In spite of much that has been written on the concept of a spiritual Guru, there is still a good deal of confusion, misunderstanding, and skepticism in the public mind on this vital matter.
Under the circumstances, the present book by Satguru Sivanandaji Maharaj should come as a boon to many. Within its pages, the reader will find an authoritative, succinct and bold elucidation of the entire subject of guru-disciple relationship.
Table of Contents:
- The Role of the Guru
- Duties and Privileges of Discipleship
- Significance of the Holy Guru-Purnima Day
- Maharshi Vyasa and His Contribution to Hindu Scripture
- Sri Dakshinamurti
- Lord Dattatreya and His Twenty-Four Gurus
- Gurudom: A Deadly canker
- A Talk to Sannyasins
- Guru-Bhakti Yoga
- Appendix: Essence of Guru Gita.
About the Author:
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 swami Sivananda had a natural flair for a life devoted to the study and practice of Vedanta.
He was an inborn eagerness to serve all and an innate feeling of unity with all mankind. He is the author of over 300 volumes and has disciples all over the world, belonging to all nationalities, religions and creeds. To read his works is to drink at the Fountain of Wisdom Supreme. On 14th July, 163 he entered Mahasamadhi.