Pointers on Vedanta

by Swami Brahmananda

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Softcover: 247 pages
ISBN: 81-7052-178-8
Book Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 270 grams

Table of Contents

Publishers’ Note vi
Invocatory Prayer vii
Prayers 3
Life-Sketch of Swami Brahmananda 37
Yoga and Life 70
An Introduction to the Study of The Supreme Knowledge 74
The Quintessence of Spiritual Practice 137
Brahma Sutras–A Remembrancer 165
Some Stories from The Supreme Knowledge 209
    The City of Benightedness 210
     The Poor Widow 214
    The Hunter-Prince 215
     What We Think, That We Become 216
     In the Examination Hall 218
    “I am a Tongawala” 220
    The Exquisitely Beautiful Ring 221
     Searching for the Atman 223
    The Tenth Man 225
     Supreme Indifference 227
    Sage Ribhu and Nidagha 229
    In Haridwar 231
    An Expression of God-Experience 237
Appendix (Guru and the Great Beyond) 244

Publishers’ Note

We are happy to present to the spiritual seekers this book which is chiefly an anthology of selected writings of H.H. Sri Swami Brahmanandaji Maharaj, a senior Mahatma of Sivananda Ashram, who attained Mahasamadhi on 12th September, 2002. This valuable collection contains certain important works of Parama Poojya Swamiji Maharaj, which were published on earlier occasions in the form of small booklets for free distribution as Jnana Prasad. It is with this intention of preserving these valuable treatises that the present volume is being published.

Revered Swamiji’s writings are endowed with the clarity of an acute scholar and the profundity of a practical saint combined in one. Students of Vedanta will find this collection as a vademecum for constant recollection of the Vedantic verities.

May the choicest blessings of the Lord and the Brahma-vidya Gurus be upon all.

Rishi Panchami,
1st September 2003.


Invocatory Prayer*

Yasmin yato yarhi yena ca yasya yasmaat yasmai yatha yaduta yastvaparh paro vaa,
Bhaavah karoti vikaroti pruthak svabhaavah sanchoditastadakhilam bhavatah svaroopam.

O Lord! Anyone who in any condition, for any reason, at anytime does anything or changes anything, whether it is good or bad, with whatever intentions good or evil, in whatever manner, unto anyone, through anyone, in relationship with anyone, influenced by anyone–all that is your own Self!

–Srimad Bhagavata Mahapuranam (VII-9-20)

*This prayer was found, in Swami Brahmananda’s handwriting, among his personal papers.

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