Author: Swami SwahanandaPublisher: Advaita AshramYear: 2013Language: EnglishPages: 360ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788175053663
This book, ‘Vedanta, Holy Mother, Ideas and Disciplines’, has been compiled mostly from published articles in journals and books. These are a collection of self contained articles and not a planned book. Those who are interested in a particular topic and not its entire philosophy or background may find these separate treatments more useful. These topics had been dealt with separately as lectures, essays, television talks and university lectures. There will be repetitions of ideas and language. They have often been retained for the sake of clarity and completeness of the topic. The articles on Holy Mother had been written for periodicals, needing shorter ones. They will still be useful in this way. But they have been put in a continuous form. Some freedom has been taken I removing too many capitals of familiar Sanskrit words, and even appellations of God, and quotation marks.
ContentsPart 1 Holy motherTwin Ideal and Holy Mother Holy Mother and Simple Faith Holy Mother: Life and TeachingsInspiration of Holy MotherAs an IdealCharacter BuildingTeacherOn KarmaOn Spiritual ExpectationsHoly Mother and Personal QualitiesHoly Mother and Social Qualities Holy Mother as an Ideal for the NationHoly Mother as a Social ModelHoly Mother in the West Convents in the WestDurga PujaPart 2 IdeasReligious OrganizationsSudden ConversionSocial Reform and the Ramakrishna MovementWhat is Super Knowledge?Service and SpiritualityThe Social Necessity of ReligionThe Youth and Spiritual LifeLife and ReligionIn Search of SecurityThe Ideal of Saint Making ‘I am the Way’The Struggle for the IdealMoral and Religious EducationPart 3 DisciplinesMeditation in the ScripturesTypes of MeditationJapaJapa in Different TraditionsThe Divine Name PrayerRitualImage WorshipSelf Negation or Self ExpansionNine Means of Devotion