Author: Swami Chidananda
Publisher: Divine Life Society
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170520800
In this volume an attempt has been made to present to public an impartial study Swamiji's personality from consideration of some of the salient incidents interesting life-past and present as well. Unlike the two or three books of a biographical nature issued on earlier occasions, the present work mainly aims at bringing out the philosophy underlying and the practical lessons embodied in many of his ordinary activities.
Therefore it is in the nature of a development of and a finishing touch to the previous works, rather than a mere narration of his career. Written somewhat in an analytical vein, very many helpful and guiding hints have been brought out: they are certain to be of immense practical value to every class of reader. Herein lies its dinstinctive worth. It also brings to light some beautiful traits of Sri Swamiji, known little hitherto, as a many-sided model of the Ideal man.
1. Days of the Acorn
2. The Apostle of Prayer
3. Being and Doing
4. Secret of the Intense Activity
5. Lessons on Life
6. Real Renunciation: the Fiery Flame
7. The Rugged Path
8. The Problem of the Aspirants in Society
9. Ever-alert Vigilance and Vichara
10. Precept and Practical Living
11. Asceticism and common-sense
12. What the World Finds
13. The World As He Beholds It
14. His Destined Role
15. "The Only Worship I Know"
16. The Medium of Today
17. Echo from the West
18. Ecce Homo!
19. This I Bequeath
20. Pointers on the Pathway