Essential Readings on this Path
It is my honor and in a way duty to share all of the books that have been such a blessed part of my growth and daily practice. Study of the great scriptures and other divinely inspired writings can profoundly aid in our growth, providing knowledge, awareness, and testimony of the essential aspects of walking the path. To trust in something enough to practice takes a bit of faith and it's good to know the sources of things to help our minds to be open to their content. I have found the wisdom of ancient India such as the Bhagavad Gita and ancient China such as the Tao Te Ching are trustworthy sources. This is due to the preservation of the original content. The Indian Caste system has been of great service in preserving the original content as it was recorded thousands of years ago, dedicating an entire section of society to this. These are among the great minds of even modern people such as Dr. David R. Hawkins offers thorough contention on the nature of the human mind and the universal divine Self and how to live and navigate through life in a divine way.
I feel so blessed to share all of the wisdom that has come into my life along the way each at the perfect time, so here I hope that what you find here serves you in the same way that they have served me. Know that these are more than just books and beyond even just knowledge but they are very much living transmissions from realized beings.
The Bhagavad Gita
Translated by Stephen Mitchell
This is an essential read for those on the path of awakening, as it offers clear and direct instruction on how to live life in a way that sets us free. Considered a teaching directly from God Krishna offers different paths of yoga to meet us wherever we are in our life. The Book is a small yet profound chapter in a larger story called the Mahabharata. I find it beneficial to read the Gita without any commentary to experience the sequence and flow of how it was originally written. Just as valuable however is to read a version with commentary from a trusted interpreter. I personally have read and look forward to reading many commentaries and translations.