Meditation: An Outline for Practical Study

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Karnac Books, Dec 1, 2005 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 363 pages
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In this classic text, Mouni Sadhu lays bare the many myths and fallacies surrounding the practice of meditation. He then details a comprehensive course in meditation from the beginnings of the practice, to advanced techniques of meditation and contemplation in both Western and Eastern Traditions.
 

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Contents

FOREWORD
11
PART
15
THEORETICAL PRELIMINARIES
17
Definition of Meditation
19
The Science of Cliches
26
Hi Adaptations of the Laws of Cliches
34
Some Basic Questions Answered
40
REGULAR MEDITATION
50
Intermediate Meditation Series V
137
xvil The Creation of Cliches
145
Meditation in Diagrams
151
Japa
155
An Ethical Group of Meditations Scries I
163
Satikaracharyas Meditations Series II
184
From the Maharshis Wisdom Series III
190
Exercises Dealing with the Mind Scries IV
204

Obstacles to Meditation
56
Assistance on the Path of Meditation
61
Further Questions Explained
68
Different Types of Meditation
77
Subconsciousness or Hyperconsciousness
83
PART II
96
TECHNIQUES OF MEDITATION
97
The Main Difficulties for Beginners
99
Introductory Exercises Series I
108
Introductory Exercises Series II
117
Introductory Exercises Series III
122
Elementary Meditation Series IV
125
The Sermon on the Mount Series I
215
Meditation about Mastership Series II
238
Meditation on God Series III
251
xxvn Meditation on The Imitation of Christ
281
xxvm Axioms of Truth and the BhagavadGita Scries V
297
Mute Meditation
317
Contemplation as a Synthesis of Both
324
The Possibility of Miracles
330
EPILOGUE
347
BIBLIOGRAPHY
353
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