Book Code: ES79
Paperback: 262 pages
Book Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.50 inches
Shipping Weight: 270 grams
Table of Contents
|About This Book (Back Cover)|
|Letter by Swami Sivananda||(8)|
|1. Light of Yoga||11|
|2. Obstacles in Yoga||19|
|3. Yogic Instructions||28|
|4. The Mysterious Mind||42|
|5. The Pure and the Impure Mind||57|
|7. Concentration and Meditation||61|
|8. Conquest of Mind||68|
|9. Experiences in Meditation||73|
|1. What Is Vedanta||83|
|2. Gist of Vedanta||88|
|3. Gospel of Vedanta||96|
|4. Easy Steps to Vedanta||100|
|5. Vedanta–Thy Birthright||105|
|6. Light of Vedanta||109|
|7. Thoughts of Vedanta||115|
|8. Practical Vedanta||120|
|9. Vedanta Is Living Experience||124|
|10. Vedantic Culture||126|
|11. Garland of Vedanta||131|
|13. Experiences of the Four States||139|
|14. Turiya or the Fourth State||144|
|15. Vedanta and Sannyasins||148|
|16. Western Philosophy and Vedanta||153|
|17. Wisdom of the Upanishads||159|
(2) VEDANTIC SADHANA
|1. Vedantic Sadhana||169|
|2. Fourfold Sadhana||174|
|3. What Is True Vairagya?||180|
|4. The Pancha Koshas||186|
|5. Shad Lingas||195|
(3) VEDANTA AND THE
|1. The Theory of Creation||197|
|2. Maya and Creation||204|
|3. Adhyasa or Superimposition||210|
|4. World Is an Illusion||218|
|5. World Is Unreal||226|
(4) RAMBLES IN VEDANTA
|1. Practical Religion||230|
|2. Real Education||235|
|4. Who Is a Jivanmukta||245|
|5. Message of Amrita||250|
|6. Philosophy of the Two Birds||255|
|7. Anubandha Chatushtaya||260|
Yoga is an exact science. It aims at the harmonious development of the body, the mind and the soul. Yoga bestows perfection, peace and eternal bliss.
The path of Vedanta is the most natural. It is nothing but manifesting what you exactly are in essence.
Be Thyself. Thou art the resplendent Atman. Be rooted in this supreme consciousness. Eternity is thy very nature. Realise this now and here.
Deep as the ocean is thy life. Nothing can harm you. Thou art the all-pervading Immortal Soul.
It is mainly through books that we establish a connection with and obtain the fruits of a great mind’s lofty labours. This avenue is open to all. In their books the Great Ones present themselves before you, talk to you, giving you the most precious thoughts and ideas and pouring their souls into you.
The present book, ‘Lectures on Yoga and Vedanta’, is a collection of lectures given by Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj on different occasions.
It is earnestly hoped that the readers will be highly benefited by a study and practice of these lectures.
SRIMAT APPAYYA DIKSHITA
GREATEST KEVALA ADVAITA
JNANI AND YOGI
SALUTATIONS TO BRAHMAN
I bow down to that Brahman which, through Its divine powers, though unborn seems to be born, though only One appears to be many, which to the eye of the illusioned appears to be endowed with manifold objective attributes and dispels all the fears of the devotees.
(Sri Sankara: Mandukya Upanishad Bhashya)
1st November 1942
Vedanta is no creed, no ceremony, or form of worship. It boldly proclaims with emphasis that you are the immortal, all-pervading Soul or Brahman in essence.
Knowledge of Brahman alone can free you from the clutches of ignorance and death. This knowledge should come to you as a direct realisation through intuition.
Mere scholarship will not help you to attain the goal. Meditate. Realise. Be free.