Here is a list of spiritual books that I recommend. Not all these are bestsellers—and many spiritual books bestsellers are not included in this list. This is a list based on my own study, taste and recommendation.

Please note that I have not read every single one these books—some of them are still on my reading queue. I still feel comfortable recommending them because I know and trust the work of that particular author.

As an introduction to these books, check out my article on what is spirituality, and learn about the different spiritual paths and practices.

If you are looking for a book more focused on meditation techniques from multiple traditions, check out Practical Meditation.

BUDDHIST Spiritual Books

Classical Buddhism

Zen Buddhism

INDIAN Spiritual Books

Yoga & Hinduism

Bhagavad Gita

Yoga Sutras

Other Traditional Texts

Modern Texts

Life Stories

Advaita Vedanta (nonduality)


Classical Texts

Modern Texts



Kashmir Shaivism

OTHER Traditions


Daoism (Taoism)

Christian Mysticism