Printed Free Books - Available Again as of April 1, 2018

Demand for free printed books from our site has again been overwhelming. So many books were requested since they were made available at the beginning of this month, that, we are sorry to say, we must make the distribution service for books unavailable  again until April.  This is only so that the warehouse can catch up on packing and shipping. We don’t want to let anyone down who has recently placed orders. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Any books that have been previously ordered will be delivered. Thank you for your patience for any delay.

Meanwhile, there is plenty here to read online. Enjoy the daily inspirationfree ebooks, questions answered, and daily talks on many spiritual topics. There are also uplifting audio recordings and video recordings on the bottom of many of the teachers‘ pages.

To find material on almost any subject, use the search box in the header to find articles on topics such as “fear” or “gratitude.”

9 Free Self-Improvement eBooks

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Tranquil Tuesdays in NYC

Growing in the Spirit of Patience meditation, chanting on Tranquil Tuesdays March 20

Smiles Fashion Corp
533  7th Ave
Suite 1622, Corner of W. 39th St
New York, NY 10018


  • Every Tuesday evening (except holidays), 6:00 pm-6:45 pm
  • Free admission
  • All are invited to join in soulful chanting
  • Followed by guided meditation in the voice of Rev. Dada J.P. Vaswani
  • Light refreshments served after each session
  • Free books on self-help and motivation.

Daily Inspiration

Let every day be filled with uplifting thoughts. Here is inspiration for today, March 21, 2018:

    Honest Want Is Prayer by Swami Satchidananda

    By sincere prayer you put yourself in a receptive mood. You become a good receiver. You tune your heart radio. Prayer is a form of tuning. Once you tune your heart through prayer, you get all the cosmic things. Whatever you pray for, you get. Pray for peace, you are tuning your radio to the peace station. Pray for beauty, you tune your radio to the beauty station. More things are wrought by prayer than the world dreams of. We don’t know the power of prayers. Don’t we say, “You want it, you got it!” It is literally true; if you really want it sincerely, you get it…. Read more

    Concentration is the Only Way by Swami Sivananda

    For a neophyte, the practice of concentration is disgusting and tiring in the beginning. He has to cut new grooves in the mind and brain. After some months he will get great interest in concentration. He will enjoy a new kind of happiness, the concentration-ananda. He will become restless if he fails to enjoy this new kind of happiness even on one day. Concentration is the only way to get rid of the worldly miseries and tribulations. Your only duty is to practise concentration. You  have  taken  this  physical  body  to practise  concentration  and through concentration to realise the self. Charity, rājasūya yajna are nothing when compared with… Read more

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collage of rare images of Swami SatchidanandaIn honor of the anniversary of the August 19, 2002 mahasamadhi: a gallery of rare, historic photos of Sri Swami Satchidananda. A collection of 108+ rare and historic photos of Swami Satchidananda may now be viewed on this site.

These are scans of old photos, some of which have been damaged or darkened over time. In time, this collection will grow and the photos will be restored.

Talk of the Day

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  • The Knower by Swami Satchidananda

    There is an eternal silent entity within us all. And that is what you call the “silent witness” or the “Knower.” The scriptures talk about that as the eternal witness. That is the light in you, or the Self in you, or the Atman. It doesn’t talk or do anything—it just is. And that is what you call “God.” It is due to our own limitations that we say, “God did this, God did that, blessed me, or punished me.” God never blesses or punishes. God just is. Still, we tend to say, “God created the world, God sustains the…

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