Author: Swami Vishnu-Devananda
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass
ISBN/UPC (if available): 81-208-1615-3
A complete source on mantras, meditation and other techniques of self-inquiry, this work is a psychological study, a guide for practice, and a source of great learning.
This volume is intended to dispel the cloud of confusion that has accumulated around the subject of meditation. Within its simple framework are contained the principal teachings and approaches which make up the substance of all known philosophies, religions, and disciplines.
Meditation and Mantras contains the key to the most priceless treasure man can own - intuitive wisdom. It is that which reflects pure inner light, gives purpose to life, and imparts a method for extricating man from his present less than perfect way of life.
This book contains all techniques for understanding, and controlling the mind. Raja, Hatha, Karma, Kundlini, Jnana and Mantra Yoga are all discussed in detail. The Raja Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, the greatest psychologist of all time, are given in their entirety with commentary. Several modern methods are discussed.
CONTENTS: Why Meditate / The Basics of Meditation / Concentration: Theory / Concentration: Practice / Meditation / Japa Meditation: Theory / Japa Meditation: Practice / Hatha Yoga Meditation - Kundalini / Jnana Yoga Meditation: Vedantic Theory / Jnana Yoga Meditation: Vedantic Practice / Bhakti Yoga Meditation / Raja Yoga Meditation / Raja Yoga Sutras: Theory / Raja Yoga Sutras: Practice / Electronic Meditation / Obstacles to Meditation / Experiences in Meditation