A reading guide to exploring the Vedic worldview

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What it means to read well.

Meditation seems to spark a curiosity and hunger for greater knowledge and wisdom. Many students wonder where they should begin in broadening their understanding of the Vedic worldview and leading an expansive and conscious life.

For all things meditation, consciousness, spirituality, the science of healing, neurology and the mind. Let’s start here.


VEDIC TEXTS

  • The Mahabharata (Volume 1 and 2) by Ramesh Menon

  • The Ramayana by Ramesh Menon

  • The Principle Upanishads by S. Radhakrishnan Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on the Bhagavad Gita; A New Translation and Commentary Chapters 1-6 by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (1969 version)

  • The Principle Upanishads by S. Radhakrishnan

MEDITATION & THE MIND

  • My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor

  • The Biology of Belief by Bruce Lipton

  • The Brain that Changes Itself by Norman Doidge, MD

  • The Golden Sequence by Jonni Pollard

  • Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Cause of Depression and the Unexpected Solutions - Johann Hari

  • A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle

  • The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

CREATIVITY

  • Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

  • The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer

  • The Art of Learning by Josh Waitzkin

  • Making the Impossible Possible by Bill Strickland

EXPANSION

  • The Five Invitations by Frank Ostaseski

  • A Rishi’s Life by Deepak Chopra

  • The Art of Travel by Alain De Botton

  • Status Anxiety by Alain De Botton

  • Laws of Success – Deepak Chopra

  • The Gifts Of Imperfection by Brene Brown

  • I Thought It Was Just Me But It Isn’t by Brene Brown

  • The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

  • When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

  • The Course of Love by Alain De Botton

  • Consolations by David Whyte

  • Anam Cara by John O'Donoghue


This is by no means a definitive list. In seeking and discovering knowledge, there is no ‘right’ place to start or right path to follow. Wisdom is everywhere, seek it out in the unexpected and then share it. Allow your reading to be an exploratory journey of finding wisdom that resonates and lights you up. Enjoy your reading and take time for the knowledge to ingest, infuse, and imbue.