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111 pages.

ILLUMINATION

by Swami Sivananda

Table of Contents

Publishers' Note
Chapter One
SCIENCE OF THE SUPREME REALITY
i. Brahman, the Absolute
ii. The Witnessing Self
iii. The Ultimate Truth
iv. Light on Vedanta

Chapter Two
FREEDOM FROM SUFFERING AND BONDAGE
i. This Mysterious Delusion
ii. Cause of Suffering
iii. Way to Freedom

Chapter Three
HUMAN LIFE AND ITS ULTIMATE GOAL
i. Purpose of Life
ii. O Traveller, Listen
iii. Your Essential Nature
iv. Path to Perfection
v. Way of Light
vi. Divinise Your Life
vii. Shining Admonitions

Chapter Four
RIGHTEOUSNESS—THE FULCRUM OF LIFE
i. Dharma-Your Life’s Guide
ii. Cultivate Virtues and Become Fragrant
iii. Eradicate Vices

Chapter Five
LIGHT ON THE INNER MAN
i. This Marvellous Mind
ii. Hints on Mind-Control
iii. Master-Key to Illumination
iv. Enter the Light of Lights

Chapter Six
THE PATH OF KNOWLEDGE
i. Your Supreme Goal
ii. Vedantic Sadhana
iii. The Immortal Fruit
iv. The Great Liberation

Chapter Seven
GOD-COMMUNION THROUGH LOVE
i. Nature of God
ii. God Indwells Everything
iii. Divine Love Leads to God
iv. Develop Devotion
v. Turn to Prayer
vi. Your Greatest Strength
vii. Pearls of Devotion
viii. Radiant God-Men

Chapter Eight
GUIDING LIGHT ON PATH SPIRITUAL
i. Call to Sadhana
ii. Important Requisites
iii. Precepts for Practice
iv. Aids to God-Realisation
v. Hallmark of Discipleship
vi. Beware of Obstacles
vii. March Forward, O Hero!
viii. Enter the Stupendous Silence

Chapter Nine
BROADCAST TO THE WORLD
i. World Peace and Brotherhood
ii. Spread the Message of Love
iii. Express Love Through Worshipful Service
iv. Spirituality—The Basis of Real Civilisation
v. True Culture and Education
vi. Religion and Philosophy
vii. Sage—Your Greatest Benefactor

Chapter Ten
SIVANANDA-VANI
i. Yoga The Divine Science
ii. Sannyasa—Its Significance and Glory
iii. Voice of Wisdom




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Publishers’ Note

Rendered in a simple and lucid style by profuse explanations suggestive through the forceful and inimitable pen of the illustrious author and Sage of the Himalayas, H.H. Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj, this book is a guiding light for all the seekers on the spiritual path. Every word and every sentence of this marvellous book enters right into the heart of readers and has a message to transform his life. It is an inspiration to strengthen his steps to God-realisation. We are immensely glad to present this book ‘Illumination’ to the readers.

—THE DIVINE LIFE SOCIETY

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