Author: Swami Adiswarananda
Publisher: Sri Ramakrishna Math
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788178234908
Swami Adiswarananda was the leader of Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Centre of New York from 1973 until his passing away in 2007. A deep thinker and a forceful speaker, he wrote a number of books focusing on Yoga and Vedanta and their application in life. His insightful and clearer grasp of Yoga and Vedanta, both in India and in the West.
The ultimate goal of life is to discover the divinity within ourselves and in all beings and things. This will lead us to adore our true self, adore our fellow beings, and adore the world that is but a reflection of reality. This reunion with the Absolute the core of our individual being as well as of the universe is the true meaning of yoga.
There is a proliferation of books on Vedanta and Yoga these days but unfortunately there is a visible lack of authentic expositions. There is, hence, a growing need for genuine and reliable publications. Swami Adiswarananda’s book, drawing on the timeless message of the Upanishads and other scriptures, juxtaposed with the wisdom of Sri Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda, is indeed a timely volume.
PART ONE: THE GOAL
Theories of Creation
Sri Ramakrishna and the Thinkers of His Time
Swami Vivekananda: Vedanta East and West
Unity and Harmony of Religions
PART TWO: THE JOURNEY
Love: Human and Divine
The Human Mind and Its Health
Human Relations: A Spiritual Guide
Truthfulness: its Practice and Its Dilemmas
The True Friend
PART THREE: THE MILESTONES
Signposts of Progress
Vital Spiritual Questions and Their Answers
Lessons of History
The Essential Teaching of Yoga