Essential Swami Ramdas

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In simple and eloquent language, Ramdas writes directly and from the heart and his message of certain deliverance through the unswerving remembrance of God is meant for all serious seekers of all religions.

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Overview

In simple and eloquent language, Ramdas writes directly and from the heart and his message of certain deliverance through the unswerving remembrance of God is meant for all serious seekers of all religions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780941532730
  • Publisher: World Wisdom
  • Publication date: 5/25/2005
  • Series: The Library of Perennial Philosophy
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 5.72 (w) x 8.46 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction to the 1998 edition : the life of Swami Ramdas
Adoration of the Lord 1
Avatars release a world-redeeming spiritual force 3
Beauty in the eyes of God 5
Bhakti is the adoration of God 6
Bliss of the Atman 8
The Buddha : truth is inexpressible 10
Communion with your eternal beloved 12
Compassion is the noblest virtue 14
Contemplation of God 16
Death is false 18
Divine consciousness destroys the ego-sense 20
Divine consciousness of the eternal and cosmic reality 22
The divine is the one and only reality 24
Divine protection and grace through unshakable faith 26
Divinity permeates everything 28
Ego-sense has no place in your life 29
Evil is our own creation 30
Faith in God 33
Faith works wonders 35
Gandhi was a saint or God-man 36
Glorify him and his name 38
God-experience is the highest acquisition 41
God has revealed himself in me 43
God is a living reality 45
God is absolute joy 46
God is behind everything 48
God is the friend of the helpless 50
God wants a heart longing for him alone 52
Grace is ever pouring on us from God 53
Grace is sure to descend 55
Grace of a saint 57
Gurus awaken the dormant spirit 59
The heart is really a temple of God 61
Hinduism is a universal religion 63
Humility leads to self-surrender 65
I am that 67
I am the still all-pervading spirit 68
I am thyself 69
I live in ecstasy always 71
Immortality is the birth-right of mankind 72
Intuition is the voice of God 74
Japa : oh! : the charm of the name! 76
Japa : the repetition of God's name 79
Japam purifies the mind 80
Jesus is an incarnation of infinite love 82
Joy is his nature 84
Life has a beautiful meaning and purpose 86
Life is intended for attaining this supreme goal 91
Life lived in the thought of God 93
Love begets love 95
Love breaks all barriers 97
Love is the expression of God 99
Love is the mystic solvent of all diversity 102
Man is an embodied divinity 104
Meditation : posture and method for silent meditation 105
Mohammed : the great prophet 108
Mysticism in Excelsis 110
Nanak : the founder of the Sikh religion 111
Nature smiles - God smiles 113
Pain and sorrow purify your heart 115
The pathless path 117
Peace is an internal state of the soul 119
Peace is ever within you 121
Pray to him, sing of him 123
Prayer : what is the best prayer? 125
Pride is the greatest weakness 126
Ramana Maharshi was a savior of souls 128
Reality which is deathless and changeless 130
Reborn in a new and glorious life 132
Religion is a matter of experience 134
Religion is an intensely practical thing 136
Religion is as vast as the very heavens 138
Renunciation is an inner state of mind 141
Researches into the realm of the soul 145
Saints are verily the redeemers of fallen souls 146
Saints : who is a saint? 148
Self-control 149
Self-realization : its impact on society 151
Self-realized persons : Jivanmuktas 153
Self-sacrifice : the elimination of the self 154
Selfishness is the root of all evil 155
Service is work done out of pure love 157
Silence is brahman 158
The soul experiences a new birth 160
Spirit and matter are one and the same 162
Spiritual freedom should be the goal of life 164
Spiritual practice : some simple rules 165
Sri Aurobindo 169
Suffering and sacrifice soften the heart of man 171
Suffering is essential for the evolving life 174
Surrender : the most natural and easiest path 176
Surrender to God 177
The triune path 178
Truth is eminently beautiful 179
Unity of mankind 181
Vegetarian food will be helpful 183
Vision of equality 184
War : what are we to make of it? 186
Work is worship when it is done selflessly 190
Yoga : perfect union with God 191
Zoroaster taught the suzerainty of God 193
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