Books by awakened people
A selection arranged by authors

Advaita—A Collection of Writings on the Realization of One Truth is a comprehensive ebook on non-duality edited by Elias in 2004 (only available in German).


1000—The Levels of Consciousness and a Map of the Stages of Awakening for Spiritual Seekers and Teachers
«The RASA companion»

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From the spine:

1000 is a complete guide to LOCs (Levels of Consciousness) and the new Map of Awakening. Ramaji gives an overview of the lower levels of consciousness (LOC 30 to LOC 499). He explains the emergence of spirituality (LOC 500 to 559). He then describes the advanced seeker stages (LOC 560 to LOC 589), ready to leap into non-duality. Ramaji covers the four non-dual stages in considerable depth. Entries from his private spiritual journal illuminate this ultimate journey. The new non-dual sage goes from local space spontaneity (LOC 600s) to cosmic or universal consciousness (LOC 700s), to divine unknowing (LOC 800s), and to, for a few, the hesitant hermit (LOC 900s). He arrives at and stabilizes in the Absolute (LOC 1000).

Additional description:

To assist the advanced seekers and spiritual teachers around the world, Ramaji offers case studies and other in-depth practical explanations to show how each major non-dual stage is different from the others. He also does all he can to describe the nature and experience of the Absolute. He calls upon Ramana and Nisargadatta frequently in his efforts to explain the Absolute that, by Its very nature, is ineffable and utterly beyond words. There has never been a book like 1000 before. If you are on the spiritual path in any way, this is a book that you simply cannot do without.

Other books by Ramaji are available here, among others. The ebook «The Yoga of Self-Inquiry,» a condensed and revised version of Ramaji’s «Who Am I? Meditation,» is available as a free download here (for Apple devices only) and as a PDF here.

Ananda Devi

Ramaji’s partner and «Spiritual Finisher»

Intimacy with the Infinite—The Truth about Life after Awakening

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«Intimacy with the Infinite» is the candid spiritual autobiography of contemporary spiritual teacher Ananda Devi. It reads like a novel, yet it offers unique, powerful, and life-changing insights. Unlike most authors writing on non-duality or enlightenment, Ananda focuses on the truth about life after a genuine deep spiritual awakening. The events that followed soon after her awakening changed her life beyond recognition. The telling of these dramatic events, predicted in dreams, is interspersed with the insights that she gleaned from this remarkable transformation of her life. While most awakened authors concentrate on their journey to enlightenment, Ananda emphasizes its massive impact and the radical personal and life changes that occur post-awakening. The shocks and surprises that awaited Ananda post-awakening included meeting and falling in love with her Twin Flame life partner Ramaji who is 23 years her senior, getting divorced, giving up her multimillion-dollar inheritance, and having no contact with her wealthy parents and brother. «Intimacy with the Infinite» is the only book that explores in-depth the heroic challenges, mysteries, and long-held secrets of the post-awakening journey and its ineffable fulfillment. Hard-won spiritual knowledge that can only be gained by fearlessly living this profound death and rebirth process ─ symbolized by the transformation of a caterpillar to a butterfly ─ is strewn like shining gems throughout the text. Ananda Devi speaks with her heart from her own direct knowing and realization. She awakened spontaneously without a teacher. Her teachings are not influenced by any source or tradition. She aligns with Zen as the path she likes the most, but her interest in Zen came after her awakening. Enlightenment is not what you think it is. You will not arrive at your goal floating in the clouds above humanness. Instead, you will be more human, more vulnerable, and more authentic than ever before. At long last, you are true to yourself… and you will know it! Well-known spiritual teacher Adyashanti said, «Enlightenment is a destructive process.» (The full quote is available here). You will not find more compelling proof of Adyashanti’s cautionary counsel than Intimacy with the Infinite by Ananda Devi. The extraordinary changes in both her inner life and her outer world demonstrate that everything else will inevitably fall away for good and forever once you have fully embraced Truth. It is not enough to realize the Truth. You must live it!

About the author:

Non-duality teacher Ananda Devi is the author of the boldly honest spiritual autobiography Intimacy with the Infinite—The Truth about Life after Awakening. A powerful heart-centered Zen-style spiritual teacher, she has transformed the lives of hundreds of students around the world many of whom have achieved spiritual enlightenment. Born in South Africa, she is a single mother with triplet teenagers. Her spontaneous spiritual awakening in 2014 shattered her conventional materialistic existence. She and her Twin Flame life partner Ramaji deliver the RASA spiritual blessing to rapidly accelerate awakening via live group and one-on-one-online sessions. She teaches that spiritual awakening is about vulnerability, integration, and unconditional love so that you become authentic and truly human—not above human. She is an expert in the application of the Enneagram for awakening, personal transformation, and relationship coaching.

Nisargadatta Maharaj

Nisargadatta’s Satsang is best described as Gyana and Paragyana, ultimate wisdom and beyond—the «place» in you where «only peace and unfathomable silence remains.»

Dr. Robert Powell, one of the editors of books on Nisargadatta, writes, «Like the Zen masters of old, Nisargadatta’s style is abrupt, provocative, and immensely profound—cutting to the core and wasting little effort on inessentials. His terse but potent sayings are known for their ability to trigger shifts in consciousness, just by hearing, or even reading them.»

Pointers from Nisargadatta Maharaj
With Ramesh S. Balsekar (translator and editor)

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Prior to Consciousness
One of the most profound book on non-duality available.

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Consciousness and the Absolute
The final talks of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj.

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Other books on Nisargadatta Maharaj are available on Amazon here, and as PDFs below.
I AM THAT (for random quotes from I AM THAT on every page reload, click here)
Seeds of Consciousness
The Nectar of Immortality
The Ultimate Medicine
Nisarga Yoga Manual—Key Instructions by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
Be Free—108 Gems of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
The Blissful Life—As Realized Through the Teachings of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj by Dr. Robert Powell, a direct «student» of Nisargadatta Maharaj.
Other books on Nisargadatta Maharaj are available as PDF here, among others.

Ramana Maharshi

The famous «Silent Sage of Mount Arunachala.»

«Who Am I?»
Basic instructions on Self-inquiry

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Forty Verses on Reality
Deepening the Self-inquiry

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Other books on Ramana Maharshi are available on Amazon here, here, here, etc., and as PDFs below.
The Path of Sri Ramana—Part One (includes in-depth instructions on Self-inquiry).
The Path of Sri Ramana—Part Two
The Garland of the Guru’s Sayings (Guru Vachaka Kovai)
Upadesa Saram (The Quintessence of Spiritual Instruction)
Padamalai (partly translated from Tamil; an alternative, complete translation is available here).
Silence of the Heart—Dialogues with Robert Adams (a direct «student» of Ramana Maharshi, includes further in-depth instructions on Self-inquiry easily accessible to the Western reader. Also, view the exceptional instructions on Self-inquiry by Ed Muzika, a student of Robert Adams, here).
The Heart of the Ribhu Gita, recommended by Ramana Maharshi, is available as an essential translation and a profound version, among others.
Other books on Ramana Maharshi are available as PDFs here, among others.

Karl Renz

One of the currently clearest, fully awakened people (LOC 1000) from Germany.

Heaven and Hell

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Echoes of Silence—Avadhuta Gita Revisited

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Books by other authors

Beyond Shiva: The Absolute Truth
by Avahtara

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The Perennial Way (Expanded Edition)
By Bart Marshall

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View only the Ashtavakra Gita as a PDF
View only the Tao Te Ching as a PDF

An alternative translation of the Ashtavakra Gita is available as a PDF here.
An alternative translation of the Tao Te Ching («Dao-de-jing») by Lao Tzu is available as a PDF here.



God is Nothingness
By Andre Doshim Halaw

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The Lost Writings of Wu Hsin
By Robert Melvyn («translator»)

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The Power of Now—A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
By Eckhart Tolle—ideal for beginners.

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Tip: The book «A New Earth» by Eckhart Tolle, which is available on Amazon here, is also particularly suitable for beginners and contains clear and detailed descriptions of the numerous «facets of the ego.»




More books as a PDF:
Consciousness Strikes by Ramesh S. Balsekar and Shirish S. Murthy (editor, view on Amazon here).
Books on U.G. Krishnamurti (view on Amazon here).

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