Recommended Reading: Books on the Path of the Masters, Inner Light and Sound, Including Online Books

1) The Philosophy of Liberation (Philosophy of Salvation), a great “Manual of Sant Mat”. There is a translation of it online:

http://www.sadgurumehi.com/book/philosophyOfSalvation.html

There is a more recent and scholarly translation I highly recommend, which is only available as a hard cover book, via this site: 

http://www.TheWayOfSages.com/new_page_6.htm

Online excerpts from this translation: 

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SantMatFellowship/message/2377

2) The Harmony of All Religions: At that same webpage, along with The Philosophy of Liberation, is another book: The Harmony of All Religions. 

http://www.TheWayOfSages.com/new_page_6.htm

Harmony of All Religions explores inner Light and Sound Mysticism in the world religions: Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Sikh, Islam, the Judeo-Christian tradition, and there is a chapter dedicated to Sant Mat.  The Sant Mat chapter is online:

http://spiritualawakeningradio.com/Harmony12-ChapterSeven-santmat.pdf

The Jainism chapter is online too:

http://spiritualawakeningradio.com/Harmony7-ChapterTwo.pdf

Introduction/Hinduism:

http://www.thewayofsages.com/Harmony%20of%20All%20Religions-%20Intro.%20Poiont%20of%20Departure.pdf

3) Path of the Masters: There is a site where you can download the spiritual classic, Path of the Masters. The PDF File version is quite good. I see they have added some e-book options recently also:

http://www.archive.org/details/ThePathOfTheMasters

4) Songs of Kabir: The recommended books above cover the technical, esoteric side of the Sant tradition. For the bhakti, devotional, poetic heart of Sant Mat — the Way back to the Beloved Lord of Love, Songs of Kabir is a great example: 

http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/sok/index.htm 

5) The Bijak of Guru Kabir: The Bijak is a “satsang template” of the Path of the Masters, providing the necessary ethical foundation, inspiration, and basic teachings of the Masters for living a spiritual life, a life of love in this human form, supplying the genuine background, context and principals of the Path. At the following website you’ll see excerpts from the three primary sections of the Bijak: the Shabdas, Ramainis, and Sakhis: http://www.Kabir.ca/

Hard copies: From that same site, affiliated with the Kabir Association, one can order two complete volumes of the Bijak (Ramainis and Shabdas).

6) Anurag Sagar: The Anurag Sagar (Ocean of Love), a kind of epic “Gnostic Gospel of Sant Mat”, in the tradition of Kabir:

http://spiritualawakeningradio.com/anurag.html

Anurag Sagar, hard copy, scroll down to “The Ocean of Love”:

http://www.drtmastering.com/mediaseva/booksforsale.htm

7) Radhasoami Mat Prakash: The first book on inner Light and Sound Meditation to appear in English was Radhasoami Mat Prakash (“Light on the Teachings or Way to the Lord of the Soul”), by Hazur Maharaj, published in 1897. It’s also available online, serving as a great introduction to the Path of the Masters:

http://www.radhasoamisatsang.org/rsmatpra/rsmatprakash_1.htm

8) Kirpal Singh: The Kirpal Singh Website:

http://www.ruhanisatsangusa.org/books.htm

and at, Media Seva:

http://www.drtmastering.com/mediaseva/books.htm

9) Adi Granth (Shri Guru Granth Sahib, Gurbani) online scripture:

http://www.sikhs.org/english/eg_index.htm

10) History of Sant Mat, Surat Shabd Yoga, Radhasoami: The Sants – Studies in a Devotional Tradition of India – Google Books:

http://books.google.com/books?id=OkKhOivXrhgC&printsec=frontcover&dq=the+sants&source=bl&ots=wKrsazGD6Z&sig=F-QxSHYx64dhqCTu5rj638HPWCc&hl=en&ei=7pzdS83eJYX29QTL5-SeBw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CAUQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false

11) More History of Sant Mat and Spirituality: 

The Radhasoami Faith, A Historical Study, 

By Professor Agam Prasad Mathur, Agra:

http://www.radhasoamisatsang.org/rsfaith/radhasoamifaith.htm

12) Also see the new book, 457 pages: 

Petals of Love, 

By Agam Prasad Mathur (Dada Ji), 

ISBN 978-81-89920-84-5

For a copy, write: 

Radhasoami Satsang, 

Hazuri Bhawan,

Peepal Mandi,

Agra – 282 003

INDIA

13) Online Library of Sant Mat Classics Published in Agra: Anthology of Sant Tulsi Sahib, Sar Bachan Poetry and Prose, Prem Patra, Prem Bani, Guru Updesh, Prem Updesh …..many more:

http://rsfaith.org/radhasoami-faith-media/english-book-index/englishbookindex

There are of course many, many other books one can mention. At the following links page, scroll down to “BOOKS ONLINE” for many many more:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SantMatFellowship/links

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