Chinmayananda Saraswati Birth Anniversary: Best books by Hindu spiritual leader you ought to read

Swami Chinmayananda Saraswati, who is commonly referred to as Swami Chinmayananda, was a Hindu spiritual leader and a teacher who inspired the formation of Chinmaya Mission.

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Friday, May 07, 2021, 04:20 PM IST
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Swami Chinmayananda Saraswati, who is commonly referred to as Swami Chinmayananda, was a Hindu spiritual leader and a teacher who inspired the formation of Chinmaya Mission.

He authored 95 publications including commentaries on the major Upanishads and Bhagavad Gita.

He was a visiting professor of Indian philosophy at several American and Asian universities.

Some of Swami Chinmayananda's best books are:

  • A Manual of Self Unfoldment: This book explores the fundamentals of Vedanta, the time-tested teaching from the spiritual tradition of India.

  • Meditation and Life: Meditation is a technique you learn to become one with yourself. This is what the focus of this book is.

  • Kindle Life: This book is an introduction to the study of Vedanta. Beginner's will like it and so will advanced students.

  • Kaivalya Upanishad: Upanishads are the philosophical portion of the Vedas.

  • ISAVASYA UPANISHAD: God in and as Everything: This book teaches you to see God in everything.

  • Bhaja Govindam: In this exquisite piece of poetry, Adi Sankaracharya indicates the goal of realization and describes the path to be taken.

  • The Holy Geeta: This book entails Swami Chinmayananda's commentary on the seven hundred and one verses of the Bhagavad Geeta.

  • The Art of Man Making: This book is compiled out of the short talks rendered by Swami Chinmayananda and should enlighten readers from all walks of life across the globe.

  • Kathopanishad (A Dialogue with Death): This is a unique Upanishad which starts with a story of a young boy who is ready to face the Lord of Death in his quest for truth to know what lies beyond death.

  • Art of Contemplation: This book teaches you how to quieten your mind and teaches you how to live stress-free.

  • Srimad Bhagawad Geeta: Srimad Bhagavad Gita is unique among the body of scriptural literature for the simple, practical and relevant style with which it presents the essence of the Hindu way of life.

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