Download Free Books on Yoga, Religion & Philosophy
Online Bookstore
THE DIVINE LIFE SOCIETY HOME TEACHINGS MESSAGES RELIGIONS DISCOURSE SAINTS SWAMI SIVANANDA
FAQ ANNOUNCEMENTS SITE MAP BRANCHES MULTIMEDIA LINKS


View Archives

Buy this book | Online Bookstore
187 pages.

Trust God

Early Morning Meditation Talks

by Swami Atmaswarupananda

Swami Atmaswarupananda was born in Canada in 1925,
and he has been a resident of Sivananda Ashram since 1974.

Table of Contents

Publishers’ Note
1. What Do We Really Long For?
2. We Must Want to Know the Truth
3. Jumping off the Cliff
4. Does Your Sadhana Prepare You for the Battlefield?
5. Spiritual Practices Are Not an End in Themselves
6. We Are Rebels Against God
7. The Way to Peace
8. Live Today
9. Footprints
10. The Goal Is Beyond Feelings
11. The True Revolutionary
12. Do I Really Want God?
13. Choosing Between Being Special and Being Ordinary
14. Do Not Disturb
15. Spiritual Extremism
16. Expressing the Divine Will
17. Karma Yoga
18. The Genius of Gurudev’s Unorthodox Teachings
19. We Are the World
20. Facing the Truth
21. The Heroic in Us
22. You Won’t Let Go
23. Listening with Our Heart
24. Seeing the Presence of God
25. Obedience
26. A Test for Ethics and Morality
27. Taking a Universal Point of View
28. Controlling the Senses
29. Waking Up from Our Long Dream
30. The Secret of Happiness
31. Why Aren’t We Reaching the Goal?
32. The Importance of Common Sense
33. Adapt, Adjust and Accommodate
34. Wake Up!
35. Letting Go of the Past
36. Righteousness
37. Being Casual About God
38. Faith
39. Overcoming Mediocrity
40. Going Beyond Self-images
41. Dealing with Pleasure and Pain
42. A New Beginning
43. Rising Above the Narrow View
44. The Neutral Factor in Us
45. Is Life Fundamentally Positive or Negative?
46. Overcoming Negative Forces
47. Omnipresence
48. True Dispassion
49. Purity and Spiritual Experiences
50. Bringing the Meditation Experience into Daily Life
51. The Art and Science of the Spiritual Life
52. Integrating Self-effort and Dependence upon God
53. Discovering the Fundamental of Your Spiritual Life
54. Going Beyond Fixed Ideas
55. Understanding Teachings Properly
56. The Spiritual Purpose of Japa
57. True Selfless Service
58. Stocktaking
59. Becoming Like God
60. The Wisdom of Not Knowing
61. No Room for Diffidence
62. Liberation Is Our Responsibility
63. We Are Body, Mind and Spirit
64. Lead Us Not into Temptation
65. What Is Ignorance?
66. Deepening Our Surrender
67. Connecting Ourselves with God
68. The Real Thou
69. The Conscious and the Inert
70. Discrimination
71. Becoming Impersonal
72. The Importance of Will
73. An Understanding Heart
74. Wanting Nothing
75. Freeing Ourselves from Slavery to the Mind
76. Abandoning I Want, I Know, and I Am
77. Our Attitude to the Guru
78. The Need for Both Introspection and Meditation
79. Wait No Longer
80. Simple Living and Simple Thinking
81. A Simple but Powerful Spiritual Practice
82. Being Convinced
83. Believing the Truth
84. Making Our Spiritual Life Progressive
85. Victory Is Everything
Glossary

vii
3
5
7
9
11
13
15
17
19
21
23
25
27
29
31
33
35
37
39
41
43
45
47
49
51
54
56
58
61
63
65
67
69
71
73
75
77
79
81
84
86
88
90
92
94
97
99
101
104
106
108
110
112
115
117
119
121
124
126
128
130
132
135
138
140
142
144
146
148
150
152
154
156
158
160
162
164
166
168
170
172
174
176
179
181
185


PUBLISHERS’ NOTE

Early rooming meditation has long been a tradition at Sivananda Ashram. Held in the sacred Samadhi Hall of the founder of The Divine Life Society, His Holiness Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj, the present format was inaugurated by His Holiness Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj during his birthday celebrations September 24, 1984. Since then, fulfilling a promise he made that day, whenever he has been in the ashram revered President Swamiji has given a daily talk during the morning meditation gathering.

In 1995, Swamiji Maharaj requested Sri Swami Atmaswarupanandaji to also give a brief talk six mornings a week. Later he requested him to have the talks recorded and brought out in book form. This volume of 85 talks is in response to that request, and it is being released on the auspicious 85th birthday anniversary of revered Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj.

In the text, H.H. Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj is referred to as "Gurudev," and H.H. Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj is referred to as "Swamiji." Sanskrit words that the reader may not be familiar with can be found in the glossary.

It is hoped that many of the thoughts expressed in these talks will resonate with seekers after the Truth, and be of assistance to them in their sadhana and their search for God.

September 24, 2001

THE DIVINE LIFE SOCIETY

Buy this book | Online Bookstore


Last Updated: Monday, 21-Feb-2005 08:29:12 EST
Mail Questions, Comments & Suggestions to :