Living at the Source

Yoga Teachings of Vivekananda
Author: Swami Vivekananda,Ann Myren
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: N.A
Category: Religion
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The inspirational messages collected in this book speak directly to the concerns of contemporary men and women and also form a concise introduction to Vedanta, a philosophy of India.

The East and the West

(Prachya o Paschatya)
Author: Swami Vivekananda
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‘‌‘The East and the West’‌’ is a book written by Swami Vivekananda. In this book Swami Vivekananda made a comparative study of eastern and Western cultures.

The Powers of The Mind


Author: Swami Vivekananda
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Category: Psychology
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“The Powers Of The Mind” is a speech delivered at Los Angeles, California, on January 8, 1900 by Swami Vivekananda explained his thoughts on the Powers of the Mind. This book brings together that speech for followers everywhere in his exact words.

Essentials of Hinduism


Author: Swami Vivekananda
Publisher: Advaita Ashrama (A publication branch of Ramakrishna Math, Belur Math)
ISBN: 8175058390
Category: Religion
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Many want to know what Hinduism is. Many are astonished to hear that Hinduism has no particular creed. Indeed, Hinduism is hard to define. Hinduism is a system which comprises within its fold an infinite variety of thoughts. In this book published by Advaita Ashrama, a Publication centre of Ramakrishna Math, an attempt has been made to give a bird's-eye view of Hinduism with extracts from the speeches and writings of Swami Vivekananda who may be said to be the best exponent of Hinduism in modern India. The excerpts have been culled from the author's Complete Works.

Swami Vivekananda: Complete Works


Author: Swami Vivekananda
Publisher: LBA via PublishDrive
ISBN: 2377879217
Category: Fiction
Page: 358
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This ebook contains all the books, lecture, discussions, prose, poetry, and letters written by Swami Vivekananda, a spiritual teacher from India at the end of the 19th century who brought Vedanta to the United States and Europe. Vivekananda was a disciple of realized and awakened saint Sri Ramakrishna. CONTENTS Introduction Volume I Addresses at The Parliament of Religions Karma-Yoga Raja-Yoga Lectures and Discourses Volume II Work And Its Secret The Powers of the Mind Hints On Practical Spirituality Bhakti Or Devotion Jnana-Yoga Practical Vedanta and other lectures Reports in American Newspapers Volume III Lectures and Discourses Bhakti-Yoga Para-Bhakti or Supreme Devotion Lectures from Colombo to Almora Reports in American Newspapers Buddhistic India Volume IV Addresses on Bhakti-Yoga Lectures and Discourses Writings: Prose Writings: Poems Translation: Prose Translation: Poems Volume V Epistles - First Series Interviews Notes from Lectures and Discourses Questions and Answers Conversations and Dialogues Sayings A...

Bhagavad Gita As Viewed By Swami Vivekananda


Author: Swami Madhurananda
Publisher: Advaita Ashrama (A publication branch of Ramakrishna Math, Belur Math)
ISBN: 8175058250
Category: Religion
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Swami Vivekananda’s views on the Bhagavad Gita are scattered throughout 'The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda' published in nine volumes. The present book, published by Advaita Ashrama, a publication branch of Ramakrishna Math, Belur Math, is an extensive compilation of these insightful views of Swami Vivekananda on this sacred scripture of the Hindus. The reader is, as it were, taken through several verses of the Gita along with the Swami’s elevating and soul-stirring commentary. Note: This book has embedded fonts to display the verses in Devanagari. You may have to use the 'Original' Font option in Google Play Books app. "... The book is certainly not a commentary on the Gita, in the traditional sense. But, what is available is indeed a treasure house of wisdom. Swamiji was a living embodiment of the Gita. According to him, the Gita was ‘practical Vedanta’. He demonstrated this through his life. Reading through the book is indeed a rewarding experience. One is in holy company, imbibing the words of one who is speaking from his heart. ... Just as Swamiji himself used to carry a copy of the Gita with him always, one cannot do better than carry a copy of this book with one always..." - from a Review in the Vedanta Kesari, November 2010, p.441 published by Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai. As of February 2017, the print book has undergone seven reprints and more than 27,000 copies have been sold.

Lectures from Colombo to Almora


Author: Swami Vivekananda
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"Lectures from Colombo to Almora" by Swami Vivekananda based on his various lectures. After visiting the West, Vivekananda reached Colombo, British Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) on 15 January 1897. Upon Vivekananda's arrival in South India, a forty-feet high monument was built by the king of Ramnad on the spot where he landed to celebrate his achievements at the West. He reached Calcutta via Madras on 20 January 1897. Then Vivekananda travelled extensively and visited many Indian states. On 19 June (1897) he reached Almora. The lectures delivered by him in this period were compiled into the book Lectures from Colombo to Almora.

Vivekananda: A Biography


Author: Swami Nikhilananda
Publisher: Advaita Ashrama (A publication branch of Ramakrishna Math, Belur Math)
ISBN: 8175058951
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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In the list of biographies of Swami Vivekananda published by Advaita Ashrama, publication house of Ramakrishna Math, Belur Math, we have one which extensively narrates his life, and also one which presents him very briefly. The present book stands midway between these extremes. Herein the readers will find his life described in a short compass, without sacrificing the essential details. This is a masterly presentation of his life from the pen of a scholar of repute. A worthy book for all those who want to study Vivekananda in brief without loosing the crucial aspects of his life.

Swami Vivekananda

The Living Vedanta
Author: Chaturvedi Badrinath
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 8184755074
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 480
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The Vedanta was an inseparable part of Swami Vivekananda’s personality. He lived and breathed this philosophy while preaching it to India and the west. While Vivekananda’s landmark address at the Parliament of Religions in Chicago in 1893 established him as modern India’s great spiritual leader, his popularity and appeal is attributed to his ability to integrate his human side with his profound spiritual side. In this beautifully written biography, Chaturvedi Badrinath liberates Vivekananda from the confines of the worship room and offers an unforgettable insight into the life of a man who was the very embodiment of the Vedanta that he preached.

The Monk as Man

The Unknown Life of Swami Vivekananda
Author: Samkara
Publisher: Penguin Books India
ISBN: 0143101196
Category: Hindus
Page: 238
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An intimate portrait of the little-known aspects of Swami Vivekananda’s life. Wandering mystic, India’s spiritual ambassador to the West and founder of the Ramakrishna Mission, Swami Vivekananda awakened India’s masses to the country’s spiritual richness while stressing the importance of scientific inquiry. These aspects of Swamiji’s life have been well chronicled by Swamiji himself, through his letters, speeches and writings; his own brothers who between them have written more than a hundred books; his co-disciples, disciples and others whose lives were enriched by their interactions with him; and, more than a century after his death, followers who had only read or heard of the magnetic personality of this revered teacher. Gleaned from all these sources, through painstaking research Sankar’s biography focuses on the personal life of the saint: What was Vivekananda like as a man? What role did his mother play in his life, both before and after he renounced all family ties? Could he reconcile the duties of a monk with the duties of an eldest son? What prompted him to promote Vedanta and biriyani in the West? Did the long drawn battles over family property affect his health and cut short his life? Did his sister commit suicide? Why did his brother not write a single letter for six years when he was wandering around the world? What was Swamiji’s favourite dish and what fruit did he like the least? What was his height? Where did he have his second heart attack? How much did the Calcutta doctor charge him at his chamber? Sankar’s composite picture of the monk as man has sold over one lakh copies in Bengali and this translation brings the unfamiliar Vivekananda to a larger readership.

Practical Vedanta


Author: Swami Vivekananda
Publisher: Advaita Ashrama
ISBN: 8175058013
Category: Religion
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If one asks, how Vedanta can be made practical in our day-to-day life, here is a book published by Advaita Ashrama, a publication centre of Ramakrishna Math, Belur Math, India, which provides the answer. It contains some of the most important lectures delivered by Swami Vivekananda in London regarding the application of Vedanta in our daily lives. Highly practical, this book helps the readers to bring about a deep transformation in their lives by spiritualizing their every moment and movement.

Karma Yoga


Author: Swami Vivekananda
Publisher: Adelphi Press via PublishDrive
ISBN: 1787247414
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 82
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Karma yoga, also called Karma marga, is one of the several spiritual paths in Hinduism, one based on the yoga of action. Karma yogi believe that right work done well is a form of prayer. It is one of the paths in the spiritual practices of Hindus. Of the paths to spiritual liberation in Hinduism, karma yoga is the path of unselfish action.

Jnana Yoga


Author: Swami Vivekananda
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 3849695700
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 160
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Students of religion will find much of interest in this book; those who care for India in any way will be glad to receive an indication of high Hindu thought in one of the most striking religious movements of the day; while the orthodox Christian will derive some information from the work regarding the attitude of cultured Hindus toward Christianity and its Founder. After reading the book one is inexcusable if his ideas concerning Vedanta are hazy. The lectures are all extremely interesting, the style brilliant, the reasoning often subtle. Whether the philosophy advanced is satisfactory or not to those whose theories are the outgrowth of a different system of thought, Vivekanandas method of presenting it affords an “intellectual pleasure."

Complete Works of the Swami Vivekananda - Part V (1919)


Author: Swami Vivekananda
Publisher: Vivekananda Press
ISBN: 1406759848
Category: Religion
Page: 452
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PREFACE. THE Author of this very practical treatise on Scotch Loch - Fishing desires clearly that it may be of use to all who had it. He does not pretend to have written anything new, but to have attempted to put what he has to say in as readable a form as possible. Everything in the way of the history and habits of fish has been studiously avoided, and technicalities have been used as sparingly as possible. The writing of this book has afforded him pleasure in his leisure moments, and that pleasure would be much increased if he knew that the perusal of it would create any bond of sympathy between himself and the angling community in general. This section is interleaved with blank shects for the readers notes. The Author need hardly say that any suggestions addressed to the case of the publishers, will meet with consideration in a future edition. We do not pretend to write or enlarge upon a new subject. Much has been said and written-and well said and written too on the art of fishing but loch-fishing has been rather looked upon as a second-rate performance, and to dispel this idea is one of the objects for which this present treatise has been written. Far be it from us to say anything against fishing, lawfully practised in any form but many pent up in our large towns will bear us out when me say that, on the whole, a days loch-fishing is the most convenient. One great matter is, that the loch-fisher is depend- ent on nothing but enough wind to curl the water, -and on a large loch it is very seldom that a dead calm prevails all day, -and can make his arrangements for a day, weeks beforehand whereas the stream- fisher is dependent for a good take on the state of the water and however pleasant and easy it may be for one living near the banks of a good trout stream or river, it is quite another matter to arrange for a days river-fishing, if one is looking forward to a holiday at a date some weeks ahead. Providence may favour the expectant angler with a good day, and the water in order but experience has taught most of us that the good days are in the minority, and that, as is the case with our rapid running streams, -such as many of our northern streams are, -the water is either too large or too small, unless, as previously remarked, you live near at hand, and can catch it at its best. A common belief in regard to loch-fishing is, that the tyro and the experienced angler have nearly the same chance in fishing, -the one from the stern and the other from the bow of the same boat. Of all the absurd beliefs as to loch-fishing, this is one of the most absurd. Try it. Give the tyro either end of the boat he likes give him a cast of ally flies he may fancy, or even a cast similar to those which a crack may be using and if he catches one for every three the other has, he may consider himself very lucky. Of course there are lochs where the fish are not abundant, and a beginner may come across as many as an older fisher but we speak of lochs where there are fish to be caught, and where each has a fair chance. Again, it is said that the boatman has as much to do with catching trout in a loch as the angler. Well, we dont deny that. In an untried loch it is necessary to have the guidance of a good boatman but the same argument holds good as to stream-fishing...

The Science and Philosophy of Religion

A Comparative Study of Sankhya, Vedanta and Other Systems of Thought (Classic Reprint)
Author: Swami Vivekananda
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781440042331
Category: Philosophy
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Excerpt from The Science and Philosophy of Religion: A Comparative Study of Sankhya, Vedanta and Other Systems of Thought "When any Science reaches a unity, it cannot possibly go any farther. You cannot go beyond this idea of the Absolute, the idea of the One, out of which everything in the universe has evolved. The last word of Advaita is Tattvamasi, - That thou art." These are the words of the author of the present volume, at the end of the book. It is a clear and concise statement of the daring claim made by the sages of India, from very old times, that they have attained to such unity in the religious field and succeeded in bringing religion to the rank of a perfect and complete science. The methods adopted by them to come to this result, were the same as followed by all the sciences of the present day, viz., observation and analysis of the facts of our experience, and a synthetical combination of the results obtained, to find out the same facts. That Kapila, Vyasa, Patanjali and indeed all the philosophers of India, including most of the Vedic seers, applied these methods in coming to their respective discoveries - has been fully discussed by the author in his books on the different Yogas. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.