Author: Swami VireswaranandaPublisher: Sri Ramakrishna MathYear: 2008Language: EnglishPages: 194ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788178234885
Today, man has progressed so much in this plane of matter. He is able even to go to the moon but still he has no control over himself. So he cannot be said to be perfect. It is only when a person progresses and gets control over his mind, that he becomes perfect. So all true achievements have been in the plane of the Spirit.The title of the present volume is significant. Though the lectures and the essays belong to different years and contexts, all of them deal with the burning problem of the modern age – the quest for an ideal that can guide us through the stormy sea of life. Humanity today is at the cross-roads. Never before in the history of the world has the predicament of man been so agonizing. Science has given us the power of the gods, but we are bent on using that power like angry apes for mutual destruction.
1. Paths to God-Realization2. Sri Ramakrishna and the Religion for the Present Age3. The Holy Mother – the ideal of Womanhood4. The Message of Swami Vivekananda5. True Socialism6. Religion and National Integration7. Sri Ramakrishna and the Evolution of the Spiritual Idea;8. The Spiritual Message of Sri Ramakrishna9. Spiritual Practice (I)10. What is Religion11. Sri Ramakrishna and the World Problem12. Practice of Religion13. A Short Note on the Gita14. Spiritual Practice (2)15. The Aim of Religion16. Religion and Spiritual Life