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The Yoga of the Saints: Analysis of Spiritual Life
The Yoga of the Saints: Analysis of Spiritual Life
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From the Jacket:

This volume contains the life-long spiritual experience of the author. In his view the discovery of God has been made till now by saints and prophets all over the world, and their experiences recorded in the scriptures. But the truth of them all has to be tested by our own rediscovery of the presence of the Divine in us as well as in others and in the Nature outside. Till this is not done by oneself with an initial but provisional faith in another person who has realize God, till on has not felt a vacuum in life which can never be filled by anything else except God, till, in other words, one has not felt the painful hunger for God, all talk about the divine presence and of the consequent joy and peace, is nothing but moonshine.

There are not short cuts to the royal throne of God. Therefore, ye who wish not to be duped by falsehood, illusion, hallucination and delusion, nor by anything occult, hypnotic and magical, nor again wish to come under the woeful influence of drugs or of the pretenders and rogues in the garb of Sadhus and the recluse, nor wish to carried away by poetic imagination, sexual imagery and fantastic notions about the future arrival of incarnations of God amongst us, and a hundred and one such barren and superstitious ideas, listen to us then practise, so that you will have in course of time, as the late Professor R. D. Ranade used and immediate contact with Reality.

About The Author:

Vinayak Hari Date is a familiar name in the modern philosophical world. He came into prominence with the publication of the two volumes of his Vedanta Explained, and of the Brahmayoga of the Gita. The present work, The Yoga of the Saints has been blessed by the late eminent Philosopher-saint on India, Professor R. D. Ranade. His two volumes of the Vedanta Explained also have been highly praised by outstanding scholars both in India and abroad.

Dr. Date began his career as early as 1932 as Professor of Philosophy in the Colleges at Kolhapur and Belgaum in Maharashtra. Subsequently he came over to Rajasthan and was associated with Universities at Jaipur and Jodhpur. During this period many brilliant students worked under him and got their Ph. D. Degrees. He retired in 1963 as a Reader and Head of the department of Philosophy in the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur.

CONTENTS
Forewordxi
Prefacexiii
Chapter 1
  Aim and Scope of Inquiry
    Fourfold Approach to the Problem; The Appropriate Method; Religion and Sex; Relation of Magic, Science and Art with Religion.
1
Chapter 2
  Dogmas and Puzzles of Spiritual Life
    The Dgomas of Spiritual Life - The Dogma of Initiation; Dogma of the relation between Name and Form; Puzzles of Spiritual Life.
17
Chapter 3
  Religious Belief
    Pragmatism, Theism and Mysticism; Criteria of Religious Belief
36
Chapter 4
  Sensual To Spiritual
    Incentives and Types of Conversion; Optimism and Pessimism; Conversion and Adolescence; Function of the Guru in Conversion.
50
Chapter 5
  From Idol-worship to God-realization
    Justification and limitations of Idol-worship; transition to Manasa-Puja; Visions as substitutes for Idols; God-realization, the common destiny of all saints.
63
Chapter 6
  Moral and Intellectual Preparation
    Value of Spiritual Literature; Dangers of mere Intellectualism; relation of Morality to Spiritual Life.
77
Chapter 7
  Patanjala-Yoga and Bhakti
    Salient Feature of Patanjala-Yoaa; Points of difference between Yoga and Bhakti.
91
Chapter 8
  Types of Devotion
    Sravana; Kirtana; Smarana; Pada-Sevana; Arcana; Namaskara; Dasya; Sakhyativa; Atma-Nivedana
102
Chapter 9
Methodology of Meditation

118
Chapter 10
Surrender, Prayer and Grace

137
Chapter 11
  Nature of Spiritual Experience
    Reality must be capable of being experienced; Illusion, Hallucination and Delusion; Characteristics of the Object of Spiritual Experience; Visions, Voices etc. have ontological value.
165
Chapter 12
  The Spirit Manifests in Man
    As Effects of God-realization; As an Ideal Saint.
184
Chapter 13
  The Karma of a Saint Culminates in Jnana
    Sevenfold stream of spiritual life; Utility of Karma throughout the growth of spiritual life; Weak arguments in favour of Karma; Karma in relation to sacrifice; Hierarchy of sacrifice leading to Brahman; Karma in relation to Prakrti and Purusa in Samkhya and in Gita; Ethico-Spiritual function of the three gunas; Devotion, the cause of transition form Nitya-sattvastha to Nistraigunya; Works may be offered to the Personal or the Impersonal aspect of God; Even the Eightfold Prakrit can be an offering to God, through the medium of works; Ultimately, to achieve this and to cross the river of Prakrti, Karma must be supported by meditation; With richer and richer meanings, Karma becomes restricted in scope; Karma culminates in Jnana; Karma of a realized soul; Action and Inaction Involve each other; A real Karma-Yogi must first be a Bhakta and a Jnani.
203
Chapter 14
  The Other Six Aspects of the Saintly Life
    Criteria of Jnana are both ontological and epistemological; Contradictory description of Reality; Like Karma, Bhakti and dhyana culminate in Jnana and are useful to save others; Performance of miracles, an interference in Divine Plan; Prayerful dhyana, the guarantee of spiritual life; Saintliness compatible with emotions; Sama-darsana compatible with Visama-Vartana; Joy meets joy and becomes contagious; Then follow the Brahmanic purity and peace, destroying sins and vices; Vairagya, the index of all-absorbing love for God; Like God, the Saint too is an object of fear and love; Grace of God is for him the only key to spiritual treasure; No difference between the grace of God and that of the Guru; Conclusions arrived at.
221
Chapter 15
 Epilogue
    Waving of Lights to the Lord by Saint Jnanesvara.
Glossary239
Index247

The Yoga of the Saints: Analysis of Spiritual Life

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From the Jacket:

This volume contains the life-long spiritual experience of the author. In his view the discovery of God has been made till now by saints and prophets all over the world, and their experiences recorded in the scriptures. But the truth of them all has to be tested by our own rediscovery of the presence of the Divine in us as well as in others and in the Nature outside. Till this is not done by oneself with an initial but provisional faith in another person who has realize God, till on has not felt a vacuum in life which can never be filled by anything else except God, till, in other words, one has not felt the painful hunger for God, all talk about the divine presence and of the consequent joy and peace, is nothing but moonshine.

There are not short cuts to the royal throne of God. Therefore, ye who wish not to be duped by falsehood, illusion, hallucination and delusion, nor by anything occult, hypnotic and magical, nor again wish to come under the woeful influence of drugs or of the pretenders and rogues in the garb of Sadhus and the recluse, nor wish to carried away by poetic imagination, sexual imagery and fantastic notions about the future arrival of incarnations of God amongst us, and a hundred and one such barren and superstitious ideas, listen to us then practise, so that you will have in course of time, as the late Professor R. D. Ranade used and immediate contact with Reality.

About The Author:

Vinayak Hari Date is a familiar name in the modern philosophical world. He came into prominence with the publication of the two volumes of his Vedanta Explained, and of the Brahmayoga of the Gita. The present work, The Yoga of the Saints has been blessed by the late eminent Philosopher-saint on India, Professor R. D. Ranade. His two volumes of the Vedanta Explained also have been highly praised by outstanding scholars both in India and abroad.

Dr. Date began his career as early as 1932 as Professor of Philosophy in the Colleges at Kolhapur and Belgaum in Maharashtra. Subsequently he came over to Rajasthan and was associated with Universities at Jaipur and Jodhpur. During this period many brilliant students worked under him and got their Ph. D. Degrees. He retired in 1963 as a Reader and Head of the department of Philosophy in the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur.

CONTENTS
Forewordxi
Prefacexiii
Chapter 1
  Aim and Scope of Inquiry
    Fourfold Approach to the Problem; The Appropriate Method; Religion and Sex; Relation of Magic, Science and Art with Religion.
1
Chapter 2
  Dogmas and Puzzles of Spiritual Life
    The Dgomas of Spiritual Life - The Dogma of Initiation; Dogma of the relation between Name and Form; Puzzles of Spiritual Life.
17
Chapter 3
  Religious Belief
    Pragmatism, Theism and Mysticism; Criteria of Religious Belief
36
Chapter 4
  Sensual To Spiritual
    Incentives and Types of Conversion; Optimism and Pessimism; Conversion and Adolescence; Function of the Guru in Conversion.
50
Chapter 5
  From Idol-worship to God-realization
    Justification and limitations of Idol-worship; transition to Manasa-Puja; Visions as substitutes for Idols; God-realization, the common destiny of all saints.
63
Chapter 6
  Moral and Intellectual Preparation
    Value of Spiritual Literature; Dangers of mere Intellectualism; relation of Morality to Spiritual Life.
77
Chapter 7
  Patanjala-Yoga and Bhakti
    Salient Feature of Patanjala-Yoaa; Points of difference between Yoga and Bhakti.
91
Chapter 8
  Types of Devotion
    Sravana; Kirtana; Smarana; Pada-Sevana; Arcana; Namaskara; Dasya; Sakhyativa; Atma-Nivedana
102
Chapter 9
Methodology of Meditation

118
Chapter 10
Surrender, Prayer and Grace

137
Chapter 11
  Nature of Spiritual Experience
    Reality must be capable of being experienced; Illusion, Hallucination and Delusion; Characteristics of the Object of Spiritual Experience; Visions, Voices etc. have ontological value.
165
Chapter 12
  The Spirit Manifests in Man
    As Effects of God-realization; As an Ideal Saint.
184
Chapter 13
  The Karma of a Saint Culminates in Jnana
    Sevenfold stream of spiritual life; Utility of Karma throughout the growth of spiritual life; Weak arguments in favour of Karma; Karma in relation to sacrifice; Hierarchy of sacrifice leading to Brahman; Karma in relation to Prakrti and Purusa in Samkhya and in Gita; Ethico-Spiritual function of the three gunas; Devotion, the cause of transition form Nitya-sattvastha to Nistraigunya; Works may be offered to the Personal or the Impersonal aspect of God; Even the Eightfold Prakrit can be an offering to God, through the medium of works; Ultimately, to achieve this and to cross the river of Prakrti, Karma must be supported by meditation; With richer and richer meanings, Karma becomes restricted in scope; Karma culminates in Jnana; Karma of a realized soul; Action and Inaction Involve each other; A real Karma-Yogi must first be a Bhakta and a Jnani.
203
Chapter 14
  The Other Six Aspects of the Saintly Life
    Criteria of Jnana are both ontological and epistemological; Contradictory description of Reality; Like Karma, Bhakti and dhyana culminate in Jnana and are useful to save others; Performance of miracles, an interference in Divine Plan; Prayerful dhyana, the guarantee of spiritual life; Saintliness compatible with emotions; Sama-darsana compatible with Visama-Vartana; Joy meets joy and becomes contagious; Then follow the Brahmanic purity and peace, destroying sins and vices; Vairagya, the index of all-absorbing love for God; Like God, the Saint too is an object of fear and love; Grace of God is for him the only key to spiritual treasure; No difference between the grace of God and that of the Guru; Conclusions arrived at.
221
Chapter 15
 Epilogue
    Waving of Lights to the Lord by Saint Jnanesvara.
Glossary239
Index247

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