Yoga, Spirituality — Books, References, Links

Kishore Subramanian
3 min readFeb 21, 2023
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I was lost when I started on the spiritual path a few years ago. I didn’t know where to start. It wasn’t the lack of resources. The problem was too many resources. How to separate the wheat from the chaff? Over the years, I learned to do precisely that. I have shared the links to audio classes, YouTube channels, and books by the Gurus I have learned from and books that have influenced me deeply at various stages of my journey.

Enjoy learning!

The Bhagavad Gita

Audio classes:

Swami Paramarthananda:

https://www.vedantahub.org/swami-paramarthananda/

Classes by Swami Tadatmananda:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2lsu6ZaKUo&list=PLeP4eulMEXiOC8DjxjFc2Vt1yEtD8IAbl

Classes by Swami Sarvapriyananda:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9Kt7Db9MxA&list=PL2imXor63HtS4ewIKryBL4ZVeiaH8Ij4R

Classes in Tamil by Swami Guruparananda:

https://www.poornalayam.org/classes-recorded/bhagavad-gita/

Books:

The Bhagavad Gita by Eknatha Easwaran:

The Holy Geeta by Swami Chinmayananda

Yoga Sutras

Audio classes:

In Tamil by Swami Guruparananda

https://www.poornalayam.org/classes-recorded/vedantic-texts/yoga-sutra/

Books:

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Swami Satchidananda

​​https://a.co/d/3IMHgwV

Yoga Sutras By Dr. Edwin Bryant

An in-depth look at Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras through the study of various commentaries over the centuries. Heavily researched and masterfully written by Yoga practitioner and Indologist Dr. Edwin Bryant.

Meditation

Online:

Inner Journey by Swami Tadatmananda:

The above content is also available as a book—one of the best books on meditation. Swamiji combines the teachings of the Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita, and the Yoga Sutras to provide a comprehensive, inclusive look at the topic.

Meditation by Swami Tadatmananda:

Vipassana Meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka

Spirituality

YouTube & Links

Swami Sarvapriyananda — Vedanta Society of NYC

Swami Tadatmananda

Swami Paramarthananda

https://www.vedantahub.org/swami-paramarthananda/

Swami Guruparananda

Books

A Search In Secret India

Brahmavidya Abhyasa: A Sure way to Inner Self by Swami Bhoomananda

Power of Now by Eckart Tolle

The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer

Living Untethered by Michael Singer

The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living by The Dalai Lama

Apprenticed to a Himalayan Master, A Yogi’s autobiography. By Sri M

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Kishore Subramanian

Spiritual seeker, student, and practitioner of Yoga and Vedanta. Vice-President, Engineering at Propel. Ex-Googler.