Top 10 Best Books to Read in Hinduism - August 2021



Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Hinduism. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Chakra Healing: A Beginner's Guide to Self-Healing Techniques that Balance the Chakras


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Hinduism - August 2021

The complete guide to balancing your chakras and healing your mind, body, and spirit Within all living beings are seven powerful centers of energy called chakras. Every chakra holds the potential for immense healing and restoration, and Chakra Healing can show you how to harness that power with a wide range of simple, beginner-friendly exercises that anyone can do. This book will put you on the path to healing pain, allergies, indigestion, headaches, fatigue, and even emotional turbulence like loneliness. With practical instruction and guidance, you’ll learn how to identify what’s ailing you and which chakra is causing it. Chakra Healing features: A variety of techniques ―Connect with your chakras using everything from meditation to crystals, essential oils, yoga, focused breathing, and even diet. Helpful illustrations ―Detailed photos and drawings make the tools and exercises even easier to understand. Beginner-friendly approach ―Find accessible, bite-size advice that requires no previous knowledge. Discover the power of balancing your chakras to help you heal and feel your best.

  • Author: Margarita Alcantara
  • Publisher: Althea Press; Illustrated edition (February 14, 2017)
  • Genre: Religion & Spirituality, New Age & Spirituality
  • ISBN: 978-1623158286
  • Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.5 x 7.9 inches

                 

2. Meditations: A New Translation


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Hinduism - August 2021

Nearly two thousand years after it was written, Meditations remains profoundly relevant for anyone seeking to lead a meaningful life. Few ancient works have been as influential as the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, philosopher and emperor of Rome (A.D. 161–180). A series of spiritual exercises filled with wisdom, practical guidance, and profound understanding of human behavior, it remains one of the greatest works of spiritual and ethical reflection ever written. Marcus’s insights and advice—on everything from living in the world to coping with adversity and interacting with others—have made the Meditations required reading for statesmen and philosophers alike, while generations of ordinary readers have responded to the straightforward intimacy of his style. For anyone who struggles to reconcile the demands of leadership with a concern for personal integrity and spiritual well-being, the Meditations remains as relevant now as it was two thousand years ago. In Gregory Hays’s new translation—the first in thirty-five years—Marcus’s thoughts speak with a new immediacy. In fresh and unencumbered English, Hays vividly conveys the spareness and compression of the original Greek text. Never before have Marcus’s insights been so directly and powerfully presented. With an Introduction that outlines Marcus’s life and career, the essentials of Stoic doctrine, the style and construction of the Meditations, and the work’s ongoing influence, this edition makes it possible to fully rediscover the thoughts of one of the most enlightened and intelligent leaders of any era.

  • Author: Marcus Aurelius
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group; First American PB Edition (May 6, 2003)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Humanities
  • ISBN: 978-0812968255
  • Dimensions: 5.19 x 0.58 x 8 inches

                 

3. Sacred Woman: A Guide to Healing the Feminine Body, Mind, and Spirit


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Hinduism - August 2021

The twentieth anniversary edition of a transformative blueprint for ancestral healing—featuring new material and gateways, from the renowned herbalist, natural health expert, and healer of women’s bodies and souls “This book was one of the first that helped me start practices as a young woman that focused on my body and spirit as one.”—Jada Pinkett Smith Through extraordinary meditations, affirmations, holistic healing plant-based medicine, KMT temple teachings, and The Rites of Passage guidance, Queen Afua teaches us how to love and rejoice in our bodies by spiritualizing the words we speak, the foods we eat, the relationships we attract, the spaces we live and work in, and the transcendent woman spirit we manifest. With love, wisdom, and passion, Queen Afua guides us to accept our mission and our mantle as Sacred Women—to heal ourselves, the generations of women in our families, our communities, and our world.

  • Author: Queen Afua
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group; 9/30/01 edition (October 30, 2001)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Women's Health
  • ISBN: 978-0345434869
  • Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.1 x 9.2 inches

                 

4. Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Hinduism - August 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Book club pick for Emma Watson’s Our Shared Shelf • “A deeply spiritual book that honors what is tough, smart and untamed in women.”— The Washington Post Book World Within every woman there lives a powerful force, filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless knowing. She is the Wild Woman, who represents the instinctual nature of women. But she is an endangered species. For though the gifts of wildish nature belong to us at birth, society’s attempt to “civilize” us into rigid roles has muffled the deep, life-giving messages of our own souls. In Women Who Run with the Wolves , Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés unfolds rich intercultural myths, fairy tales, folk tales, and stories, many from her own traditions, in order to help women reconnect with the fierce, healthy, visionary attributes of this instinctual nature. Through the stories and commentaries in this remarkable book, we retrieve, examine, love, and understand the Wild Woman, and hold her against our deep psyches as one who is both magic and medicine. Dr. Estés has created a new lexicon for describing the female psyche. Fertile and life-giving, it is a psychology of women in the truest sense, a knowing of the soul.

  • Author: Clarissa Pinkola Estés
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books; Reissue edition (November 27, 1996)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Psychology & Counseling
  • ISBN: 978-0345409874
  • Dimensions: 4.14 x 1 x 6.83 inches

                 

5. The Crystal Bible (The Crystal Bible Series)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Hinduism - August 2021

A comprehensive and beautifully illustrated guide to crystals. Find a known crystal instantly or identify an unknown crystal in this easy-to-follow directory that includes photographic identification, detailed descriptions, and information on the individual properties of each crystal--including the spiritual, mental and psychological, emotional and physical effects, plus its use in healing. It's an indispensable reference for crystal lovers everywhere.

  • Author: Judy Hall
  • Publisher: Krause Publications (May 11, 2003)
  • Genre: Religion & Spirituality, New Age & Spirituality
  • ISBN: 978-1582972404
  • Dimensions: 5.57 x 1 x 6.65 inches

                 



6. Becoming Supernatural: How Common People Are Doing the Uncommon


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Hinduism - August 2021

WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER The author of the New York Times bestseller You Are the Placebo , as well as Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself and Evolve Your Brain , draws on research conducted at his advanced workshops since 2012 to explore how common people are doing the uncommon to transform themselves and their lives. Becoming Supernatural marries some of the most profound scientific information with ancient wisdom to show how people like you and me can experience a more mystical life. Readers will learn that we are, quite literally supernatural by nature if given the proper knowledge and instruction, and when we learn how to apply that information through various meditations, we should experience a greater expression of our creative abilities; that we have the capacity to tune in to frequencies beyond our material world and receive more orderly coherent streams of consciousness and energy; that we can intentionally change our brain chemistry to initiate profoundly mystical transcendental experiences; and how, if we do this enough times, we can develop the skill of creating a more efficient, balanced, healthy body, a more unlimited mind, and greater access to the realms of spiritual truth. Topics include: • Demystifying the body’s 7 energy centers and how you can balance them to heal • How to free yourself from the past by reconditioning your body to a new mind • How you can create reality in the generous present moment by changing your energy • The difference between third-dimension creation and fifth-dimension creation • The secret science of the pineal gland and its role in accessing mystical realms of reality • The distinction between Space-Time vs. Time-Space realities • And much more Using tools and disciplines ranging from cutting-edge physics to practical exercises such as a walking meditation, Dr. Joe offers nothing less than a program for stepping outside our physical reality and into the quantum field of infinite possibilities.

  • Author: Joe Dr. Dispenza
  • Publisher: Hay House Inc.; Illustrated edition (March 5, 2019)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Psychology & Counseling
  • ISBN: 978-1401953119
  • Dimensions: 6 x 1.1 x 9 inches

                 

7. Be Here Now


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Hinduism - August 2021

Beloved guru Ram Dass tells the story of his spiritual awakening and gives you the tools to take control of your life in this “counterculture bible” ( The New York Times ) featuring powerful guidance on yoga, meditation, and finding your true self. When Be Here Now was first published in 1971, it filled a deep spiritual emptiness, launched the ongoing mindfulness revolution, and established Ram Dass as perhaps the preeminent seeker of the twentieth century. Just ten years earlier, he was known as Professor Richard Alpert. He held appointments in four departments at Harvard University. He published books, drove a Mercedes and regularly vacationed in the Caribbean. By most societal standards, he had achieved great success. . . . And yet he couldn’t escape the feeling that something was missing.    Psilocybin and LSD changed that. During a period of experimentation, Alpert peeled away each layer of his identity, disassociating from himself as a professor, a social cosmopolite, and lastly, as a physical being. Fear turned into exaltation upon the realization that at his truest, he was just his inner-self: a luminous being that he could trust indefinitely and love infinitely. And thus, a spiritual journey commenced. Alpert headed to India where his guru renamed him Baba Ram Dass—“servant of God.” He was introduced to mindful breathing exercises, hatha yoga, and Eastern philosophy. If he found himself reminiscing or planning, he was reminded to “Be Here Now.” He started upon the path of enlightenment, and has been journeying along it ever since. Be Here Now  is a vehicle for sharing the true message, and a guide to self-determination.

  • Author: Ram Dass
  • Publisher: Harmony (October 12, 1978)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Alternative Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-0517543054
  • Dimensions: 8 x 0.91 x 8.06 inches

                 

8. Ask and It Is Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Hinduism - August 2021

“One of the most valuable things about  Ask and It Is Given  is that Abraham gives us 22 different powerful processes to achieve our goals. No matter where we are, there’s a process that can make our lives better. I love this book, and I love Esther and Jerry Hicks!” — Louise Hay, the best-selling author of  You Can Heal Your Life Ask and It Is Given , by Esther and Jerry Hicks, presents the teachings of the nonphysical entity Abraham, to help you learn how to manifest your desires so that you’re living the joyous and fulfilling life you deserve. As you read, you’ll come to understand how your relationships, health issues, finances, career concerns, and more are influenced by the Universal laws that govern your time/space reality—and you’ll discover powerful processes that will help you go with the positive flow of life. It’s your birthright to live a life filled with everything that is good—and this book will show you how to make it so in every way!

  • Author: Esther Hicks
  • Publisher: Hay House Inc. (October 1, 2004)
  • Genre: Religion & Spirituality, New Age & Spirituality
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.82 x 9 inches

                 

9. Kind of Hindu (Nothing Like I Imagined)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Hinduism - August 2021

What if only kind of knowing your family’s heritage is actually kind of lame? For Mindy Kaling, the number one bestselling author of Why Not Me? , the search for an answer begins with an Edible Arrangement of chocolate-covered strawberries and a Hindu priest. Like Kelly Kapoor on The Office , Mindy is engaged with her Indian heritage to the extent that it is fun and convenient. So apart from a tolerance for spicy foods and an appreciation for Ravi Shankar, Mindy isn’t all that Hindu. Her daughter’s Jewish godfather—TV and film’s B.J. Novak—prompts her to reconsider her religious beliefs and ask herself: How Indian do I want my daughter to be? From the acclaimed writer, actor, director, producer, and New York Times bestselling author comes Nothing Like I Imagined . In these essays, Mindy Kaling shares the latest chapters of a multitasking life in Hollywood. Read or listen to them in a single sitting. Either way, they’re pitch-perfect.

  • Author: Mindy Kaling
  • Publisher: Amazon Original Stories (October 6, 2020)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Humor & Entertainment

                 

10. The Bhagavad Gita, 2nd Edition


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Hinduism - August 2021

The Bhagavad Gita is the best known of all the Indian scriptures, and Eknath Easwaran’s best-selling translation is reliable, readable, and profound. Easwaran's 55-page introduction places the Bhagavad Gita in its historical setting, and brings out the universality and timelessness of its teachings. Chapter introductions clarify key concepts, and notes and a glossary explain Sanskrit terms. Easwaran grew up in the Hindu tradition in India, and learned Sanskrit from a young age. He was a professor of English literature before coming to the West on a Fulbright scholarship. A gifted teacher, he is recognized as an authority on the Indian classics and world mysticism. The Bhagavad Gita opens, dramatically, on a battlefield, as the warrior Arjuna turns in anguish to his spiritual guide, Sri Krishna, for answers to the fundamental questions of life. Yet, as Easwaran points out, the Gita is not what it seems – it’s not a dialogue between two mythical figures at the dawn of Indian history. “The battlefield is a perfect backdrop, but the Gita’s subject is the war within, the struggle for self-mastery that every human being must wage if he or she is to emerge from life victorious.” Arjuna’s struggle in the Bhagavad Gita is acutely modern. He has lost his way on the battlefield of life and turns to find the path again by asking direct, uncompromising questions of his spiritual guide, Sri Krishna, the Lord himself. Krishna replies in 700 verses of sublime instruction on living and dying, loving and working, and the nature of the soul. Easwaran shows the Gita’s relevance to us today as we strive, like Arjuna, to do what is right. “No one in modern times is more qualified – no, make that ‘as qualified’ – to translate the epochal Classics of Indian Spirituality than Eknath Easwaran. And the reason is clear. It is impossible to get to the heart of those classics unless you live them, and he did live them. My admiration of the man and his works is boundless.” – Huston Smith, author of The World’s Religions

  • Author: Eknath Easwaran
  • Publisher: Nilgiri Press; 2nd edition (May 17, 2007)
  • Genre: Religion & Spirituality, Hinduism
  • ISBN: 978-1586380199
  • Dimensions: 5.25 x 0.75 x 8 inches