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20 important instructions

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TWENTY IMPORTANT SPIRITUALINSTRUCTIONS
A series of talks on Gurudev’sTwenty Important Spiritual Instructions
 By
SRI SWAMI CHIDANANDA
Sri Swami SivanandaFounder of The Divine Life SocietySERVE, LOVE, GIVE,PURIFY, MEDITATE,REALIZESo SaysSri Swami SivanandaSri Swami ChidanandaA DIVINE LIFE SOCIETY PUBLICATION
 
First Edition: 1993(4,000 Copies)World Wide Web (WWW) Edition: 1999WWW site: http://www.rsl.ukans.edu/~pkanagar/divine/ 
This WWW reprint is for free distribution
© The Divine Life Trust Society
Published By
THE DIVINE LIFE SOCIETYP.O. S
HIVANANDANAGAR
—249 192Distt. Tehri-Garhwal, Uttar Pradesh,Himalayas, India.
 
PUBLISHERS’ NOTE
Thepresentpublication,uniqueinitself,comesasalong-expectedboonfrommostReveredSri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj, to all seekers of Truth and Sadhakas in general. Beingconcentrated prescriptions for daily spiritual practice, touching all aspects of the inner life of theSpirit, this book will serve as a highly beneficial
vade mecum
to everyone. Here is a systematisedpresentation of the well-known “Twenty Important Spiritual Instructions” of Gurudev Sri SwamiSivanandaji Maharaj, and it enlarges upon the prerequisites required for the all-round disciplinethatshouldactasthefore-runnertodirectmeditation,arrangedbeautifullyintheirsequentialorder.May the blessings of all saints and sages be upon the readers of this superb spiritual literature.Shivanandanagar,1stJuly,1993. THEDIVINELIFESOCIETY
PREFACE
A life without spiritual
sadhana
is a dreary waste. A life with spiritual
sadhana
is wiseliving—a life that will lead to Blessedness. The combination, the blending together, theharmonising, the combining of an active inner spiritual life with an active outer secular life,fulfilling of legitimate duties and obligations—unavoidable, inevitable actions—this combining of the spiritual with the secular, the Divine with the earthly was Gurudev’s special mission. And tothat end He gave us one aspect of His teachings in the form of the
20 Important Spiritual Instructions.
Theseinstructionscompriseaharmonisingoftheouterandtheinner,theemphasisingof the inner and practising of the teachings of the ancient sages and seers of the
Upanishads,
practising of the teachings of all the saints who through the centuries have graced and blessedBharatavarsha by their ideal life and teachings. This practice, together with the normal life isGurudev’s special teaching to the world, and summing up, the practical
20 Important Spiritual Instructions
give us the key to Blessedness even while living in the world and through the worlditself.
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