Top 10 influential religious books

religion and spirituality
by Postmaters blogger 30 Nov , 2015


10 Great influential  religious and metaphysics books


In human history most influenced books are religious.Every religion is built upon  metaphysical knowledge in its core that most peoples are unaware. Many religions explain the true knowledge of theism and atheism rationally. Here is sample list of great books in human history that deals with different aspects of knowledge including Purpose of creation, aim of life, virtue.and morality.Religious knowledge is incomplete if it is only about single religion.Most of these books demands  a basic understanding about the topic, which make understanding difficulties to common people.In most cases, knowledge regarding fundamental concepts is only known by scholars in that particular religion.Although knowledge of other religious beliefs and culture  would also helps to cultivate equality over different religion by knowing all are built on the common foundation which aiming same intention.



1  Holy Bible, The Old and new Testament. The old testament comprises of 39 books and The new testament comprise of 27 books.Old Testament  is the foundation for New Testament. It includes 5 books of laws,12 books of history,5 books of poetry and 17 books of prophets.The new testament includes 4 gospels, A book of history,14 books of Pauline,7 books of general Epistles and a book of prophecy

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2  The Qur'an: According to Muslim's Qur'an was verbally revealed by God to prophet Muhammad.The theme of Quran is monotheistic which has similarities with Christianity and Hindu monotheistic illustration where god believed to be omnipresence, omnipotent and omniscience. Quran discloses various worshiping ways and cultural commandments. 


3  The Upanishads- Hinduism: Source of Upanishads are unknown. Advaita Vedanta (Nondualism) -The highest philosophical knowledge among 6 Indian philosophy is the subject in Upanishads. Other Hindu texts such as Vedas and Bhagavad Gita are related to Upanishads.Among 108 Upanishads 13 of them are profound.Though the number 108 is important in Hinduism.According to ancient Hindu calculations, The distance between the sun to the earth is 108 times the diameter of the sun and the diameter of the sun is 108 times the diameter of the earth.


4  Dhammapada:   Pali Canon of Theravada Buddhism, renowned Buddhist scripture.The book explains intelligent philosophical dimensions of various stages of human life.Dhammapada is easy to comprehend and follow and the instructions and teachings are straightforward.Its is a compilation of  Buddha teachings.


5  Analects (500-200BC): The traditional Chinese book was written by philosopher Confucius.Analytics is an important text of classical Confucianism describing fundaments about supernaturalism, education, social and political philosophical facts.


6  Manasvi -Well known Sufi book, Islamic mysticism, written by Rumi, an Islamic scholar. The Book is a collection of poems explains different Sufi ideas and practices. Manasvi is a series of six books in poetry form and is the higly influential book in Sufism. The writing style and pattern of illustration makes Manasvi superior.


7  The Avesta-: Avesta is the central book of Zoroastrianism, an old religion in Persia in 6th century BC by the prophet Zarathushtra (Zoroaster). Zoroastrianism gives monotheistic concepts to God. Zarathushtra demonstrates god is of supreme knowledge and knower of all. Key concepts of Zoroastrianism tells Cause and effect of situations are as the result of competition between the good side and the evil side.


8 Tao Te Ching. Taoist Text by Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu(6th century BC), founder of Taoism. It is based on 10 theories and its own practice methods. Popular yin and yang symbol is associated with Taoism, which shows the interrelation of dualities or the pair of opposites. Tao Te Ching deals with  philosophical and political  subjects for all category of peoples. An oldest Chinese classic referred to  communism and Taoism are I Ching.


9   Meditations: Stoicism. A Work by a roman emperor Marcus Aurelius 

( 121-180 AD ).Stoic school of philosophy was founded by greek philosopher Zeno(335-263 BC).Stoicism resembles eastern Buddhist and Hindu philosophies which teach pair of opposites should make no difference to persons inner peace such as pleasure and pain, praise and blame.


10  The Gospel of Truth -Gnostic books believed to be written in AD second century by Valentinus, an early Christian scholar.Gnosticism discuss intuitive spiritual knowledge, saying a person's spiritual element can be released from its material attachments,


Most books can be downloaded in pdf form from internet sources.