Books by Sri Chinmoy

Listed below are some of Sri Chinmoy's most popular book titles encompassing a wide variety of spiritual topics. Each link offers a short description of the book featured, a list of topics and some excerpts.



A simple yet comprehensive introduction to meditation

Title: Meditation: Man-Perfection in God-Satisfaction Publisher: Aum Publications - 261 pages USBN: 0-88497-444-8 Price: $24.95 NZD - to purchase, please Contact Us.

Description: This classic introduction remains an enduring favourite. With the simplicity and clarity that is the hallmark of Sri Chinmoy's writings, this comprehensive guide takes you from the first stages of concentration and meditation through the advanced practice of contemplation. It is the favourite among those who have attended the free meditation classes at the Sri Chinmoy Centre in New Zealand.

 Man-Perfection in God-Satisfaction

Topics include: Meditation techniques that anyone can learn How to unfold your deepest spiritual self Developing your power of concentration How to find – and keep – lasting peace of mind How to break through negative emotions like anger and fear Awakening the heart center to discover the power of your soul Sri Chinmoy answers 150 questions on a wide range of experiences often encountered in meditation


What is meditation? l Why do we meditate? l How does one meditate? l Breathing techniques Emptying the mind l Quieting the mind l Meditating on the heart l Maintaining aspiration Meditation is not an escape l Receptivity l Increasing receptivity l What is a Guru?


The Wings of Joy

Finding your path to inner peace

The Wings of Joy

Publisher: Simon and Schuster - 208 pages ISBN: 0-684-82242-3 Price: $24.95 NZD - to purchase, please Contact Us.

Description: This treasure trove of wisdom has inspired hope and joy in the hearts of thousands. The Wings of Joy was first published by Simon and Schuster in 1997 and, after ten printings, continues to gain popularity among peace-lovers everywhere. Charming insights into higher realities shine throughout short, easy-to-read sections. Here is a book which freely discusses God in a refreshing, universal way, neither dogmatic nor religious.

Topics include: Living in Joy Meditation: The Key to the Inner Life Doubt-Poison and Faith-Nectar Fear-Enemy and Courage-Hero The Jewel of Humility Moving from Worry to Confidence The Power of Love From Jealousy-Fever to Oneness-Heart Two Swift Runners – Cheerfulness and Enthusiasm The Descent of Compassion Cultivating the Patience-Tree The Breath of a New Hope Peace: The Return to the Source Our Lifelong Friends – Simplicity and Sincerity Purity's Snow-white Blossoms The Dance of Light The Wings of Joy


The Wings of Joy l The Inner Cry l Start Here and Now l Planting Faith-Seeds l God the Love The Jewel of Humility l Akbar's Clever Minister l Mahatma Gandhi's Matchless Sincerity


Samadhi and Siddhi

Liberation, Enlightenment, Nirvana and Realisation

 Samadhi and Siddhi

Publisher: Aum Publications - 145 pages ISBN: 0-88497-145-7 Rrice: $19.95 NZD - to purchase, please Contact Us.

Description: An authoritative discussion of consciousness and the very advanced stages of spiritual practice. Few people in history have attained these highest states and fewer still have clearly revealed their meanings in such a simple, understandable language. In fact, as Sri Chinmoy explains, the very use of language is totally inadequate to convey the qualities of these realms. Topics: Infinity, nirvana, trance, liberation, realisation, ananda, and more.

Topics Include:Consciousness, Siddhi (God-Realisation) and Infinity The Great Pilgrimage: Human Transformation Samadhi and Bliss: The Inner Universe The Illumined Master: Messenger from the Beyond


The Experience of the Beyond l The Meaning of God-Realisation l Illumination Human Consciousness and Divine Consciousness l The Seven Planes of Consciousness


The Source of Music

Self-Expansion through Spiritual Music and Mantras

The Source of Music

Publisher: Aum Publications - 131 pages ISBN: 0-88497-575-4 Price: $19.95 NZD - to purchase, please Contact Us.

Description: In the first part of this book Sri Chinmoy explores the spiritual dimensions of music. He presents music as a vehicle to expand one's consciousness and as the living expression of the divine Consciousness within. Whether you are a musician or simply a music-lover, his advice and guidance will help you use the power of music to get in touch with your highest self.

Part two explores the use of mantra and japa for spiritual growth and fulfillment. Detailed instructions on their use include specific mantras for spiritual progress, health, wealth and more.

Topis Include: Music and Spirituality Vital Music and Illumination-Music Becoming an Instrument: Composing and Performing The Soulful Singer Mantras and Chanting Aum: The Mother of all Mantras Listening with the Heart Music from the Mountaintops: The Heights of Consciousness God the Supreme Musician Epilogue: Master Musicians – Interviews with Pablo Casals and Leonard Bernstein


Aspiration and Music l Creativity as Meditation l Music and Meditation Playing Music during Meditation l Soulful Music l The Duty of an Artist The Mind and the Senses l The Power of Music l The Universal Language of God


The Divine Hero

Winning in the battlefield of life

The Divine Hero

Publisher: Watkins Publishing - 245 pages ISBN: 1-84293-039-7 Price: $29.95 NZD - to purchase, please Contact Us.

Description: A delightful compilation of Sri Chinmoy's writings offering boundless inspiration, joy and insight for all spiritual seekers. A true jewel.

Topics Include: Heroes of the Inner World The Eternal Journey The Life of a Divine Hero The Divine Heroes The Undivine Forces The Supreme Commander The Divine Game


The Attitude of a Divine Hero l Simplicity l The Patience of a Farmer l The Middle Path Work: The Prayer of the Body l Weakness versus Strength l Loving the Real in Us


Yoga and the Spiritual Life

Yoga and the Spiritual Life

Publisher: Aum Publications - 210 pages ISBN: 0-88497-040-X Price: $19.95 NZD - to purchase, please Contact Us.

Description: Yoga means union - union with God. Each person's journey in life begins and ultimately ends with that union. Written in a practical vein, this book offers the newcomer, as well as the advanced seeker, a deep understanding of the theories, methods and inner realities of the philosophy of Yoga and Eastern mysticism. In a section devoted to questions and answers, Sri Chinmoy, an illumined teacher, offers explanations with a clarity and authenticity rarely encountered.

Topics Include: Man And God Our Peace Is Within Who Is Fit For Yoga? The Strength Of Surrender Meditation: Individual And Collective Has Your Soul A Special Mission? The Role Of Purity In The Spiritual Life Two Secrets: Evolution And Reincarnation What Is The Aim Of Life? What Is Spirituality? What Is God's Plan? The Universality Of Religion Hinduism More...


Within us is our Goal l The meaning of Consciousness The Kingdom of Heaven l Faith l What is Yoga?


The Wisdom of Sri Chinmoy

The Wisdom of Sri Chinmoy

Publisher: Blue Dove Press - 410 pages USBN: 1-88499-723-6 Price: $39.95 NZD - to purchase, please Contact Us.

Description: The Wisdom of Sri Chinmoy is a collection of Sri Chinmoy's answers to spiritual questions offered during more than four decades of teaching spirituality and meditation. Sri Chinmoy's wisdom conveys India's time-honored spiritual teachings while transcending and uniting all religions in their common aspirations to discover God and Truth. This book covers a very wide variety of topics.

Topics Include: Aspiration Beauty Freedom/Liberation God's Will Heaven & Hell Individuality Joy/Ananda Karma Nirvana Patience Service And more...


Adversity l Destiny l Evolution l The Power of Purity l Renunciation Suffering and Sorrow l The Soul's Special Mission l Spiritual Surrender


A Child's Heart and a Child's Dreams

Growing up with spiritual wisdom: a guide for parents and children

A Child's Heart and A Child's Dreams

Publishers: Aum Publications - 123 pages
ISBN: 0-88497-862-1
Price: $14.95 NZD - to purchase, please Contact Us.

Sri Chinmoy offers practical advice on a subject that is not just an idealist's dream, but a concerned parent's lifeline: fostering your child's spiritual life, watching them grow up with the love of God and a heart of self-giving.

Topics Include:
A Child's Heart and a Child's Dreams
Your Role as a Parent
Your Child's Spiritual Growth
A Parent's Guide to Meditation
Education and Spirituality
Why Is God Up in the Sky?
Children's Conversations with God
Stories for Children


The Significance of a Child l A Childlike Heart l Children and Beauty
Fulfilling the Children of the World l Your Role as a Parent
Seeing God in your Child l A Child's Question


The Master and the Disciple

Insights into the Guru-disciple relationship

The Master and the Disciple

Publisher: Aum Publications - 110 pages
ISBN: 0-88497-132-5
Price: $18.95 NZD - to purchase, please Contact Us.

What is a Guru? There are running gurus, diet gurus, even stock market gurus. But to those in search of enlightenment, the Guru is not merely an expert, he embodies the way to their self-realisation.

"The most important thing a Guru does for his spiritual children is to make them aware of something vast and infinite within themselves, which is nothing other than God Himself." - Sri Chinmoy.

Topics Include:
Prologue: The Guru
The Role of the Guru
Choosing a Guru
The Realised Master
The Master and the Disciple
Oneness with the Master
Stories and Plays


The Spiritual Master l Benefits of Having a Spiritual Master
The Role of the Spiritual Master l Initiation


Astrology, the Supernatural and the Beyond

Astrology, the Supernatural and the Beyond

Publisher: Aum Publications - 135 pages.
ISBN: 0-88497-037-X
Price: $14.95 NZD - to purchase, please Contact Us.

In the course of his numerous public meditations and university lectures, Sri Chinmoy has been asked thousands of questions on occultism, astrology, flying saucers, extraterrestrial beings and similar subjects. A God-realised spiritual Master with free access to the inner worlds, he is able to offer definitive explanations of these phenomena. Here are some of the most interesting of these questions, and Sri Chinmoy's answers.

Topics Include:
Astrology and Prophecy
Spirituality, Physic Power and Occult Power
The Spirit World
Mediums and the Unseen World
Man and the Universe


Astrology and Yoga l Astrological Predictions l The Spirit World
Mediums and the Unseen World l Man and the Universe


Sri Chinmoy's Heart-Garden

Aphorisms for joy and inspiration

Publisher: New Holland Publishing - 131 pages Sri Chinmoy's Heart-Garden ISBN: 1-74110-236-7 Price: NZ$19.95

Description: Rapidly becoming a best-seller, Sri Chinmoy's Heart-Garden is the first published collection of Sri Chinmoy's universal aphorisms. Beautifully illustrated with Sri Chinmoy's hand-written category titles and penned soul-bird drawings, Heart-Garden's 300 categorised aphorisms are a fountain of inspiration and joy that make a wonderful gift. Bound in hardcover.

Topics Include: The Heart Hope Inspiration Meditations The Mind Reflections The Seeker Self-Giving


Poems from Sri Chinmoy's Heart-Garden


On wings of Silver Dreams

Questions and answers on the spiritual significance of dreams

On Wings of Silver Dreams

Publisher: Aum Publications - 102 pages ISBN: 0-88497-991-1 Price: $14.95 NZD - to purchase, please Contact Us.

Description: With their prophetic messages, dreams can offer us deep inner wisdom. They may fortell the future, reveal the the solution to a problem or give us a spiritual experience. We are healed by dreaming of a beloved friend or family member. There is a darker side of dreams as well. How can we decipher dreams that come to us?

Sri Chinmoy guides us through the confusing labyrinth, teaching us to understand the significance of some common dreams, and to gain some control over the kinds of dreams we have.

Topics Include: What is a dream? Where do dreams come from? What is the best way to learn the meaning of our dreams? What is the difference between dreaming in colour and dreaming in black and white? What does it mean when you see colours in a dream? What is the significance of flying in a dream? What is the significance of oceans, rivers and other bodies of water in our dreams?


The Significance of Colour in Dreams l Do Dreams Materialise? Dreams as Realities l What Determines what we Dream?


My Life's Soul-Journey

Daily meditations for ever-increasing spiritual fulfilment

My Life's Soul-Journey

Publisher: Aum Publications - 430 pages ISBN: 0-88497-244-5 Price: $29.95 NZD - to purchase, please Contact Us.

Description: This popular volume was compiled from thousands of pages of Sri Chinmoy's prolific output. It can be read daily, year after year. For each day of the year, you can turn to a concise spiritual thought, an insightful explanatory passage, and a contemplative poem.

Topics include: Sri Chinmoy's inspirational prose and poetry are organised into themes that make up meditations for each day of the year.


Two Mighty Forces Love is a Bird Humility Adversity Attachment God's Grace Give God a Chance


Kundalini: The Mother-Power

The power of the Mother aspect of the Divine

 The Mother Power

Publisher: Aum Publications - 102 pages ISBN: 0-88497-104-X Price: $19.95 NZD - to purchase, please Contact Us.

Description: En route to his own spiritual realisation, Sri Chinmoy attained mastery over the Kundalini and occult powers. In this book he explains techniques for awakening the Kundalini and the chakras. He warns of the dangers and pitfalls to be avoided, and discusses some of the occult powers that come with the opening of the chakras.

Topics Include: Author's Introduction: The Mother Aspect of the Divine Kundalini Yoga: The Mother-Power Prana and the Power of the Chakras Concentration, Meditation, Willpower and Love Self-Discovery and Transformation Questions and Answers


Kundalini Yoga l The Human Heart and the Spiritual Heart Controlling Thoughts l The Third Eye and the Spiritual Heart


God is...

Selected writings of Sri Chinmoy.

God Is...

Publisher: Aum Publications - 230 pages ISBN: 0-88497-059-0 Price: $26.95 NZD - to purchase, please Contact Us.

Description: These insights about God are taken from the more than 1,000 books Sri Chinmoy has written in over 40 years of teaching spirituality and meditation. His intimate knowledge of the Divine transcends religious dogma and scripture, shedding light on all seeker's paths to God.

Topics include: God's Cosmic Game Seeing God in All How to Speak with God A Personal Approach to God God the Father, God the Mother, God the Friend God-Realisation God's Love God's Compassion God's Justice God's Forgiveness God's Will Fate versus Free Will The Meaning of Suffering Immortality and Eternity Religion and Spirituality Heaven and Hell Good and Evil


God's Love l God's Love and God's Compassion l Keeping our Promise to God God and Humanity l Mother Earth l Suffering and Purification


Garden of the Soul

Lessons on Living in Peace, Happiness and Harmony

Garden of the Soul

Publisher: Health Communications Inc. - 244 pages ISBN: 1-55874-314-6 Price: $24.95 NZD - to purchase, please Contact Us.

Description: Sri Chinmoy's timeless message of love, compassion, inner peace and oneness with the world and all it's people is captured in this exquisite collection of inspiring poems, parables, folk tales and affirmations. In simple but powerful language, this profound work conveys wise universal lessons from the East to readers of all backgrounds.

The lyrical beauty of Sri Chinmoy's words is accompanied by the artistry of his soul-bird illustrations. As part of an internationally acclaimed collection, the drawings seek to express the essence of consciousness, of the soul which flies in infinity. This beautiful book will take flight in your heart and lift your spirit.

Topics Include: Inspiring poems, parables, folk tales and affirmations.


Go Alone l The Cow and The Pig l Silence Liberates The Sannyasin in America l The Conqueror of Time and Space


Death and Reincarnation

Eternity's voyage

Death and Reincarnation

Publisher: Aum Publications - 157 pages ISBN: 0-88497-038-8 Price: $18.95 NZD - to purchase, please Contact Us.

Description: This deeply moving book has brought consolation and undertanding to countless people faced with the death of a loved one or fear of their own mortality. In this firsthand account of life after death, Sri Chinmoy shares several poignant experiences.

Topics include: The Realm of Death Is Death the End? A Tale of the Beyond Death and Life: Two Inseparable Brothers Life after Death: The Higher and the Lower Worlds Reincarnation: The Great Pilgrimage


The Purpose of Reincarnation l Why is Death Necessary Karma l The Soul's Experiences After Death