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WHAT THE RIVER HAS TAUGHT ME
by N. Ananthanarayanan
Table of Contents
Publishersí Note iii What the River Has Taught Me 1 Are You a Spiritual Seeker? 6 Why Do Sadhana? 12 Good Life and God-life 20 Theory and Practice in Spiritual Life 23 The Sense of Spiritual Direction 28 The Fire and the Frying Pan 32 Juvenile Enthusiasm vs. Settled Conviction 36 Sivanandaís Stress on Practice 40 Sense of Urgency in Sadhana 46 The Means and the End 52 Time for Introspection 57 Whither Mr. Sadhak? 60 Thirty Years in the Spiritual Path 65 Instant Realisation 74 Meditation Purifies 79 Lives of Saints 82 The Borderland between Virtue and Vice 85 Congenial Company for the Sadhak 91 Distracting Sights and Sounds 95 Choose Your Environment 99 The Corrective Dose 102 The Moment of Surrender 106 Godís Mercy - Myth or Reality? 109 How to Get over Maya 114 Destiny or Karmic Purgation 119 Fate, Free Will and Godís Will 123 Give Up Value Judgment 127 Which Is True? Which False? 133 Spirituality Is Expansion 138 Being, Doing, Possessing 143 How to Get Your Desires Fulfilled 147 Is Prayer Necessary? 151 Living in the Present 155 Choosing a Career - The Spiritual Angle 160 Positive Aids to Peace of Mind 165
This book, with three exceptions, is a collection of the authorís articles published in the Divine Life magazine in the seventies and early eighties.
"Sivanandaís Stress on Spiritual Practice", "Instant Realisation" and "Spiritual Education for Youth" are taken from the Commemoration/Souvenir Volumes published by our Ahmedabad, Chickmagalur and Bhavnagar branches in 1975, 1982 and 1983 respectively.
In these articles, the author, Shri N. Ananthanarayanan, a direct disciple of Holy Master Swami Sivananda and an inmate of the Ashram for many years, seeks to share with the readers his views on Sadhana and spiritual life in the light of his own experiences. These articles are more the direct outcome of the authorís spiritual struggle than the product of any intellectual effort. As such, they should have a special appeal to practising spiritual seekers everywhere.
We have great pleasure in releasing this book on the most sacred occasion of Vijaya Dasami. May the Grace of the Divine Mother shower upon all readers of this book and bring all success in their spiritual endeavour and lead them on to supreme spiritual blessedness.
OCTOBER 14, 1994.
--THE DIVINE LIFE SOCIETY
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