Swamiji’s teaching

Feeding the Soul (2011), is a collection of Ambikananda’s sayings by Satchitananda (Ghislaine Raby) originally published in French – Le Repas de l’Ame (Edition DIABASE, 2003). Order your copy or contact
Read some extracts.

This My Unknown Life (2009), is a compilation of Swamiji’s discourses over three decades. It offers a useful and practical guide to self-realization through love of God, from the singing of His or Her names and glories, to the disciplines of meditation, prayer, service and sacrifice, and the constant application of ‘dual consciousness’, as a result of which the divine may be directly experienced.

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Other recommended titles
Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna – Mahendranath Gupta (available in full or in abridged form)
Ramakrishna and His Disciples – Christopher Isherwood
Ramakrishna As We Saw Him – ed. Swami Chetanananda
The Eternal Companion – Swami Brahmananda
For Seekers of God – Swami Shivananda
In Search of God and other poems – Swami Vivekananda
Raja Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Karma Yoga, Jnana Yoga – four handbook size volumes by Swami Vivekananda
Holy Mother (a life of Sarada Devi) – Swami Nikhilananda
Universal Prayers – publ. Advaita Ashrama
The Incredible Sai Baba [of Shirdi] – Charles Osborne
Autobiography of a Yogi – Paramhansa Yogananda
Songs of Kabir – trans. Rabindranath Tagore
Gita Vahini – Sathya Sai Baba’s version of the Bhagavad Gita (there are many other versions of the Gita, and many other books by S. Sai Baba)

The Four Gospels – trans. EV Rieu
Autobiography of a Saint – St Therese of Lisieux
The Life of Jesus Christ – Anne Catherine Emmerich

The Indian publications are available from the Vedanta Centre, Bourne End, Bucks. SL8 5LG9 (