What are the best books on spiritual enlightenment and awakening?

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    #1I Am That

    I Am That

    I Am That is a book by  Sri Nisargadatta Mahara. It is a compilation of all the teachings of the author himself. He is one of the greatest sages in India. His teachings are mostly about the human sufferings and how to end it. 

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    Angela Wells
    Written on March 10, 2018
    "This book is an unbelievable life changer! This is my second copy, as the first book I ordered, I marked up so much with highlighter, pen, and pencil - I mean the whole book and so many times, that it ended up being another book inside the original. So with this copy, I have promised not to do that…I am not doing too well! One thing I would say to keep in mind, is that when Shri Nisargadatta Maharaj is answering a question that someone asks, he is directing His answer to the specific spiritual development of the questioner…not necessarily to the spiritual advancement, (or not), of the reader. So if you find that some parts of the book seem contradictory, keep in mind, they are not. This book is EXCELLENT! If you have found your way here to "I AM THAT", and are looking for answers, there is a reason you are now reading this post. Also, Nisargadatta DOES have a Living Master by the name of Shri Ramakant Maharaj. Nisargadatta Maharaj was Ramakant Maharaj's Master for nineteen years. If you are serious about meeting a Master from this powerful Lineage, and/or getting initiated into this powerful Lineage, please look into Shri Ramakant Maharaj's book, called "Selfless Self". This book is edited by Ann Shaw, and Master Ramakant Maharaj goes right for the Direct and Living Truth of this Lineage. I have personally been initiated by Shri Ramakant Maharaj, and cannot wait to be in His presence once again. Powerful teachings is an understatement!"
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    #2Awareness: The Perils and Opportunities of Reality

    Awareness: The Perils and Opportunities of Reality
    Awareness: The Perils and Opportunities of Reality is a book by Anthony De Mello that tells the story of how awareness can help change your life. With countless help from Buddhism and Hinduism, you will achieve inner peace.
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    Michael Baker
    Written on March 7, 2018
    "While looking for a spiritual novel I happened across Awareness: The Perils and Opportunities of Reality. It was a great read and made me think. "
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    #3Loving What Is

    Loving What Is

    Loving What Is is a book by Katie Byron and Stephen Mitchell that tells the story of how people can be freed from the problems and struggles that haunt them and affect their normal life. Katie shares how she coped with her own problem and how she lives happily now. 

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    Edward Larson
    Written on March 8, 2018
    "This book definitely stands out to me as one that could be an emotional and inspirational read. I also appreciate that it comes in Audio book format and it isn't overly priced. I may consider giving this one either a read or listen in the future. I am a big of stories that I can relate to! "
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    #4Stillness Speaks (The Power of Now)

    Stillness Speaks (The Power of Now)

    Stillness Speaks is a book by Eckhart Tolle that tells of how people nowadays live in the fast-paced world. He elaborates and gives tips on how we can achieve things in the calmest ways possible.

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    Katherine Gardner
    Written on March 12, 2018
    "audio book is very good"
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    #5Way of the Peaceful Warrior

    Way of the Peaceful Warrior
    Way of the Peaceful Warrior is a book by Dan Millman that tells the story of his struggles as a person. How he overcame everything with the help of an old warrior named Socrates. He will explain the true definition of universal happiness. 
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    Michael Schmidt
    Written on March 17, 2018
    "This is an uplifting story, no way around it. It's so great for the soul, even though his guide is named "Socrates" and I cringe whenever I read that. Still, it's uplifting if you're depressed."
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    #6OM Chanting and Meditation

    OM Chanting and Meditation

    OM Chanting and Meditation is a great book that provides you with a useful collection of meditation techniques. It is the perfect choice for anyone who is looking for the meaning of OM chanting meditation.

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    Kyle Martinez
    Written on March 10, 2018
    "My interest in meditation and Vedic philosophy was fired up again by this book. It explains the OM mantra in words and thought trains that a western mind can grasp. A peaceful and enlightening read that I recommend to everyone, especially in this time of social and political chaos. "
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    #7A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose

    A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose
    A New Earth: Awakening To Your Life's Purpose is a spiritual/psychological book about self-actualization written and narrated by Eckhart Tolle. It was published August 29, 2006 by Penguin.
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    Marie Meyer
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This is a great solution because it covers spiritual enlightment and awakening,"
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    #8Tao Te Ching

    Tao Te Ching

    Tao Te Ching is a non-fiction spiritual book written by Lao Tzu. This Chinese classic self-help philosophy book is about Taoism and published in 1989 by Vintage.

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    Vishal Chavan
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "Tao Te Ching was a book I read as a young adult. After all these years, I still consider it one of the best spiritual books I have ever read."
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    #9Emotional Freedom

    Emotional Freedom

    Emotional Freedom is a book by Judith Orloff that explains how a person can achieve emotional freedom. This book offers tips on how to be calm in the most chaotic situations. It's for the discouraged, stressed and depressed people.

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    Juan Fisher
    Written on March 28, 2018
    "I am always looking to improve myself. I also read a lot on spirituality. Emotional Freedom was perfect for what I need. The author was able to convey how to get to emotional freedom and gave words of encouragement when faced with extenuating circumstances."
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    #10Dying To Be Me

    Dying To Be Me

    Dying To Be Me is a book by Anita Moorjani that tells her real life story on how she fought cancer. She had a near-death experience that made her realize the cause of her sickness. She became well and in this book, she shared how it happened.

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    Omar Toledo
    Written on March 17, 2018
    "Dying To Be Me is an inspirational and motivating read. The story is powerful and moving. I love the perspective, tone and positive enlightenment I felt."
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    #11The Power of Now

    The Power of Now

    The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment is a spiritual book written by Eckhart Tolle. This non-fiction philosophy book is about the source of Chi. It was published in 1997 by  New World Library. 

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    Austin Reid
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "very inspiring read "
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    #12Navigating The Shift

    Navigating The Shift
    Navigating The Shift is a book by Dr. Michael Smith that tells how your personal energy can heal you and help practice your inner empath in you. He gave spiritual advice that can give you peace and guidance.
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    Adriana Pérez
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "I think this book is a good solution for what I want. It tackles the topic I am looking for and seems to do a good job of it. It's also written by a doctor so to me that gives it some credibility, pretty good solution in my view."
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    #13An Open Heart: Practicing Compassion in Everyday Life

    An Open Heart: Practicing Compassion in Everyday Life

    An Open Heart: Practicing Compassion in Everyday Life is written by His Holiness presenting a collection of meditations designed to help readers open their hearts when dealing with others, and introduces the fundamental philosophy of Buddhism.

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    Andy Wang
    Written on March 28, 2018
    "An Open Heart goes into detail about the mentality that you should have in your everyday life. Written by the Dalai Lama, it's one of the best books you can read on spiritual enlightenment. Definitely recommended for anyone interested."
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    #14Cosmic Ordering: Rapid Chakra Clearing

    Cosmic Ordering: Rapid Chakra Clearing

    Cosmic Ordering: Rapid Chakra Clearing is a book by Stephen Richards that gives guidance in finding your centre focus using your Chakra. It will teach you how to start balance and energize your body through focus. 

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    Edward Bryant
    Written on March 16, 2018
    "This book by Steven Richards is mostly a bunch of nonsense strung together in a confusing way. I didn't get much out of this book or even understand much of it."
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    #15The Tao of Physics

    The Tao of Physics

    The Tao of Physics is a book by Fritjof Capra that uses both spiritual and scientific approach in the analysis of modern physics and mysticism. It has received plenty of criticism but it also opened minds of people. 

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    Kyle Perry
    Written on March 12, 2018
    "The Tao of Physics covers an extremely fascinating topic. Eastern religions seem more in-tune with the universe because they are based on cyclical ideas. Western religions focus on eternity. Physics consists of repeating waves rather than unchanging entities."
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    #16The Ultimate Wealth Creation

    The Ultimate Wealth Creation

    The Ultimate Wealth Creation is a book by Stephen Richards that teaches how technology can be turned into wealth creator. He gives step-by-step guidelines on how to focus your energy on things that will make you wealthy. 

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    Scott Hayes
    Written on March 17, 2018
    "I have read a lot of get rich quick books and I have to say that The Ultimate Wealth Creation is one of the only book's that I keep on my shelf anymore since it gives directions on practices one can perform that will actually increase one's wealth building potential. I found the practices to be very insightful and the author goes into great detail on how to perform each practice and how it will help you. "
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    #17Protected by the Light: A Spiritual Memoir

    Protected by the Light: A Spiritual Memoir

    Protected by the Light: A Spiritual Memoir is written by Debra Roinestad which is a story of her survival in the hands of her psychotic, violent, drug-dealing parents and other members of her dysfunctional family. 

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    Virginia Hughes
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "Protected by the Light: A Spiritual Memoir is a story of survival and awakening. this is an interesting story and very well written. You will see the character come out of bad situation and survive."
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    #18Kathopanishad/A dialogue with death

    Kathopanishad/A dialogue with death

    Kathopanishad is a book by Swami Chinmayanada that tells the story of a young boy who wants to experience death for his questions to be answered. This book offers a step-by-step guide to achieving spiritual peace.  

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    Megan West
    Written on March 22, 2018
    "Interesting selection, and one I have never heard of. Great reviews, interesting author. "
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    #19The Dalai Lama's Book of Love and Compassion

    The Dalai Lama's Book of Love and Compassion

    The Dalai Lama's Book of Love and Compassion is written by His Holiness intended to Buddhist and non-Buddhist alike which simply addresses the concerns of modern life, from advice on how to love more fully to the importance of compassion. 

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    Salvador Durán
    Written on March 28, 2018
    "It is rare to find a book that was written with such heart felt emotion. This book will help guide you towards being a better person and help you find compassion for even those you don't think deserve it. This book preaches universal love and acceptance, which is something the world could use a lot more of right now. It doesn't matter what faith you follow, this book will help you be a better person."
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    #20The Highly Intuitive Child

    The Highly Intuitive Child
    The Highly Intuitive Child is a book by Catherine Crawford that tells how kids with empaths live their lives. This book will help parents to embrace the gift of empathy to their children because there are feelings beyond the five senses.
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    Tiffany Salazar
    Written on March 26, 2018
    "I AM FROM THE OLD SCHOOL AND THINK THERE ARE TOO MANY BOOKS LIKE THIS TO CONFUSE PARENTS. NOT SURE WHAT THE WOMAN WRITING THIS BOOK KNOWS ABOUT CHILDREN AND HOW THEY WILL GET SPIRITUAL ENLIGHTENMENT. THE SUMMARY OF THE BOOK SEEMS GENERAL AND NOT SURE HOW MANY PARENTS NEED THIS KIND OF ENLIGHTENMENT. THE STATEMENT ABOUT GIFTED KIDS SEEMS TO INFLUENCE A PARENT BECAUSE EVERYONE THINKS THEIR KIDS ARE GIFTED. "
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    #21The Magical Elven Love Letters

    The Magical Elven Love Letters

    The Magical Elven Love Letters is a book by The Silver Elves that tells the story of Elvens and their beliefs. This book encourages them to be true to themselves and to what they believe.  

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    Teresa Long
    Written on March 19, 2018
    "This book is...interesting. It's a fun, light read if you're looking for something different, but still magical. The window into communication before the internet evolved is the most interesting part for me. It's a pleasant throwback to the time when people actually put pen to paper with regularity. I enjoyed the departure from my usual science fiction fare. "
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    #22Synchronicity: The Bridge Between Matter and Mind

    Synchronicity: The Bridge Between Matter and Mind

    Synchronicity: The Bridge Between Matter and Mind is a book by David Peat that tells the different views from different beliefs and perspectives. This book will open your mind to new ideas on how you view the world and the universe. 

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    Lisa Silva
    Written on March 20, 2018
    "I thought this would be good but it turned out to be extremely boring and just not something i think many others would want to read. Pass."
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    #23The Knowledge of Good & Evil

    The Knowledge of Good & Evil
    The Knowledge of Good & Evil is a spiritual novel by Glenn Kleier. It tells the story of Ian Baringer, a man who sets out to find out the absolute truth about the existence of souls and the afterlife.

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    Will Xu
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "This book offers some great advice on the topic of spiritual enlightenment but it's important to not let this book's concepts blind you. Evil is what we make it. It's not this spirit that possesses people, it's just what we make it out to be. Besides the personification of evil, this is a great book."
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    #24The Crystal Bible

    The Crystal Bible

    The Crystal Bible is a book by Judy Hall that serves as a guide for your spiritual health and how crystals of any form and shapes can help improve your spiritual balance.  

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    Charles Scott
    Written on March 21, 2018
    "The ideas presented in The Crystal Bible are not evidence based and it not the kind of thing that I would follow or let it decide how I behave or do things in my life. Maybe it can help certain people if they truly believe, after all, placebo effect is a big deal sometimes. Anyway, if you are going to purchase this book, avoid the Kindle version by all means. It has no photos in it. Go for the paperback version. "
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    #25Empathic Accuracy

    Empathic Accuracy
    Empathic Accuracy is a book by William Ickes that tells how accurate are the readings of empaths. This book gives reliable resources that prove the effectiveness of an empath reading and how it can change a life of an individual. 
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    Nicole Snyder
    Written on March 22, 2018
    "I would love to read this book!"
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    #26The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching

    The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching

    The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation is a spiritual book written by Thich Nhat Hanh. It is first published in 1998. 

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    Lawrence Patterson
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "This is an excellent book about spiritual enlightenment. I would read this book if I needed to read something that would either awaken me spiritually or show me how others were able to be enlightened. "
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    #27Wherever You Go, There You Are

    Wherever You Go, There You Are

    Wherever You Go, There You Are is a spiritual book written by Jon Kabat-Zinn wherein he shares guides on meditation and mindfulness for anyone who are lost. 

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    Danielle Reed
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Very engaging and interesting page turner. If you're looking to find yourself, this is a great place to start."
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    #28Divine Happiness

    Divine Happiness

    Divine Happiness: Awakening into the Oneness, Love, Light, and Freedom of Limitless Self Within is a spiritual book written by Andrew C. Walton. It is first published in 2015 by New World Publishers. 

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    Russell Davis
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "If you're into the spiritual stuff this book is probably worth a shot, I'm not really into that kind of stuff so this didnt do much for me but it might help you."
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    #29The Dalai Lama: Foreword by His Holiness The Dalai Lama

    The Dalai Lama: Foreword by His Holiness The Dalai Lama

    The Dalai Lama: Foreword by His Holiness The Dalai Lama is a work of art by Demi which pays tribute to the Dalai Lama XIV's remarkable life. This includes a foreword by The Dalai Lama His Holiness. 

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    Nathan Robinson
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "This was pretty good, although a bit far over the head of my grade schoolers. Still, they enjoyed the somewhat "sanitized" story and what his beliefs became. I do think that it's a good gateway to further study as the kids get older."
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    #30A Mere Christian

    A Mere Christian

    A Mere Christian is written by Ron Smith is a lesson on Christianity explaining the real meaning of being a Christian and how the church is chastised on its preparation for the Second Coming of Jesus. 

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    Jonathan Nguyen
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "This book is a fine study of Christian spiritual awakening in our turbulent and tempting world. I found it inspiring and life changing. "
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    #31Divine by Nature

    Divine by Nature

    Divine by Nature: Spiritual Messages from the Planet’s Natural Elements is a spiritual book written by Michelle L. Hankes. It is first published in 2012 by Angel Girl Publications. 

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    Víctor Chávez
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "While I am not the biggest fan of books on spiritual enlightenment, this one is different. It has other ideals you can take relate to. The spiritual messages caught my attention and made me tell my friends about this title.."
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    #32Becoming an Empath

    Becoming an Empath

    Becoming an Empath is a book by Karla McLaren that gives tips on how to know if you're an empath or to even become one if you want to. This book will help readers navigate their emotions and control it whenever they want to.

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    Samuel Mendez
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "This book is very useful for someone who wants to learn more about themselves and become more in touch with their emotions. The book is meant for people who want to relate better to other, and it's very good for that. But also, I think it's a large plus that people who read this can become more emotionally aware about themselves, which in turn helps them open up to others. "
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    #33Help! I'm Sensitive

    Help! I'm Sensitive

    Help! I'm Sensitive is a book by Roni Ann Hall that tells the how-to in knowing if someone is an empath. Sensitivity is one of the main topics because most empaths are sensitive towards other people and tend to feel even the slightest emotion.

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    Hu Li
    Written on March 21, 2018
    "This is a book that lift your spirit and show you sensitivity in life, a good book, I strongly recommend it."

Summary

Best What are the best books on spiritual enlightenment and awakening
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1I Am ThatBooks 31 Paid
2Awareness: The Perils and Opportunities of RealityBooks 28 Paid
3Loving What IsBooks 27 Paid
4Stillness Speaks (The Power of Now)Books 27 Paid
5Way of the Peaceful WarriorBooks 17 Paid
6OM Chanting and MeditationBooks 12 Paid
7A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's PurposeBooks 6 Paid
8Tao Te ChingBooks 4 Paid
9Emotional FreedomBooks 1 Paid
10Dying To Be MeBooks 1 Paid
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