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Essentials of Meditative Life

Essentials of Meditative Life

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Essentials of Meditative Life, by Swami Yatiswarananda of Ramakrishna Order. Chapter XVIII of the book "Meditation and Spiritual Life".
Essentials of Meditative Life, by Swami Yatiswarananda of Ramakrishna Order. Chapter XVIII of the book "Meditation and Spiritual Life".

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Swami Yatiswarananda
ESSENTIALS OFMEDITATIVE LIFE
MEDITATION & SPIRITUAL LIFEChapter 18
Published bySri Ramakrishna MathBull Temple RoadBangalore 560 019, IndiaFirst Edition 1979(Edited version of recording in audio section of the CD)
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MEDITATION & SPIRITUAL LIFE
First published in 1979 by 
:Sri Ramakrishna MathBull Temple RoadBangalore 560 019 India
“This book, a compilation of class-talks given by SwamYatiswarananda to groups of earnest spiritual aspirants in Eu-rope, the USA and India is a practical manual of spiritual life,with special emphasis on meditation. Though designed for theuse of religious people in general, it is specially intended for those who sincerely practise prayer, Japa [repetition of holy name] and meditation and are eager to attain some spiritual fulfilment.ThetrueseekerofTruthwillfindinitsimplebutvalu-able guidance regarding preliminary preparations, different techniquesofmeditation,variousobstaclesthataretobeover-come, the nature of genuine spiritual experiences, and other important details of meditative life which can otherwise begained only through intimate contact with an illumined Guru.” 
(From the inside flap of the cover)
The book was compiled and edited bySwami BhajananandaThe audio version is from a tape-reelwe got in Bangalore in 1979
Circulated as a service by:
John ManettaBeles 28117 41 Athens, GreecePhone: [+30] 210 923 4682Email: jmanveda@otenet.gr 
 
Contents
Prayers & Meditations...........................................................4The Path before us................................................................9Be spiritually hungry............................................................10What Brahmananda taught.................................................10Early stages.........................................................................12Don’t complain about environment.....................................13Train the body first ..............................................................14Moral discipline....................................................................14Cultivate mental harmony...................................................15Posture (Asana) ..................................................................16Pray for all ...........................................................................17Significance of breathing ....................................................17Spiritualize desires..............................................................18The temple of the Divine.....................................................18How to meditate ..................................................................19The Guru is within ...............................................................20Self-surrender to the Lord...................................................21Cultivate a definite attitude.................................................21One Self in all......................................................................22For one’s salvation and world’s welfare.............................22

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