Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Your Cart (0)
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Hindu > 'Say Cheese!' Witty Wisdom by Swami Chinmayananda
Displaying 6653 of 7224         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
'Say Cheese!' Witty Wisdom by Swami Chinmayananda
'Say Cheese!' Witty Wisdom by Swami Chinmayananda
Description
About the Book:

A young girl asked Swami Chinmayananda "Whatever you teach is there in the books. What do I need a Guru for?" His instant answer was "Why don't you ask this question to the books!"

Such quick-witted remarks of Swami Chinmayananda have been collected and placed into 54 photographs in a comic format. Each photograph carries a commentary in Swamiji's own words, explaining the topic of the photograph.

Some of the topics discussed are:

Types of Love

How to mend a broken heart

Confidence

Striving for Excellence

The Law of Karma

Reincarnation

When did Creation start

Spirit and Matter

Good Health

This is an introductory book to Vedanta, something that can be gifted to the youth to help them meet life's challenges.

Swami Chinmayananda, one of the world's greatest exponents of Vedanta, the science of life that underlies all faiths, authored more than 40 books and commentaries. His commentary on the Bhagawad Geeta is acknowledged as one of the best ever written in English.

Preface:

This book introduces the Science of Life, Vedanta, with wit and logic. Its target audience is the youth. Both wit and logic were hallmarks of the great Vedantic teacher, Swami Chinmayananda, whose images and words we have captured in this publication.

Swami Chinmayananda's ready wit in the photographic section is a reflection of his personality as a keen observer, ever alert, full of laughter and quick repartee. The words in the photographs were said by him at some point in time to someone in particular or to a general audience, but not necessarily to the person in the photograph.

The photographs appear as originally shot, with the place and year indicated in the bottom line. Only two pictures, "Ocean of Change" and "Legacy", are digital combinations. Cartoons have been superimposed on some photographs, and photographs on some cartoons.

The commentary section has been collected in various bits from books, talks, and letters of Swami Chinmayananda and ordered according to topic.

The idea for this book came from Swami Chidananda, President of the Divine Life Society, Rishikesh, when he was looking for an inspiring booklet to send to a young man. "Why doesn't Chinmaya Mission make a book with some 'sparkles' in it?" he suggested.

The idea progressed further when Swami Mitrananda of Chinmaya Mission was speaking in Delhi on the lives of saints, and while speaking of Sadhu Vaswani, he said that Sadhu Vaswani did not like being photographed, but had to concede when a photograph was required for his passport. "Don't move, or it will blur!" Sadhu Vaswani had said to the photographer. His sentence, with its underlying deep message, was reminiscent of a similar conversation I had with my guru, Swami Chinmayananda, while taking his photograph in Taiwan. "Don't move, Swamiji!" I had said, and he had replied: "I never do!" - reminding me that an immovable Essence defines the true nature of each one of us. Remembering his answer sparked the idea for this book.

If one looks at each photograph in this book (or anything else in life, for that matter) in the light of Vedanta, it will portray an inspiring vision, and if one looks at it light-heartedly, it will portray humour. If one looks at it with both viewpoints combined, it will be seen to portray wisdom laced with engaging wit. One's view of life can be happy or sad, dull or inspiring. This whole book is about changing one's vision of life to embrace joy and unity, and Swamiji shows us how!

Our thanks to Swami Swaroopananda, Swami Mitrananda, and to the Chyks (Chinmaya Yuva Kendra) from Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Delhi, who contributed many of the witty comments of Swamiji that they had overheard; and to Geeta Nanda for enthusiastically typing the entire commentary section.

Swami Tejomayananda, the head of Chinmaya Mission, liked the annotated photographs when they were seen displayed as a photographic exhibition in 2001 in Mumbai. Without hesitation he said "Yes" to the suggestion that the collection come out as a book for the youth. Others are welcome to enjoy it too.

Anjali Singh

CONTENTS

Prefacevii
Religion-Its utility2
The Purpose of Life4
Demystifying God6
Is seeing believing?8
The need for a Guru10
The Goal12
Striving for Excellence16
Drowned-coated, booted, suited!18
The Vedantic Method20
Gradual Steps22
The Human Personality24
Innate Psychological Tendencies28
Crash Course in Spirituality30
U turn!32
The Bhagwad Geeta-not outdated!34
The Fit Ones36
The Law of Karma38
Reincarnation42
When did creation start?...Why did God
create?
46
Incarnations of the Lord48
Man of God Realization52
Earn-Enjoy-Save54
Spirit and Mater56
Types of Love58
How to mend a Broken Heart62
The Slippery Fall!66
Divorce from Sorrow68
The Power of Prayer70
Stay where you are put72
The Optimist and the Pessimist74
Confidence76
Good Health78
Service82
The Gift of Time84
The False Glitter86
Meet the Challenge88
Cultured Living ~ its technique90
Spiritual Ladder96
Change of Vision98
Faith100
The Grace of a Teacher102
The Legacy104
Reverence108
Mystical Literature110
The Ego112
Alone but not Lonely114
Meditation116
The Unborn, the Undying118
The Supreme Brahman120
Mind the Gap122
Who realizes the Truth?124
At the Portal of Truth125
Youth-Your Future!128
Gratitude131

'Say Cheese!' Witty Wisdom by Swami Chinmayananda

Item Code:
IDG477
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
2004
ISBN:
8175972467
Size:
8.5" X 5.5"
Pages:
140 (B & W Illus: 10, Color Illus: 50)
Price:
$16.50
Discounted:
$13.20   Shipping Free
You Save:
$3.30 (20%)
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
'Say Cheese!' Witty Wisdom by Swami Chinmayananda

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 9939 times since 15th Oct, 2009
About the Book:

A young girl asked Swami Chinmayananda "Whatever you teach is there in the books. What do I need a Guru for?" His instant answer was "Why don't you ask this question to the books!"

Such quick-witted remarks of Swami Chinmayananda have been collected and placed into 54 photographs in a comic format. Each photograph carries a commentary in Swamiji's own words, explaining the topic of the photograph.

Some of the topics discussed are:

Types of Love

How to mend a broken heart

Confidence

Striving for Excellence

The Law of Karma

Reincarnation

When did Creation start

Spirit and Matter

Good Health

This is an introductory book to Vedanta, something that can be gifted to the youth to help them meet life's challenges.

Swami Chinmayananda, one of the world's greatest exponents of Vedanta, the science of life that underlies all faiths, authored more than 40 books and commentaries. His commentary on the Bhagawad Geeta is acknowledged as one of the best ever written in English.

Preface:

This book introduces the Science of Life, Vedanta, with wit and logic. Its target audience is the youth. Both wit and logic were hallmarks of the great Vedantic teacher, Swami Chinmayananda, whose images and words we have captured in this publication.

Swami Chinmayananda's ready wit in the photographic section is a reflection of his personality as a keen observer, ever alert, full of laughter and quick repartee. The words in the photographs were said by him at some point in time to someone in particular or to a general audience, but not necessarily to the person in the photograph.

The photographs appear as originally shot, with the place and year indicated in the bottom line. Only two pictures, "Ocean of Change" and "Legacy", are digital combinations. Cartoons have been superimposed on some photographs, and photographs on some cartoons.

The commentary section has been collected in various bits from books, talks, and letters of Swami Chinmayananda and ordered according to topic.

The idea for this book came from Swami Chidananda, President of the Divine Life Society, Rishikesh, when he was looking for an inspiring booklet to send to a young man. "Why doesn't Chinmaya Mission make a book with some 'sparkles' in it?" he suggested.

The idea progressed further when Swami Mitrananda of Chinmaya Mission was speaking in Delhi on the lives of saints, and while speaking of Sadhu Vaswani, he said that Sadhu Vaswani did not like being photographed, but had to concede when a photograph was required for his passport. "Don't move, or it will blur!" Sadhu Vaswani had said to the photographer. His sentence, with its underlying deep message, was reminiscent of a similar conversation I had with my guru, Swami Chinmayananda, while taking his photograph in Taiwan. "Don't move, Swamiji!" I had said, and he had replied: "I never do!" - reminding me that an immovable Essence defines the true nature of each one of us. Remembering his answer sparked the idea for this book.

If one looks at each photograph in this book (or anything else in life, for that matter) in the light of Vedanta, it will portray an inspiring vision, and if one looks at it light-heartedly, it will portray humour. If one looks at it with both viewpoints combined, it will be seen to portray wisdom laced with engaging wit. One's view of life can be happy or sad, dull or inspiring. This whole book is about changing one's vision of life to embrace joy and unity, and Swamiji shows us how!

Our thanks to Swami Swaroopananda, Swami Mitrananda, and to the Chyks (Chinmaya Yuva Kendra) from Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Delhi, who contributed many of the witty comments of Swamiji that they had overheard; and to Geeta Nanda for enthusiastically typing the entire commentary section.

Swami Tejomayananda, the head of Chinmaya Mission, liked the annotated photographs when they were seen displayed as a photographic exhibition in 2001 in Mumbai. Without hesitation he said "Yes" to the suggestion that the collection come out as a book for the youth. Others are welcome to enjoy it too.

Anjali Singh

CONTENTS

Prefacevii
Religion-Its utility2
The Purpose of Life4
Demystifying God6
Is seeing believing?8
The need for a Guru10
The Goal12
Striving for Excellence16
Drowned-coated, booted, suited!18
The Vedantic Method20
Gradual Steps22
The Human Personality24
Innate Psychological Tendencies28
Crash Course in Spirituality30
U turn!32
The Bhagwad Geeta-not outdated!34
The Fit Ones36
The Law of Karma38
Reincarnation42
When did creation start?...Why did God
create?
46
Incarnations of the Lord48
Man of God Realization52
Earn-Enjoy-Save54
Spirit and Mater56
Types of Love58
How to mend a Broken Heart62
The Slippery Fall!66
Divorce from Sorrow68
The Power of Prayer70
Stay where you are put72
The Optimist and the Pessimist74
Confidence76
Good Health78
Service82
The Gift of Time84
The False Glitter86
Meet the Challenge88
Cultured Living ~ its technique90
Spiritual Ladder96
Change of Vision98
Faith100
The Grace of a Teacher102
The Legacy104
Reverence108
Mystical Literature110
The Ego112
Alone but not Lonely114
Meditation116
The Unborn, the Undying118
The Supreme Brahman120
Mind the Gap122
Who realizes the Truth?124
At the Portal of Truth125
Youth-Your Future!128
Gratitude131
Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Related Items

Sree Narayana Guru (A Critical Study)
Item Code: IDD203
$30.00$24.00
You save: $6.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Adhyatma Yoga
by Sri Swami Sivananda
Paperback (Edition: 2007)
The Divine Life Society
Item Code: IDK545
$12.50$10.00
You save: $2.50 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
A Portrait of Sri Ramakrishna
Item Code: IDK751
$55.00$44.00
You save: $11.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Divine Discourses
Item Code: NAD355
$17.00$13.60
You save: $3.40 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Cultural Heritage of India (Set of 9 Volumes)
Item Code: NAF605
$450.00$360.00
You save: $90.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Shri Sai Satcharita – The Life and Teachings of Shirdi Sai Baba
Item Code: NAC126
$40.00$32.00
You save: $8.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Thirukkural and 81 Qualities of Krishna (Part I Arathuppal)
Item Code: NAJ201
$15.00$12.00
You save: $3.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Vyasa's Mahabharata
Item Code: NAH450
$15.00$12.00
You save: $3.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Devi Tales of the Goddess in Our Time
by Mrinal Pande
Paperback (Edition: 1996)
Penguin Books
Item Code: IDC932
$18.50$14.80
You save: $3.70 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
In Quest of God
by Swami Ramdas
Paperback (Edition: 2010)
Anandashram Kerala
Item Code: NAC716
$10.00$8.00
You save: $2.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Waves of Bliss
by Sri Swami Sivananda
Paperback (Edition: 2007)
The Divine Life Society
Item Code: IDJ824
$9.50$7.60
You save: $1.90 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Avatarhood Human and Divine (A Compilation from Sri Aurobindo's Writings)
Item Code: NAL819
$10.00$8.00
You save: $2.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Songs Of The Saints Of India
Item Code: IDE042
$22.50$18.00
You save: $4.50 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Folk Theatre Pandwani
by Niranjan Mahawar
Hardcover (Edition: 2013)
Abhinav Publications
Item Code: NAE200
$40.00$32.00
You save: $8.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now

Testimonials

I have been buying from Exotic India for years and am always pleased and excited to receive my packages. Thanks for the quality products.
Delia, USA
As ever, brilliant price and service.
Howard, UK.
The best and fastest service worldwide - I am in Australia and I put in a big order of books (14 items) on a Wednesday; it was sent on Friday and arrived at my doorstep early on Monday morning - amazing! All very securely packed in a very strong cardboard box. I have bought several times from Exotic India and the service is always exceptionally good. THANK YOU and NAMASTE!
Charles (Rudra)
I just wanted to say that this is I think my 3rd (big) order from you, and the last two times I received immaculate service, the books arrived well and it has been a very pleasant experience. Just wanted to say thanks for your efficient service.
Shantala, Belgium
Thank you so much EXOTIC INDIA for the wonderfull packaging!! I received my order today and it was gift wrapped with so much love and taste in a beautiful golden gift wrap and everything was neat and beautifully packed. Also my order came very fast... i am impressed! Besides selling fantastic items, you provide an exceptional customer service and i will surely purchase again from you! I am very glad and happy :) Thank you, Salma
Salma, Canada.
Artwork received today. Very pleased both with the product quality and speed of delivery. Many thanks for your help.
Carl, UK.
I wanted to let you know how happy we are with our framed pieces of Shree Durga and Shree Kali. Thank you and thank your framers for us. By the way, this month we offered a Puja and Yagna to the Ardhanarishwara murti we purchased from you last November. The Brahmin priest, Shree Vivek Godbol, who was visiting LA preformed the rites. He really loved our murti and thought it very paka. I am so happy to have found your site , it is very paka and trustworthy. Plus such great packing and quick shipping. Thanks for your service Vipin, it is a pleasure.
Gina, USA
My marble statue of Durga arrived today in perfect condition, it's such a beautiful statue. Thanks again for giving me a discount on it, I'm always very pleased with the items I order from you. You always have the best quality items.
Charles, Tennessee
Jay Shree Krishna Shrimud Bhagavatam Mahapurana in Sanskrat Parayana is very very thankful to you we are so gratefully to your seva
Mrs. Darbar, UK.
Its a very efficient website and questions queries are responded promptly. very reliable website. Thank you.
Kailash, Australia.
TRUSTe
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2017 © Exotic India