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Book Code: ES137
Paperback:
216
ISBN: 8170522609
Book Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 260 grams

SPIRITUAL STORIES

by Swami Sivananda

Table of Contents

Publishers' Note 5

Chapter One
PHILOSOPHICAL STORIES

 
1. City of Benightedness 13
2. The Sadhak’s Path 23
3. Shadow and Substance 35
4. Happiness is within Thee 36
5. Hidden Treasure 38
6. Atman is Most Dear 40
7. Maya and the Magician 42
8. The Best Choice 43
9. His Son’s Voice in a Crowd 44
10. The Treasure Beneath the Pillow 45
11. The Parable of the Millionaire’s Son 46
12. Secret of Unswerving Righteousness 48
13. Love and Love Alone can Transform Evil for ever 50
14. You can’t Deceive God 54
15. How a Sage Ruled 56
16. The Reward of Faith 58
17. What God does is All Good 59
18. Diluted Milk 61
19. Glory of Self-Surrender 62

Chapter Two
MORAL STORIES

 
20. The Story of Grief 65
21. Chipak Mahadev 66
22. Glory of Glorification 68
23. Story of a Kaupeen and a Buffalo 70
24. The Story of Conch 72
25. Mada-Devata’s Trick 73
26. Moksha through Service of Saints 74
27. Living Presence not a Piece of Metal 74
28. Illumination: The Reward of Insult 76
29. Birbal and his Brother-in-law 78
30. Be Courageous 80
31. Do not Quarrel 82
32. We are His Responsibility 84
33. Akbar and Beggar 85
34. Who will Take my Sin? 86
35. God-realisation through Yukti 87
36. The Ahimsa-ideal 88
37. Story of a Shoe and Halwa 91
38. Story of Two Ants 93
39. You cannot Run away from Evil 96
40. The Voice in the Woods 98
41. Release the Pigeon: Avert Death 99
42. Man--The Crowning Glory of Creation 102
43. Power of Satsanga 105
44. Self-sacrifice 106
45. The Engine Refuses to Move 107

Chapter Three
ALLEGORICAL STORIES

 
46. Love that only Guru can have 109
47. The Parable of the Three Robbers 111
48. Our Wedding is Indissoluble! 113
49. Story of Sage Swarnakesa 117
50. Story of Vishayapriya 119
51. The Wisdom of God-I 121
52. The Wisdom of God-II 123
53. The Story of Kancha Prabhu 124
54. The Lord Takes on His Bhakta’s Prarabdha 127
55. Andha Chettiar’s Folly 130
56. Moorkha Ram and the Leper Woman 131
57. Daridranarayana’s Prayer 131
58. Cart before the Horse 132
59. Pepper for Tears of Love 133
60. Bhakta Haridas 133
61. Fear: Worse than Cholera 135
62. Story of the. Ring Finger and the Index Finger 136

Chapter Four
STORIES FROM SCRIPTURES

 
63. The Fruits of Karma 141
64. The Test of Renunciation 143
65. Tiruvalluvar’s Wife 144
66. Saints are one at Heart 145
67. Story of King Sachipati 146
68. Yudhishthira and Dawn of Kali Yuga 149
69. The Lord’s Grace 150
70. Wisdom of a Hunter 152
71. Story of King Bhanupratapa 153
72. Vedas are Infinite 160
73. Divine among Diabolicals 161
74. Man Proposes: God Disposes 162
75. Krishna Bhakti 166
76. The Foolish Camel Chapter Five 167

Chapter Five
STORIES IN POEMS

 
77. The Missing Tenth 169
78. Do not Cheat 170
79. Eradicate Laziness 171
80. Long Beard within a Single Night 172
81. Guru Nanak Tests 172
82. Sivaji’s Pride Quelled 173
83. God is Full 173
84. Maya Dog Barks 174
85. Have Avyabhicharini Bhakti 175
86. Cry like the Child 175
87. Dhanna Bhagat 176
88. Vidura’s Wife’s Plantain Skin Offering 177
89. Lakshmi-Parvati Samvad 178
90. Churning 178
91. Power of Renunciation 179
92. Yayati’s Descent-Ascent 180
93. The Greatest Miser 180
94. Story of an Applicant 181
95. Story of Horse ‘Edakku’ 182
96. Story of Two Disciples 183
97. Story of a King’s Cat 183
98. Story of a Cobra and a Farmer 184
99. Story of Two Misers 185
100. Story of a Miserly Millionaire 185
101. Be Sincere and Aspire 186
102. Look at Kallu’s Devotion 187
103. Socrates and a Horse 187
104. Jiva Srishti alone Gives Pain 188
105. Restless Horse-Mind 188
106. Dog in Stone 189
107. Knowledge of a Child 190
108. Moorkhanandas 191
109. Sugarcane Story 192
110. Daya Krishna and Danaveera Ram 192
111. Effects of Dream 194
112. Pandit Ram with His Third Wife 194
113. A Sadhu and a Seth 195
114. Milk, Doodh, Pal, Ksheeram 196
115. Aspire for Liberation 197
116. See the Lord in all Forms 197
117. An old Lady and a Needle 198
118. Fever Meets Itching 199
119. Do not be Credulous 200
120. A Great F.F.S. & F.T.D. 201
121. Story of a Pig 201
122. Develop Contentment 202
123. Your Wife Became a Widow 203
124. Story of a Sannyasi 204
125. A King and a Saint 205
126. Sivaratri in E.I.R. 205
127. Have Perfect Faith 206
128. Maya’s Vicious Circle 207
129. Human Love is Hollow 207
130. Give it Now 208
Yoga of Self-Surrender - I 209
Yoga of Self-Surrender - II 211
What is Prayer 213

The Universal Prayer

216

PUBLISHERS’ NOTE

There is not a single means of imparting spiritual knowledge to people that H.H. Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj has ignored. Sayings, Poems, Songs, Essays, Discourses, Plays, Parables and Stories—he has, in the words of Sri C. Rajagopalachariar, then Governor-General of India, beaten gold into various shapes.

And, here is one more story-book; and it will be greatly enjoyed by children—young and old—who will find a wealth of wisdom in them.

The Divine Life Society

 

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