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A Soul's Safari
Price: $10.00

This book contains a personal account of a young American woman's search for true freedom as she travels to East Africa to assist Joy Adamson, the animal conservationist and author of Born Free. The author's attempt to find her own freedom through the freedom of wild animals ends in disappointment; but through a series of acquaintances, she discovers the true path of the liberation of the soul. Her journey ends in Beas, India, with her initiation into the spiritual path by Maharaj Charan Singh.
A Spiritual Primer
Price: $5.00

This book provides an introduction to the subject of spirituality, the common teachings of all mystics. It starts by addressing our current situation as human beings and covers such topics as the consequences of our actions, death, reincarnation, our true spiritual nature, the boundless infinite, the need for a spiritual teacher, vegetarianism, leading an honest life, meditation, and the path to God-realization.
A Wake Up Call
Price: $7.00

A Wake Up Call addresses all who seek to know life’s profound spiritual reality. The book is exactly what its title says: an urgent call to wake up to how we delude ourselves by interpreting physically what is not physical but spiritual. The book identifies many of our most typical illusions so that we can reflect on them. It urges us to wake up to how we neglect our real inner work of self-transformation but settle instead with concepts and conventions. Urging us to go beyond concepts and illusions, the book explains in simple and clear terms why we can so easily misunderstand the master’s teachings.
Call of the Great Master
Price: $11.00

Semi-autobiographical in style, the author, with great humour, wit and humility, recounts his personal experiences with Maharaj Sawan Singh, affectionately known as the Great Master. Most of the book is based on the young Daryai Lal's notes, taken during a number of private meetings and spiritual discussions held by Maharaj Sawan Singh with Christian missionaries and other visitors over many years.
Concepts & Illusions
Price: $7.00

This book presents a brief treatment of how we misunderstand the Master and the path by indulging in superstition and a lack of clear thinking.  In the process, we distance ourselves from the Truth that the Master teaches, and mistake the physical master for the inner Master – the Shabd.  We often rely on outward devotion, but the path of the masters is an individual mystical path, based on personal inner experience, not on our concepts. The author urges us to examine our approach to the path and use our common sense in taking practical steps to living in reality rather than illusion. She illustrates her points with quotations from various sources.
Heaven on Earth
Price: $14.00

Through anecdotes and personal reflections, this book gives a chronological history of the Dera a spiritual colony in Beas, India and four Masters who lived there. The author uses incidents from the lives of these Masters as examples of the qualities of discipleship that need to be imbibed by all who seek spiritual realization. A sense of the spiritual atmosphere of the Dera, as the place where the Masters lived and taught, permeates the book.
Honest Living
Price: $5.00

Understanding why we should live an honest, moral life is an important step on the spiritual path to God-realization. This thought-provoking book presents the universal law of cause and effect from human and spiritual perspectives. It describes the invisible prison in which we all live and how we can transcend this condition by changing our orientation from material to spiritual goals.
In Search of the Way
Price: $8.00

Written in an informal and intimate style, this short volume tells the story of a young Englishwoman's coming to the Path during the 1940s, her initiation by Maharaj Sawan Singh, and her subsequent visit to India in the 1960s when she met Maharaj Charan Singh. The book consists of personal recollections of her association with the Masters and fellow disciples, summaries and highlights of the Masters discourses, and discussions of the Sant Mat teachings. Her writing is saturated with humility and gentle humour and gives a taste of the carefree joy she experienced in the Master's presence.
Liberation of the Soul
Price: $7.00

Primarily addressed to the seeker, this book contains an introduction to the mystic philosophy of the saints. To discuss the fundamental principles of the Sant Mat teachings, the author uses contemporary examples to illustrate his points. He discusses the need for God-realization, how to achieve it, and the obstacles encountered by the modern disciple trying to live a spiritual way of life.
Life is Fair
Price: $12.00

The mystics tell us that the law of cause and effect is the universal principle of justice that holds this creation together. This book clearly and logically presents the rationale of why "life is fair," and how, indeed, we get what we deserve. It uses the example of what we eat to follow the workings of this law of cause and effect, introducing the importance of vegetarianism. Essays and three short stories by well-known American authors are included to sensitize the reader to the sanctity of life and the logic behind vegetarianism.  The book is also illustrated with cartoons and drawings about the law of cause and effect and the vegetarian diet.
Living Meditation
Price: $7.00

The only way to conquer death - to die to the ego's needs and awaken the power of the soul - is the practice of meditation. This book provides a practical, no-nonsense approach to living a life dedicated to the work and joy of meditation. It shows us how to move from talk to action, from concept to experience, so that we can undertake the journey that will transcend body and mind.
Message Divine
Price: $8.00

This brief volume presents an overview of the teachings of the saints from an Indian religious perspective.  The author draws on examples and quotations from the Bhagavad Gita, the Upanishads, the Adi Granth, Jain holy books, and other scriptures, revealing the many similarities in their fundamental mystic teachings. Included are discussions of the purpose of human life, the true Name, meditation, the living Master, and religion and ethics.
Mysticism The Spiritual Path
Price: $16.00

The book discusses the true nature of mysticism and how it differs from philosophy and religion. Included are appropriate quotations in Sanskrit, Hindi, Punjabi, Persian, and Arabic languages. It gives a detailed cosmology of the numerous levels of creation and a comprehensive account of different mystic schools and disciplines associated with the Hindu, Sikh, and Muslim traditions. Included are appropriate quotations in Sanskrit, Hindi, Persian, and Arabic languages. The book concludes with a discussion of Surat Shabd Yoga and the need for a living mystic or Master to impart this practice and awaken the disciple's spiritual potential.
Radha Soami Teachings
Price: $12.00

This book presents a thorough explanation of Surat Shabd Yoga, based on the poetry of Seth Shiv Dayal Singh, known as Soami Ji Maharaj, the first Master in the Radha Soami line, who lived in nineteenth-century Agra, India. The book is organized according to subject, such as: Shabd, Guru, true knowledge, the creation and the meditation technique taught by the Masters.
The Inner Voice
Price: $5.00

A succinct pamphlet written by a former British military officer stationed in India prior to independence, The Inner Voice illuminates the essentials of the Sant Mat teachings. Explanations are given concerning the difference between spirituality and spiritualism and the importance of vegetarianism.
The Mystic Phil. of Sant Mat
Price: $9.00

The basic principles of Sant Mat are explained using many quotations from other Sant Mat books. The book begins with a gist of the Sant Mat teachings, followed by personal accounts and insights acquired during the author's eight-month stay with Maharaj Charan Singh in India in the early 1960s. He explains such concepts as: the mind, the God-man relationship, sound current, karma, reincarnation, and true saints.
The Path of the Masters
Price: $14.00

This book presents a comprehensive discussion of Sant Mat, also known as the path of the Masters. After living in India for nearly seven years in the 1930s at the home of his Master in India, the author gives an outline of Surat Shabd Yoga, the yoga of the sound current, which is the scientific system through which the Masters attain the highest degree of spiritual development. Considered a classic of twentieth-century spiritual literature, the book covers many fundamentals of the spiritual path, including: the purpose of human life, the Masters and their duties, the audible life stream, the outer and inner universes, karma and reincarnation, death, and the inner journey back to God. The author also gives a thorough analysis of the workings of the mind, and a review of world religions. He explains that at the heart of the book is "a scientific method of entering and realizing the kingdom of heaven while still living in the human body."
Treasure Beyond Measure
Price: $10.00

This book is a personal account of the life and mastership of Maharaj Charan Singh, compiled from his  diary and letters, accounts by his friends, and notes and recollections of the author's 37 years of association with him. It reveals many intimate details of Maharaj Charan Singh's life, as well as his personal feelings about these events, often expressed in his own words. The book covers incidents from his early childhood, marriage, and career as a lawyer; reminiscences of the time he spent with Maharaj Sawan Singh; events that occurred during his nearly 40 years of service; his last days, and his appointment of the present living master Baba Gurinder Singh.
Voice of the Heart
Price: $13.00

This book is a collection of hymns composed by different mystics — Soami Ji Maharaj, Guru Arjun Dev, Sant Kabir, Sant Ravidas, Mirabai, Jagjivanji Sahib, Sain Bulleh Shah and many others. These hymns have been selected because of their devotional nature. This anthology was originally published in the Indian languages as Benti aur Prarthna ke Shabd. This English translation of the shabds contains the original text in Devnagri script as well as its transliteration into Roman for those who are familiar with the original language but cannot read the script.
With a Great Master in India
Price: $10.00

A seeker tells of his lifelong quest for a spiritual teacher and the fulfillment of that quest when he met his Master, Maharaj Sawan Singh, in India. The author's vivid descriptive style and anecdotal writing has made this book an inspiration to readers over the decades. The main body of the book consists of 14 letters written in 1932 and 1933 to fellow disciples and seekers in America, which provide a firsthand account of life with Maharaj Sawan Singh, who was affectionately known as the Great Master. Dr Johnson recounts with wonder and awe the beauty of the mystic teachings he learned.
With the Three Masters I
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The author served as secretary to three Masters, from 1942 to 1956. These three volumes consist entirely of extracts from his personal diaries, written during his years of service. The first volume covers the period from 1942 to 1944 and gives details of Maharaj Sawan Singh's discourses and travels. These diaries contain a faithful record of daily events, unusual incidents, highlights of discourses, and the Masters discussions with seekers, as well as letters from disciples concerning their spiritual experiences. These volumes give an intimate view of the Masters grace, love, and compassion.
With the Three Masters II
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The author served as secretary to three Masters, from 1942 to 1956. These three volumes consist entirely of extracts from his personal diaries, written during his years of service. The second volume covers the period 1944 to 1948 and recounts the death of Maharaj Sawan Singh and installation of Maharaj Jagat Singh as Master. These diaries contain a faithful record of daily events, unusual incidents, highlights of discourses, and the Masters' discussions with seekers, as well as letters from disciples concerning their spiritual experiences. These volumes give an intimate view of the Masters' grace, love, and compassion.
With the Three Masters III
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The author served as secretary to three Masters, from 1942 to 1956. These three volumes consist entirely of extracts from his personal diaries, written during his years of service. The third volume covers the period 1948 to 1956 and records the mastership of Maharaj Jagat Singh and the first five years of Maharaj Charan Singh's mastership. These diaries contain a faithful record of daily events, unusual incidents, highlights of discourses, and the Masters' discussions with seekers, as well as letters from disciples concerning their spiritual experiences. These volumes volumes give an intimate view of the Masters' grace, love, and compassion.