Meditation: Its Process, Practice, and Culmination

Meditation: Its Process, Practice, and Culmination

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Item Code: IDF046
Author: Swami Satprakashananda
Publisher: Sri Ramakrishna Math
Edition: 2019
ISBN: 8178230445
Pages: 264
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 7.0
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On that alone we meditate, That alone we adore;
To that one Witness of the Universe we bow down;
That one Existence, unsupported, supporting the universe;
The Ruler, the Abode, the boat to cross the ocean of Life, is our sole refuge.

CONTENTS

Abbreviations7
Preface9

Part One: Preliminaries

Hymns and Prayers
A Vedic Prayer13
Hymn to Brahman14
Eight Stanzas on Shukadeva16
Hymn to the Divine Mother19
Hymn to the Divine Mother Durga22
Evening Hymn to Sri Ramakrishna25
Translation27
Vedic Peace Chants31
Conducted Meditations
The Light of Lights32
Him We Worship35
Peace That Passeth Understanding39
The Source of all Delight42
Right Understanding45
Not By Thy Law But By Thy Grace50
He Is the Goal, He Is the Way54
He Makes All Things Dear59
Thou Art My Sole Guide63
Thou Art Seated On the Lotus of My Heart67
By Losing Yourself You Find Yourself71
The Body Is Like A garment76
Blessing of the Saints81
He Dwells In the Depth of the Heart85
The One Source of all90
The Divine Child (A Christmas Meditation)93
To Be Spiritually Minded Is Life (Good Friday)97
Think Of Yourself As An Effulgent Being101

Part Two Methods of Meditation

I.Introductory: Four States of Human Experience - Waking, Dream, Dreamless Sleep, and Samadhi107
II.Work and Meditation119
III.Search for God125
IV.Worshipping God Through Symbols as Preparatory to Meditation137
V.Prayer and Meditation150
VI.Karma-Yoga as Preparatory to the Practice of Meditation164
VII.Preparation for Meditation in Bhakti-Yoga173
VIII.God-Realization through Bhakti-Yoga184
IX.The Process of Meditation According to Patanjali's Raja-Yoga; Distinctiveness of the Vedantic Method194
X.Preparation for Meditation in Jnana-Yoga207
XI.Realization of Nondual Brahman, the Culmination of Jnana-Yoga218
Part Three Appendices
Appendix I From Mortality to Immortality239
Appendix II The Location of the Soul in the Body247
Appendix III The Sum and Substance of Advaita Vedanta253
Index261

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