(Books in Greek on the Greek page)

This is a comprehensive selection of important books that can be purchased from Ramakrishna Centres worldwide and :

Ramakrishna Math, Chennai –

Advaita Ashrama, Kolkata –

Several of the titles can be downloaded for personal non-profit use from a personal Brazilian site where indicated by DOWNLOADABLE’. — Double click underlined internet address, scroll down to find the title on the site's webpage, right-click on the title and, in the drop-down menu, click "Save to" your download folder.

The Brazilian site includes many other titles of Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Vedanta Literature apart from those listed hereunder.

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  • The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna — tr. from Bengali by Swami Nikhilananda. Conversations and events in the life of Sri Ramakrishna (1836-1886), a renovned Bengali saint and one of the greatest spiritual personalities of all time, as personally witnessed and recorded between 1882-1886 by his intimate disciple Mahendranath Gupta (‘M’). —" brings you face to face with the Divine… you cannot but feel that God alone is real and everything else is unreal… 'Mahatma Gandhi, — In these pages spiritual seekers of all religions find encouragment and faith, hope and light, because these words throb with the assurance that the essentail nature of man is Divine and that the substratum of the universe is spiritual, This is essential reading for studying and understanding the nature of what is called ‘spirituality’ in general. DOWNLOADABLE.

  • Sayings of Sri Ramakrishna — Utterances of Sri Ramakrishna classified subjectwise. DOWNLOADABLE. (see link below)

  • The Life of Sri Ramakrishna — The biography. DOWNLOADABLE. (see link below)

  • Sri Ramakrishna the Great Master by Swami Saradananda — The spiritual biography. DOWNLOADABLE. (see link below)

  • The Way to God – As Taught by Sri Ramakrishna — by Swami Lokeswarananda. An exploration of Sri Ramakrishna's central teachings with the help of copious quotes from the Gospel covering all aspects of spiritual life. Exceptionally readable and informative. MUST READ.

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  • The Four Yogas (From the Complete Works)

EACH soul is potentially Divine. The goal is to manifest this Divinity within by controlling nature, external and internal. Do this either by work or worship or psychic control or philosophy- by one or more all of these- and be free. This is whole of RELIGION. Doctrines, or dogmas; rituals, or books, or temples, or forms, are but secondary details.” — Swami Vivekananda. ( From comments on Yoga-Sutra 2.25)

  • i. Jnana Yoga – The Knowledge which Alone Liberates from all Duality (Gross or Subtle) — An introduction to the wisdom of the Upanishads, the Veda-anta, the ending portion of the Vedas which provide verified information about the nature of the Ultimate Reality, hearing which, reflecting thereon and assimilating which, leads to the discovery of your true Self, the changeless, limitless Consciousness, the substratum of the universe. When this knowledge dawns, it liberates you here and now from the ignorance which veils the Reality and makes you feel an insecure, limited mortal entity. The analytical approach of the Vedanta, being empirical and pragmatic is in harmony with the latest scientific discoveries. It therefore appeals to the outlook of modern man who demands plausible reasons and wants to know "why" – about God, the world and the soul, and the next world, if any. —DOWNLOADABLE. (see link below)

  • ii. Bhakti Yoga – The Way of the Heart – Discovery of one's non-difference from the Personal Divine.— Bhakii Yoga is the art of Devotion, the way of the heart, which reveals the nature of the Personal God and the devotee through methodical spiritual exercises and ethical discipline which purify, illumine and perfect the mind by purging it of attachment to the world, and re-directing it to the Divine. The purified individual ego melts in the absolute love for the Divine, the Power behind the universe. The heart then feels: "Not I but Thou". —DOWNLOADABLE. (see link below)

  • iii. Karma Yoga – The Way of Duty – Intelligent living through cultivation of non-attachment. — Karma Yoga is the art of ethical, selfless, conflictless action which tames the human nature by minimizing the ego through offering all action and attachment to its fruits to the Lord, the Power behind the universe. You recognize that you have control only over the action and not over the result which may or may not follow. This builds character and stengthens the will and, in combination with the necessary mind-purifying spiritual practice, can lead to experience of the Personal Divine. —DOWNLOADABLE(see link below)

  • iv. Raja Yoga – The Way of Concentration – The key to worldly and spiritual success. The objective of Raja Yoga is attainment of perfect concentration. This work, specifically prepared for publication by Swami Vivekananda himself, includes an extensive introduction covering the categories of the Sankhya system and, with his explanatory comments, the User Manual for Raja Yoga i.e., the Yoga Sutras of Maharishi Patanjali (1300 BCE) where its four chapters describe the nature of concentration, the means of attaining it, the obstacles to it and its applications. —DOWNLOADABLE(see link below)

  • The Life of Swami Vivekananda by his Eastern & Western Disciples – The biography. DOWNLOADABLE. (see link below)

  • The Life of Vivekananda & the Universal Gospel by Romain Rolland. — The famous French writer presents the life and message of the foremost disciple and apostle of Sri Ramakrishna.

  • Talks with Swami Vivekananda. DOWNLOADABLE. (see link below)

  • The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda. Vols 1-9. DOWNLOADABLE. (see link below)

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  • Sri Sarada Devi, the Holy Mother, her life and conversations by Swami Tapasyananda & Swami Nikhilananda. — Biography, conversations and teachings of the Holy Mother, Sri Ramakrishna's first disciple, wife and successor, whom he trained to continue his spiritual mission. She was the mother of the Ramakrishna Monastic Order and a towering spiritual personality. READ ONLINE or DOWNLOAD FROM:,%20Vedanta

  • The Gospel of the Holy Mother — Conversations and teachings. READ ONLINE.

  • Teachings of Sri Sarada Devi READ ONLINE



  • M – The Apostle & the Evangelist Vols 1-16 — “A continuation of M's Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna” — Conversations of Mahendranath Gupta ('M'), recorded by Swami Nityatmananda. Tr. from Bengali. Underlined topics READABLE ONLINE GOTO:

  • Sri Sri Ramakrishna Kathamrita Centenary Memorial. Many articles, biography. Background information. DOWNLOAD FROM:


  • Conversations with Sri Ramakrishna — tr. Sachindra Kumar Majumdar. A very readable exact translation, in the original 5-volume layout, of ‘Sri Sri Ramakrishna Kathamrita’ (the Bengali source of ‘The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna’ translated and published chronologically by Swami Nikhilananda).


  • The Apostles of Ramakrishna by Swami Gambhirananda. — Biographies of all the monastic disciples.

  • The Disciples of Sri Ramakrishna — Advaita Ashrama 1943. DOWNLOAD FROM:

  • A Man of God by Swami Vividishananda. — Biography and teachings of Swami Shivananda, the longtime second president of the Order.

  • Glimpses of a Great Soul by Swami Asheshananda. — Bio and teachings of Swami Saradananda who authored the great spiritual biography ‘Sri Ramakrishna the Great Master’.

  • Swami Turiyananda by Swami Ritajananda. — Bio & teachings of a disciple of Sri Ramakrishna in whose life austerity, devotion and learning were harmoniously blended.

  • Swami Premananda by Swami Prabhavananda. — Bio and teachints of a saint who was the embodiement of purity and love.


  • The Eternal Companion – Life and Teachings of Swami Brahmananda by Swami Yatiswarananda. & Swami Prabhavananda — Bio and teachings of the first president of the Ramakrishna Order. A book that has inspired many to take to spiritual life. Contains practical and insightful instructions enabling success in spiritual life to the sincere aspirant.

  • Spiritual Teachings of Swami Brahmananda (1933) — The original version of the ‘Teachings’. DOWNLOAD FROM:

  • For Seekers of God — Conversations of Swami Shivananda. The most practical guide after the Eternal Companion.

  • Paramartha Prasanga (Towards the Goal Supreme) by Swami Virajananda.— Practical instructions and hints for spiritual practice.

  • Meditation & Spiritual Life by Swami Yatiswarananda.— Valuable hints for spiritual practice, by a great soul and disciple of Swami Brahmananda.

  • Adventures in Religious Life by Swami Yatiswarananda — Practical suggestions for spirtual aspirants. The book that makes life meaningful.

  • Universal Prayers by Swami Yatiswarananda — A handy compilation for daily reading. This book containing choice prayers from select hymns presents to the devotee just a little cream of devotion from the mighty milk ocean of Sanskrit religious literature. The lines are free from sectarian bias and speak of the universal aspects of the Deity common to all religions and creeds.

  • The Divine Life – Its Practice and Realisation by Swami Yatiswarananda — A handy compilation for daily reading. The object of this book is to give a clear conception of the theory as well as the practice of spiritual life, to seekers both in the East and the West. Most of the selections included in this book have been taken from the Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita. DOWNLOAD FROM:

  • How to Seek God by Swami Yatiswarananda — Notes of lectures in pre-war Europe and India.

  • Book of Daily Thoughts and Prayers by Swami Paramananda — Daily inspiration: one thought, verse, lesson and prayer for every day of the year. DOWNLOAD FROM: — Also available in Greek.

  • The Way to God – As Taught by Sri Ramakrishna by Swami Lokeswarananda — An exploration of Sri Ramakrishna's central teachings with the help of copious quotes from the Gospel. MUST READ.



  • Eight Upanishads — Vol 1 Isha, Kena, Katha, Taittiriya, Vol 2 Aitareya, Mundaka, Mandukya (with Gaudapada's Karika) Prashna, with Shankara Commentary — tr. Swami Gambhirananda.

  • Chandogya Upanishad with Shankara Commentary — tr. Swami Gambhirananda.

  • Shvetashvatara Upanishad with Shankara Commentary — tr. Swami Gambhirananda.

  • Brihadaranyaka Upanishad with Shankara Commentary — tr. Swami Madhavananda. DOWNLOAD FROM:

  • Mandukya Upanishad with Karika & Shankara Commentary — tr. Swami Nikhilananda.


  • Isha, Kena, Katha, Prashna, Mundaka, Taittiriya, Aitareya and Mandukya Up. (with Gaudapada Karika summary by Swami Tyagishananda) — tr. Swami Sharvananda. DOWNLOADABLE. (see link below)

  • Shvetashvatara Up. — tr. Swami Tyagishananda. DOWNLOADABLE.

  • Brhadaranyaka Up. — tr. Swami Jagadiswarananda.

  • Chandogya Up. — tr. Swami Swahananda.

  • Mahanarayana Up. — tr. Swami Vimalananda. DOWNLOADABLE.

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  • Brahma Sutra Bhashya (Shankara Commentary) — tr. Swami Gambhirananda,

  • Brahma-Sutras according to Ramanuja — tr. Swami Vireswarananda.


  • Vivekachudamani (The Crest-jewel of Discrimination) of Shankaracharya — tr. Swami Madhavananda. Shankara's most important work. DOWNLOADABLE.(see link below)

  • Vivekachudamani with commentary of Sri Chandrasekhara Bharati the famous brahmajnani, 34th pontiff (1912-1954) of the Sri Sharada Peetam, Sringeri — tr. P. Sankaranarayanan. Publ. Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. Mumbai. RECOMMENDED. DOWNLOADABLE PDFs:

  • Aparokshanubhuti (or Direct Self-Realization) of Shankaracharya —tr. Swami Vimuktananda. DOWNLOADABLE(see link below).

  • Upadeshasahasri (The Thousand Teachings) of Sankaracharya — tr. Swami Jagadananda. DOWNLOADABLE.(see link below)

  • Atmabodha (Self-knowledge and other works) of Sankaracharya — tr. Swami Nikhilananda. Introductory work, DOWNLOADABLE.(see link below)

  • Drg Drshya Viveka – "Discrimination Between Seer and Seen" of Bharati Tirtha — tr. Swami Nikhilananda. DOWNLOADABLE.(see link below)

  • Vedantasara of Sadananda — Tr. Swami Nikhilananda.

  • Panchadashi of Vidyaranya Swami — Swami Swahananda.

  • Ashtavakra Samhita — tr. Swami Nityaswarupananda. DOWNLOADABLE.(see link below)

  • Vairagya Shatakam (Hundred verses on Renunciation) of Bharatrihari — tr. Sw Madhavananda. DOWNLOADABLE.(see link below)




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Source: Sri Ramanasramam:

  • Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi — Conversations (the most extensive collection published) from May 1935 to April 1939, of Sri Ramana Maharshi (1879-1950) one of the more recent great Sages of India who taught the direct method for the discovery of one's true Self through search for the origin of the apparent "I" with help of the question: "Who am I?" or Whence am I?". – DOWNLOAD FROM

  • The Path of Sri Ramana (Parts 1 & 2) by Sri Sadhu Om — Sri Sadhu Om. a direct disciple, explains lucidly and profoundly the philosophy and practical application of the teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi (1879-1950), the more recent great Sage of India. In addition to the method of investigating the source of the""I", the stages are noted by which the love for the world is turned into love for the Divine and finally into love for discovering the Self. Appended are Sri Ramana's fundamental work "Who am I?" and texts by Sadhu Om. An essential companion to the study of “Talks”DOWNLOADABLE FROM:

  • Sat Darshana Bhashya & Talks with Maharshi by Kapali Sastriar — A translation with an introduction and necessary explanatory comments of Ulladu Narpadu (Forty Verses on That Which Is), Sri Ramana Maharshi's most important work which informs about the nature of Existence. In no other work will be found so much said about the ego-self, its nature and origin, its transformations and gyrations.

  • Maha Yoga by "WHO" — "Know thyself" — However, what or who is the Self?" — Sri Ramana Maharshi (1879-1950), one of the most recent great Sages of India, taught the direct method for discovering the true Self through investigation of the apparent "I" with the help of the question "Who am I?". This work is a noteworthy presentation of the philosophy and the method of the Sage in the light of the Upanishadic tradition. – DOWNLOAD FROM: (in Works by Other Authors).

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  • LEXICON Sanskrit-English-Greek of Demetrios Galanos (1760-1833), the first Greek indologist. From his original manuscript in the National Library of Greece, Athens, which contributed items to the famous St. Petersburg Sanskrit-German Dictionary.Of interest to all researchers. Edited by John Manetta. Pp. 398. Athens 2010. Konidaris Publications, Bouboulinas & Tositsa 1A Athens 106 82 Phone. 210 8846570, -2, -4.

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