Zen Publications

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Zen Publications is a niche publishing/distribution house dealing with books on Philosophy, Spirituality, Religion. It is based in Mumbai, India.

Zen Publications' books help you on the most significant journey you will ever undertake: the journey to the centre of your Being. These transformational books deal with philosophy, mysticism, spirituality, self-help, personal growth.

In fact, Zen Publications helps every 'seeker' discover what is sought... even if it be his Self.

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Gentle Hammer, Friendly Sword, Silent Arrow
By Madhukar Thompson
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 30,620. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2014 by Zen Publications. Category: Nonfiction
The third part-Silent Arrow-is a reprint of "The Search for God-Truth-Reality," an article that Ramesh contributed to "The Mountain Path," a bi-yearly magazine published by the Sri Ramanashram. In this article, Ramesh manages to condense his entire teaching into a few pages. It is written with such precision and profound insight that, while reading it, the reader is led to experience silence-the h
The Magic Frangipane and the Shy Coconut
By Charlotte Common
Price: $9.00 USD. Words: 5,730. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2014 by Zen Publications. Category: Fiction
To Maya’s surprise she is asked by the Magic Frangipane to enter into a challenging rescue operation to save the trapped and shy coconut. Will she be brave enough to overcome her fears once again? For Maya and the shy coconut as for all of us, each day is a mysterious treasure hunt, an invitation to open the shell of our innermost feelings where fear, insecurity and loneliness hide, and which now
Echoes of Silence- Avadhut Gita Revisited
By Karl Renz
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 84,470. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2013 by Zen Publications. Category: Nonfiction
"Watch out. This is not another of those feel-good ‘oneness’ Advaita books. This one is a double-barrelled shotgun taking pot shots at the conceptualising mind – one barrel being fired by the great Indian mystic-sage Dattatreya (Avadhut) and the other by Karl Renz, the contemporary ‘Avadhut’. There is no escape here not just for the ‘fragmented-mind’ but also for the enlightened ‘whole-mind’!
The Sun Does Not Set...And Other Works: Stories & Poems from Mauritius
By Shakuntala Hawoldar
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 59,320. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2013 by Zen Publications. Category: Fiction
"Shakuntala Hawoldar’s writings are poignant renderings of human struggles and sufferings in a world dominated by power, ignorance, inequality, misfortunes and psychological frailties. Her rich vocabulary and her choice of syntax mesmerize the reader into a no-mind land where self-inquiry takes over your imagination.
Rising Sun Melting Mists - Knowledge of Self dispels Ignorance
By Dwaraknath Reddy
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 48,990. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2013 by Zen Publications. Category: Nonfiction
The astounding first intimation to the effect that, by the word GOD, all saints and sages of all times have implied the realizable truth of oneself, was received by the author when he was a 35 years old man-of-the-world. The realisation broke upon him with explosive wonderment and delight. How could such a inheritance be forfeited through indifference? He questioned, searched for answers, contempl
The Essence Of The Brahmasutras
By Babaji
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 16,830. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2013 by Zen Publications. Category: Nonfiction
H. H. Babaji, as He is fondly addressed by his disciples all around the world, spends most of His time in seclusion in His gufa (cave) in the Himalayas. He is the last in a lineage of great Tantric Gurus whose paramparas (traditions) are handed down through the generations by word of mouth.
Sumangali: more than a short story
By Dwaraknath Reddy
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,640. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2013 by Zen Publications. Category: Fiction
Sumangali is his only deviation from pure philosophy. He felt an urge to write it as it reaches beyond the story into the psychology, beyond the personal into the total workings of human mentation.
Swadhyaya: Practical Tips for Self-Development
By Smt. Hansaji J Yogendraji
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 3,760. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013 by Zen Publications. Category: Nonfiction
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why yoga
By Shri Yogendra
Price: $10.00 USD. Words: 38,680. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2013 by Zen Publications. Category: Nonfiction
Beginning with “Bare of Permissive Society” – where exceptions become the rule and the rules remain as mere exceptions, Shri Yogendra speaks of the modern sick society and ignorance about oneself and one’s motives. As against this, he puts forward the Yogic thesis of self-discipline, concentration and selflessness
Master Strokes Vol. 3
By Compiled by Sadhakas of The Yoga Institute
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 5,060. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2013 by Zen Publications. Category: Nonfiction
"These short crisp phrases while guiding others have been a hallmark of Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra. Not only are they full of meaning but they possess an authority of an individual who leads his life the way he preaches.
Master Strokes Vol. 2
By Compiled by Sadhakas of The Yoga Institute
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 3,890. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2013 by Zen Publications. Category: Nonfiction
"These short crisp phrases while guiding others have been a hallmark of Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra. Not only are they full of meaning but they possess an authority of an individual who leads his life the way he preaches.
Master Strokes Vol. 1
By Shri Yogendra
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 3,480. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2013 by Zen Publications. Category: Nonfiction
These small booklets consist of ‘Practical Questions' asked to Dr. Jayadeva and Hansaji by many Sadhakas who come to the Institute regularly – in different classes, forums, etc. The short crisp ‘Answers’, a hallmark of Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra are not only full of meaning but they possess an authority of an individual who leads his life the way he preaches.
Life Problems
By Shri Yogendra
Price: $10.00 USD. Words: 29,440. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2013 by Zen Publications. Category: Nonfiction
Addressed to the Seekers of Truth, this book is not a book but a cannon with live bombs, containing all the burning questions of human life in a nutshell! Many did not have the courage to read, many did not have the courage to print, and the government of the time subverted its circulation.
Living With Stress Without Distress Through Yoga: Stress Management Modern And Yogic Perspective (An Overview)
By Dr. MV Rajapurkar
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 9,220. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2013 by Zen Publications. Category: Nonfiction
Living With Stress Without Distress Through Yoga: Stress Management Modern And Yogic Perspective (An Overview)
Glossary of The Sankhyakarika
By Swami Digambarji
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 17,320. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2013 by Zen Publications. Category: Nonfiction
Tarka shastra is protecting our Adhyatma Mandir by remaining fortified, in the outskirt of the temple. Mimansa escorts a student in the inner circle. Sankhya school describes the expansion of Prakriti in its intrinsic three gunas and thereby indirectly suggesting a principle beyond these three gunas.
Diabetes And Its Management
By Shri Parmanand Aggrawal
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 13,440. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2013 by Zen Publications. Category: Nonfiction
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Bronchial Asthma And Respiratory Disorders & It's Management Through Yoga
By Shri Parmananda Aggrawal
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 17,320. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2013 by Zen Publications. Category: Nonfiction
In our India efforts to scientifically investigate the field of yoga, science is looking not only at the human being but also at this mind and spirit and is trying to develop a perfectly integrated personality
A Personal Religion Of Your Own
By Ramesh S. Balsekar
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,120. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2013 by Zen Publications. Category: Nonfiction
Remain relaxed in Consciousness. In any situation, do whatever you feel you should do without any regrets about the past, without any complaints in the present, without any expectations for the future, and importantly, without blaming and condemning anyone for anything – neither yourself nor the ‘other’.
A Duet of One: The Ashtavakra Gita Dialogue
By Ramesh S. Balsekar
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 59,490. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2013 by Zen Publications. Category: Nonfiction
So begins the Ashtavakra Gita – a dialogue between the earnest seeker of Truth (King Janaka) and the enlightened sage Ashtavakra – as translated from the Sanskrit by Ramesh S. Balsekar.
Slaves Of Saudis: Terrorisation of foreign workers
By Joy C. Raphael
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 36,070. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2013 by Zen Publications. Category: Nonfiction
The dangers foreign workers face in Saudi Arabia are manifold. Yet the foreign embassies behave like ostriches, leaving the vulnerable employees to Saudi mercy. Meanwhile, thousands continue to queue up with job agents in New Delhi, Mumbai, Karachi, Dhaka, Colombo, Manila and other cities... lured by the petrodollars that they believe will fulfil their dreams of a better life for themselves and th
Seeking Enlightenment - Why?
By Ramesh S. Balsekar
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 17,460. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2013 by Zen Publications. Category: Nonfiction
He has always had a uniquely individualistic approach to spiritual seeking and, in the course of his teaching, he has developed several unique concepts. For instance, what is the ego? He has clarified that ‘you’ cannot have an ego, from which you seek freedom. You are the ego, the separate entity, the seeker who seeks the freedom of enlightenment, and finally arrives at the successful conclusion t
Redemption Stories: Unwasted Pain
By Mary Ciofalo
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 97,600. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2013 by Zen Publications. Category: Nonfiction
Redemption Stories: Unwasted Pain, psychotherapist Mary Ciofalo collected the narratives of people who have experienced trauma and come out the other side...Despite the sadness in these pages, Ciofalo’s book is not depressing. In fact, the overall effect is hopeful, even inspiring. The message is that there are second chances – even for people who have committed hideous crimes, or been victims of
Scribblings: On Life, Spirituality & Non-duality
By Mahesh Hangal
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 4,420. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2013 by Zen Publications. Category: Nonfiction
These scribblings may perhaps trigger a process that might finally culminate, in what the human heart has always longed for – peace and harmony. The least they will do is help develop insights beyond ordinary perceptions. They could even be read just for entertainment or can simply be flipped through…
Guru Pournima
By Ramesh S. Balsekar
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 46,530. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2013 by Zen Publications. Category: Nonfiction
This book is an offering of thankfulness to Ramesh for his modern, eloquent and simple Teachings of Advaita, non-duality. And, it is also yet another gift from Ramesh. His utterly clear Teachings, written and spoken, have touched thousands of seekers from around the world over the past 20 years. This book reflects the experience and outpouring of gratitude of so many seekers who have met and l
Consciousness Writes: Conversations Via Air Mail With Ramesh S. Balsekar
By Ramesh S. Balsekar
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 47,690. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2013 by Zen Publications. Category: Nonfiction
Consciousness Writes offers you the fragrance of Advaitic teaching and a rare glimpse into the Master-disciple relationship – enveloped in the warmth of intimacy and the sparkle of Ramesh’s wit.
Consciousness Speaks: Conversations With Ramesh S. Balsekar
By Ramesh S. Balsekar
Price: $10.00 USD. Words: 112,030. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2013 by Zen Publications. Category: Nonfiction
As a retired bank president, golfer and family man, Ramesh did not fit the stereotype of an Indian guru... Yet, his background and education combined with his Understanding to make him a Master who was an ideal bridge between east and west, between the spiritual and material.
Celebrate The Wit & Wisdom: Relax and Enjoy
By Ramesh S. Balsekar
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 44,940. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2013 by Zen Publications. Category: Nonfiction
Ramana Maharshi says, “All that needs to be said ha been said in Verse 170 of Acharya Shankaracharya’s Vivekachudamani: In the dream state, even though there is no contact with the outside world, the mind alone projects the entire dream-universe of enjoyer etc. Similarly, the waking state is no different. All this [world of pluralistic phenomena] is but a projection of the mind.
The Essence Of The Bhagavad Gita
By Ramesh S. Balsekar
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 8,890. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2013 by Zen Publications. Category: Nonfiction
RAMESH BALSEKAR was one of the most profound spiritual Masters of this Age. He was both a brilliant writer and a captivating speaker. Shortly after retiring as the President of the Bank of India, he met the sage Nisargadatta Maharaj and began translating for Maharaj’s daily morning talks. It was not long before Ramesh too experienced the Ultimate Understanding.
THe Bhagavad Gita: A Selection
By Ramesh S. Balsekar
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 13,210. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2013 by Zen Publications. Category: Nonfiction
RAMESH BALSEKAR was one of the most profound spiritual Masters of this Age. He was both a brilliant writer and a captivating speaker. Shortly after retiring as the President of the Bank of India, he met the sage Nisargadatta Maharaj and began translating for Maharaj’s daily morning talks. It was not long before Ramesh too experienced the Ultimate Understanding.
Your Head In The Tiger's Mouth
By Ramesh S. Balsekar
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 107,620. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2013 by Zen Publications. Category: Nonfiction
“The created object cannot possibly know the creator Subjectivity.” Consciousness is all there is. So “who” is to know or seek “what”? All there is is the impersonal functioning of Consciousness, or God, reflecting within Itself the totality of manifestation. Live life making decisions and accepting the consequences as if you have free will – knowing it is Consciousness doing it all.
Confusion No More
By Ramesh S. Balsekar
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 85,590. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2013 by Zen Publications. Category: Nonfiction
Clear the confusion and empty the mind for salvation to happen. This book shows you the way. 

Conditioned as they are by hundreds of years of confusion, spiritual seekers have come to have the idea that the self realized sage is a kind of superman, a 'perfect' human being, totally in control of his mind and body. This is a total misconception.
Yoga & Mental Health & Beyond
By RS Bhogal
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 35,900. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2013 by Zen Publications. Category: Nonfiction
* Mental Health through Yogic Methods: towards unfolding our potentials for a better Self Management & Self Evolution. * Practical Stress Management through Yoga: in tackling Stress, Anxiety, Depression and other Existential Disorders. * Practical Yoga Meditation & Prayer: on scientific lines towards managing our Personality & Environment, here and now!
Nuggets Of Wisdom
By Ramesh S. Balsekar
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 57,890. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2013 by Zen Publications. Category: Nonfiction
It is everyone's experience that the basis of daily living is facing life from moment to moment, necessarily accepting whatever the moment brings - sometimes pain, sometimes pleasure. The interconnected opposites of pain and pleasure, along with the opposites of every conceivable kind form the very basis of life and living. What the human being wants is one and not the other.
Diving Deep Into Ramana Maharshi's Teachings
By Dwaraknath Reddy
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 35,300. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2013 by Zen Publications. Category: Nonfiction
Diving Deep provides intuitive insights into the mystical teachings of the well-known Indian sage Ramana Maharshi.
Advaita And The Buddha
By Ramesh S. Balsekar
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 44,170. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2013 by Zen Publications. Category: Nonfiction
In the conversations in this book Ramesh points to the ‘intrinsic closeness’ between modern physics, Hinduism and Buddhism in their similar recognition of the ‘Unbroken Wholeness’ of the manifest universe.
Mythen in Tüten: ES macht nix
By Karl Renz
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 25,970. Language: German. Published: June 3, 2013 by Zen Publications. Category: Nonfiction
Advaita und Karl - Klar Seine Talks sind unvergleichbar Sprachlich spielerisch - geistreich - intensiv, dabei lebendig - absolut Nach Lao Tse (“Tao Te Karl”) spricht Karl diesmal über Raum und Zeit - Alles und Nichts
Gentle Breeze, Rustling Leaves: Sing, my soul, your symphony of silence
By Dwaraknath Reddy
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 27,190. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2013 by Zen Publications. Category: Nonfiction
When the traveler through the vast vistas of life finally turns his gaze inwards in his search for Ultimate Reality, gentle breezes blow across the mind, stirring the leaves of contemplation, emotion, memory, love, wonder and awe. The rustling sounds of the caressed thoughts are the intoned whispers of the ego and its companion-Self in intimate conversation.
A Buddha's Babble
By Ramesh S. Balsekar
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 35,480. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2013 by Zen Publications. Category: Nonfiction
“A Buddha’s Babble is a true gem. And yet, ironically, it remains Ramesh Balsekar’s most underrated book. There is such deep wisdom hidden between the easy writing and the subtle humour of these pages…”
The Physics Of Karma: A Requiem To Time
By Dwaraknath Reddy
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 45,420. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2013 by Zen Publications. Category: Nonfiction
The Physics of Karma is a challenging book. Important concepts in the physicomental complex of life are examined and pushed to their ultimates, all of which disappear into the dimensions of the Self. But on that account the discussion is not philosophy or metaphysics. It has a vibrancy of Art and Aesthetics celebrating the Beauty and Harmony of the Eternal on Earth. (From the Preface by MP Pandit)
The Glory Of Giripradakshina Of The Holy Hill Of Arunachala
By Muktha Manu
Price: $7.00 USD. Words: 62,540. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2013 by Zen Publications. Category: Nonfiction
The Holy Hill of Arunachala is one of the oldest and most sacred holy places in India. Lord Shiva, the very embodiment of wisdom, out of His supreme compassion and to bless the world, manifested in the form of the Holy Hill. This led devotees to start the practice of Giripradakshina, walking around the Holy Hill as an act of reverence and worship.
Worshipping The Divine Oneness Of Arunachala-Ramana
By Muktha Manu
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 49,450. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2013 by Zen Publications. Category: Nonfiction
Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi and the Holy Hill of Arunachala are the names given to that Ultimate Truth which is beyond all names and forms. The identity of these two forms as the one Ultimate Truth, the Self, leads us to call Bhagavan ‘Arunachala-Ramana’. He realized not only Arunachala, but every being and everything as His own Self.
Bhagavad-Gita: The Ambrosial 'Sat-Song' of Sri Krishna
By Sajohn Daverly
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 129,450. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2013 by Zen Publications. Category: Nonfiction
Complete with word-for-word transliteration, this new presentation of India’s timeless spiritual classic illuminates many subtle details which readers may find themselves either relishing for the very first time, or revisiting with a new level of penetration and appreciation.
The Eternal Wisdom Of Dnyaneshwari
By Vassant Shirvaikar
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 130,300. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2013 by Zen Publications. Category: Nonfiction
Seven centuries ago Saint Dnyaneshwar wrote a commentary on Gita called Bhavarthadeepika, now popularly known as Dnyaneshwari after its author. He wrote it on the instructions of his Guru Nivruttinath who wanted to bring to the common man the Vedanta philosophy of Upanishads, hitherto available to only Sanskrit- knowing pundits.
The Essence Of The Ashtavakra Gita
By Ramesh S. Balsekar
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,510. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2013 by Zen Publications. Category: Nonfiction
Ashtavakra says: • You are not the body which is composed of the five elements. You are that Consciousness which has provided the inert body with the sentience that makes the senses function I regard to their objects. It is sentience which makes the psychosomatic apparatus work as a unit. The words “remain relaxed in Consciousness” form the very basis of the Ashtavakra teaching.


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