Several of my Favorite Spiritual Books (with a Bhakti Emphasis) Bhagavad Gita, commentary Swami Mukundananda A profound and deep commentary by a modern Vedic Master who knows Sanskrit and its subtleties, along with India’s vast spiritual literature. Krishna’s words on karm, gyan and bhakti and why ultimately bhakti is necessary. The Great Swan: Meetings with Ramakrishna by Lex Hixon Written in the present tense to give us the feeling we are right alongside RamaKrishna as he goes about his life of devotion to Mother Kali. The Journey Home by Radanath Swani How many lifetimes as a sanyasi must he have had to start his journey and go like an arrow to his goal? Possibly an even more compelling spiritual autobiography than Yogananda’s masterly work? Science of Being by Maharishi The first spiritual book I owned and still on my bookshelf. Practicing the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence A real spiritual “sleeper”. A short, dense account of this Catholic lay brother’s profound relationship with God. Lessons that any follower of any religion that recognizes one God can apply. Autobiography of a Yogi by Yogananda A great inspiration to all spiritual seekers. Spiritual Dialectics by Swammi Mukundananda Swami answers about 120 questions from seekers around the world on spiritual topics. Narad Bhakti Dharshan by Narad Muni 84 aphorisms on devotion by sage Narad. Best to watch the YouTube series of lectures by Jagadguru Kripaluji Yog.