Recommended Books

People often ask Dr. Diane M. Rousseau to recommend books for spiritual insights and personal growth. Dr. Diane sometimes recommends specific books to an individual based on need but she suggests the following books for all those seeking truth.

Books on Guru Dev

(Swami Brahmananda Saraswati Maharaj, Jagad Guru Shankaracharya of Jyotirmath) For those wanting insight into Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's master and teacher Guru Dev, and the origins and genesis of the teachings of the Holy Tradition see:

Strange Facts About a Great Saint by DR. Raj R.P. Varma
First published in 1980, this is a small and simple biography of Guru Dev that is particularly interesting and unique because it was written by a devotee who spent time with Guru Dev.
First editions are very rare but fortunately reprints can be ordered directly from the author’s grandson in India at :

Life and Teachings of Swami Brahmananda Saraswati Shankaracharya of Jyotirmath (1941-1953) by Paul Mason
The definitive book(s) available on Guru Dev. What started as a single volume has grown to a 3 volume set. This is by far the best researched, best documented, best presented biography available on Guru Dev, his life and now, with the 3rd volume: “108 Discourses of Swami Brahmananda Saraswati” his teachings.
Available from Amazon or directly from the author at:

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Love and God by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
The importance of Love and the Divine in daily life is the message of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's classic: "Love and God". Published and re-published a number of times, various editions and copies often are available from the usual secondary book sellers, also new copies are available from MUM Press at:

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