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Essence of Ramayana

Essence of Ramayana
11.90
Item Code: IDK758
Author: Swami Sivananda
Publisher: The Divine Life Society
Language: English
Edition: 1996
ISBN: 8170520711
Pages: 192
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 8.4" X 5.5"
weight of the book: 205 gms
FOREWORD

Sri Swami Sivananda Maharaj's main purpose in life is to serve aspiring souls and humanity, and one of the forms it has taken has been the production of over three hundred books on almost all aspects of religion and culture of India.

Sri Swamiji has rightly called the Ramayana as being Dharma in theory and practice. It has influenced and moulded Indian life and thought for hundreds of years and is still a living force in the inner depths of Indian consciousness.

 

Back of The Book
SRI SWAMI SIVANANDA

Born on the 8th September, 1887, in the illustrious family of Sage Appayya Dikshita and several other renowned saints and savants, Sri Swamiji Sivananda had a natural flair for a life devoted to the study and practice of Vedanta. Added to this was an inborn eagerness to serve all and innate feeling of unity with all mankind. His passion for service drew him to the medical career; and soon he gravitated to where he thought that his service was most needed. Malaya claimed him. He had earlier been editing a Health Journal and wrote extensively on health problems. He discovered that people needed right knowledge most of all; dissemination of that knowledge he espoused as his own mission.

It was divine dispensation and the blessing of God upon mankind that the doctor of body and mind renounced his career and took to a life of renunciation to qualify himself for ministering to the soul of man.

He settled down at Rishikesh in 1924, practiced intense austerities and shone as a great Yogi, saint, sage and Jivanmukta. In 1932 he started the Sivanandashram. In 1936 was born The Divine Life Society. In 1948 the Yoga-Vedanta Forest Academy was organised. Dissemination of spiritual knowledge and training of people in Yoga and Vedanta were their aim and object. In 1950 he convened a 'World Parliament of Religions'. He is the author of over 300 volumes and has disciples all over the world, belonging to all nationalities, religion and creeds. To read his works is to drink at the Fountain of Wisdom Supreme. On 14th July, 1963 he entered Mahasamadhi.

 

CONTENTS
Section One
 
PRELIMINARY  
Ekasloki Ramayana 11
Sri Rama Mangalam 12
Ahalya's Prayer 13
Story of Valmiki 14
Introduction 16
Section Two
 
Synopsis of the Seven Kandas 27
Section Three
 
THE RAMAYANA
 
Bala Kanda 30
Ayodhya Kanda 40
Aranya Kanda 48
Kishkindha Kanda 60
Sundara Kanda 71
Yudha Kanda 84
Uttara Kanda 94
Section Four
 
CHARACTERS OF THE RAMAYANA
 
Sri Rama 99
Sita Devi 102
Lakshmana 113
Bharata 118
Satrughna 124
Dasaratha 125
Sri Hanuman 126
Jatayu and Sampati 132
Vali 134
Lava and Kusa 137
Ravana 139
Section Five
 
SRI RAMA'S TEACHINGS
 
Sri Rama's Instructions to Lakshmana 141
Rama Hridayam 142
Rama Gita 144
Section Six
 
SRI RAMANAVAMI MESSAGES OF SWAMI SIVANANDA
 
Glory of Ramanama 154
Be Devoted to Hari 156
Way to Rama Rajya 158
Lord Rama-Light of Truth 163
Rama Rajya Within 164
Let Sri Rama Be Your Ideal 166
Sri Rama, The Universal Ideal 168
Follow the Path of Righteousness 170
The Hero of the Ramayana 172
The Ideal of Highest Duty 174
Lesson of Ramayana 177
Section Seven
 
A DIVINE GARLAND FOR SRI RAMA
 
Rama Rajya 182
Svadhyaya 184
Adityahridayam 186

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