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Sivananda — A World-Force
When Sivananda speaks, the world listens. His resplendent personality and pristine perspective, brilliant intellect and all-compassionate disposition coupled with his impetuous fervour to uplift mankind have made him a veritable God-man.
Swamiji says: “To raise the fallen, to lead the blind, to share what I have with others, tobring solace to the afflicted, to cheer up the suffering, to love my neighbour as my own Self, toprotect cows, animals, women and children—these are my aims and ideals. I will help you andguide you. I live to serve you all. I live to make you all happy. This body is meant for service.”
This is his thrilling message to the people of this atomic age Swamiji has, by years ofarduous work, created a new world—“Ananda Kutir” or the “abode of bliss”—for the quickspiritual progress of all types of seekers after Truth, suitable to various tastes, temperaments andstages of evolution. Spiritual truth is eternal, but it has to be restated and redemonstrated in a humanlife in order that it may be a living and shining example before all of us. Swamiji’s life is one of longstillness of prayer perfectly blended with dynamic activity through selfless service.
The story is oneof strenuous spiritual endeavour and service in the cause of suffering humanity often in the face ofgreat trials. The supreme devotion and efficient organising capacity of his worthy disciples onwhom has descended the Grace of the Master have amazed everyone who has paid a visit toSwamiji’s Ashram. It may be said without any hesitation that Swamiji’s mission is well on its wayto becoming a world-force.
The story of Paramahamsa Sivananda’s life is a study of religion in practice. Swamiji hasastonished the world by the versatility of his genius, by the many-sidedness of his faculties and bythe contributions, innumerable and diverse in character, which he has made to the world. Having attained realisation he has striven to impart the benefit of the citadel of Truth. The Siddha Jnanis, of whom there are great examples in human history, are personages like Lord Buddha, Jesus Christ, Ramakrishna Paramahamsa and others. Swami Sivananda himself, judging from the work he is doing, exemplifies the ideal type of Siddha Jnani.
18 great books about yoga by Swami Sivananda
Bhagavad Gita for Busy People
Conquest of Anger
Conquest of Fear
Easy Steps to Yoga
These Easy Steps to Yoga are laid out with a special view to enable the novice to ascend without much difficulty the heights of spiritual attainment.
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Essence of Yoga
This book was chosen for being sent to every new member of the Divine Life Society on enrolment. It is, as it were, the ‘Beginner’s Guide to Divine Life’.
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The theory that underlies the cosmic power has been analysed to its thinnest filaments, and practical methods have been suggested to awaken this great pristine force in individuals. It explains the theory and illustrates the practice of Kundalini Yoga.
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Light, Power and Wisdom
May I Answer That?
Scores of the most-common and not-so-common questions on spiritual life and Sadhana are answered here by Swami Sivananda with a clarity and lucidity that defy description. A book for every thinking person.
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Mind—Its Mysteries and Control
For gaining mastery over the mind, you have to know what it is, how it works, how it deceives you at every turn and by what methods it can be subdued. In this book, the subject has been dealt with; and the nature of the mind, the various forms that it assumes, the secret of its inner workings and the way to control it are fully and clearly explained.
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Practical Lessons In Yoga
Practice of Karma Yoga
The Science of Pranayama
Pranayama is an important limb in the Yoga of meditation. It is equally necessary for all in their daily life, for good health, success and prosperity in every walk of life. How it is so, is explained in these pages.
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These are the lessons of love, peace and unity. My philosophy and teachings are not for the chosen few, the cultured and the wealthy alone. I am a friend of the poor, the outcaste, the sick, the oppressed, the forlorn, the guilty but penitent transgressor.
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A book of perennial interest and many-sided usefulness for self-culture, self-knowledge, acquisition of the power of personality and success in life.
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Vedanta for Beginners
The under-pinning of Indian philosophy shorn of abstruse jargon and written in simple, lucid style. A great book for beginners as well as a handy reference for one and all.
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What Becomes of the Soul After Death
Yoga in Daily Life
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