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Swami Sivananda &The Divine Life Society
Sri Swami SivanandaFounder-PresidentSri Swami ChidanandaPresent President
 
SERVE, LOVE, GIVE,PURIFY, MEDITATE,REALIZESo SaysSri Swami Sivananda
 
Sri Swami KrishnanandaGeneral Secretary
 
 
 
If you would like to visit the Divine Life Society, please write to:Swami Krishnananda,The General Secretary,The Divine Life Society,P.O. Shivanandanagar—249 192,District Tehri-Garhwal,Uttar Pradesh, Himalayas,INDIA.Tel: (91)-135-430040Fax: (91)-135-433101World Wide Web: http://www.SivanandaDlshq.org/ 
 
CONTENTS
HIS HOLINESS SRI SWAMI SIVANANDA SARASWATI MAHARAJ . . . . . . . . . . . 1WHAT LIFE HAS TAUGHT ME. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2THE NEED OF THE HOUR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5SWAMI SIVANANDA AND THE SPIRITUAL RENAISSANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7The Problem Stated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7The Mission of the Philosopher-Saint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9LifeA Sadhana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9The Education of Man. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10Characteristics of His Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11His Method of Approach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12The Philosophic Life. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14The Secret of World-peace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14Unity, The Home of Peace. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16SWAMI SIVANANDA’S CONCEPT OF DIVINE LIFE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17PURPOSE OF LIFE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19PATH TO PERFECTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21ALL ABOUT DIVINE LIFE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24What Is Divine Life? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24Divine Life Cures All Ills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24Utilize Well This Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25Essence of Divine Life. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26Inroads to Divine Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27Feel the Divine Presence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27CARDINAL DOCTRINES OF THE MAIN RELIGIONS OF THE WORLD . . . . . . . . . 29THE DIVINE LIFE SOCIETY—WHAT IT IS AND HOW IT WORKS. . . . . . . . . . . . 29Basic Presuppositions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31Visitors To The Ashram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31Membership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32Activities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32Principal Departments Of The Divine Life Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3620 IMPORTANT SPIRITUAL INSTRUCTIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37SADHANA TATTVA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40TWENTY HINTS ON MEDITATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43GUIDE TO SADHAKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45UNIVERSAL PRAYER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46SONG OF 18 ITIES” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47RESOLVES FOR QUICK SPIRITUAL PROGRESS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47THE SPIRITUAL DIARY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
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