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Meditation & Its Practices
Swami Adiswarananda

 
A Definitive Guide to Techniques and Traditions of Meditation in Yoga and Vedanta.

ISBN 1-893361-83-7, 472 pages.

 

 Hardcover $24.99

 

 

“MEDITATION AND ITS PRACTICES:
A Definitive Guide to Techniques and Traditions of Meditation in Yoga and Vedanta”

by Swami Adiswarananda

Contents

 PART ONE: THE PROCESS OF MEDITATION

  1. The Meaning of Meditation

  2. The Meditative State

  3. The Goal of Meditation

  4. The Benefits of Meditation

  5. Meditation in the System of Yoga

  6. Meditation in Vedanta

  7. The Sacred Texts on Meditation

  8. The Three Key Factors in All Meditation

PART TWO: OBJECTS OF MEDITATION

  1. Objects of Meditation in Yoga and Vedanta 

  2. Meditation on a Divine Form 

  3. Meditation on a Divine Incarnation 

  4. Meditation on the Lord as Inmost Self and Supreme Teacher 

  5. Meditation on Virata Purusha, the Cosmic Person 

  6. Meditation on the Sacred Word Om

  7. Meditation on the Gayatri Mantra 

  8. Meditation on the Great Vedic Sayings 

PART THREE: CENTERS OF CONSCIOUSNESS

  1. The Centers for Meditation 

  2. Dualism, Nondualism, and the Centers

PART FOUR: METHODS OF CONCENTRATION

  1. Withdrawal and Concentration of Mind 

  2. Posture

  3. Time and Place, Spiritual Vibrations, and Geographical Directions

  4. Physical Condition, Eating Habits, and Exercise

  5. Self-Analysis

  6. Mystic Worship

  7. Japa, or Repetition of a Sacred Word

  8. Pranayama, or Control of Breath

PART FIVE: PROGRESS IN MEDITATION

  1. Milestones of Progress

  2. Mystical Experiences and Realizations

  3. The Transformation of Character

  4. The Sacred Texts on Progress in Meditation

PART SIX: OBSTACLES IN MEDITATION

  1. Obstacles in Meditation and Ways of Overcoming Them

Notes
Bibliography
Glossary
Index

 

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