Nine of the Best Spiritual Books

 

 

My nine favourite spiritual books serving as a regular source for insight and inspiration.

In Alphabetical Order:

 

  1. An Interrupted Life and Letters from Westerbork by Etty Hillesum
    Published 1984 by Henry Holt and Company, New York 376 pages

  2. Bhagavad Gita translated by S. Radhakrishnan
    Published 1948 by George Allen and Unwin, London. 388 pages

  3. Catholic Study Bible
    Published 1990 by Oxford University Press, London and New York 476 pages

  4. Ethics: An Essay on the Understanding of Evil by Alain Badiou
    Published 2002 by Verso, London and New York. 166 pages

  5. Freedom from the Known by J. Krishnamurti
    Published 1992 by Krishnamurti Foundation, Madras, India. 124 pages

  6. I am That by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
    Published 1973 by Chetana, Bombay 550 pages

  7. Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke
    Published 1987 by Vintage Books, Random House, NY 109 pages

  8. Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha
    Published 1995 by Wisdom Publications, Boston, USA 1412 pages

  9. Mulamadhyamakakarika by Nargarjuna
    (Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way)
    Translation and commentary by Jay. L. Garfield
    Published 1995 by Oxford University Press, Oxford and NY. 372 pages

 

In my library in my home in Totnes, Devon, England, I keep around 1500 non-fiction books addressing a range of ecological, global, philosophical, political, social, psychological, religious and spiritual issues. I bought many of the books and many were kindly given to me to read. I gave away about 20% of the collection some three years ago. My library includes all 5000 discourses the Buddha found in the Pali Suttas, several translations of the Bible and a shelf full of commentaries on the teachings of the Buddha, Jesus and Nagarjuna. From my bookshelves, I picked out the books that I love the most.

 

 May all beings enquire into the experience of being human 

 Christopher Titmuss's

  Blog and Six Websites

 

1. www.christophertitmussblog.net

 

2. www.insightmeditation.org Dharma teachings, annual schedule…

 

3. www.christophertitmuss.net  Books, Videos, Audio Teachings ...

 

4. www.DharmaEnquiry.org  Dharma teachings, communication, enquiry....

 

5. www.MindfulnessTrainingCourse.org wide exploration of mindfulness, online course...

 

6. www.MeditationinIndia.org  annual Sarnath February Retreats and other retreats...

 

7. www.dharmayatra.org  Annual Pilgrimage in late July in southern France.

 

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