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Reading books that teach or enhance one’s Bhakti is a form of kirtan and fortifies a daily practice by strengthening the intelligence. It is a powerful way of mind control and fixes the mind in yoga. A further benefit is that it nourishes one’s practice so that enthusiasm can be maintained. There are other benefits of reading spiritual classics. Enjoy!

Introductory Books about Bhakti

Wise-Love: Bhakti and the Search for the Soul of Consciousness, Pranada Comtois

Yoga and the Dark Night of the Soul, Simon Haas

Inner Yoga: Entering the Heart of the Tradition, Janne Kontala

The Search for the Highest Truth: Adventures in Yoga Philosophy, Hari-kirtan

Harmony and the Bhagavad-gita: Lessons from a Life-Changing Move to the Wilderness, Visakha Dasi

The Journey Home, Radhanath Swami

Amor Sabio, Spanish translation of Wise-Love by Pranada Comtois

Maha-mantra Practice and Kirtan

Mahamantra Yoga: Chanting to Anchor the Mind and Access the Divine, Richard Whitehurst

The Yoga of Kirtan: Conversations on the Sacred Art of Chanting, Steven Rosen

Birth of Kirtan: The Life & Teaching of Chaitanya, Ranchor Prime

Easy-Entry Gitas

Bhagavad Gita: Talks Between the Soul and God, Ranchor Prime

Gita Wisdom: An Introduction to India’s Essential Yoga Text, Joshua M. Greene

A Comprehensive Guide to Bhagavad Gita HD Goswami

Classic Gitas

Bhagavad-Gita As It Is, A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

The Bhagavad Gita: Its Feeling and Philosophy, Swami B. V. Tripurari

Bhagavad Gita: The Beloved Lord’s Secret Love Song, Graham M. Schweig

Little Treasures by A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Sri Isopanisad

Easy Journey to Other Planets

Beyond Birth & Death

Perfect Questions, Perfect Answers

Biography of A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami, who brought Bhakti and kirtan to the West

Swami in a Strange Land: How Krishna Came to the West, Joshua M. Greene