Book Code: EC18
Paperback: 208 pages
Book Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 250 grams
Table of Contents
|1. The Divine Destination||19|
|2. The Greatest Wonder||21|
|3. This Moment||23|
|4. Take Time By The Forelock||26|
|5. Creation: The Music Of Mother’s Veena||28|
|6. Guru Seva||31|
|7. The Paradox Of Self-Realisation||34|
|8. The Importance Of Joy||36|
|9. Not A Rosy Path||38|
|10. Dare To Live The Spiritual Life||41|
|11. The All Conquering Power||43|
|12. Choose Your Life||45|
|13. Living Divine Life||47|
|14. The Essence Of Dharma||49|
|15. A Man Of Practical Wisdom||51|
|16. Abhyasa Of Vairagya||53|
|17. Purity, The Pre-Requisite To Perfection||55|
|18. Unity Of Religions||57|
|19. The Spirit Of Religion||59|
|20. All Life Is One||61|
|21. Spiritual Life Should Be Vital And Alive||63|
|22. The Purpose Of Yoga||64|
|23. Everything Is Yoga||65|
|24. Movement Of Man Towards Divine||67|
|25. Essentials Of A Sadhak’s Daily Routine||69|
|26. The Central Declaration Of Vedanta||73|
|28. Bhaja Govindam||76|
|29. Enshrine Thy Guru In Thy Heart!||77|
|30. The Saint’s Magic||79|
|31. Be God-Oriented||81|
|32. Effort And Faith||84|
|33. Not Work But Sadhana For Self-Realisation||85|
|34. Living The Gita Vision||88|
|35. Yearning For Liberation||90|
|36. God’s Grace And Self-Effort||92|
|37. The Rationale Behind Prayer||94|
|38. Prayer–Its Prerequisites||95|
|39. Svadhyaya: Its Practical Value||96|
|40. Shravana Illumines||98|
|41. Santosha -A Continued Feast||100|
|42. The Great Goal And Its Attainment||102|
|43. Knowledge And Action||104|
|44. Be Persistent In Abhyasa||106|
|45. The Best Part Of Knowledge||107|
|46. Action Cannot Be Avoided||108|
|47. Never Despair||110|
|48. Knowledge Is Meant To Be Lived||111|
|49. Some Valuable Clues To Prosperity In The House||112|
|50. God Helps Those Who Help Themselves||113|
|51. The Primary Mission||117|
|52. Yoga Transforms The Nature Of The Psyche||119|
|53. The Yoga Of The Center||120|
|54. Importance Of Educating The Inner Man||122|
|55. Mind Is A Marvel||123|
|56. Mind-The Barrier Between Man And God||125|
|57. The Parable Of The Two Zen Monks||126|
|58. Be Master Of The Mind And Intellect||128|
|59. Liberate Yourself||129|
|60. The Music Of The Soul||131|
|61. Samskaras –The In-Built Impressions||133|
|62. Operation Of Subtle Impressions||135|
|63. Raga And Dvesha||137|
|64. Restraints (Yama)||139|
|65. Seclusion And Sattvic Diet||141|
|66. Practice Of Manana||144|
|67. Dynamic Self- Denial||145|
|68. Dharana And Dhyana Defined||147|
|69. Purushartha And Self-Control||149|
|70. Mental Activity Hides Your Real Nature||151|
|71. The Parable Of The Seeker And The Stinker||152|
|72. Unfoldment Of The Supreme Being||154|
|73. Influence Of Strong Mind Over Weak Minds||155|
|74. Yogic Life–In And Through The World||157|
|75. Hallmark Of A True Seeker||159|
|76. Claim Your Birthright||163|
|77. From Knowledge To Experience||165|
|78. Bliss Is Thy Nature: Bliss Is Thy Heritage||166|
|79. The Thing To Be Known||168|
|80. The World Is An Abode Of Unhappiness||170|
|81. Buddha’s Four Truths||172|
|82. Fulfilment Of Life||174|
|83. From The Universal To The Universal||176|
|84. You Are That!||179|
|86. God Alone Exists||181|
|87. Affirm Truth||183|
|88. Awake, Arise||185|
|89. Negative Solutions Will Not Work||186|
|90. Pleasure Is Not Happiness||187|
|91. Strive For The Goal Of Life Right Now||188|
|92. The Significance Of Deepawali||190|
|93. Practice Awareness Of God||192|
|94. Man’s Extremity Is God’s Opportunity||194|
|96. Thou Art Divinity||198|
|97. Perseverance Leads To Success||200|
98. Dying To The Little Self
|99. Real Renunciation||204|
|100. Let Divinity Be Your Keynote||206|
Dhyanamulam guror murtih
Pujamulam guroh padam,
Mantramulam guror vakyam
Mokshamulam guror kripa.
The form of Guru is the root of meditation.
The feet of Guru are the root of worship.
The teaching of the Guru is the root of all Mantras.
The Grace of Guru is the root of Salvation.
Have God in your heart
His name on your lips
His thought in your mind
His love in your whole being
Samsar cannot touch you!
You are blessed.
24th September 2016 marks the auspicious occasion of Birth Centenary of Worshipful Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj. To commemorate this sacred occasion, the Headquarters Ashram has decided to bring out various books and booklets comprising illuminating talks of Worshipful Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj.
To propagate Sadgurudev Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj’s gospel of Divine Life, Worshipful Sri Swamiji Maharaj travelled extensively in India and abroad and showed the path of divine life to countless seekers through his spontaneous and highly inspiring lectures. His lectures are the outpourings of his saintly heart, complete dedication to Sri Gurudev’s teachings and the revelations of his intuitive wisdom.
Sri Swamiji Maharaj’s illuminating lectures have been compiled and published in book form from time to time. Srimati & Sri Raviji, an ardent devotee of Gurudev from DLS, New York, has meticulously collected some inspiring, thought-provoking and elevating extracts from Sri Swamiji Maharaj’s books. We are immensely happy to bring out those extracts in this book as our worshipful offering at his holy feet on the blessed occasion of his Birth Centenary. The present book THE DIVINE DESTINATION is a beautiful compilation of hundred inspiring excerpts.
We express our heartfelt gratitude towards Sri Raviji and the inmates of the Headquarters Ashram for their loving selfless service in compiling and editing these excerpts.
May the abundant blessings of the Almighty Lord, Sadgurudev Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj and Worshipful Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj be upon all.
—The Divine Life Society
Worshipfull Gurudev Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj came to teach us the essence of Sadhana. He came to train and guide us in practical spiritual life. He wanted that our life should be ‘Sadhanamaya‘. Plunge into Sadhana; that is Sivananda; that is true discipleship. Sadguru Swami Sivananda stands for spiritual Sadhana in life. Be intent on Sadhana. Make your life an integral Sadhana. Stick to your path of Sadhana. Combine all your paths as harmonious help. Without Sadhana, Self-realisation is not possible. Regularity in Sadhana is indispensable. Sincerity and earnestness are the essential conditions for the fruition of all Sadhana.
The sculptor of Swami Chidananda is Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj. It is the wisdom and the genius of the sculptor that is visible in the statue. The divine engineer is Swami Sivananda. All glorifications are due to those lotus-feet.
Whatever he says, should be our gospel. Let us make our entire life a living, practical and dynamic worship of this divine idol before us in the form of Sri Gurudev, so that we shall be able to fulfill the purpose of our existence, viz., the realisation of the inner nature of Sri Gurudev in this very life. If we, indescribably lucky disciples at the feet of this divinity, are fortunate to accomplish that, our lives will be doubly blessed. All praise, all glory to God. All praise, all glory to Gurudev Bhagawan, between whom and God there is no distinction. Bhagawan is Nirakara, Nirguna, Avyakta; Gurudev is Sakara, Saguna, Vyakta. Let us humbly offer our prayers at his divine feet that he may bless us; that in this very life we may try to work towards the fulfillment of our ideal that he is for us all.
Therefore, let us always enshrine in the temple of our hearts the ideal that is Sri Gurudev. Let us always worship in our hearts, the great ideal, the divine example that we have got in the living divinity before us, Sri Gurudev. Let us meditate upon him.