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Swami Vivekananda on Religious, Ethical, and Psychological Practices
by Gopal Stavig  

Dedicated to my guru Swami Prabhavananda (1893-1976). Without his sublime influence this book would never have been written

Please Note: Chapters will become live as they are completed.

I. Yogic Practices, Meditation, and Prayer

1. The Four Yogas

2. Raja Yoga

3. Spiritual Experiences and the Verification Principle

4. Meditation and Prayer

5. Quiet the Mind to Realize God

6. Utter the Name of the Lord

7. Image Worship

8. Holy Places of Worship

9. Be Instructed by a Teacher (Guru)

II. Striving to Realize Brahman-God

1. Brahman-God Realization

2. Endeavoring to Realize Brahman-God

3. Love and Worship Brahman-God

4. Feeling

5. Five Devotional Relationships with the Lord

6. Higher Knowledge Brings Peace

7. Knowledge of Brahman-God Is Within

8. Jesusí Miracles and Patanjaliís Yoga Sutras

9. Conditional Grace

III. Karma Yoga, Good Works, and Moral Activity

1. Karma Yoga

2. Good Works

3. Follow Your Duty

4. The Reason for Renunciation

5. Love All People

6. Sympathy, Compassion, Empathy, and Altruism

7. Avoid Egotism, Selfishness, and Pride (Hubris)

8. Truthfulness

9. Distinguish Good from Evil

10. Relationship Between Good and Evil

IV. The Unconscious Mind and Samskaras (Mental Impressions)

1. Swami Vivekanandaís and Indian Ideas on the Subject

2. Sigmund Freud and the Western Viewpoint

3. Points of Agreement Between Vivekananda and Freudís Ideas

4. Areas of Disagreement Between the Ideas of Vivekananda and Freud

5. Similarity between Highest and Lowest

6. The Guna Personality Types



 © 2018 Gopal Stavig