Our beloved Gurudev, Revered Swami Yatiswaranandaji haddelivered a course of lectures in Germany to a small group ofearnest spiritual seekers. The typescript of these talks had beenprepared by the Swami and entrusted to Dr. Prabhu Shankara in1964 with instructions to edit and publish the same in book form.We are happy to present this book on the occasion of the79th Birthday of the Revered Swamiji. The book gives practicalinstructions for a direct approach to the Ultimate Reality.We take this opportunity to convey our heartfelt thanks to Dr.Prabhu Shankara for editing, and also for giving us an oppor-tunity to publish this book. We are grateful to Rev. Swami Achal-anandaji for his invaluable guidance and help given to us in allpossible ways. Our thanks are due to Prof. S.S. Raghavachar,Professor of Philosophy, University of Mysore for his scholarlypreface. We are grateful to Dr. K.B. Ramakrishna Rao, Principal,JCBM College, Sringeri, for readily preparing the beautiful coverdesign. We are deeply indebted to M/S Mayura Printers andPublishers for printing the book so nicely and within a shortperiod.We hope and pray that this book will help the spiritual as-pirants and guide them on ‘The way to the Divine!'
B.C.IndiraBangalore 15-1-68 Secretary
SECOND EDITIONWe are particularly happy to bring out this second edition ofthe book during the centenary year of the Revered Swamiji. Weare also happy to include in this edition a tribute paid to theSwamiji by Swami Sastrananda of Vivekananda Ashrama, Ban-galore.The book has been phototypeset afresh, and the opportunityso afforded has been availed of to eliminate a few typographicalerrors that had crept in, albeit inadvertently, in the first edition.Our thanks are due to Mr. N. Parthasarathy and Mr. SreenivasBabu Koneru of Deepar International for getting the book typesetand printed so elegantly.Indira KrishnaBangalore March, 1989 President