Swami Ashokananda

Ascent to Spiritual Illumination: Ten Lectures on Spiritual Practice

Ascent to Spiritual Illumination: Ten Lectures on Spiritual Practice

A path is charted out for steady, sure advancement toward the goal of human life, spiritual illumination.

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Avadhuta Gita of Dattatreya / Ashokananda

Avadhuta Gita of Dattatreya / Ashokananda

Devanagari text, transliteration, and English translation. The Song of the Free, a classic text of Advaita Vedanta, expresses the highest experience of the unfettered Self.

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Call to the Eternal, A

Call to the Eternal, A

A collection of fourteen editorials written by Swami Ashokananda between 1926 and 1930 when he served as editor of Prabuddha Bharata. These editorials deal with the vital role, spiritual and practical, that India must play in this age if she is to attain her full potential and from which the whole world will necessarily benefit.

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Influence of Indian Thought on the Thought of the West

Influence of Indian Thought on the Thought of the West

'The Life of Vivekananda and the Universal Gospel' is a biography of Swami Vivekananda written by the French author Romain Rolland in 1920s. In the book, it is evident that the author does not believe that India has had any role in shaping global thought and culture, and nor does he believe that the philosophy of the Upanishads has influenced Western thought in any way. As a rebuttal to Rolland's view on the subject, Swami Ashokananda wrote an article which was published serially in 1931 in the English journal 'Prabuddha Bharata'. Since the article is of great relevance even today, it is being published in a book form under the same title.

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Let Us Be God

Let Us Be God

The author, Swami Ashokananda, is renowned for his thought-provoking lectures and articles on Vedanta philosophy and its practical application in daily life. This book borrows its title from an inspired utterance of Swami Vivekananda which forms the subject of the Swami’s deliberations presented herein as the first lecture. By his forceful lectures based on deep reasoning, the Swami turns our attention to the Divine within. The lectures and articles included here were earlier published in Prabuddha Bharata and Vedanta Kesari, the two English monthly journals of the Ramakrishna Order. The articles included are: Let us be God; God and the other God; Free will or predestination? Thinking versus meditationThe quest for powerReality as the Supreme personThe great lie; The religion of the future and the future of religionSri Sankaracharya: A studySwami Vivekananda, the Ideal for the modern age.

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Meditation, Ecstasy and Illumination: An Overview of Vedanta

Meditation, Ecstasy and Illumination: An Overview of Vedanta

Eight lectures delivered to American audiences which provide a comprehensive view of the Vedanta philosophy and which will inspire spiritual aspirants along whatever path they may be following.

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Memories of Swami Shivananda

Memories of Swami Shivananda

A reverent, personal appreciation of blessings and guidance received from this great disciple of Sri Ramakrishna.

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Shafts of Light: Selected Teachings of Swami Ashokananda for Spiritual Practice

Shafts of Light: Selected Teachings of Swami Ashokananda for Spiritual Practice

A valuable new guide to the practice of Vedanta. More than 800 spiritual instructions illuminate the path to Self-Knowledge and bring eternal truths to the modern mind.

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Soul’s Journey to Its Destiny, The

Soul’s Journey to Its Destiny, The

An explanation of the involution and evolution of the soul, providing not only an intellectual understanding of the soul's journey, but practical counsel on how to speed it toward the spiritual goal.

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Spiritualizing Everyday Life and Worship of the Spirit by the Spirit

Spiritualizing Everyday Life and Worship of the Spirit by the Spirit

Two lectures on living Vedanta delivered in San Francisco in 1957 and 1955 respectively.

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