"Unless and until a man embarks upon this quest of the true self doubt and uncertainty will follow his footsteps throughout life. The greatest kings and statesmen try to rule others, when in their heart of hearts they know that they cannot rule themselves. Yet the greatest power is at the command of the man who has penetrated to his inmost depth." ― Ramana Maharshi

yoga

Ancient Scriptures:

"The Yoga Sutras" - Patanjali (a classic canonical text on yoga)

"Bhagavad Gita" - Vyasa (part of the epic "Mahabharata")

"Hatha Yoga Pradipika" - Svātmārāma (manual on hatha yoga from the 15th century)

Modern Scriptures:

“The Heart Of Yoga” by TKV Desikachar
“Light on Yoga” by B.K.S. Iyengar
“The Mirror of Yoga” by Richard Freeman
“The Yoga Matrix” (Audio Book) by Richard Freeman
“The Complete Book of Vinyasa Yoga” by Srivasta Ramaswami
“Yoga - Immortality and Freedom” by Mircea Eliade
“Ashtanga Yoga Practice & Philosophy” by Gregor Maehle
“Light on Pranayama” by B.K.S. Iyengar
“Yoga Anatomy” by Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews

"Functional Anatomy of Yoga" by David Keil

 

Eastern Philosophy and Meditation

“Zen Mind, Beginners Mind” by Suzuki Roshi
“The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living” by the Dalai Lama
“The Heart of Understanding” by Thich Nhat Hanh
“Cutting through Spiritual Materialism” by Chogyam Trungp
“Autobiography of a Yogi” by Paramahansa Yogananda
“Face to face with Sri Ramana Maharshi”, Sri Ramana Kendram
“Eight Conversations” by J. Krishnamurti
“The Prophet” by Khalil Gibran
“Tibetan Book of Living and Dying” by Sogyal Rinpoche
“Mindfulness in Plain English” by Bhante Gunaratana
“In the Light of the Buddha’s Teaching” by S.N. Tandon
“The Art of Living: Vipassana Meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka” by William Hart

"Waking Up" by Sam Harris

"On Having No Head" by D.E. Harding

 

Sanskrit

Sanskrit complete website

Cologne Digital Sanskrit Lexicon