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Sacred Books of the World

These are English translations without the original language (unless stated otherwise) in large print with small margins, suitable for viewing on a laptop, Kindle, phone, etc.

Sacred Books - Word Files

All the sacred books are available to download as Word files. Click above to open. 

Sacred Books-  list of titles (in the order they appear on this page) :-

(a) General

The Perennial Philosophy by Aldous Huxley


(b) Christianity

The Unknown Life of Jesus Christ

The Holy Bible - complete King James version

The Book of Genesis - edited

The Life of Moses - books 2-5 of the Bible - edited

The Imitation of Christ - by Thomas a'Kempis

The Gospel of Thomas

The Gospel of Mary


(c) Hinduism

Saundarya Lahari

Devi Mahatmyam - from the Markandeya Purana

Srimad Devi Bhagavatam - the full Purana

18 Maha-puranas - abridged

Brahma Sutras

Amrut'anubhava by Jnaneshwara (+life and works)

Patanjali's Yoga Sutras

Tripura Rahasya

Sharada Chatus-shati

Kena Upanishad

The Poems of Kabir

Sadhana by Rabindranath Tagore

Sai Satcharitra

Guru Charitra


(d) Other religions

Dhammapada - sayings of the Buddha

The Life of Guru Nanak - Max Macauliffe

The Perennial Philosophy by Aldous Huxley
Huxley's 1947 book on the underlying basis of all religions is remarkably insightful. Himself a student of Vedanta, the quotations he has amassed from all the religious traditions of the world comprise about half of the book. His own style is not very accessible, but what he has to say makes it worth rereading some passages. With some introductory notes by the RiSY editor. 389 pages. Uploaded 22-05-24.
Perennial Philosophy.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.7 MB]
The Unknown Life of Jesus Christ
This is a translation of a Buddhist manuscript from Ladakh by a Russian in 1887. Shri Mataji has quoted from this book which gave rise to the later book 'Jesus Lived in India'. It contains some inspiring quotes by Jesus in a different vein to the Bible and describes His battle with the Brahmins. 52 pages.
The Unknown Life of Jesus Christ.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [274.2 KB]
The Holy Bible - complete.
The original 'King James' English Bible, in our usual format (large font, small margins) without verse numbers (hopefully making it more readable) but with chapters and headings retained. 2939 pages.
Adobe Acrobat document [8.6 MB]

The Bible - selected books. The original 'King James' English versions, with material not relevant to the story edited out.

The first book Genesis recounts the Creation, Adam and Eve, Noah and the Flood, and the stories of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph. Some long genealologies have been edited out. 117 pages.
Adobe Acrobat document [550.6 KB]
The Life of Moses
The next four books of the Bible, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy, tell the story of Moses and the Children of Israel. Editing includes removing the many laws given to Moses by God (except for the Ten Commandments) and lengthy details of the construction of the Ark, Tabernacle, etc. 83 pages.
The Story of Moses - ExLND-KJV.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [436.6 KB]
The Imitation of Christ
Thomas a Kempis' (c.1430) classic guide to spiritual life is glowing with humility, love, devotion and surrender to the Divine. 212 pages.
The Imitation of Christ.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.3 MB]
The Gospel of Thomas
This gospel of Jesus's favourite disciple is without narrative and contains some quotes which are not in the Bible. 23 pages.
Gospel of Thomas.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [130.5 KB]
The Gospel of Mary
A collection of Jesus's quotes which are not in the Bible. 3 pages.
Gospel of Mary.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [62.2 KB]
Saundary Lahari
This 100-verse praise of the Divine Mother by Shri Adi Shankaracharya was recommended by Shri Mataji ('You have to read this to understand Sahaja Yoga'). This is a new translation by Sahaja Yogis and contains some explanatory notes and background information. pdf. 44 pages. Uploaded 8-06-23.
Saundarya Lahari -06-23.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [555.0 KB]
The Devi Mahatmyam
'The Glory of the Goddess' from the Markandeya Purana recounts the slaying of the demons by the Supreme Goddess. The Sanskrit of the four great Hymns is included. 56 pages.
Devi Mahatmyam.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [851.5 KB]
Srimad Devi Bhagavatam
'The Divine Qualities of the Goddess' is one of the three great texts of Shakti worship. The book contains many details on the worship of the Goddess as well as stories of the Deities. 1200 pages.
Srimad Devi Bhagavatam.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [6.1 MB]
18 Puranas
Condensed stories from the Puranas without the names and praises of the Deities.1360 pages.
18 Puranas.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [4.0 MB]
The Brahma Sutras
With the Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita, the Brahma Sutras form the bedrock of Vedanta (Hindu) Philosophy. It establishes that all is the Formless Brahman and refutes other doctrines (Buddhist, Jain, Samkhya, etc.) Sivananda's translation. 782 pages.
Brahma Sutra.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.7 MB]
Jnaneshwara - Amrut'anabhava
This other great work of Shri Jnaneshwara expounding the 'Immortal Experience' of Divine Connection was recommended by Shri Mataji: Also included are two smaller poems, and His life-story with historical background.
272 pages. pdf. Click below to download.
Jnaneshwara -life and works.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.2 MB]
Patanjali's Yoga Sutras
In just 196 lines Patanjali (c.200 BCE) outlines the path to Oneness with the Divine and the obstacles that may be encountered. The Sanskrit text is given with a translation and some commentary. Updated 4-7-21. pdf. 218 pages.
Patanjali-sanskrit commentary.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.1 MB]
The Poems of Kabir
Shri Mataji was a great admirer of Kabir and often quoted from His poetry. This updated version contains not only Rabindranath Tagore's '100 Poems of Kabir' with the full Hindi text but also a selection of His famous couplets and quotations by Shri Mataji. Updated 27-07-23. 152 pages. pdf.
Kabir-Poems 07-23.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [746.3 KB]
Kena Upanishad
In only 34 verses this ancient text from the Sama Veda discusses the nature of the Divine. 22 pages.
Kena Upanishad.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [346.5 KB]
Tripura Rahasya
This Sanskrit classic was a favourite of Shri Ramana Maharshi and includes his comments. The path to knowing and becoming one with the Ultimate Reality is explained through stories and philosophical discourses. Updated 3-06-24. 252 pages.
Adobe Acrobat document [1.3 MB]
Sharada Chatus-shati.
400 verses lucidly expounding the Tantra philosophy embodied in the Shri Lalita Sahasranama -'thousand names' (and Sahaja Yoga) - all about Chakras, Kundalini and the Shri Chakra. 29 pages. Updated 29-05-24.
Sharada Chatus-shati.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [274.9 KB]
In this delightful book Rabindranath Tagore explains the path to self-realisation quoting from the Upanishads. 121 pages.
Sadhana - Tagore.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [632.8 KB]
Viveka Chudamani by Adi Shankaracharya
Swami Madhavananda's 1921 translation of Shankaracharya's Advaita -'non-dualistic' classic still remains unsurpassed for clarity and understanding of the topic. With some added commentary and a glossary. 144 pages. pdf.. Uploaded 06-03-22.
Viveka Chudamani.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1'002.9 KB]
Sai Satcharitra
A collection of the stories, teachings and miracles of Shri Sai Baba of Shirdi by some of His closest devotees. pdf. 318 pages
Sai Satcharitra.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.2 MB]
Shri Guru Charitra
The life, teachings and miracles of Shri Narasimha Saraswati (1378-1459). considered an incarnation of Adi Guru Dattatreya including illustrative stories from the Puranas. pdf. 162 pages.
Adobe Acrobat document [1.4 MB]
The Sayings of the Buddha poetically rendered in 26 chapters. 68 pages.
Adobe Acrobat document [144.2 KB]
The Life of Guru Nanak
- with some background on the Sikh religion and the Guru Granth Sahib including many of Guru Nanak's inspiring poems translated. By Max Macauliffe (1909) a British government officer who converted to Sikhism. (revised 24-09-2019, larger print). pdf. 268 pages..
Life of Guru Nanak.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [989.8 KB]

What's new....

Materials added in the last three months:-

Tripura Rahasya -Ramana Maharshi's favourite book. Updated pdf and Word, 3-06-24. (Sacred Books page) 

Sharada Chatus-shati - '400 verses of the Supreme Mother'. pdf and Word files. Updated 29-05-24. (Sacred Books page) 

SY Joke Book.

Updated with a couple of new items, 29-05-24.

The Perennial Philosophy by Aldous Huxley.

A remarkably insightful book explaining the underlying basis of all religions. 22-05-24. (Sacred Books page)

Sanskrit Pronunciation Guide - updated with IPA symbols. 22-05-24. (Home page) 

Songbooks Page - all the SY Songbooks are now on their own page including the 'Songs'. 

Navaratri - slightly revised and updated 17-10-23 (SY Books page)

SY Songbook 2024 - Four new songs and more translations. Updated 29-11-23 (SY Books page)

Shri Chakra - No.4 in the RiSY Books series, updated with some new chapters on Sacred Geometry, Mudras, etc. (SY Books page)

The Poems of Kabir - This updated file contains not only Rabindranath Tagore's '100 Poems of Kabir' with the full Hindi text, but also a selection of Kabir's couplets and quotations by Shri Mataji. (Sacred Books)

The Saundarya Lahari - by Adi Shankaracharya. A new translation by Sahaja Yogis with some commentary and background information. (Sacred Books) 

Older Material includes:-

The Ten Primordial Masters - the Lives and Teachings of the Ten Adi Gurus. RiSY No.7. (SY Books) 

The Divine Message - All Shri Mataji's talks and writings as a single Word document. (SYBooks)

Family Planning in Sahaja Yoga (SY Books)

Sai Satcharitra - The life and teachings of Shri Sai Baba of Shirdi (Sacred Books)

Guru Charitra - The life of Shri Narasimha Saraswati (1378-1459) (Sacred Books)

The Word files of these two books have also been uploaded.


Home page

Sanskrit Pronunciation Guide

Glossary of Sanskrit words in SY

Names and Praises of the Deities

Sets of 108 and 1000 names

Sanskrit praises

Short Introductions to the Deities (coming soon........)

SY Books 

- available to download

  • Sahaja Yoga Songbook
  • S Y Mantrabook
  • Sahaja Yoga Joke Book

'Researches in Sahaja Yoga'  books on Sahaj topics:

  1. Om Namaste Ganapataye
  2. Shri Lalita Sahasranama
  3. The Three Worlds
  4. Shri Chakra
  5. Bija Mantras
  6. Navaratri
  7. 10 Adi Gurus

Sacred Books

A Selection of English translations of Sacred Books including:-

  • Shrimad Devi Bhagavatam
  • Dhammapada
  • Devi Mahatmyam
  • Poems of Kabir
  • The Bible - selected books

Audio files 

8 versions of the Ganesha Atharva Sheersha + slide-show

Pronouncing the name Ganesha


- and Discussion

Some short articles on Sahaj topics:-

  • Deeper states of meditation
  • The Purpose of Life
  • Identity
  • Nirvikalpa
  • and others

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