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We have a rich selection of biographies and autobiographies (the most famous being the all time classic by Paramhamsa Yogananda - "Autobiography of a Yogi") at Vedic Books. Many of them weave tales of characters who had profound influences on the world and shaping future generations and ideals to come such as Mahatma Gandhi.
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 Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth  Reza Aslan Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth   $20.49  $15.37  Buy Now 
From the internationally bestselling author of No god but God comes a fascinating, provocative end meticulously researched biography that challenges long-held assumptions about the man we know as Jesus of Nazareth. Two thousand years ago, an itinerant Jewish preacher from Galilee launched a revolutionary movement proclaiming the “Kingdom of God”, and threatened the established order of first-century Palestine. Defying both Imperial Rome and its collaborators in the Jewish religious... 
 Wisdom Song the life of Baba Amte  Neesha Mirchandani Wisdom Song the life of Baba Amte   $21.99  $16.49   
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The pioneering commune at Anandwan, where those affected by leprosy could live with dignity and pride; the Bharat Jodo marches across the length and breadth of India to promote national unity and harmony; the decade-long vigil by the Narmada river in solidarity with those at the receiving end of state-sponsored environmental devastation – Baba Amte did this and much more, coping the whole time with a crippling spinal degenerative disease. The countless lives transformed by three generations... 
 Vivekananda: A Biography  Swami Nikhilananda Vivekananda: A Biography   $5.49  $4.12  Buy Now 
An absorbing biography of Swami Vivekananda (1863 - 1902) that presents his vast knowledge of Eastern and Western culture, deep spiritual insight, brilliant conversation, broad human sympathy, and colorful personality. Swami Vivekananda, India's first spiritual and cultural ambassador to the West, proclaimed the universal message of Vedanta: the non-duality of the Godhead, the divinity of the soul, the oneness of existence, and the harmony of religions. This 256 page book details the life of... 
 Universe of Acharya Sushil Muni- The Philosophy of the World Religion  Acarya Dr. Sadhvi Sadhana Universe of Acharya Sushil Muni- The Philosophy of the World Religion   $33.69  $25.27  Buy Now 
Universe of Acharya Sushil Muni is an excellent study of the nature of spirituality, Indian religion. It is perceptive and challenging. Acharya Sushil Muniji Maharaj gave spiritual guidance to the humanity at large and inspired them to realize peace through non-violence. He propagated religion for peace, fully conscious of the fact that peace and harmony were essential for the survival of mankind and its abode - the planet earth. The assiduous Saint Sushil Muni founded World Fellowship of... 
 Uniting Men - Jean Monnet  Christine Devin Uniting Men - Jean Monnet   $7.49  $5.62  Buy Now 
This monograph presents the life and accomplishments of a man little known in India, Jean Monnet. He is considered as "the founding father of Europe", but in reality Monnet has been much more than that. He has been an instrument at the service of a vision. That vision was a world that would not be divided by borders. From the first World War to the creation of Europe, his life was entirely dedicated to uniting men. 
 The Yogi: Portraits of Swami Vishnudevananda  Gopala Krishna The Yogi: Portraits of Swami Vishnudevananda   $12.99  $9.74  Buy Now 
This little book is a documentary compilation of primary autobiographical sources and reminiscences by disciples and friends from the life of the late “Flying-Swami”, Swami Vishnu-devananda 91927-1993) of India and Canada, Hindu monk and pilot. Swami Vishnu was one of the twentieth century’s most extraordinary activists for world peace and justice, non-violence, open borders, and the realization of the global citizenship of all humanity in what he called a “true world order” awaiting the... 
 The Whole Thing The Real Thing  Rameswar Tilwari The Whole Thing The Real Thing   $18.99  $14.24  Buy Now 
A brief biography of Shri Gurudeva, Shri Jyotishpeethodwarak Brahmleen Jagadguru Bhagwan Shankaracharya Shrimad Swami Brahmanand ... Maharaj of Jyotirmath, Badrikashram A biography of Shri Guru Deva, a very inspiring story of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's Master. The most significant episode of Guru Dev's life depicted here is his testimonial affection towards his own master. It is such a description which enables one to renew ones own affection toward ones own mentor, counselor, and guide. It is the... 
 The True Destiny of India  Sri Aurobindo The True Destiny of India   $8.99  $6.74  Buy Now 
This book consists of Sri Aurobindo’s last two messages to his countrymen on August 15, 1947, the day India became independent, and in 1949, when the Indian constitution was being framed. It also contains a biography of Sri Aurobindo. That India gained her freedom on 15 August, the birthday of Sri Aurobindo, was, as he says, the sanction and seal of the Divine on the work he has done for the liberation of India. 
 The Quiet Mind  John E. Coleman The Quiet Mind   $25.99  $19.49  Buy Now 
The Quiet Mind is a classic (and true) story of a spiritual odyssey. John Coleman, a CIA agent in Asia in the 1950's, is forced to resign when his cover is blown. He embarks on a vigorous pursuit of a different sort: a quest for spiritual truth. Coleman travels through India, Burma, Japan and Thailand and encounters such legendary teachers as Krishnamurti, Maharishi, D.T. Suzuki and Sayagyi U Ba Khin. His search for peace of mind and liberating insights comes to fruition in Yangon... 
 The Popular Life of Buddha  Arthur Lillie The Popular Life of Buddha   $12.70  $9.53  Buy Now 
- Containing an Answer to the Hibbert Lectures of 1881. The Hibbert Lectures are an annual series of non-sectarian lectures on theological issues. They are sponsored by the Hibbert Trust, which was founded in 1847 by the Unitarian Robert Hibbert with a goal to uphold "the unfettered exercise of private judgement in matters of religion.". The Hibbert Lectures of 1881 were centred on the origin and growth of religion, particularly of the place of Buddhism in the development of religious... 
 The Path to freedom:  Freedom in Exile and ancient wisdom  Dalai Lama The Path to freedom: Freedom in Exile and ancient wisdom   $22.49  $16.87   
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The Path to Freedom is two books rolled into one. The first book, Freedom in Exile, is the autobiography of the current Dalai Lama. Through this, we learn of how the Dalai Lama was selected as a small child as the reincarnation of his predecessor, how he was prepared for the responsibilities he had inherited and how, after being exiled to India in his teens he led his people through the impossibly difficult times under the control of communist China. The second book, Ancient Wisdom, Modern... 
 The Path of the Mother  Savitri L. Bess The Path of the Mother   $20.99  $15.74  Buy Now 
Throughout this fascinating spiritual adventure and personal pilgrimage, Savitri Bess introduces us to Ammachi, the great Holy woman from India. Bess lovingly offers us lessons, insights, and prayers that might very well break open your heart and change your life!"The Path of the Mother: With the Divine Guidance of the Holy Mother, Ammachi, written by Savitri L. Bess is fabulous! I hope to convey to those who have not yet read it the awesome power and love within its pages. This book... 
 The Life of Vivekananda  Romain Rolland The Life of Vivekananda   $4.99  $3.74  Buy Now 
We would like to remind the readers of the present volume that it was, like its predecessor (The Life of Ramakrishna), primarily written for the Western readers, and that the views and interpretations given in it are not all of them necessarily those of the Ramakrishna Order. We should also mention that we have omitted a few footnotes as unnecessary, and also a chapter ('The Awakening of India after Vivekananda') which was written specially for the Western readers, and have added a few... 
 The Life of the Buddha  A. Foucher The Life of the Buddha   $48.49  $36.37  Buy Now 
Like many other great religions of the world, Buddhism arose from the teachings of one man: in this case, Prince Siddhartha of Kapilavastu, later called Sakyamuni or Gautama. This book, turning to Buddhist scriptures and artistic monuments for its sources, presents the story of his life, so nearly as the facts can be determined, in a judicious, straightforward narrative designed for western readers. While it does not accept the pious myths and supernatural events as necessarily true, and does... 
 The Life of Milarepa  Lobsang P. Lhalungpa The Life of Milarepa   $16.49  $12.37  Buy Now 
Now recognized as the standard translation of one of the most beloved stories of the Tibetan people, The Life of Milarepa is both a portrait of the greatest Tibetan Buddhist saint and folk hero and a profoundly detailed guidebook to the search for consciousness. This book is about the tale of Tibet's most beloved saint, Milarepa translated from a Tibetan source. It tells of how he embarked on the journey of revenge, and then realizing the grave mistake of taking many lives, seek the... 
 The Life and Times of La Meri: The Queen of Ethnic Dance  Usha Venkateswaran The Life and Times of La Meri: The Queen of Ethnic Dance   $57.99  $43.49  Buy Now 
Russel Meriwether Hughes, born in Louisville, Kentucky, on 13th May, 1898, later came to be known as La Meri, the dancer, poet, writer, ethnic dance teacher and choreographer of repute. She traveled three times around the world and each time she diligently studied authentic dance forms and made they part of her repertoire. She came to India, her dreamland, and managed to learn Bharatanatyam from Papanasam Vadivelu and Kathak from Ram Dutt Tiwari and held performances very creditably. She... 
 The Laughing Swamis  Harry Aveling The Laughing Swamis   $12.99  $9.74  Buy Now 
The book provides a careful study of both Indian concepts and practices of renunciation and of the Western "Counter Culture" of the sixties which formed an integral part of the background of these seekers. The teaching of Satyananda and Rajneesh on renunciation are analysed in depth. Finally, the major part of the book is devoted to a description of the lives and experiences of the renunciates themselves. 
 The Journey Home: Autobiography of an American Swami  Radhanath Swami The Journey Home: Autobiography of an American Swami   $32.49  $24.37  Buy Now 
The journey Home is an intimate account of the steps to self-awareness and also a penetrating glimpse into the heart of mystic traditions and the challenges that all souls must face on the road to inner harmony and a union with the Divine. Through near-death encounters, apprenticeships with advanced yogis and years of travel along the pilgrim's path, Radhanath Swami eventually reaches the inner sanctum of India's mystic culture and finds the love he has been seeking. It is a tale old with rare... 
 The Jain Saga (3 Vols.)  Kalikal Sarvagna Acharya The Jain Saga (3 Vols.)   $64.49  $48.37   
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The Trisastisalakapurusacharitra is a literary classic Biography of the Jain world. All the aspects of Jain religious order are depicted in this illustrious book. The stories of 24 Tirthankars, 12 Chakravarti's, 9 Baldev and 9 Prativasudev totaling to 63 in all are described with their previous birth. 
 The Incredible Sai Baba - The Life & Miracles of a Modern-Day Saint  Arthur Osborne The Incredible Sai Baba - The Life & Miracles of a Modern-Day Saint   $8.99  $6.74  Buy Now 
This book is an account of the strange life and amazing powers of Sai Baba, one of the most unusual of India's holy men. Sai Baba never wrote a book, never even read one, and yet learned scholars sat at his feet. He lived in a mosque, and yet his Hindu disciples outnumbered his Muslim ones. He taught them all according to their own faith, yet made them live at peace together. He taught through symbols, and through a wild profusion of well-attested miracles. Although Sai Baba died in 1918, he... 
 The Holy Stream: The Inspiring Life Story of Swami Chidananda  Sarat Chandra Behera The Holy Stream: The Inspiring Life Story of Swami Chidananda   $4.95  $3.71  Buy Now 
This very interesting and extremely readable Biography of H.H. Most Revered President Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj, containing rare pictures of Worshipful Swamiji Maharaj even from his childhood, is now available after a lapse of nearly 23 years. The book was first printed and published at Kolkata (West Bengal) by the devotees of the Eastern Zone. They did this as a loving selfless service to the Headquarters at Shivanandanagar. Table of Contents: Humble Submission Cradle of... 
 The Happening Of A Guru  Ramesh S. Balsekar The Happening Of A Guru   $43.99  $32.99  Buy Now 
'The Happening of a Guru' is a biography of the Advaita sage Ramesh Balsekar. This anecdotal biography is dotted with glimpses into his life, from his days as a boy growing up in Mumbai's Saraswat community, to his years spent in the London School of Economics. It follows his career with the Bank of India of which he became the General Manager, and dwells on his close interaction with his own guru, Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj. The book culminates with Ramesh's own insights into the teaching of... 
 The Guru of Joy  Francois Gautier The Guru of Joy   $18.99  $14.24  Buy Now 
This is the authorised biography of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, one of the founders of the international Art of Living Foundation, which has centers in over 140 countries. The Guru of Joy is an insightful volume and offers unpublished material about Sri Sri's childhood, adolescence and growth. Read about his organization, the Healing Breath Workshop he has devised, and the Sudershan Kriya. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is truly the greatest living spiritual Master of today. This book presents him in a... 
 The Dalai Lama: A Biography  Claude B. Levenson The Dalai Lama: A Biography   $19.49  $14.62  Buy Now 
Based partly on personal interviews, this is the story of the Dalai Lama's prodigious life--of how a lively child from a modest peasant family came to be recognized as the fourteenth reincarnation of the Buddha of Infinite Compassion. The book also portrays a vivid and important civilization based on an exuberant and sophisticated Buddhist tradition. 
 The Dalai Lama a Policy of Kindness  Sydney Piburn The Dalai Lama a Policy of Kindness   $12.95  $9.71  Buy Now 
Winner of the nobel Peace prize. An Anthology of Writings by and about the Dalai lama This book offers a comprehensive view of the Dalai Lama, both his personal life and his thoughts on issues of global concern. An engaging picture emerges of a man whose goodwill, understanding a practicality have brought him respect from world leaders and the acclaim of millions around the world. After the Dalai Lama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989, Sidney Piburn put this book together in... 
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