Mantra and Meditation
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Mantra and Meditation

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Item Code: IDC985
Author: Swami Veda Bharati
Publisher: The Himalayan International Institute of Yoga Science and Philosophy of the U.S.A.
Edition: 1981
ISBN: 089389074X
Pages: 284
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 8.8" x 5.3"
(b&w.illus.:18)
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Mantra and meditation are two sides of the same coin. Mantra is the means, and meditation is the method.

"Mantra and Meditation is a book that will dispel the darkness of ignorance of many students who are confused. This book can lead to an understanding, knowledge and an ability to practice the science of meditation… In this book, Dr. Arya explains that all the existing spiritual traditions of the world use a syllable, a sound, a word or set of words called mantra as a bridge to cross the mire of delusion….

"According to our tradition, which is purely a meditative tradition more than five hundred years old, mantra and meditation are inseparable just like two sides of a coin… "This book is a gift to the readers from our unbroken lineage of meditators to the students who are treading the inner path of light. For doing inner research, mantra and meditation are the greatest aids…

"Pandit Arya has been faithfully following this path of meditation for many years. I am sure this book will help those who are on the path and those who are trying to be on the path."
H. H. Sri Swami Rama From the Introduction

A renowned philosopher and Sanskrit scholar who lectures and teaches in all parts of the world, Dr. Arya is founder and director of the Center for High Consciousness in Minneapolis. Born in the priestly tradition of the Brahmins of India, he gave his first public lecture at the age of nine and within four years was addressing audiences of up to 20,000 and lecturing in collage and universities. Pandit Arya holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of London and a Doctor of Literature degree from the University of Utrecht, Netherlands. He is a former professor of Sanskrit and Indian religions at the University of Minnesota and a recipient of its Distinguished Teacher's Award. Dr. Arya is the author of Superconscious Meditation, Meditation and the Art of Dying God, and numerous other titles.

Contents:

Foreword: The Practice of Meditation
Introduction - Sri Swami Rama

Part I: The Field of Mantra
1.      Overview
2.      A Family of words
3.      The Sounds and the Psyche
4.      Mantra as a Central Thought
5.      The Meaning of My Mantra

Part II: A Philosophy of Language
6.      Revelation and Inspired Speech
7.      Subtle Origins of Sounds
8.      Finite and Infinite

Part III: Mantra and You
9.      The Character of the Mantra
10.     Initiation and the Initiator
11.     Levels of Initiation
12.     The Character of an Initiate
13.     Power and Practice of the Mantra
14.     Your Mala Beads
15.     A Sorceror's Apprentice 

Appendix: Photographs Showing the Use of the Mala
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