The Books and Paintings of Bo Yin Ra :: The Kober Press
The Kober Press

The Books and Paintings of

Bô Yin Râ (signature)
Bust of Bô Yin Râ

The Kober Press presents the first English translations of the works of Bô Yin Râ

Bô Yin Râ (J.A. Schneiderfranken), 1876-1943, is the author of forty books, originally written in German and published between 1919 and 1939 in Germany and Switzerland.  The works of
Bô Yin Râ discuss the fundamental questions of human existence and are also practical guides to reaching the sublime goal to which all human beings can aspire: the reunion with our inner light and awakening to the consciousness of our eternal self.

Bô Yin Râ counseled against withdrawal from the world, asceticism, or the pursuit of unusual powers, teaching instead that the best spiritual exercise is to do one's daily tasks conscientiously, and live life with quiet optimism.  He emphasized inner experience over belief.  He did not seek followers: there is no congregation or dogma for readers of these books.

These are not works of popular culture; they are large in scope and layered in meaning, and offer a beauty and richness of perspective that is rare.

A noted artist of his time, Bô Yin Râ also created a body of paintings reflecting metaphysical realities.  These "spiritual perspectives" are intended to convey, by means of color, line, and form, perceptions of the many-layered structures of eternal life, whose patterns also underlie and shape all elements of this material world.  Selections from his legacy of 200 paintings are on display at this website.