Friday, December 22, 2006

Yoga, Religion & Philosophy

Books by Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj
All About Hinduism"All About Hinduism" is intended to meet the needs of those who want to be introduced to the various facets of the crystal that is Hinduism.Formats: .pdf (557 kb), .html (549 kb)
Amrita GitaSri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj has, in his inimitable characteristic style, summarised in this small book the very essence of all religious teaching, and he has strung together a garland of very powerful Yoga-assertions that will at once elevate and inspire the reader.Formats: .pdf (78 kb), .html (59 kb)
Autobiography of Swami SivanandaAn honest, forthright, modest and inspiring self-narration of the world-renowned saint and sage.Formats: .pdf (396 kb), .html (334 kb)*
Brahma SutrasA clear and easy exposition by Swami Sivananda. This book is available at Sri Swami Krishnanandaji's site under the "Books on Bhagavadgita, Upanishads, Vedanta" category.
Bhagavad GitaLord Krishna's Immortal Song. Sanskrit transliteration and English translation of the Song. Each chapter is preceded by a short summary.Formats: .pdf (360 kb), .html (347 kb)
Bhagavad Gita for Busy PeopleAn abridged edition of the Gita which contains its quintessence for the use of students, doctors, advocates and busy people.Formats: .pdf (105 kb), .html (53 kb)
Conquest of AngerHighly practical methods for the control of anger.Formats: .pdf (103 kb), .html (57 kb)*
Conquest of FearThe causes of fear and its eradication.Formats: .pdf (100 kb), .html (58 kb)*
Easy Steps to YogaThese Easy Steps to Yoga are laid out with a special view to enable the novice to ascend without much difficulty the heights of spiritual attainment. Formats: .pdf (553 kb), .html (526 kb)*
Essence of YogaThis book was chosen for being sent to every new member of the Divine Life Society on enrolment. It is, as it were, the 'Beginner's Guide to Divine Life'. Formats: .pdf (330 kb), .html (288 kb)
God ExistsSwami Sivanandaji had brought forth interesting illustrations and illuminating logic to support his declaration, to convince even a confirmed atheist of the existence of God. They have all been brought together in this volume which is a boon to the spiritual propagandist, the teacher, and people all over the world--the believers and the non-believers.Formats: .pdf (319 kb), .html (282 kb)
A Great Guru And His Ideal DiscipleInspiring letters from Swami Sivanandaji to Swami Prananvanandaji. Formats: .pdf (173 kb), .html (132 kb)
Guru Tattva Is a Guru absolutely necessary? Who is a Satguru? How far can he help his Chela (disciple)? What are the duties of a disciple? What is the meaning of Initiation? Swami Sivanandaji answers all these questions in this book.Formats: .pdf (199 kb), .html (157 kb)*
Hindu Fasts & FestivalsAll Hindu festivals have a deep spiritual import or high religious significance. All great Hindu festivals have religious, social and hygienic elements in them. In this book Gurudev explains the significance and the philosophy of many of our fasts and festivals.Formats: .pdf (511 kb), .html (1.44 M)
How to Get Vairagya (Dispassion)A clear, concise and compact knowledge of the foremost qualification for an aspiration suited to modern-conditions, tastes and requirements.Formats: .pdf (235 kb), .html (188 kb)*
Ideal of Married LifeGuidelines for happy household and family life.Formats: .pdf (56 kb), .html (38 kb)
Karmas and DiseasesGoes into detail about which actions produce which diseases as a result.Formats: .pdf (53 kb), .html (38 kb)
Kingly Science Kingly SecretA detailed commentary on select verses of the Bhagavad Gita from the published writings of Swami Sivananda.Formats: .pdf (531 kb), .html (479 kb)
Kundalini YogaThe theory that underlies the cosmic power has been analysed to its thinnest filaments, and practical methods have been suggested to awaken this great pristine force in individuals. It explains the theory and illustrates the practice of Kundalini Yoga.Formats: .pdf (779 kb), .html (1,120 kb)*
Life and Teachings of Lord JesusA collection of essays and lectures on the life and message of Lord Jesus.Formats: .pdf (309 kb), .html (241 kb)
Light, Power and WisdomThis small book is your pocket Guru, handy friend, invigorating tonic and soft goad.Formats: .pdf (197 kb), .html (156 kb)
Lord Krishna, His Lilas and Teachings The life, the Lilas and teachings of Lord Krishna depicted in a lucid and inspiring style by a realised saint. A condensed version for the busy person without time to go through the entire tenth and eleventh chapters of the Srimad Bhagavata.Formats: .pdf (532 kb), .html (500 kb)*
Lord Shanmukha and His WorshipSwami Sivananda graphically portrays in this book the advent of Lord Shanmukha or Karthikeya, the purpose of His incarnation and its significance, highlighting the various aspects of the Six-faced Lord, with their esoteric significance and spiritual import.Formats: .pdf (332 kb), .html (317 kb)*
Lord Siva and His WorshipThis is a most valuable and instructive book for the aspirants, particularly for the devotees of Lord Siva. It contains fifteen chapters. It is full of instructions on practical Sadhana for attaining Siva-Tattva or God-realisation. The chapters will speak for themselves.Formats: .pdf (482 kb), .html (497 kb)*
The Master Said ...Speech delivered by Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj on the 26th December 1954, at Sivanandashram, Rishikesh, for the celebration of the 34th birthday of Sri Swami Venkatesanandaji.Formats: .pdf (811 kb), .html (832 kb)
May I Answer That?Scores of the most-common and not-so-common questions on spiritual life and Sadhana are answered here by Swami Sivananda with a clarity and lucidity that defy description. A book for every thinking person.Formats: .pdf (376 kb), .html (337 kb)
Mind—Its Mysteries and ControlFor gaining mastery over the mind, you have to know what it is, how it works, how it deceives you at every turn and by what methods it can be subdued. In this book, the subject has been dealt with; and the nature of the mind, the various forms that it assumes, the secret of its inner workings and the way to control it are fully and clearly explained. Formats: .pdf (708 kb), .html (692 kb)
Parables of SivanandaThe subtlest of spiritual truths in the form of Parables.Formats: .pdf (277 kb), .html (237 kb)
The Philosophy and Significance of Idol WorshipSwami Sivananda explains the philosophy behind the much misunderstood practice of the Hindus.Formats: .pdf (77 kb), .html (57 kb)
Philosophy of DreamsSwami Sivananda's inspiring and enlightened thoughts on the interesting subject of dreams.Formats: .pdf (148 kb), .html (136 kb)
Practical Lessons In YogaA practical but non-technical presentation of Yoga.Formats: .pdf (453 kb), .html (627 kb)
Practice of BrahmacharyaDeals with the subject of celibacy, sex and sex sublimation.Formats: .pdf (1,180 kb), .html (566 kb) Formats (Without Hatha Yogic Illustrations): .pdf (486 kb), .html (481 kb)
Practice of Karma YogaHow to spiritualize ones activities. The doctrine of Karma and Reincarnation is also covered.Formats: .pdf (473 kb), .html (456 kb)
Radha's PremOn the path of Bhakti Yoga for God-realisation.Formats: .pdf (132 kb), .html (102 kb)*
Satsanga and SvadhyayaThe glory, the importance and the life-transforming power of holy company and spiritual books.Formats: .pdf (182 kb), .html (159 kb)*
The Science of PranayamaPranayama is an important limb in the Yoga of meditation. It is equally necessary for all in their daily life, for good health, success and prosperity in every walk of life. How it is so, is explained in these pages.Formats: .pdf (766 kb), .html (905 kb)*
Self-KnowledgeThese are the lessons of love, peace and unity. My philosophy and teachings are not for the chosen few, the cultured and the wealthy alone. I am a friend of the poor, the outcaste, the sick, the oppressed, the forlorn, the guilty but penitent transgressor.Formats: .pdf (523 kb), .html (523 kb)
Sivananda VaniPersonal notes of Sri Swami Sivanandaji to his beloved disciple, Shri Panna Lalji of Amritsar. These notes cover every aspect of spiritual life and is applicable to every aspirant. Formats: .zip (8.2 M), .html
Sixty-Three Nayanar SaintsApart from the biographies of the Sixty-three nayanar Saints, this book contains an authoritative article on the Saiva Siddhanta Philosophy, the life of Saint Manicckavasagar, selections from the utterances of Nayanar saints, and articles on Glory of Lord Siva, and Puja and Ishta Devata.Formats: .pdf (359 kb), .html (293 kb)
Temples in IndiaContains brief descriptions of the prominent places of pilgrimage in India, their location and the important spiritual legends that are connected with them.Formats: .pdf (220 kb), .html (135 kb)*
Thought PowerA book of perennial interest and many-sided usefulness for self-culture, self-knowledge, acquisition of the power of personality and success in life. Formats: .pdf (254 kb), .html (222 kb)
Thus Awakens Swami SivanandaA pocket-treasure, every sentence of which charges the reader with a wave of spiritual exhilaration, giving him a flash of divine awakening, however momentary it might be.Formats: .pdf (54 kb), .html (28 kb)
Thus Spake SivanandaSwamiji clearly explains the defects of material life and earnestly calls us from the bottom of his heart to lead a spiritual life. Formats: .pdf (49 kb), .html (28 kb)
Vedanta for BeginnersThe under-pinning of Indian philosophy shorn of abstruse jargon and written in simple, lucid style. A great book for beginners as well as a handy reference for one and all.Formats: .pdf (213 kb), .html (186 kb)*
What Becomes of the Soul After DeathAll you wanted to know about death and the life beyond.Formats: .pdf (434 kb), .html (423 kb)*
Yoga in Daily LifeThis is a book with a message of hope, success in life, of peace, of bliss and of the secret of life itself.Formats: .pdf (361 kb), .html (496 kb)
Books by Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj
A Call to LiberationThis book has been compiled from Swamiji’s inspiring early morning meditation talks given in the Samadhi Hall of Holy Master Swami Sivanandaji’s sacred Samadhi Shrine in Sivananda Ashram, Rishikesh.Formats: .pdf (738 kb)
A Guide To Noble LivingThis small book of the Life Spiritual answers questions such as to what the real purpose of life is, what the meaning of true Yoga is, what the spirit of true renunciation is, and how to start with virtue, pass through holiness and culminate in Godliness. Formats: .pdf (202 kb), .html (174 kb)
A Message To New InitiatesA concise booklet containing important instructions on mantra meditation. Formats: .pdf (113 kb), .html (75 kb)
A New BeginningWords spoken by Swamiji for a few minutes during morning Meditation Class to mould one's life anew in the light of Gurudev's teachings.Formats: .pdf (174 kb)
Advices on Spiritual LivingThis book contains the first 60 Sivanandashram letters by Swamiji spanning from October 1963 to January 1969. This book is like an autobiography as Swamiji describes his travels and experiences at the various places that he has visited. Read about Swamiji's meeting with Gandhiji when Swamiji was 29 years old; travels to Malaysia, South Africa and various other places; learn about the various Hindu festivals as well as Christmas and New Year celebrations at Holy Ashram and much, much more. Formats: .pdf (567 kb), .html (539 kb)
Bliss is WithinLife-transforming lectures on a wide variety of subjects on the life spiritual.Formats: .pdf (554 kb), .html (529 kb)
Essentials of the Higher Values of LifeA series of lectures on Vedanta given to students at the Yoga-Vedanta Forest Academy.Formats: .pdf (200 kb), .html (181 kb)
Eternal MessagesA collection of spiritual advice given periodically to earnest seekers by Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj, through his correspondence.Formats: .pdf (156 kb), .html (131 kb)
The Eye of the HurricaneA lecture delivered at the Fritchman Auditorium, Los Angeles, on August 21, 1975.Formats: .pdf (98 kb), .html (39 kb)
Five Inspirational TalksLectures delivered during a year-ending retreat at Maryland, USA, in 1985.Formats: .pdf (95 kb), .html (73 kb)
The Gita VisionInspiring lectures on the first three chapters of the Bhagavadgita—the quintessence of the wisdom of the Vedanta.Formats: .pdf (125 kb), .html (60 kb)
God As MotherA series of illuminating lectures on the significance of worship of the Divine Mother delivered during the Navaratri festival (festival of Mother worship).Formats: .pdf (233 kb), .html (200 kb)*
Guidelines to IlluminationThis book vividly gives the fundamentals of spiritual life and serves the purpose of giving some practical and useful information in this direction.Formats: .pdf (370 kb), .html (362 kb)
Lectures on Raja YogaThese lectures on the Yoga of meditation have been given in very simple language avoiding technical terms as far as possible. They are easy to understand as they were originally addressed to a group of persons who were strangers to Indian philosophical thoughts and the subject of Yoga-Darshana.Formats: .pdf (265 kb), .html (253 kb)
Light FountainThe philosophy underlying and the practical lessons embodied in many of Sri Swami Sivanandaji's ordinary activities.Formats: .pdf (491 kb), .html (952 kb)
Light on the Yoga Way of LifeA collection of questions pertaining to spiritual life, and answers given to them by Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj. Formats: .pdf (104 kb), .html (74 kb)
Message of Swami Chidananda to MankindA series of inspiring messages on the life spiritual.Formats: .pdf (139 kb), .html (116 kb)
The Path Beyond SorrowA volume dealing extensively with spiritual values of life and suggestive methods for transcending mundane existence.Formats: .pdf (511 kb), .html (519 kb)
Path To BlessednessQuintessence of the Ashtanga Yoga of Sage Maharshi Patanjali, the well-known eight stages or Limbs of Yoga.Formats: .pdf (278 kb), .html (265 kb)
The Philosophy, Psychology and Practice of YogaSeries of lectures given by the author highlighting the most essential aspects of Yoga Sadhana and bringing Yoga Darsana (Patanjali's Yoga Sutras) to new life as a vibrant, living guide to spiritual practice.Formats: .pdf (497 kb), .html (513 kb)
Ponder These TruthsEarly morning meditation talks delivered at Sivananda Ashram, Rishikesh. Swami Chidananda covers a wide range of subject on the life spiritual. A wonderful source of inspiration and motivation for the spiritual aspirant.Formats: .pdf (609 kb), .html (640 kb)
Realization Through DevotionTalks spanning the Bhakti Aphorisms of Narada Muni of ancient times as well as of other sages such as Sandilya down to the great Bhakti Saints of more recent times such as Ramanuja. The apparent distinction between the absolute monism of Sankara and the qualified monism of Ramanuja is explained. Also, the Krishna Lila with the Gopis which is confusing to many in the laity is described.Formats: .pdf (112 kb).
The Role of Celibacy in the Spiritual LifeThis book vividly gives the fundamentals of spiritual life and serves the purpose of giving some practical and useful information in this direction.Formats: .pdf (78 kb), .html (51 kb)
Special Insights Into Sadhana No. 1 Early morning meditation talks during Navaratri, Vijaya Dasami, Dipavali and Skanda Shashthi.Formats: .pdf (119 kb), .html (48 kb)
Special Insights Into Sadhana No. 2 Early morning meditation talks during Gita Jayanti, December Worships and Dattatreya Jayanti.Formats: .pdf (111 kb), .html (40 kb)
Special Insights Into Sadhana No. 3 Early morning meditation talks during Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Year.Formats: .pdf (112 kb), .html (37 kb)
Special Insights Into Sadhana No. 4 Early morning meditation talks during Maha Sivaratri and Gauranga Mahaprabhu's appearance day.Formats: .pdf (108 kb), .html (37 kb)
Special Insights Into Sadhana No. 5 Early morning meditation talks during Gauranga Mahaprabhu's appearance day, Ramanavami, Buddha Jayanti and Sankara Jayanti.Formats: .pdf (118 kb), .html (47 kb)
Special Insights Into Sadhana No. 6 Early morning meditation talks during Gurudev’s Sannyasa, Guru Purnima and Gurudev’s Samadhi.Formats: .pdf (83 kb), .html (49 kb)
Special Insights Into Sadhana No. 7 Early morning meditation talks on Thursdays: The Day of the Guru.Formats: .pdf (79 kb), .html (39 kb)
Special Insights Into Sadhana No. 8 Early morning meditation talks on Rakshabandhan, Krishna Jayanthi, Vinayaka Chaturthi and Preparing To Receive The Most High.Formats: .pdf (86 kb), .html (43 kb)
Students, Spiritual Literature and SivanandaThis book consists of a series of questions and answers pertaining to the study of literature, the choice of books, the benefits of Svadhyaya and so on.Formats: .pdf (132 kb), .html (82 kb)
Success in Life—A Young Person's GuideMessage to students from the compassionate heart of Swami Chidananda.Formats: .pdf (153 kb)
Sure Ways to Guru KripaSwami Chidananda on how the disciple receives the Guru's grace.Formats: .pdf (71 kb), .html (40 kb)
Thus Speaks ChidanandaContains brief elucidations by Swami Chidananda on Life, Sadhana, Mind, Raja Yoga, Jnana Yoga, Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga and Glory Of Renunciation.Formats: .pdf (71 kb), .html (36 kb)
Twenty Important Spiritual InstructionsA series of talks on Swami Sivananda's Twenty Important Spiritual Instructions.Formats: .pdf (239 kb), .html (202 kb)
Books by Sri Swami Venkatesanandaji Maharaj
All About Sivananda This book contain beautiful insights into the glorious life of Gurudev Swami Sivananda.Formats: .pdf (357 kb), .html (218 kb)
Inspiring Talks of Gurudev Sivananda An inspiring chronicle of Gurudev’s talks and conversations with disciples and visitors to Sivananda Ashram.Formats: .pdf (1,363 kb), .html (1,082 kb)
Sivananda Daily ReadingsRead a page a day with faith, love and devotion. Your daily life will soon be transformed into a divine life of peace, bliss and the highest wisdom. This book is available at the Sivananda Daily Reading's site.
Sivananda YogaAn inspirational work on the teachings of the Gita for both seekers and Sadhakas. Swamiji explains how Gurudev Sivananda puts the Gita teachings into practice.Formats: .pdf (335 kb), .html (278 kb)
Sivananda's Integral YogaThis book is not a theoretical exposition but how a life of Hatha, Karma, Bhakti, Raja and Jnana Yoga was lived by Sage Sivananda. Examples are also drawn from Swami Sivananda's pre-monastic days as a doctor in Malaysia. Formats: .pdf (430 kb), .html (308 kb)
Books by Sri Swami Premanandaji Maharaj
Meditation and its Utility in Daily Life Swami Premananda's 'Meditation Classes' have become very popular and there is a great demand. This booklet will help aspirants and seekers.Formats: .pdf (80 kb), .html (55 kb)
Spotlights on the Ramayana A unique analytical study of the RamayanaFormats: .pdf (133 kb), .html (108 kb)
Books by Sri Swami Brahmanandaji Maharaj
The Quintessence of Spiritual PracticeThis book contains the five verses on spiritual practice (Sadhana Panchaka) of Sri Sankaracharya with commentary by Swami Brahmananda.Formats: .pdf (100 kb), .html (51 kb)*
Books by Sri Swami Devanandaji Maharaj
Some Reminiscences of Gurudev Swami SivanandaA day in the life of Swami Sivananda, Swami Sivananda's Sadhana, the days before Swami Sivananda's Mahasamadhi.Formats: .pdf (83 kb), .html (31 kb)*
Books by Sri N. Ananthanarayanan
I Live to ServeIntimate glimpses into Gurudev Sivananda's last days. How the Holy Master lived a life of unremitting service till the very end.Formats: .pdf (846 kb)
What Does Swami Sivananda Teach?This book is intended as a useful and handy introduction to people who are not adequately acquainted with the life and teachings of the Master. As the author says, "Its purpose is to arouse their interest in spiritual life in general and the Divine Life chalked out by Swami Sivananda in particular".Formats: .pdf (200 kb)
Books by various authors:
Swami Sivananda & The Divine Life SocietyA book for those who want to know more about the Master and his mission.Formats: .pdf (213 kb), .html (177 kb)
Gurudev Swami And Dr. Devaki Kutty MatajiA souvenir to commemorate Dr. Devaki Kutty Mataji's 75th Birthday Anniversary..Formats: .pdf (241 kb), .html (129 kb)
Harih Karta--Thy Will Be DoneA souvenir to commemorate Swami Chidanandaji's 80th Birthday Anniversary.Formats: .pdf (273 kb), .html (120 kb)*
How to Manage Oneself By A.K. Krishna NambiarHow to manage oneself for success in both material and spiritual life.Formats: .pdf (53 kb), .html (30 kb)
Inspiring ThoughtsSublime and elevating noble good thoughts to guide and inspire the youth of present-day world.Formats: .pdf (70 kb), .html (49 kb)
Miracles of SivanandaDevotees recollect their experiences of Swami Sivananda's miracles in their lives.Formats: .pdf (268 kb), .html (258 kb)
SamarpanA dedication to Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj during Swamiji's 50th Birth Anniversary. Formats: .pdf (291 kb), .html (152 kb)*
Swami Sivananda-A Modern SageThe life story of Sri Swami Sivananda has been given in a short form. A study of his life will reveal to us the experiences of a man who rests in Universal Consciousness.Formats: .pdf (98 kb), .html (78 kb)
This Monk From India By Yvonne LeBeauOn the saintly life of Swami Chidananda and Swamiji's way of teaching by example from the point of view of a devotee from the west.Formats: .pdf (319 kb), .html (302 kb)

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