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Paths Of Meditation (A collection of essays on different techniques of Meditation according to different faiths)

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Publisher's Note We have great pleasure in placing before our readers this short symposium on Paths of Meditation. Originally contributed as articles for the 1979 Special Number of the Vedanta Kesari, these essays present an interesting cross section of the diverse theories and techniques relating to the art and science of Meditation. The writers are not only specialists, each in his own field, but speak from deep personal experience. They write, therefore, not like scribes but wi...

Publisher's Note

We have great pleasure in placing before our readers this short symposium on Paths of Meditation.

Originally contributed as articles for the 1979 Special Number of the Vedanta Kesari, these essays present an interesting cross section of the diverse theories and techniques relating to the art and science of Meditation. The writers are not only specialists, each in his own field, but speak from deep personal experience. They write, therefore, not like scribes but with authority.

Meditation is not escapism. It is neither an imposition nor a luxury. It is as indispensable for the spiritual life as breathing is for the physical. To meditate is to open the door of the mind to the spaciousness that is our birthright. Devoid of meditation, one is like a blind man in a world of light and colour and loveliness. Our prayer is that this handy volume may serve as an eye-opener to all seekers of the supreme fulfilment.

 

CONTENTS
Meditation According to the Trinity 1
Prologue: Why Meditate 12
Meditation According to the Bhagavata-Swami Siddhinathananda 21
Meditation according to Swami  
Vivekananda-Swami Ananyananda 32
Meditation according to  
Patanjali-Swami Harshananda 52
Meditation according to  
Yogavasishtha-Prof. B. Kuppuswamy 62
The Place of Meditation in  
Advaita Vedanta-Dr. T. M. P. Mahadevan 78
Meditation according to  
Ashtanga-Yoga-Swami Vijnananda 89
Meditation in Christianity  
-Swami Nityabodhananda 102
Meditation according to Spanish  
Mystics-Swami Paratparananda 115
Meditation and the Intelligent  
Aspirant-Swami Sastrananda 132
Meditation and Spiritual  
Enlightenment-Dr. Anima Sen Gupta 149
Meditation : A Scientific  
Appraisal-Dr. Sampooran Singh 162
Meditation according to  
Mazdayasna (Zorastrianism)  
-Dr. B. S. Surti 171
Meditation according to  
Sufism-Swami Prabhananda 190
Worship in Islam-Md. Zainulabedeen 209
Sadhana in Sri Madhva's  
Philosophy-Dr. P. Nagaraja Rao 218
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Item Code: IDH272 Cover: Paperback Edition: 2016 Publisher: Sri Ramakrishna Math ISBN: 817120144X Size: 6" X 3.9" Pages: 227 Other Details: Weight of the Book: 115 gms
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