This book, first published in 1968, is a collection of twenty-five lectures by Swami Prabhavananda, the outstanding scholar and translator of Hindu scriptures. They present a direct and pragmatic approach to spiritual life, and a clear guide to Hinduism.
1. Is Vedanta for Western Man? 2. Mysticism and Mystic Experiences 3. Man and God 4. The Problem of Evil 5. Harmony of Religions 6. The Goal of Life 7. Purity 8. Faith 9. Happiness 10. Perfection 11. God in Everything 12. Samadhi or Transcendental Consciousness 13. Why Spiritual Disciplines? 14. The Way to Find God 15. Mind - Its Powers and Uses 16. Control of the Subconscious Mind 17. Overcoming Obstacles in Spiritual Life 18. Worship and Meditation 19. Self-Surrender 20. Renunciation and Austerity 21. Grace and Self-Effort 22. Buddha and Buddhism 23. What Christ Means to Me 24. Vivekananda and His Message 25. Sri Ramakrishna and the Religion of Tomorrow