List of general literature  and music recommended by Sahaja Yogis

The best fiction books and Novels - advisable in Sahaja Yoga

 

 

This booklist is for Sahaja Yogis who want to read "regular" literature / non-professional literature, that is books not specifically written for or by yogis, or on yoga (which, naturally, are good books and don't need any further recommendation)

 

In the bottom of the page you can also give your recommendation for singer and musician.

This is just a beginning site, so:

Sahaja Yogis, please send yours recommendation to email: amichai58@hotmail.com,

and please give your remarks and anything more that you know about that book.

 

 

Modern books - since 1900

 

Remarks

Name of book / Author

 

 

 
 

Shri Mataji said That the writer, Tolkien, is Realised  soul (If you know more details please write to me).

 

Book: Lord of The Rings / J. R. R. Tolkein

Shri Mataji Recommended that book (If you know more details please write to me)

Book:  Pride and Prejudice / Jane Austen

 

Book: Jonathan Livingston Seagull / Richard Bach

 

Book: The Neverending Story / Michael Ende

 As I know Shri Mataji recommended that book in particular for Seeker or people who beginning Sahaja Yoga (If you know more details please write to me)

Book: Siddhartha / Hermann Hesse

 

Author:  Rabindranath Tagore (1861 1941)

According to  http://sahaj-az.blogspot.com/2008/05/sahaja-biographical-dictionary.html

 

 Author: Okri Ben

 

 

 

 

Author:

 

For more information: Kahlil Gibran and Sahaja Yoga

 

 Author: Kahlil Gibran

Shri Mataji said he was  realised soul ?

(About Tolstoy) "... She said that although the stories could be bit depressing, his characterisation was perfect, how described these pepole so beautifully, it was realy an art form".
(Anthony Headlam tell what Shri Mataji told him in Russia, in "Eternally Inspiring Recollections of Our Holy Mother" Vol' 3 pg' 90).

 

 Author: Leo Tolstoy (1828 1910)

Shri Mataji liked this book

Book: Razors Edge / William Somerset Maugham

http://www.sahajayoga.org/sahajnews/downloads/new_york_newsletter_may_13.doc

 Book: In Search of an Identity: An Autobiography, Anwar Sadat, Harper Collins 1978

 

Author: Maugham, Somerset (English writer)

 It's recommended to see some interpretation - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_Farm

 

Book: Animal Farm / George Orwell
In the book "Eternally Inspiring Recollections of Our Holy Mother" Vol' 2 pg' 27, Written that in a program in Geneva Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi praised that book. Freudian Fraud: The Malignant Effect of Freud's Theory on American Thought and Culture

By E. Fuller Torrey

About C.S Lewis - Lot of information and Shri Mataji quotations on:  Clive Staples Lewis (C.S. Lewis) and Sahaja Yoga

Lewis, C.S. (= Clive Staples Lewis) (1898-1963) 

   

 

Books - before 1900

 

Shri Mataji said that we have to know the Scripture, and the roots of them are truth. Could be some wrong thing there add by people that were not holy like Paul (Paulus, Paul of Tarsus).

 There are translation that good and some that not (if someone want to  recommended please write)

 

Good translatin of Bhagavad Gita done by Juan Mascaro. Shri Mataji said he was realized soul - see http://www.sahaja-yoga-whitby.ca/2008/12/bhagavad-gita-translated-by-realized.html and also http://www.sahajayoga.org/sahajnews/downloads/new_york_newsletter_may_13.doc

Holy Scriptures Like:

Bible, Koran , The Gospel Of Thomas, Bhavagad Gita and all The Mahabharata, Ramayana.

 Shri Mataji said he was realsed.

 Shakespeare, William

   

 

According to  http://sahaj-az.blogspot.com/2008/05/sahaja-biographical-dictionary.html 

 

Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749  - 1832)

William Wordsworth (1770-1850)

"Shri Bhairava incarnated as the prophet, poet, painter, and visionary William Blake" (Nirmala Vidya, pg' 229)

 William Blake

 Shri Mataji said they were (all?) realised souls

 1.Kabir (Indian poet, 14th century) 2. Gyaneshwara. 3. Adi Shankaracharya.((788 CE - 820 CE).

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 "There were Seers in the West who also knew about this knowledge by which one can achieve that state of Self-Realisation.

In England William Blake, Moliere in France, De Maupassant in France, and many other poets like C.S. Lewis, and certain persons in America, have been endowed with this future vision of Divine life entering into human beings. (Shri Mataji in her book Meta Modern Era, chap.11, The Subtle System)"

Quote in http://www.free-meditation.ca/archives/2195

 

Moliere (1622-1673)

De Maupassant (1850-1893)

  Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837)

 
""Read Homer... you have the books, read them".
(A Sahaja Yogi by name Theofore Estathiou, tell what Shri Mataji told him so in Greece. It written in the book "Eternally Inspiring Recollections of Our Holy Mother" Vol' 3 pg' 50).

 

 

Homer
a Chinese sage who lived after Laotse and was the one who explained Daoism a little more clearly - quite similar in some ways to Gynaneshwar who wrote Gyaneshwari and a commentary about the Gita. The Chinese story about how a sage trained up the King's fighting cocks to win the cock-fighting arena was often used by Shri Mataji, and comes from Chuang Tsu's book on the Inner Chapters.   Chuang Tsu (or Zhuangzi) 
   

* Did you know ? Charlie Chaplin - the movie "Modern Times" a 1936 B&W pantomime on film was often mentioned by Shri Mataji in the 1980s, and also called him a genius. Incidentally, Mother calls Her book "Meta Modern Era".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Recommended Musicians -  list by Sahaja Yogis

 

Reason

Name of Musician

 

 

 Realized souls ?

 The Beatles

 

 Cat Stevens

 Shri Mataji said he is realised soul

 Sting

 Were realised souls

 1. Ludwig van Beethoven.

2. Antonio Vivaldi

 

 

  Oum (Um) Kalthoum

* Mozart is an incarnation of Shri Narada. His music principally activates the central channel. In his opera The Magic Flute, he express the qualities of  of the seeker of truth through the characters of Tamino and Pamina ond those of the Adi Guru through the character of Sarastro (Zarathustra).
(Nirmala Vidya, pg' 49).

* http://edword.wordpress.com/magic

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Bach's music activates the right channel and through his masterly '48 Preludes and Fugues' Bach helped to establish the basis of conventional western harmony.

Handel's music activates the left channel. His most Famous work 'The Messiah' is said to have been composed in only twenty-four days.
(Nirmala Vidya, pg' 49)

1.Johann Sebastian Bach.

2.George Frideric Handel

According to  http://sahaj-az.blogspot.com/2008/05/sahaja-biographical-dictionary.html 

Albinoni, Tomaso (Italian musician)

Bono (Irish musician/activist)

John Dunstaple or Dunstable

Joshi, Bhimsen (Indian singer)

Kirkby, Emma

Marsalis, Wynton (American musician)

Tchaikovsky, Pytor Ilyich

Thomas Tallis (1510-1585)

 

 

 

 

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Sahaja Yogis, please send yours recommendation to email: amichai58@hotmail.com

and please give your remarks and anything more that you know about that book.

 

 

Links:

 

List of more people who were realized soul / great soul

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Fiction books (novels) written by Sahaja Yogis

 

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