Tao Te Ching – by Lao Tzu – 1 hour 38 minutes long – the book of the imminence of the way, or the book of the way and how it manifests itself. This audio book is truly an experience with a message beyond the message, an attempt to subtly describe what can never be directly spoken of. If you prefer reading find here a complete text version
The Miracle of Consciousness – by Ram Dass – 2 hours 41 minutes long. A masterful piece to bring the subject of human consciousness into closer perspective. A recorded lecture from 1996. If you like Ram Dass and gain as much from his insights as I do, buy his books or audio collections. Ram Dass is retired and living in Hawaii and he supports his retirement by selling his inspirational work. https://shop.ramdass.org/
The Emerald Tablets of Thoth – by Thoth the Atlantean. The history of the tablets is strange and beyond the belief. Their antiquity is stupendous, dating back some 36,000 years B.C. They should be read, not once, but a hundred times for only thus can the true meaning be revealed.
Further I would like to mention the following individuals having been truly inspiring for me in developing my own understanding to date. You can find their books, videos and audio compilations easily enough by having a look around.
Alan Watts – during his lifetime Alan has created a large body of work which is still available to you online, through his official shop or on youtube. Alan was a british philosopher talking eastern philosophy for the western mind. He brings in the aspect of zen buddhism. I particularly enjoy his talks about the paths to enlightenment and use his practical meditation guides.
Terence McKenna – was the emissary of the mushroom. His astounding lectures will take you to places never even thought or heard of and let you experience the essence of the 1960’s spiritual revolution. A philosopher with the true inquiring mind I do not tire to listen to him for ten hours straight. There is a Youtube channel dedicated to his works.
Eckhart Tolle – Eckhart is a contemporary philosopher and spiritual teacher, you cannot only enjoy his books and follow his clear guided instructions on how to enter the present moment but you can also see him live around the world. Visit his website for more on this humble visionary and his continuing work.
Sadhguru – is a yogi and a mystic with a contemporary message. His approach does not involve any belief system, but offers methods for self-transformation that are both proven and powerful. Visit his website for more.
From The Gospel of Thomas – written 300 AD, the Gospel of Thomas version of Jesus’s word did not make it into the Roman Catholic bible. Translated from the Nag Hammadi library.
When you make the two, thought and emotion into one, you will say to the mountain, mountain move away and the mountain will move away.
If the two make peace with each other in this one house they will say to the mountain move a way and it will move away. (WHAT TO DO)
All things that you ask straightly, directly from inside my name, you will be given. So far You have not done this. Ask without hidden motive and be surrounded by your answer. Be enveloped by what you desire that your gladness be full. (HOW TO DO IT)
Make your future dream a present fact by assuming the feeling of your wish full-filled.
For the first time you look around
And the beauty of nature is revealed
You listen to the harmony of the universe
The symphony of the stars
Everything starts to become more and more beautiful
Layers and layers of beauty become revealed
Your eyes have a penetrating force
Wherever you look You go deep Even in rocks You feel flowers blossoming
What you are In this vast universe
Not even a small cell If you listen to the ego
The ego will put you down again and again
On a neurotic path
The path of being somebody
For your real being no competition is needed
You are already that
But man is very egoistic
He cannot feel at ease
Just to be himself
He wants some great mission
To be attached to his ego
I don’t see any
The whole may have something
But no individual has it
Life you can live, as if you are in a hypnosis
That is how 99% people live
Or you can live with intensity, awareness If you live life with awareness
A Mature one never dies
Because he will learn even through death
Even death is going to be an experience
To be intensively lived
Everything that is, is now
Everything that is alive is now alive
Now is the only time
The only eternity
Darkness does not exist It only appears to be
In fact it is just an absence of light
Light exists Remove the light There is darkness
This moment is all And my insistence is this
That you are already that which you are searching
A child is energy
Sheer delight and energy
Just jumping for no reason
And so happy that even if you reached paradise
You will not jump like that
And he is jumping for nothing
Or he has gathered a few colored stones
And is simply mad with delight
Be like a child and always retain the purity
Life is a rivers flow it continues with no beginning
And no end It is not going somewhere It is always here
Enlightenment is not something that you have to choose
When there is no choice that which remains is enlightenment
The ego is afraid it is saying
What are you doing loosing yourself?
Listen to the gaps between the words
Listen to the emptiness between the lines
Listen to me not what I say
Then an understanding will arise
And suddenly like a flash of lightening
You will be able to see me
And the original that is right now happening before you
Why this constant inquiry
What to do can’t you allow life in any way?
You can waste your life easily, with comfort
You can live comfortably
And you can die comfortably
With me, there is danger