Author: Swami SivanandaPublisher: Divine Life SocietyYear: 2001Language: EnglishPages: 116ISBN/UPC (if available): N/A
The term Sadhan signifies any process of spiritual practice that leads the aspiring individual to an active realization of the Divine Being. Sadhana constitutes the sole means for the attainment of the highest value of lie, viz., Self-realisation. The spiritual path is doubtless beset with various difficulties. The walk on this path is like walking on the edge of a sharp razor. The aspirant will fall down several times but he will have to rise up quickly and walk again with more zeal, boldness and cheerfulness. Every stumbling block will become a stepping stone to success or ascent on the hill of Spiritual Knowledge. Every fall will give additional strength to rise up to a greater height in the ladder of Yoga. Though, in the beginning, the spiritual path does appear to be very hard, thorny, precipitous and slippery, it becomes quite easy the moment the resolve and determination of the aspirant gather strength, firmness and force. He obtains a new interest and a new joy; his heart expands; his outlook is broadened; his vision is widened; and he feels the help and aiding power from the invisible Hands of the Divine Indweller of his spiritual heart. By themselves all doubts are cleared, answers are given from within; the shrill sweet voice of the Divine is heard; the thrill or Divine ecstasy is experienced.
CHAPTER 1Problems of SadhanaCHAPTER 2States of Spiritual ExperienceCHAPTER 3Problems of Self-RealisationCHAPTER 4Questions in Hatha Yogic SadhanaCHAPTER 5Questions in Raja Yogic SadhanaCHAPTER 6Questions in Bhakti Yoga SadhanaCHAPTER 7Questions in Japa Yoga SadhanaCHAPTER 8Questions in Vedantic SadhanaCHAPTER 9Some Philosophical ProblemsCHAPTER 10The Universe, Man, and GodCHAPTER 11Problems of LifeCHAPTER 12Art and Moral LifeCHAPTER 13The Eschatological ProblemsCHAPTER 14The Social ProblemsCHAPTER 15The Hindu, Karma and Religious LifeCHAPTER 16The Guru, Avatar and the Supramental RaceCHAPTER 17Problems of International HarmonyCHAPTER 18Sivananda Yoga-Prashnottari