Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda (1863–1902) was an Indian Hindu monk, teacher, speaker, and writer. A disciple of Sri Ramakrishna, Vivekananda is best known for introducing Hinduism and the philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the West.


Swami Vivekananda Explains What Is Ojas? Spiritual Power or Sexual Force or Muscular Energy?

Jnana Yoga

A collection of lectures by Swami Vivekananda on Jnâna yoga, a Hindu spiritual practice in the pursuit of pure knowledge.

Lectures on the Bhagavad Gita

Transcriptions of lectures on the Bhagavad Gita that Swami Vivekananda gave to a Western audience in 1900. Swami Vivekananda studied the the Bhagavad Gita throughout his life.

Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life; dream of it; think of it; live on that idea. Let the brain, the body, muscles, nerves, every part of your body be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone.


Five lectures by the great Swami Vivekananda that explain Hinduism as a universal religion, its common bases and philosophy, and its four yogas.

Iyengar and the Invention of Yoga

In contemporary yoga classes, teachers often speak of Patanjali’s “Yoga Sutras,” a philosophical text compiled around two thousand years ago, as the wellspring of the practice.

Meditation and Its Methods

This book is a collection of Swami Vivekananda's writings and lectures on meditation. It is more of an introductory book with plenty of inspiration passages to motivate a reader to adopt meditation for a better and peaceful life. Swami ji believed that meditation should be of a negative nature.

You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.

Bhakti Yoga: The Yoga of Love and Devotion

Swami Vivekananda writes of Bhakti yoga, the spiritual path to the divine.

Meditation and Its Methods According to Swami Vivekananda

A collection of the writings and talks of Swami Vivekananda on the theory and practice of meditation.


B. K. S. Iyengar