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Spirituality Today: An Overview of Contemporary Trends in Spiritual Living and Essentials of Spirituality

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Item Code: NAN926
Author: Swami Atmashraddhananda
Publisher: Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai
Language: English
Edition: 2016
ISBN: 9788178837147
Pages: 496 (46 B/W and 16 Color Illustrations)
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 7.0 inch x 5.0 inch
Weight 390 gm
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About the Book

What is spirituality? As in case of other fields of life, there are authentic and not-so-authentic examples and thoughts about spirituality too. Much needs to be clarified and understood about the true nature of spiritual life, its practices and obstacles. Swami Vivekananda called spirituality as the 'science of spirit'. This book discusses and illustrates the truth about spiritual living through writings by eminent monks and others.

Publisher's Note

Spirituality! The term though widely used is little understood. Yet the struggle towards bringing this sublimity of soul into life continues. Every sincere aspirant tries to make some effort in this direction for it is spirituality which alone can provide stability, peace and joy in life. Despite all hindrances and challenges, spirituality continues to grow and a greater number of people evince interest in liking life that is spiritual. After all, how could one live a true life without spirituality which is based on virtues of goodness, faith, truthfulness, purity of conduct, unselfishness and service to fellow human beings!

This volume on spirituality is the book form of the Centenary Issue of The Vedanta Kesari, the English monthly brought out from this Math, published in December 2014. The whole gamut of spirituality has been examined and discussed from various angles by monastic and lay writers or repute. We are sure the readers will find in this handy publication a source of information, inspiration and fulfillment.


  Publisher's Note iii
  Vedic Prayers 1
1 Why Spirituality Today? 3
2 'One Must Practise Spiritual Discipline' 13
3 'Spirituality, the Science of the Soul' 23
4 Spiritual Life 42
5 The Synthesis of Science and Spirituality in the Modern Age 51
6 Science and Spirituality 59
7 Upanishads: The Eternal Spring of Spiritual Life 67
8 Message of the Hindu Scriptures for the Youth 73
9 Spiritualisation of Life 79
10 Naumi Guru Vivekanandam Contemplation on Swami Vivekananda: An Aid to Spirituality 89
11 Yoga in the Eyes of Swami Vivekananda 118
12 Global Spiritual Movement and Swamiji's Universal Vedanta 128
13 Living the Spiritual Life 156
14 Resolving Inner Conflicts A Spiritual Perspective 168
15 How To Lead An Enriching Life Lessons from Vedanta 181
16 A Life of Fulfillment and Peace-the Vivekananda Way 193
17 'Hear, Ye Children of Immortal Bliss!'- Timeless Wisdom of Spirituality (on multi-colour pages) 217
18 Sarada Devi-A Great Spiritual Wonder 233
19 The Atman-Our Divine Core 244
20 Spiritual Life for Students 253
21 Spirituality Today-Lessons from Ramakrishna 269
22 Spiritual But Not Religious 284
23 Practical Vedanta in the Contemporary Western Context 294
24 Conveying Spirituality to the Youth 317
25 The Practical Spirituality of Holy Mother 328
26 A Modern Approach to an Ancient Religion 341
27 Science of Spirituality 351
28 The Impact of Swami Vivekananda in the West: An Overview 364
29 Unselfishness-the Core of Spiritual Practices 381
30 'Character is Spirituality' Cultivating Character of Youth in America 389
31 Is Virtue It's Own Punishment? Spiritual Quest and Pursuit of Virtues 408
32 Keys To Understanding Spirituality 415
33 Spirituality and Scientific Temperament: A Vedantic Perspective 428
34 Seva-the Foundation-stone of Spirituality 440
35 Man, the Maker of His Own Destiny: A Spiritual Perspective 451
36 Spirituality in the 21st Century- A Scientific Overview 470
  Sources and Contributors 479


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