His Holiness Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj addresses the young and yet inexperienced spiritual aspirants, the helpless and bewildered seekers of Truth. In clear simple and impressive style, Sri Swamiji lays down before them the fundamentals of spirituality and the various means essentially requisite for Divine Wisdom.
This is a book with a message of hope, of peace, of bliss, of success in life and the secret of life itself. Here in will be found the way to Peace, to Truth, and to the Abode of Immortality, eternal sunshine, infinite Joy and Knowledge (Nirvana or Kaivalya) or the final beatitude-the highest goal of life. This inspiring and soul-stirring little volume will, undoubtedly contribute its mite to the moral and spiritual perfection of the human race in general and the aspirants in particular.
About the Author:
Swami Sivananda born on the 8th September, 1887, in the illustrious family of Saga Appayya Diskhita and several other renowned saints and savants. He 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 an 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 organized. Dissemination of spiritual knowledge and training of people in Yoga and Vedanta were their aim and object. In 1950 he undertook a lightning tour of India and Ceylon. In 1953 he convened a 'World Parliament Religions. 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, 1963 he entered Mahasamadhi.