The Light Itself

The Light Itself


Recommended Reading

I don’t like giving book recommendation because when I started my journey, books kept me stuck in the prison of the mind. Books can’t Enlighten you, hell even a human teacher can’t Enlighten you. The only thing that can Enlighten you is the Light itself. Reading is only useful to make sense of what you are encountering in your practice. It allows you to develop a worldview. Books will train your mind and nothing more. They can only be helpful so long as you remember that Enlightenment is beyond the mind.

That being said, here is my list of recommended books:


Mastering the Core Teaching of the Buddha, Daniel Ingram.

Concentration Meditation:

Right Concentration, Leigh Brasington. (beginner friendly)

Practicing the Jhanas, Tina Rasmussen, Stephen Snyder.

Insight Meditation:

Practical Vipassana Meditation Exercises, Mahasi Sayadaw. (beginner friendly)

Yoga Sutras by Patanjali / Raja Yoga by Swami Vivekananda (which contains the former).
The Science of Consciousness, philosophy, psychology and other useless stuff of the mind:

The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious, Carl Jung.

Aion, Carl Jung.

The Idea of the World, Bernardo Kastrup.

The Case Against Reality, Donald Hoffman.

Biocentrism, Robert Lanza.

The Wisdom of the Shaman, Don Jose Ruiz.
The Way of the Shaman, Michael Harner.