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206 pages.

PRECEPTS FOR PRACTICE

by Swami Sivananda

Table of Contents

Publishers' Note

Chapter One
THE GOLDEN PRECEPTS
(i) Key-notes of Sadhana
(ii) Strive for Self-Culture
(iii) Unto Peace
(iv) The Divine Science
(v) Streams of Philosophy

Chapter Two
PRECEPTS FOR BHAKTAS
(i) How to Develop Devotion
(ii) Conditions Pre-Requisite
(iii) Sadhana
(iv) Sources of Inspiration
(v) Renunciation
(vi) Your Duty

Chapter Three
PRECEPTS ON PRACTICAL SADHANA
(i) The Path of Blessedness
(ii) Means to Salvation
(iii) Pearls of Truth
(iv) Ways of Self-Purification
(v) Gospel of Brahmacharya
(vi) Keep a Diary

Chapter Four
PRECEPTS ON THE BLESSED LIFE
(i) Sadhana: The Sine Qua Non of Life
(ii) Surrender and Spiritual Experience
(iii) Stand Up and Fight O Hero
(iv) Such Is Life
(v) Mind the Mind
(vi) Path to Permanent Freedom
(vii) Glory of Yoga
(viii) Hints for the Modern Man
(ix) Strive for Liberation

Chapter Five
PRECEPTS ON SAINTLINESS
(i) Marks of Saintliness
(ii) Guiding Lights
(iii) Glory of the Guru
(iv) Jiva-Brahma-Aikya
(v) Points to Remember
(vi) Attain the Goal Here
(vii) Develop Intuition
(viii) Pilgrimage to Param-Dham

Chapter Six
PRECEPTS PERENNIAL
(i) On Control of Mind
(ii) Tapas or Austerity
(iii) Adieu! Maya!!
(iv) Who Am I?
(v) Who Is God?
(vi) Philosophical Truths
(vii) Appeal to the Supreme
(viii) The Mysterious Delusion
(ix) The Different Yogas
(x) Pearls of Divine Wisdom
(xi) Surrender and Grace
(xii) The Goal and Its Attainment

Chapter Seven
PRECEPTS FOR PERFECTION
(i) This Samsara Is Asara (Essenceless)
(ii) Asparsa Yoga
(iii) This Marvellous Mind
(iv) Aid to Spiritual Progress
(v) Rise Above the World
(vi) Economics and Life Divine
(vii) The Path of Purity

Chapter Eight
PRECEPTS ON PRACTICAL RELIGION
(i) Sane Way to Salvation
(ii) Real Religion
(iii) The Great Quest

Chapter Nine
PRECEPTS ON SELF-PURIFICATION
(i) Transcend Temptations
(ii) Qualifications of a Karma Yogi
(iii) Gospel of Freedom
(iv) The Power of Purity
(v) The Supreme Blessing
(vi) Cream of Yoga-Vedanta
(vii) Where Is God?
(viii) How to Become Immortal

Chapter Ten
PRECEPTS ON THE PRACTICE OF YOGA
(i) Secret of Success in Meditation
(ii) Universal Teachings of All Saints
(iii) Eradication of Evil
(iv) The Wise Aspirant
(v) Sparks of Wisdom
(vi) Truth About God
(vii) The Highest Sadhana



 

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Publishers’ Note

Sri Swami Sivanandaji’s writings are characteristic in being free from the rigid technical nomenclature and the austere logic usually met with in texts dealing with super-mundane matters and in thus being accessible even to the most non-intellectual type of aspirants.

These priceless precepts have already been made available to seekers of Truth all over the world through "My Magazine of India" for over twenty-five years.

A point worth mentioning here is that most of the earliest disciples of the Master (e.g., Sri Swami Paramanandaji, Sri Swami Narayananandaji, Sri Swami Chidanandaji came into contact with Sri Gurudev and His message through the pages of "My Magazine of India".

For the benefit of the devotees, these precepts were brought out in a book form in the year 1958.

This beautiful production is a joyous hand-book to one and all in their daily life, which instructs like a philosopher, coaxes like a mother, and makes merry like a friend. A page from this book cannot go without seriously benefiting its reader. We have no doubt that it will illumine many a soul that seeks Light.

—THE DIVINE LIFE SOCIETY

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