita, with commentary.

*178. The Dhyanayoga in the Bhagavadgita, by Dr. R. R. Deshpande

179. The Three Qualities (“Trigunas”), by Paramahansa Swami Satyananda

*180. Bhagavad-Gita: An Exposition on the Basis of Psycho-Philosophy and Psycho-Analysis, by Vasant G. Rele, F.C.P.S., L.M. and S. With forewords by N. D. Mehta, B.A., and C. V. Vaidya, M.A., L.L.B.


iii. Interpretations of the Bhagavad Gita from the Point of View of the Fifth Stage of Life (with Elements of the Fourth Stage of Life also in Evidence)


* 181. Dr. R. D. Ranade’s Dhyana Gita. Elucidated and translated by M. S. Deshpande

182. The Bhagavadgita as a Philosophy of God-Realisation (Being a clue through the labyrinth of modern interpretations), by R. D. Ranade

183. The Monumental Marathi Commentary on Srimad Bhagavadgita: Dnyaneshwari in English Garb, Chapter V, Theory and Practice of the Science of God-Realisation, by S. D. Gokhale, B.Sc., B.A., Advocate

184. The Message of the Song: Celestial Shrimad-Bhagavadgita as Revealed by Shri Dnyandeo, by Shri S. D. Gokhale, B.Sc., B.A., Advocates-Examination

*185. Sri Jnanadeva’s Bhavarta Dipika, otherwise known as Jnaneshvari. Translated by Ramchandra Keshav Bhagwat


iv. Interpretations of the Bhagavad Gita from the Point of View of the Sixth Stage of Life (and, Ultimately, or at Least Potentially, the Seventh Stage of Life)


*186. The Purport of the Gita (“Srimad Bhagavad Gita Tatparya Nimayam”), by Sri D, Arunachala Sastrigal. Translated by K. N. Subramanian

*187. Bhagavadgita, With the Commentary of Sankaracarya. Translated by Swami Gambhirananda

188. Srimad Bhagavad Gita Bhasya of Sri Samkaracarya. Translation and introduction by Dr. A. G. Krishna Warrier

189. The Bhagavad Gita with the Commentary of Sri Sankaracharya. Translation and introduction by Alladi Mahadeva Sastry


c. Srimad Bhagavatam (Bhagavata Purana)


*190. The Advaitic Theism of the Bhagavata Purana, by Daniel P. Sheridan

*191. Srimad Bhagavatam: The Wisdom of God. Translated by Swami Prabhavananda

*192. Srimad Bhagavata. Condensed by S. S. Cohen

* 193. Srimad Bhagavatam. Translated by N. Raghunathan. 2 vols.

194. Srimad Bhagavata Mahapurana. Translated by C. L. Goswami, M.A., Sastri. Two volumes (Part I, Books One to Eight, and Part II, Books Nine to Twelve)


6. The “Rama” Literature
a. Ramayana


* 195. Adhyatma Ramayana: The Spiritual Version of the Rama Saga. Translated by Swami Tapasyananda


b. Yoga Vasistha


196. The Philosophy of the Yoga-Vasistha: A Comparative and Synthetic Survey of the Philosophical Ideas of Vasistha as Presented in the Yoga- Vasistha Maha Ramayana, by B. L. Atreya, M.A., D. Litt.

*197. Deification of Man: Its Methods and Stages according to the Yoga Vasistha, by B. L. Atreya

* 198. Quintessence of Yogavasistha, by Prof. B. Kuppuswamy

199. The Supreme Yoga: A New Translation of the Yoga Vasistha, by Swami Venkatesananda. Foreword by Sri Swami Ranganathananda, Swami Muktananda Paramahamsa, Rt. Hon. Sir S. Ramgoolam, P.C.

*200. Valmiki Maha Ramayana, or Yoga Vasishta. Translated by S. V. Ganapati

201. Yoga-Vasistha Ramayana. Volume 1: Vairagya (on Renunciation) and Mumukshu Vyavahara (on Discipline) and “Sristitattva” (on Creation). Volume 2: Sthiti (Preservation) and part of Upasam (Cure) Prakaranas. Translated by D. N. Bose

202. The Essence of Yogavaasishtha. Compiled by Sri Jnanananda Bharati. Corrected reprint: 1985

*203. Laghu-Yoga-Vasistha. Translated by K. Narayanaswami Aiyer

9. The Sanskrit term “kundalini shakti” (literally “coiled up energy”) is the traditional name for the “serpent power”, or the ascending life-energy, of esoteric Yogic traditions. Da Avadhoota has explained:
“The kundalini process itself is not purposed toward ultimate Enlightenment. The kundalini process is part of nature, purposed toward stimulation of mechanisms in the body-mind and elaboration of natural signs that are developed or shown in a hierarchical sequence. In the Way of the Heart, such signs are to be transcended, if they are experienced at all. It is possible in the Way of the Heart to completely bypass the kundalini process, and even to bypass the ascending process altogether, without any association with the dramatic signs that are associated with the kundalini.” (August 24,1987)

204. Practical Vedanta: The Philosophy of Swami Rama Tirtha, by Dr. B. L. Atreya, M.A., D.Litt.

205. Yoga and the Supreme Bliss: Songs of Enlightenment by Swami Rama Tirtha. Translated by A. J. Alston

206. Practical Vedanta: Selected Works of Swami Rama Tirtha. Edited by Brandt Dayton


7. The Tradition of Jainism


*207. The Jaina Path of Purification, by Padmanabh S. Jaini

*208. The Heart of Jainism, by Mrs. Sinclair Stevenson. With an introduction by Rev. G. P. Taylor
Even though this book serves as a useful general introduction to Jainism, its author is clearly prejudiced against Jainism, in favor of Christianity.

209. Religion and Culture of the Jains, by Dr. Jyoti Prasad Jain


8. The Traditions of Buddhism


a. Introductory (and General) Presentations of the Traditions and Teachings of Buddhism


* 210. Buddhism: The Path to Nirvana, by Robert C. Lester

*211. The Buddhist Religion: A Historical Introduction, by Richard H. Robinson and Willard L. Johnson, assisted by Kathryn Tsai and Shinzen Young. Third edition

212. Brahmanism, Buddhism, and Hinduism: An Essay on their Origins and Interactions, by Lal Mani Joshi

213. The Religion of the Buddha and Its Relation to Upanisadic Thought, by Bahadur Mal, M.A.

*214. The Beginnings of Buddhism, by Kogen Mizuno

*215. The Life of Buddha as Legend and History, by Edward J. Thomas, M.A., D. Litt. (St. Andrews)

216. The History of Buddhist Thought, by Edward J. Thomas, M.A., D. Litt. (St. Andrews)

* 217. Buddhism: An Outline of Its Teaching and Schools, by H. Wolfgang Schumann

218. The Psychology of Nirvana: A Comparative Study of the Natural Goal of Buddhism and the Aims of Modem Western Psychology, by Rune E. A. Johansson

219. Nibbana: The Ultimate Truth of Buddhism, by Dr. Chinda Chandrkaew

*220. The God of the Buddha, by Jamshed K. Fozdar

221. Happiness and Immortality: George Grimm’s Investigations into the Secrets of Buddhism, by P. J. Saher

*222. Buddhist Wisdom: The Mystery of the Self, by George Grimm. Translated by Carroll Aikins. Edited by M. Keller-Grimm


b. The Hinayana Tradition (Basically Associated with the Sixth Stage of Life and, at Least Potentially, with the Seventh Stage of Life)


Even though classical (“Hinayana” and, later, “Theravada”) Buddhism is broad enough in its implications to qualify as a tradition in the total context of the first six stages of life (and, in principle, even the seventh), it is basically a “realistic” tradition that seeks to release individuals from the common limits associated with the first three stages of life.

*223. What. the Buddha Taught, by Walpola Sri Rahula. Revised edition. With a foreword by Paul Demieville and a collection of illustrative texts translated from the original Pali

224. The Word of the Buddha: An Outline of the Teaching of the Buddha in the Words of the Pali Canon. Compiled and translated by Nyanatiloka

* 225. The Dhammapada. Translated by Irving Babbitt

226. The Dhammapada. Translated by S. Radhakrishnan

227. The Dhammapada: Pali text translation with stories in brief and notes. Translated by Narada Thera

228. Early Buddhism and the Bhagavadgita, by Kashi Nath Upadhyaya

229. The Problem of the self in Buddhism and Christianity, by Lynn A. de Silva (M.A., B.D., S.TM., D.Th.)


c. The Mahayana Tradition (Variously Associated with the First Six Stages of Life and, Ultimately, or at Least Potentially, with the Seventh Stage of Life)


*230. Mahayana Buddhism: A Brief Outline, by Beatrice Lane Suzuki. Foreword by Christmas Humphreys

*231. Outlines of Mahayana Buddhism, by Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki

*232. Religions of China: The World as a Living System, by Daniel L Overmyer

233. Chinese Religion: An Introduction, by Laurence G. Thompson

*234. Religions of Japan: Many Traditions within One Sacred Way, by H. Byron Earhart

235. Japanese Religion: Unity and Diversity, by H. Byron Earhart. Third edition

d. The Mahayana Buddhist Tradition of the Lotus Sutra (Associated with the First Four Stages of Life)

*236. Scripture of the Lotus Blossom of the Fine Dharma (The Lotus Sutra). Translated from the Chinese of Kumarajiva by Leon Hurvitz

*237. Nichiren, the Buddhist Prophet, by Masaharu Anesaki, M.A., Litt.D


e. The Mahayana Tradition of Shin Buddhism (Associated with the First Four Stages of Life)


*238. Shin Buddhism, by D. T. Suzuki

*239. Shinran: His Life and Thought, by Norihiko Kikumura

240. Letters of Shinran: A Translation of Matto sho. Edited by Yoshifumi Ueda


f. The Madhyamika Tradition (or Philosophy) of Mahayana Buddhism (Associated with the Sixth Stage of Life and, Ultimately, or Even Most Fundamentally, with the Seventh Stage of Life)


*241. The Central Philosophy of Buddhism: A Study of the Madhyamika System, by T. R. V Murti

g. The Ch’an (or Zen) Tradition of Mahayana Buddhism (Basically Associated with the Sixth Stage of Life and, Ultimately, or at Least Potentially, with the Seventh Stage of Life)

*242. The Way of Zen, by Alan W Watts

*243. A History of Zen Buddhism, by Heinrich Dumoulin

244. Zen: Direct Pointing to Reality, by Anne Bancroft

*245. The Zen Teaching of Hui Hai on Sudden Illumination. Translated by John Blofeld

*246. The Recorded Sayings of Ch’an Master Lin-chi Hui-chao of Chen Prefecture, compiled by his humble heir Hui-jan of San-sheng. Translated by Ruth Fuller Sasaki


h. The Mahayana Tradition of Shingon (or “Esoteric”) Buddhism (Generally Associated with the First Six Stages of Life and, Ultimately, or at Least Potentially, with the Seventh Stage of Life)


*247. Kukai: Major Works. Translated, with an account of his life and a study of his thought, by Yoshito S. Hakeda

248.Shingon Buddhism: Theory and Practice, by Minoru Kiyota

249. Esoteric Buddhist Painting, by Hisatoyo Ishida. Translated and adapted by E. Dale Saunders


i. The Tibetan (Vajrayana, or Tantric) Tradition (Generally Associated with the First Six Stages of Life and, Ultimately, or at Least Potentially, with the Seventh Stage of Life)


250.Buddhist Philosophy in Theory and Practice, by Herbert V. Guenther

251.The Religions of Tibet, by Giuseppe Tucci. Translated by Geoffrey Samuel

*252. Tibet, by Thubten Jigme Norbu and Colin M. Turnbull

*253. The Way and the Mountain, by Marco Pallis

*254. The Buddhism of Tibet, by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Translated and edited by Jeffrey Hopkins

*255. The Opening of the Wisdom-Eye and the History of the Advancement of Buddhadharma in Tibet, by His Holiness Tenzin Gyatsho, the XIVth Dalai Lama of Tibet

*256. The Jewel in the Lotus: A Guide to the Buddhist Traditions of Tibet. Edited and with an introduction by Stephen Batchelor

257.The Tantric View of Life, by Herbert V Guenther

*258. Journey without Goal: The Tantric Wisdom of the Buddha, by Chogyam Trungpa

*259. The Secret Oral Teachings in Tibetan Buddhist Sects, by Alexandra David-Neel and Lama Yongden

*260. Masters of Mahamudra: Songs and Histories of the Eighty-Four Buddhist Siddhas, by Abhayadatta Sri. Translation and commentary by Keith Dowman

*261. The Rain of Wisdom: The Essence of the Ocean of True Meaning, Bringing the Rain of Wisdom, The Spontaneous Self-Liberation, The Blazing Great Bliss, The Quick Path to Realization of the Supreme Siddhi, The Vajra Songs of the Kagyu Gurus. Translated by the Nalanda Translation Committee under the direction of Chogyam Trungpa

*262. The Divine Madman: The Sublime Life and Songs of Drukpa Kunley. Translated by Keith Dowman and Sonam Paljor


9. Taoism (Generally Associated with the First Six Stages of Life and, Ultimately, or at Least Potentially, with the Seventh Stage of Life)


263. Taoism and Chinese Religion, by Henri Maspero. Translated by Frank A. Kierman, Jr.

*264. Taoism: The Road to Immortality, by John Blofeld

*265. The Tao and Chinese Culture, by Da Liu

*266. Yin and Yang: The Taoist Harmony of Opposites, by J. C. Cooper

* 267. The Unique Principle: The Philosophy of Macrobiotics, by George Ohsawa

268. The Order of the Universe, by George Ohsawa. Translation, introduction, and notes by Jim Poggi. And “The Spiralic Concept of Man” by Herman Aihara

*269. The Complete Works of Lao Tzu: Tao Teh Ching and Hua Hu Ching.
Translated and elucidated by Ni Hua-Ching


10. The Tradition of Devotion to the Adept


*270. The Nature of Guruship. Edited by Clarence O. McMullen

*271. The Zakkik: The Doctrine of the Zakkik according to the Writings of
Rabbi Yaakov Yosef of Polnoy, by Samuel H. Dresner

272. Guru, Psychotherapist, and Self: A Comparative Study of the Guru- Disciple Relationship and the Jungian Analytic Process, by Peter P. Coukoulis

*273. The Supreme Master (Sri Akkalkot Maharaj), by Acharya E. Bharadwaja

*274. Guru-Bhakti Yoga, by Sri Swami Sivananda

*275. The Glory of the Guru: An Offering to Our Beloved Baba Muktananda on the First Anniversary of His Mahasamadhi. Published by SYDA Foundation

*276. Sri Guru Gita. Translated by Sri Swami Narayanananda. Indian edition, 1972

277. Sri Guru Gita. Transliteration and English translations by Shree Gurudev Ashram

* 278. Shreegurugeetartheshwaree’. A translation of Shree Guru Geeta, with commentary, by Kusumeshwaree.

279. 108 Names of Sri Bhagavan (“Ramana Ashtothara”), Sri Viswanatha Swami. Translation and commentary by Prof. K. Swaminathan

*280. Fifty Verses of Guru Devotion, by Asvaghosa

281. “Fifty Stanzas of Guru-Devotion”, by Asvaghosa, with commentary given orally by Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey, in The Mahamudra Eliminating the Darkness of Ignorance. Translated, edited, and prepared by Alexander Berzin


F. Summaries of the Traditional Hindu Sadhanas (Including References to NonHindu Practices from a Variety of Other Traditions)

1. Summaries of the Process, the Various Yogas, and the Traditions of Meditation


*282. The Goal and the Way: The Vedantic Approach to Life’s Problems, by Swami Satprakashananda

*283. Swami Vivekananda’s Contribution to the Present Age, by Swami Satprakashananda

*284. The Quest for Meaning of Swami Vivekananda: A Study of Religious Change, by George M. Williams

285. Vivekananda: A Biography in Pictures. Edited by the Advaita Ashrama Staff

*286. The Philosophical and Religious Lectures of Swami Vivekananda. Condensed and retold by Swami Tapasyananda

287. Vivekananda: The Yogas and Other Works. Compiled by Swami Nikhilananda

*288. The Four Yogas, or the Four Paths to Spiritual Enlightenment (in the Words of the Ancient Rishis), by Swami Atmananda

289. Sadhana (A Text-Book of the Psychology and Practice of the Techniques to Spiritual Perfection), by Sri Swami Sivananda

290. Meditation and Other Spiritual Disciplines, by Swami Swahananda

*291. Meditation according to Yoga-Vedanta, by Swami Siddheswarananda

*292. On the Psychology of Meditation, by Claudio Naranjo and Robert E. Ornstein


2 . The Fifth Stage of Life (and Its Foundation in the Fourth Stage of Life), from the Point of View of Both Hindu and Non-Hindu Proponents


* 293. Subtle Body: Essence and Shadow, by David V. Tansley

* 294. Chakras: Energy Centers of Transformation, by Harish Johari

* 295. The Gospel of God-Realization, by R. D. Ranade. Compiled by M. S.

* 296. Halfway through the Door: First Steps on a Path toward Enlightenment, by Alan Arkin

* 297. Rudi: Fourteen Years with My Teacher, by John Mann

* * 298. Spiritual Cannibalism, by Swami Rudrananda (Rudi)

299. Behind the Cosmic Curtain: The Further Writings of Swami Rudrananda. Edited by John Mann

300. Ecstatic Confessions. Collected and introduced by Martin Buber

* 301. The Golden Light, by Walter Cronk

* 302. Cosmic Consciousness: A Study in the Evolution of the Human Mind, by Richard Maurice Bucke

* 303. The Real Nature of Mystical Experience, by Gopi Krishna

304. The Dawn of a New Science, by Gopi Krishna

* 305. The Biological Basis of Religion and Genius, by Gopi Krishna

* 306. Kundalini, Evolution and Enlightenment. Edited by John White

307. The Meaning of Christ for Our Age: or, From Eden to Gethsemane, by F. Aster Barnwell. Foreword by Peter Roche de Coppens, Ph.D.

* 308. Spiritual Experiences (Amrita Anubhava), by Sri Swami Sivananda

* 309. Himalya Ka Yogi, by Swami Yogeshwaranand Saraswati (formerly Raj Yogacharya Brahmchari Vyas Devji Maharaj)

* 310. Science of Soul [A Practical Exposition of Ancient Method of Visualisation of Soul] (Atma-Vijnana), by Brahmarshi Parmahans Shree 108 Swami Yogeshwaranand Saraswati Ji Maharaj (Formerly Rajayogacharya Bal-Brahmachari Shree Swami Vyas Dev Ji Maharaj)

* 311. Yogic Powers and God-Realization, by V. M. Bhat

312. Mysterious Samadhi, by Surath Chakravarti, Ph.D.

3. The Sixth Stage of Life (and Possibly, or at Least Potentially, the Seventh Stage of Life)

* 313. The Essence of Supreme Truth (Paramarthasara), by Adisesa. Translation and notes by Henry Danielson

* 314. Sri Shankara’s Adwaitha Siddhantha, by S. Vittala Sastri

* 315. Advaitic Mysticism of Shankara, by A. Ramamurti

* 316. Pointers from Nisargadatta Maharaj, \yj Ramesh S. Balsekar
* 317. Great Panacea, by K. C. Chakravarti

* 318. Advaitic Sadhana, or the Yoga of Direct Liberation: Containing English Translation of Mandukyopanisad and Atmabodha, by S. S. Cohen

* 319. Ramana Maharshi and the Path of Self-Knowledge, by Arthur Osborne.
Foreword by Dr. S. Radhakrishnan

320. Sat-Darshana Bashya and Talks with Maharshi, with Forty Verses in Praise of Sri Ramana, by K. Fifth edition, 1968

* 321. Maha Yoga, or the Upanishadic Lore in the Light of the Teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana, by “Who”
G. Summaries of the Traditional Buddhist and Taoist Varieties of Meditation and Practice

* 322. Nirvana Tao: The Secret Meditation Techniques of the Taoist and Buddhist Masters, by Daniel Odier

* 323. The Only Way to Deliverance, by R. L. Soni

* 324. Handbook for Mankind: Principles of Buddhism. Explained by Buddhadasa Bhikkhu

325. “Tuccho Pothila”: Nurturing Buddhism through Contemplation of Mind, by Ven. Ajahn Chah

* 326. Theravada and Zen, by Bhikkhu Ananda

327. Secrets of the Lotus: Studies in Buddhist Meditation. Edited by Donald K. Swearer

* 328. Zen Training: Methods and Philosophy, by Katsuki Sekida. Edited, with an introduction, by A. V. Grimstone

* 329. The Practice of Zen, by Garma C. C. Chang

* 330. The Tiger’s Cave: Translations of Japanese Zen Texts. Translated by Trevor Leggett

331. Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, by Shunryu Suzuki

332. Questions to a Zen Master, by Taisen Deshimaru. Translated and edited by Nancy Amphoux

333- The Ring of the Way: Testament of a Zen Master, by Taisen Deshimaru. Compiled by Evelyn de Smedt and Dominique Dussaussoy. Translated by Nancy Amphoux

334. Dropping Ashes on the Buddha: The Teaching of Zen Master Seung Sahn. Compiled and edited by Stephen Mitchell

* 335. Kindness, Clarity, and Insight, by the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso. Translated and edited by Jeffrey Hopkins. Co-edited by Elizabeth Napper

* 336. Wisdom Energy: Basic Buddhist Teachings, by Lama Yeshe and Zopa Rinpoche. Edited by Jonathan Landaw with Alexander Berzin

337. The Dharma That Illuminates All Beings Like the Light of the Sun, by Kyabje Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche. With a teaching by Lama Norlha. Translated by Janet Gyatso. Edited by The Kagyu Thubten Choling Translation Committee

338. The Torch of Certainty, by Jamgon Kongtrul. Translated by Judith Hanson. Foreword by Chogyam Trungpa

* 339- A Mahayana Training of the Mind: The Wheel of Sharp Weapons. Translation of the Tibetan Theg-pa-chen-pohi-blo-sbyong mtson-cha-hkhor-lo by Dharmarasksita. Prepared by Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey, Sherpa Tulku, Khamlung Tulku, Alexander Berzin, and Jonathan Landaw. First revised edition, 1976

* 340. Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism, by Chogyam Trungpa. Edited by John Baker and Marvin Casper. Illustrated by Glen Eddy

341. Meaningful to Behold: A Commentary to Shantideva’s “Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life”, by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Edited by Jonathan Landaw with Jon Marshall. Based on an oral translation by Tenzin P. Phunrabpa

342. The Kalachakra Tantra: Rite of Initiation for the Stage of Generation. A commentary on the text of Kay-drup-ge-lek-bel-sang-bo by Tenzin Gyatso, The Fourteenth Dalai Lama, and the text itself. Edited, translated, and introduced by Jeffrey Hopkins

343. The Wheel of Time: The Kalachakra in Context, by Geshe Lhundub Sopa, Roger Jackson, and John Newman. With a foreword by His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama. Edited by Beth Simon

344. A Commentary on the Kalacakra Tantra. Taught by Geshe Lharampa Ngawang Dhargyey. Translated by Gelong Jhampa Kelsang (Alan Wallace). Coordinating Editor, Ivanka Vana Jakic. Presented at Sakya Tegchen Choling, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A., April 3-June 12,1982

345. Practice and Theory of Tibetan Buddhism, by Geshe Lhundup Sopa and Jeffrey Hopkins. Foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama

* 346. Tibetan Meditation: Theory and Practice, by S. K. Ramachandra Rao

* 347. Selected Works of the Dalai Lama II: Tantric Yogas of Sister Niguma.
Compiled, edited, and translated by Glenn H. Mullin

* 348. Teachings of Tibetan Yoga. Translated and annotated by Garma C. C. Chang

* 349. The Secret and Sublime: Taoist Mysteries and Magic, by John Blofeld

* 350. The Guiding Light of Lao Tzu: A New Translation and Commentary on the Tao Teh Ching. Translated by Henry Wei

* 351. Gateway to Wisdom: Taoist and Buddhist Contemplative and Healing Yogas Adapted for Western Students of the Way, by John Blofeld

* 352. The Primordial Breath. Volume 1: An Ancient Chinese Way of Prolonging Life through Breath Control (Seven Treatises from the Taoist Canon, the Tao Tsang). (Additional volumes forthcoming.) Translated by Jane Huang in collaboration with Michael Wurmbrand

* 353. The Secrets of Chinese Meditation: Self-cultivation by Mind Control as Taught in the Ch’an, Mahayana and Taoist Schools in China, by Lu K’uan Yu (Charles Luk)

* 354. Understanding Reality: A Taoist Alchemical Classic, by Chang Po-tuan, with a Concise Commentary by Liu I-ming. Translated by Thomas Cleary



A. Death (or, Life and Beyond)


* 355. Beyond the Quantum, by Michael Talbot

356. The Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of the New Physics, by Gary Zukav

* 357. The Theory of Eternal Life, by Rodney Collin

* 358. Soul: Its Location in Human Body, by K. Subrahmanyam

* 359. Life Behind Death, by Swami Narayanananda

* 360. The Transition Called Death: A Recurring Experience, by Charles Hampton

* 361. On Death and Dying, by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, M.D.

* 362. Life after Life, by Raymond A. Moody, Jr., M.D.

363. Reflections on “Life after Life”, by Raymond A. Moody, Jr., M.D.

364. At the Hour of Death, by Karlis Osis, Ph.D., and Erlendur Haraldsson, PhD. Revised edition. Introduction by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, M.D.

* 365. Life at Death: A Scientific Investigation of the Near-Death Experience, by Kenneth Ring

366. Heading toward Omega: In Search of the Meaning of the Near-Death Experience, by Kenneth Ring

* 367. Hindu Yogi’s Astounding Discoveries (Reveal the Divine Secrets of Physical Life, Dream Life, and Life After Death): An Open Challenge to the World, by His Holiness Thiruvarul Thavayogi (291st Guru Maharaj of Madurai Aadheenam)

368. Mystery of Death: A Study in the Philosophy and Religion of the Katha Upanishad, by Swami Abhedananda

* 369. What Becomes of the Soul after Death, by Sri Swami Sivananda

* 370. Reincarnation: A New Horizon in Science, Religion, and Society, by Sylvia Cranston and Carey Williams

* 371. Reincarnation, the Phoenix Fire Mystery: An East-West Dialogue on Death and Rebirth from the Worlds of Religion, Science, Psychology, Philosophy, Art, and Literature, and from Great Thinkers of the Past and Present. Compiled and edited by Joseph Head and S. L. Cranston. Foreword by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, M.D.

* 372. Rebirth and the Western Buddhist, by Martin Willson

373. Karma and Rebirth in Classical Indian Traditions. Edited by Wendy Doniger O’Flaherty

374. Karma and Rebirth: Post-Classical Developments. Edited by Ronald W Neufeldt

* 375. Deathing: An Intelligent Alternative for the Final Moments of Life, by Anya Foos-Graber

* 376. Meditation and the Art of Dying, by Pandit Usharbudh Arya

377. Death and Dying: The Tibetan Tradition, by Glenn H. Mullin

* 378. The Tibetan Book of the Dead: The After-Death Experiences on the Bardo Plane, according to Lama Kazi Dawa-Samdup’s English Rendering. Compiled and edited by W. Y Evans-Wentz

* 379. The Tibetan Book of the Dead: The Great Liberation through Hearing in the Bardo, by Guru Rinpoche according to Karma Lingpa. Translation and commentary by Francesca Fremantle and Chogyam Trungpa

380. Secret Doctrines of the Tibetan Books of the Dead, by Detlef Ingo Lauf. Translated by Graham Parkes

* 381. Bardo Teachings: The Way of Death and Rebirth, by Venerable Lama Lodo. Foreword by The Very Venerable Kalu Rinpoche. Revised edition, 1982


B. Mind
1. Mind and the Brain


382. Toward a New Brain: Evolution and the Human Mind, by Stuart Litvak and A. Wayne Senzee

* 383. Stalking the Wild Pendulum: On the Mechanics of Consciousness, by Itzhak Bentov

384. Parapsychology and the Unconscious, by Jule Eisenbud, M. D.

385. Mysteries, by Colin Wilson

386. Maps of the Mind (Charts and Concepts of the Mind and its Labyrinths), by Charles Hampden-Turner

* 387. The Amazing Brain, by Robert Ornstein and Richard F. Thompson. Illustrated by David Macaulay

* 388. The Psychology of Consciousness, by Robert E. Ornstein. Second edition

* 389. The Mystery of the Mind: A Critical Study of Consciousness and the Human Brain, by Wilder Penfield

* 390. Brain, Mind, and Consciousness, by Swami Narayanananda

2. Mind Science

* 391. The Science of Psychic Phenomena, by Swami Abhedananda

* 392. There Is a River: The Story of Edgar Cayce, by Thomas Sugrue. Revised edition

* 393. The Laurel and Hardy Theory of Consciousness, by Colin Wilson

* 394. The Mighty Atom: The Life and Times of Joseph L. Greenstein, by Ed Spielman

* 395. Anatomy of an Illness as Perceived by the Patient: Reflections on Healing and Regeneration, by Norman Cousins. Introduction by Rene Dubos

* 396. The Healing Heart: Antidotes to Panic and Helplessness, by Norman Cousins

* 397. The Language of the Heart: The Human Body in Dialogue, by James J. Lynch

* 398. Freedom from Stress: A Holistic Approach, by Phil Nuernberger, Ph.D.

* 399. Beyond the Relaxation Response: How to Harness the Healing Power of Your Personal Beliefs, by Herbert Benson, M.D., with William Proctor

* 400. The Positive Thinkers: A Study of the American Quest for Health, Wealth, and Personal Power from Mary Baker Eddy to Norman Vincent Peale, by Donald Meyer

* 401. New Thought Religion: A Philosophy for Health, Happiness, and Prosperity, by Martin A. Larson. Revised and updated edition, 1987

* 402. Christ Speaketh, by A. K. Mozumdar

* 403. The People’s Idea of God, Christian Healing, No and Yes, by Mary Baker Eddy

404. Science and Health (with Key to the Scriptures), by Mary Baker Eddy

* 405. The Sermon on the Mount: A General Introduction to Scientific Christianity in the Form of a Spiritual Key to Matthew V, VI and VII, by Emmet Fox

406. The Science of Mind, by Ernest Holmes

* 407. The Golden Key, by Emmet Fox

408. “Ye Are Gods”, by Annalee Sarkin

* 409. Miracle Man of Japan: The Life and Work of Masaharu Taniguchi, One of the Most Influential Spiritual Leaders of Our Times, by Roy Eugene Davis

* 410. The Presence of Other Worlds: The Psychological/Spiritual Findings of Emanuel Swedenborg, by Wilson Van Dusen

411. The Universal Human and Soul-Body Interaction, by Emanuel Swedenborg. Edited and translated by George F. Dole. Introduction by Stephen Larsen. Preface by Robert H. Kirven

* 412. The Secret Science Behind Miracles, by Max Freedom Long

* 413. The Secret Science at Work: New Light on Prayer, by Max Freedom Long

* 414. The Healing Secret of the Ages, by Catherine Ponder

* 415. Occult Anatomy and the Bible (also Healing and Disease in the Light of Rebirth and the Stars), by Corinne Heline

* 416. Esoteric Healing (Volume 4 of A Treatise On The Seven Rays), by Alice A. Bailey

417. Thinking and Destiny, by Harold W Percival

* 418. The Gurdjieff Work, by Kathleen Riordan Speeth

* 419. The Psychology of Man’s Possible Evolution, by P. D. Ouspensky. Vintage Books Edition, 1974, revised to include a “verbatim account” of a “Lecture Held Thursday, 23 September 1937”

* 420. Conscience: The Search for Truth, by P. D. Ouspensky. Introduction by Merrily E. Taylor

421. The Fourth Way: A Record of Talks and Answers to Questions based on the Teaching of G. I. Gurdjieff, by P. D. Ouspensky

422. A Further Record: Extracts from Meetings (1928-1945), by P. D. Ouspensky

* 423. The Death and Rebirth of Psychology: An Integrative Evaluation of Freud, Adler, Jung, and Rank and the Impact of Their Insights on Modern Man, by Ira Progoff

424. Modem Man in Search of a Soul, by C. G. Jung. Translated by W. S. Dell and Cary F. Baynes

* 425. Man and His Symbols. Edited, with an Introduction, by Carl G. Jung

426. The Origins and History of Consciousness, by Erich Neumann. Foreword by C. G. Jung. Translated by R. F. C. Hull

* 427. The Hero with a Thousand Faces, by Joseph Campbell

* 428. Mythology, by Edith Hamilton. Illustrated by Steele Savage

* 429. Hindu Epics, Myths, and Legends in Popular Illustrations, by Vassilis G. Vitsaxis. Foreword by A. L. Basham

* 430. The Tao of Symbols, by James N. Powell

* 431. Beyond the Mind, by David Frawley

* 432. Stita-Prajnata, or Stable Mindedness, by Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha

* 433. The Buddhist Vision: An Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Buddhism, by Alex Kennedy (Dharmachari Subhuti)

* 434. Learning a Different Way: Some Keys to Understanding Master Dogen’s Thought, by Gudo Wafu Nishijima

* 435. Three Philosophies and One Reality. A collection of talks by Master Gudo Wafu Nishijima. Edited by Michael Luetchford

436. An Esoteric Approach to Sufism, by Dr. K. M. P. Mohamed Cassim, Ph.D.

* 437. The Eternity Here and Nou, by Dr. K. M. P. Mohamed Cassim, Ph.D.

438. Sufism: A Path to Perfect Peace, by Dr. K. M. P. Mohamed Cassim, Ph.D.

439. The Philosophy of Sufism, by Dr. K. M. P. Mohamed Cassim, Ph.D.

440. The Aim of Sufism, by Dr. K. M. P. Mohamed Cassim, Ph.D.

441. Sufism: An Exploration of Inner Space, by Dr. K. M. P. Mohamed Cassim, Ph.D.

442. Sufism: A Spiritual Science, by Dr. K. M. P. Mohamed Cassim, Ph.D.

443. Meditation: The Science of Synthesis, by Dr. K. M. P. Mohamed Cassim, Ph.D.

444. Yoga in a Nutshell, by Dr. K. M. P. Mohamed Cassim, Ph.D.

445. Meditations 1969, by J. Krishnamurti

446. Now-Consciousness: Exploring the World beyond Thought, by Albert Blackburn

* 447. Krishnamurti’s Notebook, by J. Krishnamurti. Foreword by Mary Lutyens

448. The First and Last Freedom, by J. Krishnamurti. With a foreword by Aldous Huxley

* 449. Talks and Dialogues, by J. Krishnamurti

450. Education and the Significance of Life, by J. Krishnamurti

* 451. Krishnamurti: A Biography, by Pupul Jayakar

452. The Awakening of Intelligence, by J. Krishnamurti

453. Yoga of J. Krishnamurti: A Catechism, A. D. Dhopeshwarkar. Questions by S. Dikshit

454. Jung and Eastern Thought, by Harold Coward

455. Yoga and Psychotherapy: The Evolution of Consciousness, by Swami Rama, Rudolph Ballentine, M.D., and Swami Ajaya (Allan Weinstock, Ph.D.)

* 456. The Bond of Power, by Joseph Chilton Pearce

457. Mystery of the Mind, by Swami Muktananda

* 458. AfcW; Its Source and Culture, by Swami Narayanananda

* 459. The Secrets of Mind-Control, by Swami Narayanananda

460. To Live Within: Teachings of a Baul, by Sri Anirvan and Lizelle Reymond

461. Psychopathology in Indian Medicine (Ayurveda), With Special Reference to Its Philosophical Bases, by Satya Pal Gupta, B.I.M.S., M.A., Ph.D., F.R.A.S. (London)

* 462. Maharshi’s Gospel (Books I and II): Being Answers of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi to Questions Put to Him by the Devotees

463. Upadesa Saram (or Upadesa Undiyar), by Sri Ramana Maharshi. Translation and notes by B. V. Narasimhaswami

464. The Teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi in His Own Words. Edited by Arthur Osborne


C. The Vital Center and the Circulation (or “Conductivity”) of Living Energy


* 465. The Solar Plexus or Abdominal Brain, by Theron Q. Dumont

* 466. Hara, by Karlfried Durckheim

* 467. Meditation Gut Enlightenment: The Way of Hara, by Haruo Yamaoka

* 468. Book of Ki: Co-ordinating Mind and Body in Daily Life, by Koichi Tohei

469. Ki in Daily Lafe, by Koichi Tohei

470. Ki: A Practical Guide for Westerners, by William Reed

* 471. Taoist Health Exercise Book, by Da Liu

472. The Tao of Health and Longevity, by Da Liu

473. Iron Shirt Chi Kung I: Once a Martial Art, Now the Practice That Strengthens the Internal Organs, Roots Oneself Solidly, and Unifies Physical, Mental and Spiritual Health, by Mantak Chia


D. Asana and Pranayama

474. The Ten-Point Way to Health (Surya Namaskars), by Shrimant Balasahib Pundit Pratinidhi, the Rajah of Aundh

475. Surya Namaskars: An Ancient Indian Exercise, by Bhawanrao Pant Pratanidhi (as explained to his son Apa Pant)

* 476. Yoga for Beginners, by Swami Karmamurti Saraswati, from the Teachings of His Master, Swami Satyananda Saraswati

* 477. Surya Namaskara: A Technique of Solar Vitalization, by Swami Satyananda Saraswati

478. The Yoga System of Health and Relief from Tension, by Yogi Vithaldas

*479. The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga, by Swami Vishnudevananda

480. First Steps to Higher Yoga (An Exposition of First Five Constituents of Yoga), by Yogeshwaranand Parahansa. Translated by Bala Brahmachari Dr. Ram Pyari Shastri, Ph.D. Translation revised by Swami Muktanand Saraswati

481. The Concise Light on Yoga (Yoga Dipika), by B. K. S. Iyengar

482. Light on Yoga, by B. K. S. Iyengar

*483. Breath, Sleep, the Heart, and Life: The Revolutionary Health Yoga of Pundit Acharya

*484. Yogic Pranayama: Breathing for Long Life and Good Health, by K. S. Joshi

485. The Science of Yogic Breathing (Pranayama), by Yogacharya Shantikumar

486. Light on Pranayama: The Yogic Art of Breathing, by B. K. S. Iyengar

487. Swara Yoga: Tantric Science of Brain Breathing, by Swami Satyananda Saraswati and Swami Muktibodhananda Saraswati


E. Diet, Health, and Healing


* 488. Anna Yoga: The Yoga of Food, by Jack Santa Maria

* 489. End Product: The First Taboo, by Dan Sabbath and Mandel Hall. Preface by Abby Rockefeller

* 490. Toxemia Explained, by J. H. Tilden

* 491. Dhanwantari, by Harish Joshi. Introduction by Michael Gerber, M.D.

* 492. Ayurveda: The Science of Self-Healing, by Dr. Vasant Lad

* 493. Food and Healing, by Annemarie Colbin

494. Macrobiotics: The Way of Healing, by George Ohsawa

* 495. Are You Confused? by Paavo O. Airola

496. Health Secrets from Europe, by Paavo O. Airola. Foreword by Jern Hamberg, M. D.

* 497. The Five Phases of Food: How to Begin, by John W Garvy, Jr., N.D., D.Ac. Second edition

*498. Spiritual Nutrition and the Rainbow Diet, by Gabriel Cousens, M.D.

499. The Health Guide, by Mahatma Gandhi

* 500. Back To Nature: Mother Nature’s Secret Diet, by E. Y Berjis. Translated by B. Badiozamani

501. Thus Speaketh the Stomach, also Tragedy of the Stomach, by Professor Arnold Ehret

* 502. Arnold Ehret’s Mucusless-Diet Healing System: A Scientific Method of Eating Your Way to Health, by Arnold Ehret

503. Rational Fasting, by Arnold Ehret

* 504. Fasting for Regeneration: The Short Cut, by Julia Seton

* 505. Health Building, The Conscious Art of Living Well, by Dr. Randolph Stone

* 506. Formula for Long Life, by Morris Krok

507. The Hippocrates Diet and Health Program, by Ann Wigmore. Foreword by Dennis Weaver

* 508. Fresh Vegetable and Fruit Juices: What’s Missing in Your Body? (Revised 1985—formerly titled Raw Vegetable Juices’), by N. W. Walker

* 509. Fruit: The Food and Medicine for Man, by Morris Krok

510. Fruitarianism: Compassionate Way to Transformed Health, by Hannah Hurnard

511. Fruit Can Heal You: A Report Based on a Doctor’s Personal Experience, by Dr. O. L. M. Abramowski

* 512.1 Live on Fruit, by Essie Honiball

513. Diet, Health and Living on Air, by Morris Krok

* 514. Survival into the Twenty-first Century: Planetary Healers Manual, by Viktoras Kulvinskas

* 515. Health and Healing: Understanding Conventional and Alternative Medicine, by Andrew Weil, MD.

* 516. A Visual Encyclopedia of Unconventional Medicine. Edited by Ann Hill

* 517. Ancient Indian Massage: Traditional Massage Techniques Based on the Ayurveda, by Harish Johari

* 518. The Rainbow in Your Hands, by Albert Roy Davis and Walter C. Rawls, Jr.

* 519. The Therapeutic Touch: How to Use Your Hands to Help or to Heal, by Dolores Krieger, Ph.D., R.N.

520. Healing Magnetism: The Transference of Vital Force, by Heinz Schiegl

* 521. Healing by Auto-Induction: Self-Healing While You Rest, by Eric F. Powell, N.D.

* 522. Co-Operative Healing: The Curative Properties of Human Radiations, by L. E. Eeman. With an introduction and an appendix by J. Cecil Maby, BSC, ARCS, FRAS, BSD

* 523. Is Acupuncture for You? by J. R. Worsley

524. The Five Elements of Acupuncture and Chinese Massage: A Concise Introductory Work to the Theory and Technique of Acupuncture, by Denis Lawson-Wood, F.Ac.A., and Joyce Lawson-Wood

525. Traditional Acupuncture: The Law of the Five Elements, by Dianne M. Connelly, Ph.D, M.Ac.

* 526. Homeopathy, Medicine of the New Man, by George Vithoulkas. Foreword by Bill Gray, M.D.

527. The Science of Homeopathy, by George Vithoulkas. Foreword by William A. Tiller

528. The Yoga of Herbs: An Ayurvedic Guide to Herbal Medicine, by Dr. Vasant Lad and David Frawley

* 529. Rasayana and Ayurveda, by Dr. E. Anantacharya

* 530. Maharaj: A Biography of Shriman Tapasviji Maharaj (A Mahatma Who Lived for 185 Years), by T S. Anantha Murthy


F. Sexual Wisdom


1. The History and the Philosophies of Human Sexual Activity

531. The Sex Contract: The Evolution of Human Behavior, by Helen E. Fisher

532. Sexual Practices: The Story of Human Sexuality, by Edgar Gregersen

* 533. Sexual Variance in Society and History, by Vern L. Bullough

* 534. Love, Sex, and Marriage through the Ages, by Bernard I. Murstein. Foreword by William M. Kephart

* 535. The Metaphysics of Sex, by Julius Evola

* 536. Sex in the World’s Religions, by Geoffrey Parrinder

* 537. When God Was a Woman, by Merlin Stone

538. Erotica Judaica: A Sexual History of the Jews, by Allen Edwardes

539- Sexuality in Islam, by Abdelwahab Bouhdiba. Translated by Alan Sheridan

540. Sexual Desire and Jove: Origins and History of the Christian Ethic of Sexuality and Marriage, by Eric Fuchs. Translated by Marsha Daigle

541. Sex and Marriage in Utopian Communities: Nineteenth-Century America, by Raymond Lee Muncy

542. Religion and Sexuality: Three American Communal Experiments of the Nineteenth Century, by Lawrence Foster

543. The Mothers, by Robert Briffault. Abridged, with an introduction by Gordon Rattray Taylor

* 544. Marriage and Alternatives: Exploring Intimate Relationships. Edited by Roger W. Libby and Robert N. Whitehurst

* 545. Sexuality and Spirituality: The Interplay of Masculine and Feminine in Human Development, by John Moore

* 546. Unraveling Zen’s Red Thread: Ikkyu’s Controversial Way, by Dr. Jon Carter Covell in collaboration with Abbot Sobin Yamada

547. The Trickster: A Study in American Indian Mythology, by Paul Radin. With commentaries by Karl Kerenyi and C. G. Jung. Introductory essay by Stanley Diamond

548. The Mad Monk: Paintings of Unlimited Action, by Jung-Kwang. With an introduction by Lewis R. Lancaster

549. Zen Effects: The Life of Alan Watts, by Monica Furlong

* 550. Nature, Man, and Woman, by Alan W. Watts

* 551. Energy and Eros: Teachings on the Art of Love, by James N. Powell

* 552. Sexual Energy and Yoga, by Elisabeth Haich


2. Healing the Emotional-Sexual Character

* 553. Eve: The History of an Idea, by John A. Phillips

* 554. Sin, Sickness, and Sanity: A History of Sexual Attitudes, by Vern L.
Bullough and Bonnie Bullough

* 555. Life against Death: The Psychoanalytical Meaning of History, by Norman O. Brown

* 556. The Murder of Christ: The Emotional Plague of Mankind, by Wilhelm Reich

* 557. Me and the Orgone, by Orson Bean

558. The Human Ground: Sexuality, Self, and Survival, by Stanley Keleman. Revised edition. Introduction by Gay Luce. Afterword by Peter Marin

* 559. The I That Is We: Awakening to Higher Energies through Unconditional Love, by Richard Moss, M.D.

560. The Chemistry of Love, by Michael R. Liebowitz, M.D.

* 561. Sexual Signatures: On Being a Man or a Woman, by John Money and Patricia Tucker

* 562. In Defense of Heterosexuality, by Stanley Keleman

* 563. The Inevitability of Patriarchy, by Steven Goldberg

* 564. Phallos: Sacred Image of the Masculine, by Eugene Monick

* 565. Amor and Psyche, the Psychic Development of the Feminine: A Commentary on the Tale by Apuleius, by Erich Neumann. Translated by Ralph Manheim

* 566. The Spirit of the Valley: The Masculine and Feminine in the Human Psyche, by Sukie Colegrave. Foreword by Robert Bly

* 567. Male and Female: A Study of the Sexes in a Changing World, by Margaret Mead

* 568. The Sex Atlas: A New Illustrated Guide, by Edwin J. Haeberle, Ph.D., D.A.

569. Sexual Awareness: Enhancing Sexual Pleasure, Barry and Emily McCarthy

570. Anal Pleasure and Health: A Guide for Men and Women, by Jack Morin, Ph.D. Illustrations by Jen-Ann Kirchmeier and Tom Till

571. Yoga and Sex, by Pandit Shiv Sharma and Kailash Nath Sharma

572. The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana. Translated by Sir Richard Burton and F. F. Arbuthnot. Edited with a preface by W. G. Archer. Introduction by K M. Panikkar

* 573. The World of Sex, by Henry Miller

* 574. The Joy of Sex: A Cordon Bleu Guide to Lovemaking. Updated edition. Edited by Alex Comfort, M.B., Ph.D. Illustrated by Charles Raymond and Christopher Foss

* 575. More Joy of Sex: A Lovemaking Companion to The Joy of Sex. Edited by Alex Comfort, M.B., Ph.D. Illustrated by Charles Raymond and Christopher Foss

* 576. The Lover Within: Opening to Energy in Sexual Practice, by Julie Henderson

* 577. Sexual Energy Ecstasy: A Guide to the Ultimate Intimate Sexual Experience, by David Alan Ramsdale and Ellen Jo Dorfman. Foreword by Edmund Chein, M.D.

578. The Pillow Book: The Erotic Sentiment and the Paintings of India, Nepal, China and Japan, by Nik Douglas and Penny Slinger


3. Arguments for Conservation of the Biochemistry of the Reproductive System


* 579. Science Discovers the Physiological Value of Continence, by R. W. Bernard, A.B., M.A., Ph.D.


580. The Secret of Rejuvenation, or Professor Brown Sequard’s Great Discovery of the Fountain of Youth, by Dr. R. W. Bernard (A.B., M.A., Ph.D.)

* 581. Science of Regeneration: Physiological Methods of Male and Female Regeneration (two volumes—Part 1 and Part 2), by Raymond Bernard (A.B., M.A., Ph.D.)


4. Traditional Sexual Disciplines that Conserve Both the Biochemistry of the Reproductive System and the Root-Energy of Sex
a. The Tradition of Celibacy


* 582. The Coiled Serpent: A Philosophy of Conservation and Transmutation of Reproductive Energy, by C J. van Vliet

* 583. Conquest of the Serpent: A Way to Solve the Sex Problem, by C. J. van Vliet

* 584. Rejuvenation through Dietetic Sex Control, by Raymond Bernard

585. Mahatma Gandhi’s Philosophy of Brahmacharya, by D. A. Gangadhar

586. The Law of Continence: Brahmacharya, by M. K. Gandhi

587. Practice of Brahmacharya, by Swami Sivananda

* 588. The Way to Peace, Power and Long Life, by Swami Narayanananda

589. Yoga and Celibacy, by Yogacarya Svami Krpalvananda

590. The Illusion of Conjugal Sadhana, by Yogacarya Svami Krpalvananda

591. Mudras: A Study in the Classical Gesture Language of Hinduism, Yoga, and Tantra (A Language of Hand, Foot and Other Body Parts, Emotions, Mind and Psyche), by Dr. Swami Gitananda


b. The Tradition of Yogic (or Spiritualizing) Conversion of Sexual Activity


* 592. Kanya and the Yogi, by Kanwar Lal

593. Sex and Yoga, by Nancy Phelan and Michael Volin

* 594. Tantra: The Secret Power of Sex, by Arvind and Shanta Kale

* 595. Sexual Secrets: The Alchemy of Ecstasy, by Nik Douglas and Penny Slinger

* 596. Tantra: The Yoga of Sex, by Omar V. Garrison

* 597. “Varna Marga—the practice of left hand tantra”, by Swami Satyananda Saraswati. Yoga (magazine), March 1981, pp. 4-17. (See also “Editorial”, PP-1-3)


c. The Tradition of Rejuvenative Cultivation of Sexual Activity


* 598. The Karezza Method, or Magnetation, the Art of Connubial Love, by J.
William Lloyd

* 599. The Tao of Love and Sex: The Ancient Chinese Way to Ecstasy, by Jolan Chang

600. The Tao of the Loving Couple: True Liberation through the Tao, by Jolan Chang

601. The Chinese Way of Love, by Charles Humana and Wang Wu. (Also published under the title Chinese Sex Secrets: A Look Behind the Screen)

602. Sexual Life in Ancient China (A Preliminary Survey of Chinese Sex and Society from ca. 1500 B.C. till 1644 A.D.), by R. H. Van Gulik, Litt.D.

603. The Tao of Sex: A Chinese Introduction to the Bedroom Arts, by Akira Ishihara and Howard S. Levy

* 604. The Tao of Sexology: The Book of Infinite Wisdom, by Dr. Stephan T Chang

* 605. Taoist Secrets of Love: Cultivating Male Sexual Energy, by Mantak Chia, with Michael Winn

* 606. Healing Love through the Tao: Cultivating Female Sexual Energy, by Mantak Chia and Maneewan Chia


G. Social Wisdom

* 607. The Mountain People, by Colin M. Turnbull

608. The Three Christs of Ypsilanti: A Psychological Study, by Milton Rokeach

* 609. Eros and Civilization: A Philosophical Inquiry into Freud, by Herbert Marcuse

* 610. The Platonic Quest (An Interpretation of “The Republic”), by E. J. Urwick

611. The Republic, and Other Works, by Plato. Translated by B. Jowett

* 612. Interbeing: Commentaries on the Tiep Hien Precepts, by Thich Nhat Hanh. Edited, with an introduction, by Fred Eppsteiner

* 613. Moral Values, Attitudes and Moods: A Book on Ethics for a New World Order, by Raja Yogi B. K. Jagdish Chander

614. Albert Schweitzer: Reverence for Life (The Inspiring Words of a Great Humanitarian). Foreword by Norman Cousins. Selected by Peter Seymour. Illustrated by Walter Scott

615. The Law of Violence and the Law of Love, by Leo Tolstoy. Translated by Vladimir Tchertkoff

* 616. Ahimsa: Non-Violence in Indian Tradition, by Unto Tahtinen

* 617. Mahatma Gandhi and His Apostles, by Ved Mehta

6 18. The Core of Gandhi’s Philosophy, by Unto Tahtinen

* 619. Service Before Self, by M. K. Gandhi. Edited and published by Anand T. Hingorani

* 620. Moral Man and Immoral Society: A Study in Ethics and Politics, by Reinhold Niebuhr

* 621. Another Way to Live: Experiencing Intentional Community, by James S. Best

* 622. Builders of the Dawn: Community Lifestyles in a Changing World, by Corinne McLaughlin and Gordon Davidson

* 623. The Monastic Impulse, by Walter Capps

624. The Rule of Saint Augustine. Introduction and commentary by Tarsicius J. Van Bavel, O.S.A. Translated by Raymond Canning, O.S.A.

* 625. Dimensions of Renunciation in Advaita Vedanta, by Kapil N. Tiwari

* 626. Sannyasa Tantra, by Swami Satyananda Saraswati. Edited by Swami Nischalananda Saraswati

* 627. Karma Sannyasa (The Noble Path for Householders). One volume. Part I by Swami Satyasangananda Saraswati. Part II by Swami Satyananda Saraswati

628. Living Together Alone: The New American Monasticism, by Charles A. Fracchia

* 629. Refining Your Life: From the Zen Kitchen to Enlightenment, by Zen Master Dogen and Kosho Uchiyama




All Yogic, and religious (or mystical) practices associated with the process of Spiritual ascent (via the spinal line and the brain core, to and through the subtle levels of mind, and to and through the crown of the head, and, ultimately, to the “Highest” Realization, above the body, the brain, the mind, all conditional knowledge, all conditional experience, and all conditional worlds) may, in some general sense, be described as “fifth stage” practices. However, that ascent is made in two distinct phases (or steps). The first step is associated with ascent to the “ajna door”15 (or brain core), and the second step is associated with ascent above the “ajna door”. The first step is associated with bodily exercises (of posture, breath, and so on) as well as exercises of feeling (or intentional emotion) and attention (and mind in general), whereas the second step is almost exclusively associated with the exercise of attention alone.

The fifth stage of life is a process that begins (or may begin) to develop in the context of the fourth stage of life. Therefore, if it is to occur, the first step (or phase) of the process of Spiritual ascent is developed in the context of the mature or final or transitional phase of the fourth stage of life. For this reason, the Teachers presented in this “Fourth Stage” section of The Basket Of Tolerance generally describe a process that culminates in Spiritual ascent (even though it begins with heart-receptivity and heart-response to the descent, or “Presence”, of the Divine Spirit).

The true (or distinct) fifth stage process begins at the “ajna door” (or with step two of the total process of Spiritual ascent), and all preliminary practices (or preparations for contemplative concentration of attention at the “ajna door”) are, truly (or distinctly), fourth stage (albeit advanced fourth stage) practices. However, this fine distinction is not made in the traditional literature of Spiritual ascent.
The understanding of the Spiritual process in terms of the “seven stages of life”, the “Circle” of the body-mind, and the “Heart” (as the Ultimate Seat of “gross”, “subtle”, and “causal” states, or apparent modifications, of Consciousness), is itself not found, as a universally applied structure of understanding, in the “Great Tradition”. Indeed, the “Great Tradition” itself has only now, or since mankind has become a globally communicated and interdependent group-presence, actually become a. tradition, or the complex but single history and tradition of mankind. Therefore, the “Great Tradition” itself, and as a whole, may now (and for the first time) be fully and rightly understood, if this structure of understanding (with all its fine distinctions) is universally applied (as a tool of study) to the total “Great Tradition” of mankind.
The books and Teachers in the “fifth stage” section of The Basket Of Tolerance do not generally distinguish between the two steps of the ascending process as procedures associated with two distinct (but cooperative) kinds of practice (and stages of life).

15. The “ajna door”, or “ajna chakra”, also known as the “single eye”, the “mystic eye”, or the “third eye”, is the subtle psychic center or chakra located between and behind the eyebrows and associated with the brain core. The awakening of the ajna chakra gives rise to mystical visions and intuitive reflections of other realms of experience within and outside the individual The ajna chakra governs the higher mind, will, vision, and conception and is also referred to as the “Guru’s Seat”, the psychic center through which the True Heart-Master “contacts the devotee with His Spirit-Baptism or Blessing.

 The Teachers of the schools of Shabd Yoga16 generally regard the process beginning at the “ajna door” to be the “true Yoga”, but they otherwise generally express negative opinions about the traditional “Yogic preliminaries” (in the spinal line, below the “ajna door”). Others generally regard the entire “two step” process of ascent as a single continuous process (or Yoga), with a beginning (at the spinal base), a middle (at the “ajna door”), and an end (some “Where” above the “ajna door”).
Therefore, the “fifth stage” section of The Basket Of Tolerance is really a fourth to fifth stage section, and this “fourth stage” section of The Basket Of Tolerance is also a fourth to fifth stage section. The principal difference between the two sections is this: The “fourth stage” section of The Basket Of Tolerance is composed of books (or Teachings and Teachers) that begin in the early and basic context of the fourth stage of life, whereas the books (or Teachings and Teachers) in the “fifth stage” section of The Basket Of Tolerance begin in the advanced (or mature and final) context of the fourth stage of life.


A. The Hindu (and General Indian) Tradition of Religious and
Philosophical Mysticism
1. Bhakti Yoga


* 630. Bhakti in Religions of the World (With Special Reference to Dr. Sri Bankey Behariji), by Chhaganlal Lala

In this book, the author (Chhaganlal Lala) examines the traditions of Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam in the context of the basic fourth stage process of “bhakti” (or the practice of religious and Spiritual devotion).

* 631. The Divine Message, by Hanumanprasad Poddar

* 632. What Is Go^byJayadayalGoyandka

* 633. Let Us Know the Truth, by Swami Ramsukhdas

* 634. Atma Vidya (Soul Culture}, by Swami Deshikananda

635. The Philosophy of Union by Devotion: An English Translation of the Yogacharya SriSrimat Abadhuta fnanananda (SriSri Nitya Gopal) Deva’s Bhakti-Yoga-Darsan, by Srimat Swami Nityapadananda Abadhuta. Second edition

636. Love of God, According to Saiva Siddhanta: A Study in the Mysticism and Theology of Saivism, by Mariasusai Dhavamony

* 637. Bhaktiyoga, by Aswini Kumar Datta

* 638. Darsan: Seeing the Divine Image in India, by Diana L. Eck. Second revised and enlarged edition

* 639. Japa Yoga: A Comprehensive Treatise on Mantra-Shastra, by Swami Sivananda

640. Gayatri Rahasya, by His Holiness Shri Prabhu Ashrit Swamiji. Translated by J. Krishna Chowdhury

2. Narada Bhakti Sutras

* 641. Narada’s Way of Divine Love (The Bhakti Sutras). Translated with a commentary by Swami Prabhavananada

642. Narada Bhakti Sutras, or Aphorisms on the Gospel of Divine Love. Translated by Swami Tyagisananda


3. The Roots of the Modem Bhakti Tradition

643. Mahanarayanopanisad. Translated by Swami Vimalananda

644. Ramanujacharya, by R. Parthasarathy

* 645. Life of Sri Ramanuja, by Swami Ramakrishnananda. Translated by Swami Budhananda

646. Ramanuja’s Teachings in His Own Words. Compiled by M. Yamunacharya

647. Ramanuja on the Yoga, by Dr. Robert C. Lester

* 648. The Divine Player (A Study of Krsna Lila), by David R. Kinsley

* 649. Caitanya’s Approach to God Realization, by Gouri Roy

650. Caitanya, His Life and Doctrine: A Study in Vaisnavism, by A. K Majumdar

* 651. The Divine Name, by Raghava Chaitanya Das

652. Jivagosvami’s Religion of Devotion and Love (Bengal Vaisnavism), by Jadunath Sinha

* 653. Gopis’ Love for Sri Krishna, by Hanumanprasad Poddar

* 654. The Bijak of Kabir. Translated by Linda Hess and Shukdev Singh. Essays and notes by Linda Hess

655. Kabir, by Ch. Vaudeville. Volume I


4. Modern Teachers of Bhakti Yoga

a. Ramakrishna and his Devotees

656. Sri Ramakrishna and His Unique Message, by Swami Ghanananda

* 657. The Significance of Sri Ramakrishna’s Life and Message in the Present Age: With the Author’s Reminiscences of Holy Mother and Some Direct Disciples, by Swami Satprakashananda

* 658. The Sword and the Flute: Kali and Krsna, Dark Visions of the Terrible and the Sublime in Hindu Mythology, by David R. Kinsley

659. Hindu Goddesses: Visions of the Divine Feminine in the Hindu Religious Tradition, by David Kinsley

* * 660. The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna (unabridged). Translated by Swami Nikhilananda
661. Sri Ramakrishna, the Great Master, by Swami Saradananda (a direct disciple of the Master). Translated by Swami Jagadananda

662. Sri Ramakrishna: A Biography in Pictures. Published by Advaita Asrama

663. Sri Ramakrishna and Sarada Devi. Translated by Swami Apurvananda

664. Holy Mother: Being the Life of Sri Sarada Devi, Wife of Sri Ramakrishna and Helpmate in His Mission, by Swami Nikhilananda

* 665. The Eternal Companion: Brahmananda, Teachings and Reminiscences with a Biography, by Swami Prabhavananda

* 666. Nagmahasaya: A Saintly Householder Disciple of Sri Ramakrishna, by Sarat Chandra Chakravarty


b. Shirdi Sai Baba and his Devotees

* 667. Gurus Rediscovered: Biographies of Sai Baba of Shirdi and Upasani Maharaj of Sakori, by Kevin Shepherd

* 668. The Incredible Sai Baba, by Arthur Osborne

* 669. Sai Baba: The Saint of Shirdi, by Mani Sahukar

* 670. The Wondrous Saint Sai Baba, by H. H. Narasimhaswamiji. Foreword
by Justice M. B. Rege (Indore). 1986 edition

671. Shri Sai Satcharita, or the Wonderful Life and Teachings of Shri Sai Baba, by Hemedapant. Translated by Nagesh Vasudev Gunaji

672. Sri Sai Baba’s Charters and Sayings, by H. H. Narasimhaswami


c. Upasani Baba and his Devotees

* 673. Sage of Sakuri. In one volume. Part 1 by Shri B. V Narasimha Swami; Part 2 by Shri S. Subbarao

* 674. Contribution of Upasani Baba to Indian Culture, by S. N. Tipnis

675. Satchidananda-Sopana: The Teachings of Shri Upasani Maharaj. Collected and arranged by Hasmukh Dhirajlal Sankalia

676. Sweetness and Light: An Exposition of Sati Godavari Mataji’s Philosophy and Way of Life, by Mani Sahukar


Here ends the first 84 out of 129 pages (leaving out books 667-1165).