To Know Your Self

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Based on the principles of Integral Yoga--living a life that is easeful, peaceful and useful - this very readable book presents the essential teachings of Sri Swami Satchidananda. It is a practical, lucid guide to peaceful living. All aspects of life--physical, mental and spiritual--are covered. The presentation is light, lively and entertaining; the ideas, illuminating. A fountain of wisdom that readers return to again and again.
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To Know Your Self: The Essential Teachings of Swami Satchidananda

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Overview

Based on the principles of Integral Yoga--living a life that is easeful, peaceful and useful - this very readable book presents the essential teachings of Sri Swami Satchidananda. It is a practical, lucid guide to peaceful living. All aspects of life--physical, mental and spiritual--are covered. The presentation is light, lively and entertaining; the ideas, illuminating. A fountain of wisdom that readers return to again and again.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780932040619
  • Publisher: Integral Yoga Publications
  • Publication date: 12/1/2008
  • Pages: 308
  • Sales rank: 1,483,528
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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Sri Swami Satchidananda was one of the first Yoga masters to bring the classical Yoga tradition to the West. He taught Yoga postures, meditation, and a vegetarian and more compassionate lifestyle to westerners when he was invited to America in 1966 by the iconic pop artist Peter Max. The distinctive teachings he brought with him blend the physical discipline of Yoga, the spiritual philosophy of Vedic literature, and the interfaith ideals he pioneered. These techniques and concepts influenced a generation and a spawned Yoga culture that is flourishing today. The organization founded on his teachings, Integral Yoga International, is now a leading institute for Yoga teacher certification. Integral Yoga is the foundation for Dr. Dean Ornish’s landmark work in reversing heart disease and Dr. Michael Lerner’s noted Commonweal Cancer Help program. Sri Swami Satchidananda is the author of many books on Yoga and is the subject of the 2008 documentary, ""Living Yoga.""
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Table of Contents


Foreword Swami Asokananda vii Preface Sri Swami Satchidananda ix Introduction xi Part I Know the Knower
1 Your Real Self 3
2 The Search for Happiness 7
3 What is Evil? 13
4 You Came Alone-Just to Grow 17
5 Peace of Mind 23
6 Forbidden Fruit 29
7 The Disappearing Ego 35
8 Wisdom 41
9 Who is the Guru? 45 Part II To Calm the Mind
10 Calming the Mind 51
11 Consciousness 55
12 Stick to One Thing 61
13 Mantras 69
14 The Farmer Who Loved His Buffalo 77
15 Who Am I?-Jnana Yoga 83
16 How to Meditate 89
17 Tantric Yoga 99 Part III The Human Body is a Temple
18 Hatha Yoga 105
19 The Breath of Life 111
20 How to Stop Smoking 117
21 Food Makes the Mind 123
22 How to Eat 129
23 Fasting 139
24 Heal Yourself 145
25 Self-mastery 151
26 Walking Sticks 157 Part IV The Greatest Joy
27 The Butcher and the Yogi 165
28 Business Yoga 171
29 The Art of Giving 177
30 The Art of Receiving 185
31 Living in the Present 193
32 The Greatest Joy-Karma Yoga 199
33 Marriage on the Path 205
34 Sex 213
35 Parent-Child Relationships 221
36 Renunciation 229 Part V Back to the Source
37 Life and Death 239
38 Prayer 245
39 If You Tune, You Get the Music 253
40 The Man Who Hated God 259
41 The Ant in the Sugar Hill 267
42 What We Call Holy 273
43 Truth is One, Paths are Many 279
44 Cosmic Consciousness 285 Epilogue: Old Wine-New Bottle 291 Index 295 Resources 303 About Sri Swami Satchidananda 308
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