Life changing books to inspire you on your journey.
Chit Happens by Narain Ishaya
Chit Happens is the companion for anyone on a spiritual path, whether a beginner or more experienced. Chit is the Sanskrit word for consciousness itself. In an easy-to-read, question-and-answer format, this book is created to leave the reader not only satisfied but inspired too.
Chit Happens can enliven your desire to wake up or intensify that desire at whatever stage it is already kindled. It can answer questions you have had, whether or not you knew you had them. Chit Happens can undo many of the common spiritual concepts that, no matter how beautiful, ultimately distract the aspirant from the true goal of human life. This book will let you know that the path to freedom can be easy, swift, and joyful.
Ascension by M.S.I.
Ascension! clearly explains the teaching of the Ishayas, the sole purpose of which is transforming life into a constant perception of the perfection within the human heart. Real expansion of consciousness occurs only through direct, personal experience. Ascension! is an invitation to awaken to the innermost Reality of your true Self. This text also includes a description of the Ishayas' 27 Ascension Attitudes.
Enlightenment by M.S.I.
Enlightenment is a commentary on The Yoga Sutras of Maharshi Patanjali, which are an elegant description of the expansion of consciousness and the psychological, emotional, and physical transformations involved. Many commentators have mistaken the sutras for steps to enlightenment, believing it necessary to renounce normal life and force the mind into silence. Nothing could be further from the truth. This translation and commentary corrects this unfortunate distortion, clearly revealing the power of the sutras to illuminate the nature of the Self and brings to light the true purpose and meaning of Patanjali’s words.
The Way of Nothing by Paramananda Ishaya
The Way of Nothing explores the obstacles that stop you from reaching your highest desires: enlightenment, eternal peace, or simply ordinary contentment. These obstacles are nothing more than concepts you have that seem real, yet they vanish with insight into the way.
As long as concepts get in your way, all you will reach is another dead end. How frustrating! It is a wonderful surprise to discover that there has always been nothing in the way of what you want. Best of all, there is really nothing to it!
A Path of Joy by Paramananda Ishaya
A Path of Joy takes a lighthearted look at overcoming the obstacles you encounter in your journey. The search for spiritual enlightenment becomes difficult when seriousness replaces simple commitment. When you discover a path of joy, however, freedom is no longer a difficult task but an effortless exploration. Approaching liberation with effort makes sense to the mind when the goal is as valuable as enlightenment, and we are used to trying hard to achieve what we want. But understanding what you truly are works in unexpected ways, and in this lies the cosmic joke. Each topic is a kernel of truth that invites you to explore and pop into the aliveness of silence.
Choices by Jaya Ishaya
If you knew you had a choice to make difference, what would you do? When people start to question the world, their lives, their achievements... Something starts to happen. Choices weaves together five separate narratives of people of different ages and backgrounds coming to a realisation that their lives have been unfulfilled. They begin looking for something to bring them the greater happiness and purpose that they desire. This book illustrates the power of our choices. That experiencing suffering or joy can result from the choices we make, and that the decisions we make move us towards one or the other.
The Broker Who Broke Free by Maitreya Ishaya
The Broker Who Broke Free shares the story of Maitreya, a broker in London, who had plenty of cash, friends and great prospects. Still, he knew that something was missing, that there was much more to life than he was experiencing. After some scrapes with death on a Welsh mountain, being threatened with a gun, attacked by a gang of youths and nearly drowning, he was dragged, kicking and screaming, into a sense of meaning, peace and freedom. If you too are trying to create the perfect life to become happy, this book will turn your world upside down. You may just find that true happiness is found in the one place you have not yet looked.
Boundless by Greg Hopkinson
Boundless shares the story of a near-death experience in an avalanche that set Greg Hopkinson on a quest for happiness. He forged into the Soviet Union to make money, just as it collapsed. Ironically, the greater his business success the more he battled his inner demons. He caught a glimpse of what he’d become, and it wasn’t pretty.
As Greg stumbled out of Russia, his marriage failed and he was diagnosed with a brain tumour. He soon found his soul mate but realised that he was incapable of sustaining a loving relationship. Full of despair, he committed to finding peace and love within himself, and he did the most unlikely thing – he became an Ishaya monk.
Silent Songs to God by Garuda Ishaya
Silent Songs to God shares a collection of consciousness-raising poems by meditation teacher Garuda Ishaya. Within the words is an invitation to awaken through stillness by moving through spiritual beliefs and concepts into a direct experience of God. These poems were written in an attempt to share a living experience of the wonder and awe of resting in our natural state.
‘Garuda’s words are not only to be read, but experienced, and for those open to letting the poems speak to their soul, Silent Songs of God invites us to wake up to the recognition that we are one with the still silent presence of infinite consciousness.'