Author: Swami SivanandaPublisher: Divine Life SocietyYear: 2006Language: EnglishPages: 262ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170520193
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 are 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 labors. 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.
PART (I) – YOGALight of YogaObstacles in YogaYogic Instructions The Mysterious MindThe Pure and the Impure MindPratyaharaConcentration and meditationConquest of MindExperiences in MeditationSamadhiPART (II) – VEDANTA1. VEDANTA:What Is VedantaGist of VedantaGospel of VedantaEasy Step to VedantaVedanta – Thy birthrightLight of VedantaThoughts of VedantaPractical VedantaVedanta Is Living experienceVedantic CultureGarland of VedantaAtma-SvarajyaExperiences of the Four StatesTuriya or the Fourth StateVedanta and SannyansinsWestern Philosophy and VedantaWisdom of the Upanishads2. VEDANTIC SADHANA:Vedantic SadhanaFourfold SadhanaWhat Is True Vairagya?The Pancha KoshasShad Lingas3. VEDANTA AND THE PHENOMENAL WORLD:The Theory of CreationMaya and CreationAdhyasa or SuperimpositionWorld Is an IllusionWorld Is Unreal4. RAMBLES IN VEDANTA:Practical ReligionReal EducationAhamkaraWho Is a JivanmuktaMessage of AmritaPhilosophy of the Two BirdsAnubandha Chatushtaya