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ABB: Khan, Hazrat Inayat, The Art of Being and Becoming. New Lebanon: Omega.

ABD: Sri Ramana Maharshi, Advaita Bodhika Deepika, downloaded from, 2 Oct. 2007.

ABPM: Anandamayi Ma: The Bliss-Permeated Mother, Ma: The Bliss Permeated Mother.htm.

AC: Amritanandamayi, Mata, Awaken, Children! Vallicakavu, India: Mata Amritanandamayi Mission Trust. [A new volume is published each year.]

AE: Nisdargadatta Majaraj, Awaken to the Eternal. Nisargadatta Maharaj: A Journey of Self-Discovery. Inner Directions video. N.d.

AFM: Krishnamurti, J. At the Feet of the Master. Adyar: Theosophical Publishing House, 1974; c1910.

AG: Chetanananda, Swami, Avadhuta Gita. The Song of the Ever-Free. Calcutta: Advaita Ashram, 1988.

AGJC: Levi, Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ. Marina Del Rey: DeVorss, 1972; c1935.

AH: Al-Ghazzali, The Alchemy of Happiness. trans. Claud Field. Lahore: ASHRAF, 1971; c1964.

AHLW: Lannoy, Richard. Anandamayi: Her Life and Wisdom. Shaftesbury, etc.: Element, 1996.

AI: Blake, William. Auguries of Innocence, downloaded from, 27 October 2006.

AOA: Cohen, Andrew. Autobiography of an Awakening. Corte Maeira, CA: Moksha Foundation, 1992.

AP: Leadbeater, C.W.The Astral Plane. Adyar: Theiosophical Publishing House, 1933; c1895.

APO: Goodspeed, Edgar J. trans., The Apocrypha. An American Translation. New York: Random House, 1959; c1938.

AQU, 25: Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov. Aquarius. Herald of the Golden Age. Part 1. Vol. 25 of the Complete Works. Freju: Editions Prosveta, 1981.

ARL: Andrew Cohen. An Absolute Relationship to Life. Lenox, MA: Moksha Prtess, 1997.

ASR: Gambhirananda, Swami, ed., The Apostles of Sri Ramakrishna. Calcutta: Advaita Ashrama, 1989.

AT: Philostratus. The Life of Apollonius. trans. C.P. Jones. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1970.

AW: Besant, Annie, The Ancient Wisdom. Adyar: Theosophical Publishing House, 1972; c1897.

AWM: Adyashanti, Awake in the Modern World. Los Gatos: Open Gate Publishing, 2004. Video.

AY: Yogananda, Paramanhansa. Autobiography of a Yogi. Bombay: Jaico, 1975.

BA: Burnham, Sophy. A Book of Angels. Reflections on Angels Past and Present and True Stories of How They Tough Our Lives. (New York: Ballantine Books, 1990.

BB: Goddard, Dwight, A Buddhist Bible. Boston: Beacon Press, 1966; c1938.

BE: Anon., A Bridge to Eternity. Sri Ramakrishna and His Monastic Order. Calcutta: Advaita Ashrama, 1986.

BG: Prabhavananda, Swami and Christopher Isherwood, trans., Bhagavad-Gita. The Song of God. New York and Scarborough: New American Library, 1972; c1944.

BHAK: Trapp, Jacob, ed., Bhakti, Shanti: Love, Peace, A Book of Meditations. Boston, 1971.

BI: Freesoul John Redtail, Breath of the Invisible. Wheaton, IL: Theosophical Publishing House, 1986.

BL: Saint-Pierre, Michel de, Bernadette and Lourdes. trans. Edward Fitzgerald. Garden City: Doubleday, 1960.

BMT: Cowell, E.B. et al, trans., Buddhist Mahayana Texts. New York: Dover, 1949; c1894.

BPM: Ling, Trevor. The Buddha's Philosophy of Man. Early Indian Buddhist Dialogues. London, etc.: Dent, 1981.

BR: Robinson, Richard and Willard L. Johnson, eds. The Buddhist Religion. A Historical Introduction. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 1982.

BRAM: Natarajan, A.R. Bhagavan Ramana and Mother. Bangalore: Ramana Maharshi Centre for Leanring, 1982.

BRM: Natarajan, A.R. Bhagavan Ramana & Mother. Bangalore: Ramana Maharshi Centre for Learning, 1982.

BT: Narada, Mahathera, The Buddha and His Teachings. Kandy: Buddhist Publication Society, 1973; c1964.

BTE: Anon., A Bridge to Eternity. Sri Ramakrishna and His Monastic Order. Calcutta: Advaita Ashrama, 1986

CC: Bucke, Maurice, Cosmic Consciousness. A Study in the Evolution of the Human Mind. New York: Dutton, 1969; c1901.

CFHT: Swarnagiri, Ramanananda. Crumbs from His Table. Downloaded 10 September 2005.

CHT: Krishnamurti Foundation Trust, "Krishnamurti: The Core of His Teachings," 1980, downloaded from, 4 Nov. 2007.

CI: Brunton, Paul, and Munagala Venkataramaiah. Conscious Immortality. Conversations with Sri Ramana Maharshi. Rev. ed. 1996.

CIM: Anon., A Course in Miracles. A Text. Framingdale, NY: Foundation for Inner Peace, 1975.

CIT: Sumedho, Ajan. Cittaviveka. Teachings from the Silent Mind. Great Gaddesden: Amaravati Publications, c1984; 1992,

CJD: Prabhavananda, Swami and Christopher lsherwood, Shankara's Crest-Jewel of Discrimination. Hollywood: Vedanta Press, 1975; c1947.

CML: Aivanhov, Omraam Michael. Cosmic Moral Laws.

COA: Timothy Jones, Celebration of Angels. Nashville, etc.: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1994.

COL, 1: Krishnamurti, J. Commentaries on Living. First Series. Bombay, etc.: B.I. Publications, 1972; c1974.

COL, 2: Krishnamurti, J. Commentaries on Living. Second Series. Wheaton, IL: Theosophical Publishing House, 1967; c1958.

COL, 3: Krishnamurti, J. Commentaries on Livinq. Third Series. Wheaton, IL: Theosophical Publishing House, 1970; c1960.

CON: Eliot, Alexander, "The Connoisseur's Connoisseur," Newsweek, November 5, 1979, 107.

CS: Suzanne Noffke, O.P., Catherine of Sienna. The Dialogue. New York and Mahwah: Paulist Press, 1980.

CSA: Pusey, E.B., trans., The Confessions of St. Augustine. London: Dent, 1934; c1909.

CSG: Isabel Cooper-Oakley, The Comte of St. Germain. The Secret of Kings. A Monograph. Milan: G. Sulli-Rao, 1912.

CT: Rajneesh, Bhagwan, A Cup of Tea. Rajneeshpuram, OR: Rajneesh Foundation International, 1983.

CU: Anon., The Cloud of Unknowing trans. Clifton Wolters. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1978; c1961.

CUE: Rama, Swami and Swami Ajaya, Creative Use of Emotion. Honesdale, PN: Himalayan International Institute of Yoga Science and Philosophy of the U.S.A., 1976

CW: Osborne, Arthur, ed., The Collected Works of Ramana Maharshi. Downloaded 10 Sept. 2005.

CWCT: Watson, Burton, trans. The Complete Works of Chuang Tzu. New York and London: Columbia University Press, 1968.

CWI: Segal, Suzanne. Collision with the Infinite: A Life Beyond the Personal Self. San Diego: Blue Dove Press, 1996.

CWPD: Luibheid, Cohn, trans., Pseudo-Dionysus, His Complete Works. New York and Mahwah: Paulist Press, 1989.

CWRM: Osborne, Arthur, ed., The Collected Works of Ramana Maharshi. Tiruvannamali, 1979.

CWSJC: Kavanaugh, Kieran and Otilio Rodriguez, trans. Complete Works of St. John of the Cross. Washington: Institute of Carmelite Studies, 1973.

CYV: Venkatesananda, Swami, ed., The Concise Yoga Vasistha. Albany: State University of New York, 1984.

DBDWB: Devarajamudalliar, A. Day by Day with Bhagavan. Tiruvannamalai: Sri Ramanasraman, n.d. Downloaded 10 Sept. 2005.

DLSE: Durckheim, Karlfried, Graf von, Daily Life as Spiritual Exercise; The Way of Transformation. Trans. Ruth Lwinnek. NY, etc.: Harper & Row, 1971.

DCP: Leadbeater, C.W. The Devachanic Plane or the Heaven World. Its Characteristics and Inhabitants. Adyar: Theosophical Publishing House, 1963; c1896.

DP: Mascaro, Juan, trans. The Dhammapada. Harmondsworth, Penguin Books.

DPH: Hargrave Jennings, ed., The Divine Pymander of Hermes Mercurius Trismegistus. Trans. Dr. Everard. San Diego: Wizards Bookshelf, 1985.

DR: Arberry, A.J., trans., Discourses of Rumi. New York; Samuel Weiser, 1977; c1961.

DS: Goenka, S.N. The Discourse Summaries. Pondicherry: Vipashyana Vishodan Vinyas, 1987.

EB: Shearer, Alistair, trans. Effortless Being. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. London, etc.: Unwin, 1982.

EC: Prabhavananda, Swami. The Eternal Companion. Brahmananda. Hollywood: Vedanta Press, 1970; c1944

ECST: Laski, Marghanita. Ecstacy in Secular and Religious Experiences. Los Angeles: Tarcher, 1961.

ED: Adyashanti, Emptiness Dancing. Selected Dharma Talks of Adyashanti. Los Gatos: Open Gate Publishing, 2004.

EE: Courtois, Flora, An Experience of Enlightenment. Wheaton, IL: Theosophical Publishing House, 1986.

EG: Aurobindo, Sri, Essays on the Gita. Pondicherry: Sri Aurobindo Ashram, 1972.

EIS: Andrew Cohen, Enlightenment is a Secret. Larkspur, CA: Moksha Press, 1995; c1991.

ENG: Enright, John. Enlightening Gestalt: Waking up from the nightmare. Mill Valley, CA: Pro Telos, 1980.

ENS: Roberts, Bernadette. The Experience of No-Self. A Contemplative Journey. Boston and London: Shamballa, 1985.

EP: O'Brien, Elmer, ed., The Essential Plotinus. Representative Treatises from the Enneads. Toronto: New American Library, 1964.

ESO: Besant, Annie. Esoteric Christianity. Wheaton, IL: Theosophical Publishing House, 1953; c1901.

ESS: Emerson, Ralph Waldo, Essays. First Series. London: Routledge and Sons, 1898; c1841.

FHGB: Bartholomew, Brother. From the Heart of a Gentle Brother. Taos, NM: High Mesa Press, 1987.

FHNH: Cohen, Andrew. Freedom Has No History. Lenox: Moksha Press, 1997.

FHSA: Anon., "Introduction" to Ramana Maharshi, Five Hymns to Sri Arunachala. Sixth edition.

FMSR: Prabhavananda, Swami. First Meetings with Sri Ramakrishna. Madras: Sri Ramakrishna Math, 1987

FOL: Rolle, Richard. The Fire of Love. Trans. Clifton Wolters. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1981; c1972.

FVR: Ramana, Sri, Maharshi. Forty Verses on Reality. Trans. Arthur Osborne. Mountain Path, October 1964. Donwloaded from, 25 August 2005.

GATT: Guillaumont, A. et al. The Gospel According to Thomas. New York and Evanston: Harper and Row, 1959.

GENT: White Eagle, The Gentle Brother. Liss, UK: White Eagle Publishing Trust, 1974, 1968.

GB: Carus, Paul. The Gospel of Buddha According to Old Records. Tucson: Omen Press, 1972.

GDI: Ramakrishnananda, Swami, God and Divine Incarnations. Madras: Sri Ramakrishna Math, 1986.

GFB: Ramana, Sri, Maharshi, Gems from Bhagavan. Comp. A. Devaraja Mudaliar. Tiruvannamalai: Sri Ramanasramam, 1985.

GLWT: Chetanananda, Swami. God Lived with Them. St. Louis: Vedanta Society of St. Louis, 1997.

GOCA : Gleanings from Orthodox Christian Authors and the Holy Fathers, downloaded from, 26 August 2006.

GR: Cohen, S.S., Guru Ramana. Memories and Notes. 6th edition. Tiruvannamalai: Sri Ramanasramam, 1993.

GSB: Dooley, Anne, ed., Guidance from Silver Birch. London: Spiritualist Press, 1975; c1966.

GSR: Nikhilananda, Swami, trans., The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna. New York: Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Center, 1978; c1942.

GSRA: Nikhilananda, Swami, trans., The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna. (Abridged) New York: Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Center, 1980; c1942.

GVP: Redfield, L.N., trans. Golden Verses of Pythagoras. Wellingborough: 1986.

GZ: Greenlees, Duncan, trans. The Gospel of Zarathushtra. Adyar: Theosophical Publishing House, 1978.

HA Thomas Byrom, trans. Heart of Awareness. A Translation of the Ashtavakra Gita. Boston and Shaftesbury: Shambala, 1990.

HF: Gregory of Tours, The History of the Franks. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1974.

HHC: Tzu, Lao. Hua Hu Ching. The Unknown Teachings of Lao Tzu. trans. Brian Walker. San Francisco: Harper, 1992.

HHM: Seng Ts'an, Hsin Hsin Ming [Inscribed on the Believing Mind; ''also called ''The Mind of Absolute Trust]. Downloaded 22 Jan. 2005.

HIN: Nikhilananda, Swami, Hinduism. lts Meaning for the Liberation of the Spirit. Madras: Sri Ramakrishna Math, 1968.

HRG: Da Free John, ed. The Heart of the Ribhu Gita. Los Angeles: Dawn Horse Press, 1973.

HS: Yukteswar Giri, Swami Sri, The Holy Science. Los Angeles: Self-Realization Fellowship, 1984.

HSC: White, John, ed., The Highest State of Consciousness. Garden City: Doubleday, 1972.

HSU: Tobin, Frank, trans. Henry Suso. The Exemplar, with Two German Sermons. New York and Mahwah: Paulist Press, 1989.

HTKG: Prabhavananda, Swami and Christopher Isherwood, trans., How to Know God. The Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali. New York, etc.: New American Library, 1969; c1953.

IA: Adyashanti, The Impact of Awkenening. Los Gatos: Open Gate Publishing, 2000.

IAT: Frydman, Maurice, trans., I am That. Talks with Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj. ed. S.S. Dikshit. Durham, NC: Acorn Press, 1973.

IATG: Rajneesh, Bhagwan Shree. I am the Gate. The Meaning of Initiation and Discipleship. New York, etc.: Harper Colophon, 1977; c1975.

IC: Teresa, St., of Avila. Interior Castle. trans. E. Allison Peers. Garden City: Image Books, 1961.

IDGP: Andrew Cohen. In Defence of the Guru Principle. Lenox: Moksha Press, 1999.

IHB: Fox, Matthew, Illuminations of Hildegard of Bingen. Santa Fe: Bear, 1985.

ILWL: Fremantle, Anne and Christopher. In Love with Love. 100 of the Greatest Mystical Poems. New York, etc.: Paulist Press, 1978.

IWL: Collins, Mabel, The Idyll of the White Lotus. Wheaton, IL: Re Quest, 1974; c1952.

JI: Castaneda, Carlos, Journey to Ixtlan. The Lessons of Don Juan. New York: Pocket Books, 1972.

JGE: Ramana, Sri, Maharshi, Jewel Garland of Enquiry (Vichara Mani Malai). Tiruvannamalai: Sri Ramanasramam, 1996; c1977.

JOB: Munroe, Robert A. Journeys out of the Body. Garden City: Anchor, 1971.

JR: Wiseman, James A., John Ruusbroec. The Spiritual Espousals and Other Works. New York, etc.: Paulist Press, 1985.

KK: Ibn Arabi, Muhyidden, Kernel of the Kernel. trans. Ismail Hakki Bursevi. Sherborne: Beshara, n.d..

KOL: Free John, Da, The Knee of Listening. Original Edition. Clearlake, CA; Dawn Horse Press, 1984; c1973.

KOR: Dawood, N.J., trans. The Koran. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1964; c1959.

KUN: Mookerjee, Ajit. Kundalini. The Arousal of the Inner Energy. Rochester, VT: Destiny Books, 1989.

KYA: Lutyens, Mary. Krishnamurti: The Years of Awakening. New York: Avon, 1975.

KYF: Lutyens, Mary, Krishnamurti: The Years of Fulfillment. New York: Avon, 1983.

KYW: Radha, Swami Sivananda. Kundalini Yoga for the West. Spokane: Timeless Books, 1978.

LA: Philostratus, Life of Apollonius. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1970.

LAD: Leadbeater, C.W. The Life After Death and How Theosophy Unveils It. Adyar: Theosophical Publishing House, 1973; c1912.

LAS: Aivanhov, Omraam Mikhael, Love and Sexuality, Part 1. Frejus Cedex: Editions Prosveta, 1987.

LBD: Abhedananda, Swami. Life Beyond Death. Calcutta: Ramakrishna Vedanta Math, 1989; c1944.

LBN: ...The Living Book of Nature. Frejus: Editions Prosveta, 1984.

LCL: Watson, Burton, trans., The Zen Teachings of Master Lin-Chi [Rinzai]. A Translation of the Lin-Chi Lu. Boston and London: Shambala, 1993.

LDJB: Hartman, Franz, The Life and Doctrines of Jacob Boehme. London: Kegan, Paul, Trench, Trubner, 1891.

LE: Abbot, Justin E., The Life of Eknath. Delhi, etc.: 1983; c1927.

LF: Aivanhov, Omraam Mikhael, Life Force. Freju: Editions Prosveta, 1987.

LM: Satyeswarananda Giri, Swami, Lahiri Mahasay. The Father of Kriya Yoga. San Diego: Sanskrit Classics, 1983.

LMGE: Golas, Thaddeus, The Lazy Man's Guide to Enlightenment. Palo Alto: 1975; c1971.

LO: Beard. Paul. Living On. How Consciousness Continues and Evolves after Death. New York: Continuum, 1981.

LOP: Collins, Mabel, channel. Light on the Path and an Essay on Karma. Wheaton, IL: Theosophical Publishing House, 1974. I am under the impression that the ascended master Collins channelled was the Master Hilarion.

LOVE: "Mary," Love. Marina del Rey: De Vorss, n.d.

LOY: Aurobindo, Sri, Letters on Yoga. Three vols. Pondicherry: Sri Aurobindo Ashram, 1971.

LSB: Silver Birch, Light from Silver Birch. Comp. Pam Riva. London: Psychic Press, 1983.

LSR: Anon., Life of Sri Ramakrishna. Calcutta: Advaita Ashrama, 1977; c1924.

LSTA: Teresa, St., of Avila. The Life of Saint Teresa of Avila. trans. J.M. Cohen. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1957.

LTSAM: Alexander Lipski, Life and Teaching of Sri Anandamayi Ma, Ma: The Bliss Permeated Mother.htm.

LWB: Godman, David. Living By the Words of Bhagavan. (Tiruvannamalai: Sri Annamali Swami Ashram Trust, 1995.

LWI: Byron Katie with Stephen Mitchell. Loving What Is. Four Questions That Can Change Your Life.New York: Three Rivers Press, 2002.

LWU: Anthony Borgia, med. Life in the World Unseen. N.P.: M.A.P., 1993.

MA: Chaitanya, Brahmachari Amritatma, Mata Amritanandamayi. Life and Experiences of Devotees. Vallickavu: Mata Amritanandamayi, 1988.

MAS: Douno, Beinsa, The Master Speaks. The Words of the Great Universal Brotherhood. LA: Sunrise Press, 1976.

MD: Anon. Matri Darshan. Nordlingen: Mangalam Verlag S. Schang, 1988/94. [On Anandamoyi Ma.]

ME: Blakney, R.B., trans., Meister Eckhart. A Modern Translation. New York, etc.: Harper & Row, 1941.

MED: Aurelius, Marcus, Meditations. trans Maxwell Staniforth. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1972; c1964.

MEQ: Yogananda, Paramanhansa. Man's Eternal Quest and Other Talks. Los Angeles: Self-Realization Fellowship, 1976.

MFAS: Bolt, Robert, A Man for all Seasons in Tom Maschler, ed. New English Dramatists 6. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1963.

MG: Ramana, Sri, Maharshi. Maharshi's Gospel. Books I and II. Being Answers of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi to Questions Put to Him by Devotees. Tiruvannamalai: Sri Ramanasramam,1979; c1939.

MJN: Doyle, Brendan, ed., Meditations with Julian of Norwich. Santa Fe: Bear, 1983.

MLSR: Nagamma, Suri. My Life at Sri Ramanasramam.

MM: Cerminara, Gina, Many Mansions. New York: New American Library, 1967; c1950.

MOS: Da Free John, The Method of the Siddhas. Middletown, CA: Dawn Horse Press, 1978.

MS: Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. The Mustard Seed. Discourses on the Sayings of Jesus taken from the Gospel According to Thomas. New York, etc.: Harper & Row, 1975.

MSS: Adyashanti, My Secret is Silence. Poetry and Sayings of Adyashanti. Los Gatos: Open Gate Publishing, 2003.

MT: Pseudo-Dionysius, Theologica Mystica, contained in Anon., The Cloud of Unknowing trans. Clifton Wolters. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1978; c1961.

MTHR: Adilakshmi, Mother Meera.

NAG: Chakravarty, Sarat Chandra, Nagmahasaya. A Saintly Householder Disciplie of Sri Ramakrishna. Madras: Sri Ramakrishna Math, 1977.

NAM: Singh, Kirpal. Naam or Word. Delhi: Ruhani Satsang, 1972.

NJ: Vandana, Sister. Nama Japa (The Prayer of the Name). Bombay: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, 1984.

NP: Nirmala, Nothing Personal: Seeing Beyond the Illusion of a Separate Self.

NRAT: Tenko-San, Ittoen, A New Road to Ancient Truth. trans. Marie Beuseville Byles. London: Allen and Unwin, 1969.

OE: Thompson, Berthold Madhukar, The Odyssey of Enlightenment. San Rafael: Wisdom Editions, 2003.

PCWO: Merell-Wolff, Franklin, Philosophy of Consciousness without an Object. Reflections on the Nature of Transcendental Consciousness. New York: Julian Press, 1973.

PFD: Lembek, Ruth, A Passion for the Divine. A Record of Intimate Experiences. ed. Ida Lennard. Marina del Rey: DeVorss, 1979.

PE: Rajneesh, Bhagawan Shree. The Psychology of the Esoteric. ed. Ma Satya Bharti. New York, etc.: Harper & Row, 1973

PMJ: Sherwood, Jane., med. Post-Mortem Journal. London: Neville Spearman, 1964.

PN: Tolle, Eckhart. The Power of Now. Vancouver: Namaste Publishing, 1997.

PNS1: Roberts, Bernadette. Path to No-Self. Boston and London: Shamballa, 1985.

PNS2: Roberts, Bernadette. "The Path to No-Self" in Stephan Bodian, ed. Timeless Visions, Healing Voices. Freedom, CA: Crossing Press, 1991.

PP: Huxley, Aldous, The Perennial Philosophy. New York, etc.: Harper and Row, 1970; c1944.

PP2 Robert Leichtman, The Psychic Perspective. Columbus: Ariel, 1978.

PPG: Lawrence, Brother, The Practice of the Presence of God. Mount Vernon, NY: Peter Pauper Press, 1963.

PPR: Blake, William, Poems and Prophesies. ed. Max Plowman. New York: Dutton, n.d.; c1927 [1794].

PROPH: Gibran, Kahlil, The Prophet. New York: Knopf. 1970.

PSJC: Barnstone, Willis, trans., The Poems of Saint John of the Cross. New York: New Directions, 1972; c1968.

PSR: Om, Sri Sadhu. The Path of Sri Ramana. Vol. 1. Tiruvannamalai: Sri Ramana Kshetra, 1997.

PTS: Merrell-Wolff, Franklin. Pathways Through to Space. A Personal Record of Transformation in Consciousness. New York: Julian Press, 1973.

PWTT : Wade, Gladys I., ed., The Poetical Works of Thomas Trahearne. New York: Cooper Square, 1965.

PZ: Chang, G.C.C., The Practice of Zen. New York: Harper & Row, 1959.

QM: White Eagle, The Quiet Mind. Liss, England: White Eagle Trust, 1972.

RA: Arthur Osbourne, Ramana Arunachala.

RAM: Budhananda, Swami, Ramprasad. The Melodious Mystic. New Delhi: Ramakrishna Mission, 1982.

RAWSH: Swami Chetanananda, ed. and trans. Ramakrishna as We Saw Him. St Louis: Vedanta Society of St. Louis, 1990.

REP: Plato, The Republic. trans. F.M. Cornford. New York and London: Oxford University Press, 1965; c1945

RHD: Isherwood, Christopher. Ramakrishna and His Disciples. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1965; c1959.

RVW: Usha, Brahmacharini. A Ramakrishna-Vedanta Wordbook. Hollywood: Vedanta Press, 1971; c1962.

SA: Philip, Brother, Secret of the Andes. London: Neville Spearman, 1961.

SAO: P.G. Bowen, The Sayings of the Ancient One. London: Rider, n.d.

SBA: Naylor, W., ed. Silver Birch Anthology. London: Spiritualist Press, 1974; c1955.

SBSS: Sahukar, Mani. Sai Baba: The Saint of Shirdi. Bombay: Somiay Publications, 1971.

SC: Law, William, A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1955.

SCC: Yogananda, Paramanhansa. The Second Coming of Christ. Three vols. Dallas: Amrita Foundation, 1979-86.

SD: Blavatsky, Helena P. The Secret Doctrine. The Synthesis of Science, Religion and Philosophy. Volume 1. Cosmogenesis. Volume II. Anthropogenesis. London: 1888.

SD(A): Blavatsky, Helena P. An Abridgement of the Secret Doctrine. Ed. Elizabeth Preston and Christmas Humphreys. Wheaton, Ill: Theosophical Publishing House, 1968.

SDB: "K." Sat-Darshana Bhashya and Talks with Maharshi. Tiruvannamalai: Sri Ramanasramam, 1993; c1931.

SDF: Ward, Benedicta, trans., The Sayings of the Desert Fathers. London and Oxford: Mowbray Books, 1981.

SE: Ramana Maharshi, Self-Enquiry. Trans. T.M.P. Mahadevan. Downloaded 1 August 2005.

SETH: Robert, Jane, Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul. New York, etc.: Bantam Books, 1974.

SGS: Vivishananda, Swami, The Saga of a Great Soul. Glimpses into the Life and Work of Mahapurush Maharaj Swami Shivananda, a Great Disciple of Sri Ramakrishna. Madras: Sri Ramakrishna Math, 1986.

SHI: Prabhavananda, Swami, The Spiritual Heritage of India. Madras: Sri Ramakrishna Math, 1981.

SHN: A.F. Price and Wong Mou-Lam, trans. The Diamond Sutra and the Sutra of Hui Neng. Berkeley: Shamballa, 1969.

SHOW: Julian of Norwich, Showings. trans. Edmund Colledge and James Walsh. New York, etc.: Paulist Press, 1978.

SHW: Michael J. Eastcott, The Spiritual Hierarchy of the World. Tunbridge Wells: Sundial House, 1973.

SI: Sri Ramana Maharshi, Spiritual Instruction of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi. Eighth Edition. Tiruvannamalai: Sri Ramanasramam, 1974.

SJA: Bhagwat, Ramchandra Kesha, Sri Jnanadeva's Amritanubhava with Changadeva Pasashti. Madras; Samata Books, 1985.

SK: Nikhilananda, Swami, Shankara's Self-Knowledge. Madras, 1967.

SM: Adyashanti, interview in John J. Prendergast, Peter Fenner, and Sheila Krystal, eds., The Sacred Mirror: Nondual Wisdom and Psychotherapy. as excerpted at, downloaded 11 March 2006.

SMSLS: Karnath, M. Subbaraya. Sri Maharshi: A Short Life-Sketch. Tiruvannamalai: Sri Ramanasaramam, 1986.

SOH: Paul Ferrini, Silence of the Heart. South Deerfield, MA: Heartways Press, 1996.

SOL: Anon., Solitude. Bombay: Central Chinmaya Mission Trust, 1987.

SOY: Aurobindo, Sri. The Synthesis of Yoga. Pondicherry: Sri Aurobindo Ashram, 1983.

SP: Bennett, J.G. Spiritual Psychology. Lakemont, GA: CSA Press, 1974.

SPKR : Lutyens, Mary, ed. The Second Penguin Krishnamurti Reader. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1970.

SR: Paramahansa Yogananda. The Science of Religion. Los Angeles: Self-Realization Fellowship, 1982.

SRBP: Smaranananda, Swami, Sri Ramakrishna. A Biography in Pictures. Calcutta: Advaita Ashrama, 1981.

SRFL: Self-Realization Fellowship Lessons. Los Angeles: Self-Realization Fellowship. [Covered many years.]

SRG: Ganapathi, Vasistha, ed., Sri Ramana Gita. Tiruvannamalai: Sri Ramanashramam, 1977.

SRGM: Saradananda, Swami, Sri Ramakrishna, the Great Master. Madras, Sri Ramakrishna Math, 2 vols, 1979-83.

SRPG: Anon., Sri Ramakrishna. The Power and the Glory. Madras: Sri Ramakrishna Math, 1985.

SRR: Subbaramayya, G.V. Sri Ramana Reminiscences. Tiruvannamalai: Sri Ramanasramam, 1994; c1967.

SRRM: Arunachala, Sadhu (A.W. Chadwick), A Sadhu's Reminiscences of Ramana Maharshi. Tiruvannamalai: Sri Ramanasramam, 1961.

ST: Ritajananda, Swami, Swami Turiyananda. Madras: Sri Ramakrishna Math, 1973.

STJ: Meyer, Marvin W., The Secret Teachings of Jesus. New York; Random House, 1986.

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