Meditation & Its Practices

Meditation & Its Practices
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By Swami Adiswarananda, 473 Pages, Paperback.

Meditation is a necessity for the soul, a technique for withdrawing the mind so that the spirit can rest and rejuvenate. By practicing meditation, we set in motion a process that leads to the restoration of our well-being—physical, mental, and spiritual.

This comprehensive sourcebook examines the scientific, psychological, and spiritual properties of Yoga and Vedanta, Hinduism's two mainstream meditation practices, and explains how we can put these teachings into practice to enrich our daily lives. Drawing on the sacred texts of Yoga and Vedanta—including the Bhagavad Gita, the Upanishads, and the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, among many others—this guidebook illuminates the principles of each of these traditions, the meaning of meditation, and the methods by which we can develop our concentration and self-control.

By exploring the transformative powers of this ancient spiritual practice, this inspiring volume shows us time-tested ways to refresh our souls and empower our physical and spiritual selves with innovative ways of meeting the challenges of modern life.