In The Company of Sages

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Item Code: NAE674
Publisher: CENTRAL CHINMAYA MISSION TRUST
Language: English
Edition: 2008
ISBN: 9788175974357
Pages: 150 (3 B/W Illustrations)
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 8.5 inch x 5.5 inch
Weight 230 gm
Book Description
Back of the Book

The journey of a spiritual student is challenging and we need to be guided in the right direction by men of wisdom. In the company of Sages, we are pleased any happy to be guided by two visionaries: Swami Chinmayananda, the inspiration behind Chinmaya Mission and Swami Tejomayananda, now the distinguished leader of this worldwide organization. In this book they address the many question that can arise in the minds of spiritual students. Their answer are thought provoking and immensely inspiring. We know that this book will prove to be invaluable for every vedantic student.

 

Preface

Swami Chinmayananda travelled the world for forty two years expounding the teachings of the Vedas through lectures book and videos. He came to be regarded as one of the most respected of Vedanta. Thousands attended his lectures and devotees often asked him many questions. In 1992 Mananam published Satsanga, which contained answers to many of these queries. Devotees found the original book very helpful in answering question that came up in their spiritual journey and many asked for a reprint. Parts One and Two of this book are updated versions of that publication.

Part three of this book includes responses to questions posed to Swami Tejomayananda during various lectures and Satsanga. He is the current spiritual leader of Chinmaya Mission and has published many inspiring writings of his own. From these treasures, we have included additional material especially from this recently published book in India You Ask, He Answers.

Combining material from these two great Vedantic Masters provides a powerful source of teachings. As you read this book will find that the questions cover a broad spectrum of topics. The answers are addressed to particular individuals, and the responses are according to the level of understanding of each person asking the question. The deeply inspired words of these two men of wisdom encourage us all to broaden our vision so that we may live our lives with greater spiritual understanding.

As vedantic students we are very grateful to be in the company of these Sages, who ensure that this priceless treasure of Knowledge continues to flow from generation to generation.

As Vedantic student we are very grateful to be in the company of these sages, who ensure that this priceless treasure of knowledge continues to flow from generation to generation.

We thank the Delhi souvenir Yagna Committee for giving us permission to use excerpts from their souvenir entitled satsang. And our sincere thanks also to the monthly magazines Tapovan Prasad and Vedanta Vani, both published in India for allowing us to use some of their materials.

 

Contents

 

  Preface VII
  Part One: The Spiritual Quest 4
I The Spiritual Quest: By Swami Chinmayananda  
  The science of religion 8
  Materialism 11
  Ethics 14
  Destiny and self-Effort 16
  Karma 19
  Reincarnation 21
  Life and Death 24
  Rituals 26
  Specific Inquiries 31
  Part Two: Spiritual Unfoldment  
II Spiritual Unfoldment: by Swami Chinmayananda 40
  Vasana 40
  The Intellect's Foundation 47
  Detachment and Attachment 50
  Personality Integration 54
  The life divine 56
  Devotion 64
  Meditation 68
  Consciousness 70
  Part Three: Spiritual Vision  
III Spiritual Vision: by Swami Tejomayananda 78
  Religion and Spirituality 78
  On Hinduism 81
  On Death 85
  On Common Sense 88
  Right Action 94
  Spiritual Practices 102
  Mindfulness 115
  Suffering and Fear 116
  Dharma 121
  Love, Devotion, and Service final Questions 131
  Final Questions 136
  Sanskrit Pronunciation Guide 142

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