Author: Margaret DukesContributor(s)/Artiste(s): David Dukes/Neena Dev/Rashmi Mehrotra et alPublisher: Chinmaya Mission TrustYear: 2011Language: EnglishPages: 438ISBN/UPC (if available): 9781608270071
Swami Chinmayananda, known the world over as Gurudev, walked, talked, and lived Vedanta. Many called him a living Scripture. This books offers a glimpse into Gurudev's spiritual vision, his teachings, and the vast legacy he left behind - the worldwide organization called Chinmaya Mission, through which the priceless knowledge of Vedanta is being taught. The first part of this book presents Gurudev's teachings of Vedanta in an engaging narrative as seen through the eyes of a seeker named Maya. Then we take a close look at the Sandeepany Sadhanalayas, the premier Institutes of Vedanta that Gurudev established for in-depth teaching of Vedanta. They are now considered to be one of his greatest contributions to the world of spiritulity. Personal stories of Sandeepany students abound, giving insight into the inspiring journeys of many who studied there. After that, we are taken on a tour through some of the many Chinmaya temples and altars around the globe. The book ends with a look at the future vision of Chinmaya Mission. A true Guru's words live on, far beyond the time he spent in embodied form. Swami Chinmayananda is destined to remain a living scripture for untold generations to come.
Foreword Preface Part One – The Journey 1. The Journey Begins2. The Genius of the Chart 3. Fragrance is the Culprit 4. The Three Yogas 5. Clicking-in 6. The Caravan of Life Part Two – The Guru 7. In His Company 8. Embodiment of the GoalPart Three – Learning Together 9. Yagnas : The Fire of Knowledge 10. Spiritual camps – Complete Immersion Part Four – Where Scriptures Speak – Sandeepanys 11. Speaking from the Heart ! 12. Background, birth, and Blessings 13. A Spiritual City of Mirrors 14. The Ganga Flows West 15. The Abode of Siddhas 16. The Heat of Action Spreads 17. Coursework in Man-Making 18. Inspiration and Aspirations 19. West Seeks East 20. The Spiritual Metamorphosis 21. Acaryas Reflect Part Five – Atlars That Alter Life 22. Idols of the Ideal23. The Devotee and The Lord 24. The Flute-bearer and the Elephant-God 25. Other Temples and House Divine 26. The Chinmaya Vedaputras Part Six – Frontiers of Spirituality 27. Mission and Vision 28. Linking the World 29. His Lasting Message Appendix – Global Tours Glossary Patrons and Contributors Transliteration and Pronunciation Guide