Softcover: 247 pages
Book Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 270 grams
Table of Contents
|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|
|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|
|Sage Ribhu and Nidagha||229|
|An Expression of God-Experience||237|
|Appendix (Guru and the Great Beyond)||244|
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.
1st September 2003.
–THE DIVINE LIFE SOCIETY
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.