Books Available for Purchase

All titles are available directly from the Self-Revelation Church. Please visit our book room in the Golden Lotus Temple. Books on philosophy and yoga written by Swami Premananda and Srimati Kamala are available before and after each Sunday service.

Titles that are available through Amazon.com are linked below. More books will soon be available through Amazon and Kindle.

We are happy to announce that The Magnetic Power of Love: Bhakti Yoga and The Cosmic Cross by Swami Premananda are now available as a Kindle Edition E-books on Amazon (They are also available in print version.) 

We look forward to making more of the publications of the Self-Revelation Church of Absolute Monism available in both print and electronic versions.


The Cosmic Cross E-Book and Print Book
By Swami Premananda

The cross is a path of ascension and perfection, ascension from the field of finiteness of the sensory world to the firmament of the Cosmic Consciousness of this transcendental Self. Self-liberation from all kinds and all forms of limitations is the sole purpose of life and the ultimate goal of human existence as an individual self. Soul must regain its inalienable right and unalterable destiny of spiritual freedom in the realization of its eternal divine nature and innate perfection of the Self. The cross and the resurrection are very closely related within our consciousness. The thought and belief in resurrection is vital to our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. The Light of God is the Mystic Cross from heaven, the only path along which soul journeys in order to discover, reveal and realize, and thereby come to the full cognition of its own perfection. The cosmic Light-Consciousness is the Cosmic Cross of self-ascension and self-perfection.


Prayers of Self-Realization   
By Swami Premananda

From the Introduction:
"There is an eternal unity between man and God. By virtue of his innate perfection, every man is constantly striving to fully realize that unity. In this struggle he passes through various states of consciousness. At every stage of unfoldment there are dual elements, one the actual existing state, and the other a conscious aspiration for the next higher state. The existing state of an individual is expressed as a subtle radiation from him, in his thought, action and feeling. The desire for the next higher state also finds expression in his subjective vision of the transcendental ideal, his struggle with inspiration and his peace and quietude. Prayer is the expression of both actual realization and the desire for a higher state of consciousness…"


Prayers of Soul   
By Swami Premananda

This book is a collection of some of the prayers Swami Premananda Giri wrote in the final phase of his life. They differ from the "Prayers of Self-Realization" which, though also the personal experience of his own consciousness, were always intended for congregational use. These are not. Swamiji's desire to share his prayers-the earlier prayers and these-stemmed from the very motivation, inspiration and mission of his life: to awaken his fellowman to God, to his own soul, and to the divinity of life. 


Srimad-Bhagavad-Gita: The Revelation of the Supreme Self    
By Swami Premananda

From the Introduction:
"Srimad-Bhagavad-Gita is the full title of this celestial poem of which the original text is written in rhythmic and musical verse. The nearest literal English wording of this title would be something like 'The Beautiful and Perfect God's Song,' that is, the song of the God of beauty and perfection. Because of the inclusion of the spiritual text, I have rendered this title into English as 'The Revelation of the Supreme Self.' In order to preserve the continuity of the subject and thought of both the original translation and the spiritual text, the entire volume is presented in two sections. In the first section will be found the translation of the original text, while the second section enshrines the spiritual text."


The Path of the Eternal Law: Dhammapada   
By Swami Premananda

"Buddha renounced his throne and kingdom to overcome old age, disease, and death. Yet he himself reached the goodly age of eighty, on his deathbed he lay attacked by ptomaine poisoning, and he died. Then of what value were his renunciation and struggle? The answer is this: Buddha revealed and reaffirmed the truth that the body of man is subject to old age, disease, and death, but that the Soul of man is ageless, perfect, and immortal; and, furthermore, that one who lives his earthly life in the consciousness of the true nature of the Soul progresses through all the vicissitudes of space, causality, and time, without begin overpowered by them."

 


Eight Upanishads   
By Swami Premananda

These Eight Upanishads, translated from the original Sanskrit by Swam Premananda during the years between 1941 and 1970, comprise the core of the teachings of advaita vedanta, or Absolute Monism. They beautifully interpret the history of Indo-Aryan philosophy, the purpose of scripture, the universal appeal and transcendental meaning of the Upanishads, and the concepts regarding symbol, meditation and realization. Although each Upanishad stands in its own sovereign light and may be read independent of the rest, all have been arranged in a specific order to serve the reader.


Four Upanishads   
By Swami Premananda

"Approximately seven thousand years ago the Indo-Aryan people migrated to India where they made their permanent home and built a progressive community in the Gangatic valley under the shadow of the lofty Himalayas. The Upanishads are the quintessence of the philosophy and religion of these Aryan migrants. There are many translations of the Upanishads. In this little volume of the four Upanishads: Subala, Jabala, Pingala and Vajrasochika, I have presented interpretive commentary of the selected Sanskrit texts."


Light on Kriya Yoga: The Mystic Way; TheMystic Ritual; The Mystic Revelation   
By Swami Premananda

This volume presents the English translation of the three Upanishads which deal directly with the way, the ritual and the revelation of Kriya Yoga, the specific technique of subjective meditation by which man during his sojourn on earth is capable of attaining the realization of God.

 


Raja Yoga    
By Swami Premananda

From the Introduction:
"The great sage Patanjali presented for all seekers of light and truth a unique book on the philosophy and science of yoga. The book is generally known as the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Sutras is the plural from of the singular noun sutra, a Sanskrit word meaning thread. The implication here is that, just as the pearls of a beautiful necklace are held together by a central thread, even so all the ideals, concepts, principles, techniques and methods of yoga are coordinated with and guided by the central truth of God and the realization of God. In this little volume I present my translation of the first chapter only, the chapter on Samadhi, realization. In the truest sense, the first chapter embodies the spiritual essence of this sacred scripture."


The Gayatri Prayer   
By Swami Premananda

Let us meditate on the glory of the effulgent Reality from whom the whole universe is projected. May He enlighten our minds. "This is the Gayatri Prayer. It is one of the most ancient prayers known to mankind. Its author is unknown. At an era whose exact history is lost in the mist of antiquity, our remote ancestors offered this prayer for their spiritual enlightenment and common good. Through the right and comprehensive study and understanding of the philosophic and religious culture of all ages and of all the peoples of the world we discover the common source of our spiritual heritage."


The Inner Path to God: 2001 Thought Jewels    
By Swami Premananda

This sublime collection of noble thoughts presents a meditation on the illumined expressions soul. 

Excerpt: "I searched for the path of God everywhere ; at last I found it within myself. Soul alone knows the way of God; soul reminds us of God; soul reveals God. The attributes of God illumine the path of righteousness; the righteousness of my soul constitutes the path of God. Because of my inner assurance that thy divinity is within me I feel secure amidst all the distractions of life's journey."
 


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Seven Mystic Holydays    
By Swami Premananda

All nations and peoples have such special days which they observe with spiritual devotion and humility. Religion liberates our thoughts and deep involvement with worldly affairs and sets aside time when we may meditate upon the spiritual origin and concepts of inner life. This small book looks at the spiritual significance of seven holydays. These include: Palm Sunday, The Last Supper, Easter, Mothers Day, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.


Sayings of Shyamacharan Lahiri   
By Swami Premananda

When he was thirty-three, led by divine guidance, Lahiri met and was initiated into Kriya Yoga by his Guru, Babaji, at Ranikhet, in the Himalayas. In compliance with his Guru's wish, Lahiri returned to Benares, where he lived the rest of his life with his family, friends and disciples. During that period men and women of all backgrounds came to him for spiritual light and received initiation into Kriya Yoga.


One Hundred and One Noble Qualities  
By Swami Premananda

"I have discovered that man is fundamentally good and spiritual. In the innermost depth of his heart every man is kind and loving. This realization of the innate goodness of man has completely oriented my attitude towards my fellow beings. Today none can hurt me because I behold man in his spirit, and in his spirit man is good. Now my constant effort, under all circumstances, is to awaken man to his innate virtue and righteousness. I have come to realize that within every man are enshrined an endless number of noble qualities. However, among them, I will reveal to our knowledge and understanding one hundred and one. I have realized them within me. I am certain they also adorn your inner self."


The Blessedness of the Inner Life   
By Swami Premananda

"What constitutes our inner life? All the attributes of God and all the righteous qualities of soul comprise our inner life. God and soul comprise our inner life. The divinity and light of God, together with the virtues and illumination of soul, make up our entire inner life. Our inner life is pure and holy. It is the sacred abode of our spirit, the sanctum sanctorum of our human self. It is within our consciousness but beyond the domain of mind and acquired impressions and concepts. It is the realm of righteousness and the kingdom of divinity within our pure consciousness."
 


Meditation and Self-Unfoldment   
By Swami Premananda

"Soul seeks God. The ideal that soul longs for is neither mundane nor temporal but spiritual and everlasting. The yearning of soul is for the light, love, peace and glory of God. Soul knows the way that leads to the supreme Spirit. Meditation is the mystic way. It is mystic because it is universal, infinite and eternal. It is super sensory in its nature and beyond the limitations of all denominational dogmas and doctrines. It is open to all souls. All souls are equally qualified to travel the path of meditation to reach the perfection of God."
 


The Path of Pure Consciousness (Jnana Yoga)   
By Swami Premananda

From the Introduction:

"In the beginning of Jnana Yoga, after the mind is made completely calm and objectless, the Yogi receives the first glimpse of the Self, as ever expanding effulgent consciousness imbued with joy. As the meditation itself deepens, in this or in some future existence, the Self is realized in its absolute perfection. Thus, man the Self, meditating on the Self, realizes himself as pure Consciousness-Existence-Bliss Absolute."
 


The Law of Self-Manifestation (Karma Yoga)   
By Swami Premananda

"What is Karma Yoga? It is Self-realization in action; liberation through work; freedom by service. It is commonly called the path of action. In whatever state of self-expression we engage, that is action. We think, we love, we work. These are all actions. Karma Yoga is the regulation of all our actions in order that we may realize our innate spiritual perfection. The philosophy of Karma Yoga is the science of work. It teaches us how to perform all our activities that we may find peace and happiness in our daily life. Besides it opens our vision in wisdom whereby we may regain the full consciousness of our ever-abiding state of subjective freedom, or salvation."
 


The Magnetic Power of Love (Bhakti Yoga) E-book and Print Book
By Swami Premananda

The religion of love is the simplest way to know God, to attain Self-realization. Love unfolds from within us the realization of our oneness with God and with all creation. Bhakti Yoga is the way following which we may unfold our love to the state of divine love. In this publication Swami Premananda writes of the philosophy, power and ideal of love.


Seven Gifts of God to Me   
By Swami Premananda

"God has showered me with endless gifts. How can I ever count with my mind the infinite benefactions which my divine Creator bestows upon me from his blessed Soul? The offering from soul transcends the comprehension of mind. The bounties of God are beyond all power of human apprehension. The blessings of God are as transcendental as his perfection. Yet with an humble heart and grateful thankfulness let me always remember these seven gifts of my God to me."
 


God: The Universal Reality   
By Swami Premananda

"We all live and move in infinity, yet few are aware of its eternal presence. We are so identified with the finite, so busy about it, such slaves to it, that we find no inspiration, no time, no courage, no freedom to withdraw ourselves from it and be calm, so that we may realize the infinity within us. It is there. We cannot deny its existence. This infinity is God. It is Consciousness-Existence-Bliss. It is the absolute. It is not limited by time and space. It is not subject to the law of causation. It is Intelligence-Life-Love. It is Truth-Good-Beauty. It is Spirit."
 


The Way of Wisdom and Self-Liberation    
By Swami Premananda

From the Foreword:
"The triune nature of man consists of will, wisdom and love. Will without wisdom is self-destructive; wisdom devoid of will is iniquitous latency; and will and wisdom without love are but extravagant barrenness. Love is the power of will and the inspiration of wisdom. To aid man in the harmonious unfoldment and expression of his will, wisdom and love, is the primary purpose of philosophy and religion. Within the limited space of these pages I have endeavored to present the basic principles of the philosophy of will, wisdom and love, as they were practiced and preached by three outstanding spiritual personages of India, namely, Buddha, Swami Sankarachariya, and Chaitannya."
 


Realization of The Self  
By Swami Premananda

 

"Realization of the Self is the highest ideal of man. So long as our unfoldment requires us to continue our existence in the world of manifestation, we must have two ideals. One is the relative and the other is the absolute ideal. The relative ideal demands that we provide for the objective aspect of life; whereas the absolute ideal inspires us to realize the highest state of perfection, which is oneness with God, or Self-realization. These two ideals are complementary to each other."


Chintamani: Thought Jewels   
By Swami Premananda

"To the devotee even a little bird is a revealer of universal truths. In it he sees the manifestation of that eternal Existence which gives life to all. In its care for its young he perceives the reflection of the protecting care of the Almighty. In its song he hears the voice of God. When it soars high up in the sky he realizes the truth that Life is not limited by any earthly condition."
 


“Thine is The Glory”
By Swami Premananda

 

"What is the glory of God? The word glory here implies God in his absolute fullness, in his transcendental perfection, and clothed in his divine attributes. It is impossible to describe in words the full glory of God, because words have no power to reveal it. Words can only suggest the truth, they fail fully to express it. Words are merely the symbols of truth. Nevertheless, we may attempt to express his glory, insofar as mind and intellect permit, in the hope that each individual in his subjective meditation may realize its transcendental perfection. Meditation transports us into the self, where our consciousness is not obstructed by the conditions of duality and where alone absolute truth is revealed."


Greater Things Are Yet To Come  
By Swami Premananda

 

"'Greater things are yet to come' was the prophetic utterance of my Parama-Guru Swami Sriyukteswar. He was the Guru of Swami Yogananda Paramahansa who was my Guru. Both of them have journeyed ahead of us on the path of the greater light of God along which all souls must travel to attain their spiritual destiny or divine perfection. Sometime around the middle of the 1920's I was living in a small temple-sram in the Baghbazar area of Calcutta. On this particular day late in the afternoon I was blessedly surprised to see my Parama-Guru standing in the little front courtyard of the Temple grounds."


Sanctity of the Senses   
By Swami Premananda

From the Introduction:

"All sense-powers are gifts of God to man that he may perceive the celestial glory of the phenomenal universe, manifest his own innate divine qualities, and gain the inner vision of his transcendental perfection. The human body is the living temple of God; in it God resides as the soul, through it all righteousness finds its fullest manifestation, and within it is realized the absolute perfection of the supreme Deity. It is the most holy house of worship."


Life Beyond Death and14 Questions on Reincarnation  
By Swami Premananda

"Blessed is the soul that, at the time of its final departure, leaves its body in the light of the consciousness of God. Soul does not live in this or any other body forever. The soul of man is an immortal spirit. The soul is beyond and above all finiteness and limitations of the senses. Even though soul dwells in the body it is not influenced by the restricting conditions of the body an more than the quality of a precious gem is affected by the form of its container. Death is not the ultimate reality but immortality is."


Frontiers of the Spirit    
By Srimati Kamala

"The sacred way of the spirit's pilgrimage consists of the identification of our outer (objective) journey with our inner (subjective) life. Our inner spirit is on a pilgrimage. It has taken its course from God, and it is now exploring the frontiers of consciousness, ever proceeding towards its assured destination of absolute oneness with God. When the ideals and means of the objective and subjective aspects of our nature become one, a YOGA is attained: Life becomes joyous, rewarding and fulfilling."


Mahatma Gandhi: An American Profile
By Srimati Kamala

"Mahatma Gandhi, the courageous and saintly man who led the 400 million people of India to freedom by the spiritual authority of his soul's total dedication to Truth; who aroused the conscience and inspired the love of people all over the world... His message, neither foreign nor remote is the very foundation of 'American philosophy.' In a unique and fresh appreciation of the 'return waves' of Truth that link the mental continents of India and America, Srimati Kamala presents the essential teachings of the Mahatma and describes how the same beliefs which nourished Gandhi were shared by our Native Americans and, much later, by the 'Boston Brahmins' Emerson and Thoreau."
 


“Yours Faithfully, M.K. Gandhi”   
By Srimati Kamala

"This book is a companion to Mahatma Gandhi: An American Profile, a gathering of Srimati Kamala's written explorations and perspectives of Gandhiji's life (Golden Lotus Press, 1987). It also represents further ruminations from the completion of the thirty most subjectively enriching years of her life service as Director of the Gandhi Memorial Center in Washington, D.C. from 1976 to 2006. Working to represent the Mahatma s life message has been for many of us in America as well as in India an adventure of self-realization, an adventure that will continue to grow and expand. Personally, through love, dedication and identification with his life Gandhiji became a spiritual companion, even a mentor to her, faithfully guiding and inspiring her work."


I am an Absolute Monist    
By Srimati Kamala

"Monism simply means oneness. I believe in the oneness of all. There is one Reality which pervades all, from which all the manifested universe is born, and into which all phenomena of its manifestation are reabsorbed. All exist as parts of one Existence; all intelligences are expressions of one Consciousness; all beings are kin in one Love. Intelligence-Life-Love is one."
 


The Mystic Cross    
By Srimati Kamala

From the Introduction:
"Dear Reader, this little book is an invitation to find this cross and its revelation within yourself. The Mystic Cross exists within your own consciousness as a realm undiscovered, untouched: a realm not yet revealed to science or psychology; not yet fully revealed to you. I know it exists in my consciousness, for it continually makes itself known to me-silently dawning, gradually reaching into my own awareness."
 


Reflections on Still Waters    
By Srimati Kamala

From the Opening:
"The Deep - I know we are here together-as before-at this pond. All life is here: minerals, plants, animals, Thee and I. Lofty clouds in a clear, vast sky, one great blue heron gliding gracefully by and wavering, luminescent leaves… refractions of one beautiful light reflected on still waters."


The Forest of Forever
By Srimati Kamala

The spiritual teachings of life as shared deep within the forest sanctuaries of ancient India are of immense value to us even today. Although the cultural and spiritual referents of her writings emerge from the idyllic forest ashrams of India’s Vedic Age thousands of years ago, Srimati Kamala draws from her memories of life with her guru, Swami Premananda, from a profound spiritual tradition and from her own meditations and musings. 

The Forest of Forever is an invitation to discover within the sanctuary of one’s own heart a divine and universal path to Wisdom.