Divine Play

Author: Thomas Palotas
Publisher: Lotus Press
ISBN: 0976078309
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Divine Play is the story of the God realization of Shivabalayogi, one of the great spiritual masters of the 20th Century. It also describes how a yogi evokes spiritual awareness through direct experience.

Swamiji s Treasure God Realization Experiences of Shivabalayogi

Author: Thomas L. Palotas
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1304792897
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Shivabalayogi meditated in samadhi (God consciousness) from age 14 to 26 to become one of the world’s great yogis of the 20th Century. He traveled extensively in India, Sri Lanka, England and the United States. His only teaching was to encourage meditation. "Swamiji's Treasure" is a comprehensive and detailed biography of Shivabalayogi, including all available recorded conversations with the great Yogi, experiences of over a hundred devotees, and over three hundred sixty photographs, many on color.

Perennial Wisdom for the Spiritually Independent

Author: Rami M. Shapiro
Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
ISBN: 1594735158
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A "bible" for the religiously unaffiliated, weaving sacred texts from the world's major religions into a coherent exploration of the core questions at the heart of every religion's search, with insightful commentary on using these texts in our daily lives.

Laghu Guru Upanishad

Author: Gurprasad
Publisher: PartridgeIndia
ISBN: 9781482869972
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Modern life is very competitive and stressful; only a thoughtful few want to rid themselves of constant worries and find a way to live a life of real happiness. Teachings of Sri Sivabala Yogi contained in Laghu Guru Upanishad are especially relevant for such people. There are many grades of aspirants; some just want to lead a peaceful life, some want a lower type of salvation and a few blessed ones who desire total freedom by realising their true natures. Ultimate liberation is attained only if one knows the absolute Self (or Reality or God). No matter what one's goal is, the Guru's teaching given in Laghu Guru Upanishad, if practised sincerely, offers hope to everyone to attain one's desired end. The book is set out in question and answer format. The questions, asked by Gurprasad, have been framed from an aspirant's point of view. Questions and doubts like these arise in the minds of all those who want to follow a spiritual path. The Guru has given answers that are suitable for ease of understanding by beginners as well as more advanced aspirants. In doing so, the Guru has adopted a rational approach suited to the modern generation and covers all well-known paths to realise the Truth. Sri Sivabala Yogi's basic teaching deals with control of mind and it does not advocate any religious beliefs. Mind is the cause of one's suffering and unhappiness and it also has the power to get rid of them. Bookish knowledge is of no avail unless it is practised. Every reader of this book can attain his or her desired spiritual object, provided its teaching is put into effect through earnest effort.

Mystics and Zen Masters

Author: Thomas Merton
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9781429944007
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Thomas Merton was recognized as one of those rare Western minds that are entirely at home with the Zen experience. In this collection, he discusses diverse religious concepts-early monasticism, Russian Orthodox spirituality, the Shakers, and Zen Buddhism-with characteristic Western directness. Merton not only studied these religions from the outside but grasped them by empathy and living participation from within. "All these studies," wrote Merton, "are united by one central concern: to understand various ways in which men of different traditions have conceived the meaning and method of the 'way' which leads to the highest levels of religious or of metaphysical awareness."

Apprenticed to a Himalayan Master

Author: Sri M.
Publisher: Magenta Press and Publication Pvt. Limited
ISBN: 9788191009606
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The metamorphosis of Mumtaz Ali Khan into Sri 'M', a yogi with profound knowledge of the Upanishads and deep personal insights, born of first hand experiences with higher levels of consciousness is indeed a fascinating story. He traveled to snow clad Himalayas at 19 where he met and lived for several years with a real yogi, Babaji.

Mente Abierta Coraz n Abierto

Author: Thomas Keating
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0826413412
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This is the Spanish translation of Father Keating's Open Mind, Open Heart, the best-selling book of the Centering Prayer movement, with sales of over 100,000 copies. It joins Continuum's two other books in Spanish by Father Keating, El Misterio del Cristo and Invitacin a Amar, and Sister Margaret Mary Funk's El Coraz n en Paz (Thoughts Matter).Keating gives an overview of the history of contemplative prayer in the Christian tradition, and step-by-step guidance in the method of centering prayer. This book is designed to initiate the reader into a deep, living relationship with God.

Bringing Home the Dharma

Author: Jack Kornfield
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1611800501
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Many people seeking inner peace and self-cultivation look to the East for inspiration and guidance. Author Jack Kornfield himself pursued rigorous training in traditional Buddhist monasteries in Southeast Asia. Here he shares the fruits of four decades of study and practice in the East and the West, highlighting one essential insight: true wisdom is found nowhere else than right here in this very moment, as we go about our daily lives. We need not travel to an ashram or a meditation retreat--our households, relationships, and work lives give us profound opportunities to awaken our buddha nature, our natural wisdom and loving-kindness. In this book, Kornfield shares this and other key lessons he has learned studying with some of the most revered Buddhist masters of the twentieth century. Topics include: realizing our full potential, conscious parenting, common obstacles to awakening, spirituality and sexuality, enlightened political action, and much more. Previously in hardback.