Author: Swami AdiswaranandaPublisher: Sri Ramakrishna MathYear: 2008Language: EnglishPages: 267ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788178234908
Swami Adiswarananda was the leader of Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Centre of New York from 1973 until his passing away in 2007. A deep thinker and a forceful speaker, he wrote a number of books focusing on Yoga and Vedanta and their application in life. His insightful and clearer grasp of Yoga and Vedanta, both in India and in the West.The ultimate goal of life is to discover the divinity within ourselves and in all beings and things. This will lead us to adore our true self, adore our fellow beings, and adore the world that is but a reflection of reality. This reunion with the Absolute the core of our individual being as well as of the universe is the true meaning of yoga.There is a proliferation of books on Vedanta and Yoga these days but unfortunately there is a visible lack of authentic expositions. There is, hence, a growing need for genuine and reliable publications. Swami Adiswarananda’s book, drawing on the timeless message of the Upanishads and other scriptures, juxtaposed with the wisdom of Sri Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda, is indeed a timely volume.
PART ONE: THE GOALTheories of CreationSri Ramakrishna and the Thinkers of His TimeSwami Vivekananda: Vedanta East and WestUnity and Harmony of ReligionsPART TWO: THE JOURNEYLove: Human and DivineThe Human Mind and Its HealthHuman Relations: A Spiritual GuideTruthfulness: its Practice and Its DilemmasThe True FriendPART THREE: THE MILESTONESSignposts of ProgressVital Spiritual Questions and Their AnswersLessons of History The Essential Teaching of YogaNotesGlossaryCredits