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Paperback: 190 pages
ISBN: 81-7052-194-7
Book Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.40 inches
Shipping Weight: 240 grams

YOGA AND REALISATION

by Swami Sivananda

Table of Contents

About This Book (Back Cover)  
Inspiring Kirtan Dhwanis 6
My Resolves Today 8
The Universal Prayer 9
1. The Outline of Yoga 15
2. Yoga 17
3. Introduction to Yoga 20
4. Real Yoga 25
5. The Science of Yoga 28
6. Sidelights on Yoga 31
7. Ideal of Yoga 35
8. Important Hints on Yoga 39
9. The Yoga of Synthesis 41
10. Necessity for a Guru 44
11. Qualifications of a Yogic Student 49
12. Kill Desires, Enjoy Bliss 49
13. Sadhana 50
14. Spiritual Diary and Resolves Form 52
15. Self-realisation 56
16. The Rugged Path 58
17. Yoga in Daily Life 62
18. Strive for Divine Life 64
19. The Divine Life 66
20. Precepts for Practice 68
21. Be Ever Vigilant 72
22. Message to Aspirants 75
23. Practice of Hatha Yoga 77
24. Means for Good Health 80
25. Lack of Brahmacharya 82
26. Practice of Brahmacharya 84
27. Yoga 85
28. Integral Yoga 88
29. The Yoga of Synthesis 92
30. Gleanings from the Song Celestial 95
31. Karma Can Be Transformed into Yoga 98
32. Secret of Karma Yoga 101
33. Bhakti Yoga 104
34. Philosophy of Bhakti 108
35. Devotion to the Lord 115
36. The Efficacy of Prayer 118
37. Namasmaran the Easiest Way 121
38. Mantra Yoga 125
39. Eleven Points for Developing Bhakti 127
40. The Essence of Bhakti 131
41. Raja Yoga an Exact Science 133
42. Be Sweet 136
43. Conquest of the Mind 138
44. Cast off this Ego 139
45. Self-analysis, Self-reliance, Self-determination 142
46. What is Mind? 145
47. The Nature of Mind 148
48. Control of Mind 150
49. Think of the Opposite 152
50. Pranayama 154
51. Pratyahara 160
52. Meditation 163
53. The Ignorant and the Wise 167
54. This is Vedantic Samadhi 168
55. Who is a Jivanmukta? 170
56. Unity in Diversity 174
57. Real Education 176
58. Ethics of the Bhagavad Gita 179
59. World Peace 183
60. The Life Divine 186
61. Divine Nature of Man and the Way to Unfold It 189

About This Book

From the divine pen of H.H. Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj has emanated a ceaseless stream of soul-elevating spiritual literature; and it would be quite true to say that today His Holinessís message has penetrated every part of the world and has won for the forces of God and goodness millions of hearts into which Sri Swamiji has instilled a natural love of fellowmen and a keen aspiration to realise the goal of life.

Besides being the author of over 300 books, and besides getting published and distributed free on a worldwide scale, countless leaflets, pamphlets and books, Sri Swamiji has contributed inspiring articles to various newspapers and periodicals all over the world.

The present work is a collection of quite a number of such articles. They have already thrilled many hearts, and awakened many dormant souls. In order that they might give you permanent inspiration they have been reprinted in book-form and is presented to you as our humble love-offering. We earnestly pray that you will make the best use of it, practise Yoga and attain Realisation.


INSPIRING KIRTAN DHWANIS

Radha Ramana Mukunda Murare
Kamala-Vallabha Kaliyugavarada
Raghupati Raghava Rajaram
Patitapavana Sitaram
Iswara Allah Tere Nam
Sab-ko Sanmati De Bhagawan
Esukristu Ati Pavana Nam
Sab Santanake Kare Pranam
Buddha Bhagawan Tere Nam
Satya Ahimsa De Bhagawan
Nitya Niranjana Nischala Nam
Sab-ko Bhagawan De Aram
Shambhu Shantiskanda Gopal
Sab Hai Tere Pavana Nam
Khane Peene Sone Se
Mujhe Kabhi Na Mila Aram Ram
Hare Rama Tere Nam
Bhajana Karna Mere Kam Rama
Raghupati Raghava Raja Ram
Gauri Shankar Sitaram
Sitaram Jaya Sitaram
Radheshyam Jaya Radheshyam
Bhajamana Pyare Sitaram
Bhajamana Pyare Radheshyam
Bhajamana Pyare Rama Rahim
Bhajamana Pyare Krishna Karim
Ayodhya Vasi Rama Namo
Gokula Vasi Krishna Namo
Jaya Raghunandana Jaya Siyaram
Janakivallabha Sitaram
Rama Rama Jaya Rajaram
Rama Rama Jaya Sitaram
Yadupati Vrajapati Jaya Ghanashyam
Patitapavana Radheshyam
Yadupati Vrajapati Jaya Ghanashyam
Rukmini Vallabha Radheshyam


MY RESOLVES TODAY

I will speak truth today
I shall not bear ill-will towards any one
I will not become angry
I will serve the sick and the poor
I will recite Lordís Name for one hour
I will study religious book for one hour
I will bear insult and injury
I will not fear anyone on this earth
I will eat only four things today
I will observe silence for one hour
I will observe Brahmacharya for one month
Make these resolves as soon as
You get up from your bed
You will develop
And attain peace and strength

                                                        óSri Swami Sivananda


THE UNIVERSAL PRAYER

O Adorable Lord of Mercy and Love!
Salutations and prostrations unto Thee.
Thou art Omnipresent, Omnipotent and Omniscient.

Thou art Satchidananda (Existence-Consciousness-Bliss Absolute).
Thou art the Indweller of all beings.

Grant us an understanding heart,
Equal vision, balanced mind,
Faith, devotion and wisdom.
Grant us inner spiritual strength
To resist temptations and to control the mind.
Free us from egoism, lust, greed, hatred, anger and jealousy.
Fill our hearts with divine virtues.

Let us behold Thee in all these names and forms.
Let us serve Thee in all these names and forms.
Let us ever remember Thee.
Let us ever sing Thy glories.
Let Thy Name be ever on our lips.
Let us abide in Thee for ever and ever.

                                                     Swami Sivananda

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