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Parables of Swami Sivananda
Parables of Swami Sivananda

Parables of Swami Sivananda

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Language

English

Publisher

Divine Life Society

ISBN

8170520371 - Year: 2004 - Pages: 199

Binding

Paperback

A Compilation

Author: A Compilation
Publisher: Divine Life Society
Year: 2004
Language: English
Pages: 199
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170520371

Description

Truth is simple. Simple are the words of God-realized saint. How simply our Gurudev, Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj, states the subtlest of spiritual truths, so that even laymen can understand! The Sage's compassion is such that he wants the truths of the scriptures to be made available to all, to whatever intellectual level they may belong.

Therefore, he has literally exhausted all the methods of stating the truth. He has written commentaries on ancient texts; he has presented learned theses on metaphysical questions; he has narrated them in the form of interesting stories; he has given laconic expression to them in aphorisms; he has vividly dramatized them in his plays; he has sung them in songs and woven them into sublime poems; and now comes another potent method of instruction-the Parable.

The story is interesting; the mind readily grasps it. The spiritual truth which is the other side of the story automatically gets inerasably lodged in the mind. The truth becomes not only clear, but indelible.

These Parables are of incalculable benefit not only for the Sadhaka to meditate upon, but for the spiritual propagandist-with the parables he can drive his sermon home into the heart of the audience.

Contents

Publishers’ Note
Bhakti Commandments
Glory of Rama Nam
Part One

Philosophy and Teachings

Chapter One – Philosophy

Parable of The Butter Hidden In The Milk
Parable of The Crow On The House-Top
Parable of The King’s Dream
Parable of The Woman Who Wanted To Adorn Her Reflection
Parable of The Jack-Fruit In The Courtyard
Parable of The Man And His Dog
Parable of The Zamindar And His Agent
Parable of The Lost Wrist-Watch
Parable of The Door-Mat
Parable of The Camel’s Satisfactions
Parable of The Passenger And His Luggage
Parable of The Man Who Lost His Mind
Parable of The Greedy Pilgrim

Chapter Two - The Supreme Purpose of Human Birth

Parable of The Boy Who Watered The Root
Parable of The Pandit And The Shawl
Parable of The Cat In The Hammock
Parable of The Prostitute And Her Lover
Parable of The Jalataranga Player And His Cup
Parable of The Koshakara Bird
Parable of The Man Who Was Afraid of Mosquitoes
Parable of Two Businessmen
Parable of The Two Birds And Garuda

Chapter Three – The Glory of The Guru

Parable of The Blind Leading The Blind
Parable of The Cunning Man And Four Fools
Parable of The Millionaire’s Messenger
Parable of The Pseudo-Bhakta
Parable of The Brahmanishtha And His Disciple
Parable of The Good-Natured Youth And The Beautiful Girl
Parable of The Well-Cooked Feast
Parable of The Suspicious Man Who Got Drowned
Parable of The Luxurious Man
Parable of The T. B. Patient
Parable of The Deluded Pilgrim
Parable of The Sheep And The Wolf

Chapter Four - The Sadhaka’s Equipment

Parable of The Mourning Bird
Parable of The Professional Bargainer
Parable of The Gardener And The Shep Herd
Parable of Jaggery God’s Naivedya
Parable of The Patient Poor Man
Parable of A King And His Hawk
Parable of The King And The Astrologer
Parable of The Bearded Man And Gruel
Parable of The Heiress Who Marries The Ugly Man
Parable of The Snake And The Rat
Parable of The Woman Who Advertised Her Connubial Experiences
Parable of The Bigoted Devotee

Chapter Five - The Path of Service

Parable of The Elephant’s Bath
Parable of The Mother’s Trick
Parable of The Boy Who Purchased One Brinjal For The Rupee
Parable of The Honey And The Creeper
Parable of The Ghee-Dyspeptic
Parable of The Man Who Washed Mud With Mud
Parable of The Two Travellers
Parable of The Zamindar’s Palace

Chapter Six - The Path of God-Love

Parable of The Tailor’s Needle
Parable of The Ant And The Lizard
Parable of The Inveterate Old Man
Parable of The Dacoit
Parable of The Blessed Mouse
Parable of The Millionaire And Three Beggars
Parable of The Wood-Cutter And Lord Yama
Parable of The Brainy Boy
Parable of The Nobleman’s Charity

Chapter Seven - Conquest of Mind

Parable of The Ants And Mountain of Sugar
Parable of The Girl Who Stopped The Policeman And The Thief
Parable of The Poor Man And His Treasure-Trove
Parable of The Weeds In The Field
Parable of The Cheating Postmaster
Parable of The Man Who Cut The Cow’s Udder
Parable of The Advocate’s Turban
Parable of A Hundred Children

Chapter Eight - The Path of The Wise

Parable of The Grain And The Hay
Parable of Four Learned Scholars
Parable of The Boy And The Candle
Parable of The People Who Died of Fear

Chapter Nine - The Nature of The Jivanmukta

Parable of The Hunter’s Dream
Parable of The Torch In A Dark Room
Parable of The Child And The Shadow
Parable of The Fire’s Pollution
Parable of The Cows And The Scratching Pillar

Part Two - Other Parables

Parable of Raja Janaka And The Pandits
Parable of The Old Lady And The Needle
Parable of The Mother-In-Law And The Beggar
Parable of The Young Man’s Boon
Parable of The Sadhu And The Sword
Parable of The Boy Who Could Not Tell The Time
Parable of The Bird And The Cotton-Fruit
Parable of The Man In The Python’s Mouth
Parable of The Boy And The Angel
Parable of Water And Fire
Parable of The Opium-Smokers And Moon’s Reflection
Parable of The Husband And The Wife
Parable of The Pet Child
Parable of The Man And His Mud-Horse
Parable of The Philosopher And The Broken Mirror
Parable of The Brahmin Who Escaped Rain
Parable of The Conductor Who Fell off The Bus
Parable of The Manager Who Removed The Hands of The Clock
Parable of The Boy And His Shoes
Parable of The Masked Boy And The Mouse
Parable of The Children’s Quarrel Over Mud-Houses
Parable of The Man Who Pretended To Be A Woman At Booking office
Parable of The Bullock-Cart Driver
Parable of The Puranjana Maharaja
Parable of The Unwary Deer
Parable of The Laconic Spartan
Parable of Mahmud And Ayaz
Parable of “the Dramatic Show”

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