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Book Code: ES310
Paperback:
142 pages
ISBN: NA
Book Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.25 inches
Shipping Weight: 150 grams

EASY PATH TO GOD-REALISATION

by Swami Sivananda

Table of Contents

Dedication (5)
Publishers' Note (7)
   

Chapter I
TO THE WORLDLY MINDED

 
Nature of the World 13
A "True" Story 14
Is There Pleasure or Pain in the World? 15
Ponder These Facts 16
Maya 17
Swami Versus Maharaja 18
Sages’ Words 19
Way to Liberation 22
The Pinnacle of Glory 25
Not Curiosity But Aspiration Is Needed 30
   

Chapter II
THE GOAL OF HUMAN LIFE

 
Brahman Exists 33
Siva and Sakti 36
Physical Being 37
Care Not for Destructive Criticism 38
True Knowledge 39
   

Chapter III
PATH TO PEACE AND HAPPINESS

 
The Highest End of Man 41
God Is Peace 43
Where Is Happiness 44
Balanced Mind: An Invulnerable Fortress 47
   

Chapter IV
BRAHMACHARYA AND ITS NECESSITY

 
What Is Brahmacharya? 51
Importance of Brahmacharya 54
Who Is a Brahmachari? 64
How to Maintain Brahmacharya 67
   

Chapter V
REAL EDUCATION AND ITS BENEFITS

 
Real Education 73
Health and Strength 78
Religious Institutions 82
Study and Training 83
   

Chapter VI
HOW TO LEAD THE
HOUSEHOLDER’S LIFE

 
Varnashrama 93
Householder’s Life 95
Advice to Ladies 98
Training of Children 101
Vanaprastha Life 103
   

Chapter VII
SANNYASA AND SALVATION

 
The Path of Renunciation 105
Real Renunciation 107
Necessity for Vairagya 109
What Is This World? 110
What Is This Body? 112
Abandon Sensual Pleasures 113
The Path of the Wise 115
Maya 117
A Word To Virochanas 119
Tat Tvam Asi 120
Where Is Real Love? 122
The Four Means 123
How to Develop Vairagya-I 125
How to Develop Vairagya-II 129
Dissemination of Knowledge 132
The Best Discourse 134
Hints on Sannyasa Life-I 135

Hints on Sannyasa Life-II

138


OM
DEDICATED TO
ALL SEEKERS AFTER THE
TRUE GOAL OF LIFE
OM


Publishers’ Note

We have immense pleasure in placing before the public in general and the thirsty aspirants after Sri Swamiji’s latest writings in particular the long-awaited work—Easy Path to God-realisation. As the title of the book is itself clear, it seems ludicrous for us to speak once again in detail about its contents.

The ancient Dharma whose proud progenitors we ever call ourselves to be has lost its past glory and sanctity on account of our contact with alien cultures these thousand and odd years. Changing our customs at every age, our manners at every stage of life, we have forgotten completely the steps of a well-regulated life which the Law-givers of yore chiselled for our spiritual advancement. The four Ashrams or stages in every man’s career have thus fallen into misuse and in these days one looks upon them with disrespect if not in scorn.

The revered author’s object in the succeeding pages of the present work is to give every stage of life its true values and take the reader by hand from one labyrinth to another through its numerous intricate winding passages till he reaches the final stage and enjoys within himself the summum bonum of such a precious existence. The life to be lived at every stage, its objects and results on the evolving soul are clearly explained and thus the "Easy Path" has been again made free from pitfalls and snares that sprang through misuse of countless years and made smooth for all the true seekers to tread the same in their onward march to "God-realisation".

We would feel ourselves fully recompensed when the reading public accords a warm reception to this writing of the Swamiji.

1st March, 1958

—THE DIVINE LIFE SOCIETY

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