Lamps of Wisdom

Over a period of 5,000 years, Asian spiritual traditions have been evolving and refining their message about the ultimate nature of life and reality. From Hinduism's ancient Vedic scriptures through to more recent times, this message has been expressed in sacred texts of timeless quality.

Listed below are a small selection of these texts. Asian Reflection is grateful to Nilgiri Press for permision to use these texts, which are from the wonderful book God Makes the Rivers to Flow, by Eknath Easwaran.

Katha Upanishad

Perennial Joy
The Razor's Edge
The Ruler Within
The Tree of Eternity


Simple Union


The Path to Your Dwelling
Life of My Life
Come, Beloved

Lao Tzu

Finding Unity

Sutta Nipata

Discourse on Good Will
The Island