A reading guide to exploring the Vedic worldview
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.
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
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
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.