(To the First Edition)
I bow in reverence to this great Saint H. H. Swami Madhavanandaji to say a few words and in this attempt I cannot do full justice and even if I say anything it shall be like holding only 'a candle before the Sun'. To get a glimpse of his real spiritual personality, one has to refer to the 'Souvenir' publication of his birth day anniversary (Shastyabdapurti) celebrations in which other holy Saints and Ashramites have paid glowing tributes of his self-effacing character and on his day to day holy practices as enjoined on him by Gurudev H. H. Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj and highly venerated by all. He has imbibed all the spiritual ideals of Gurudev and to meet him and sit in Satsanga with him is like sitting before the Divinity itself! Sri Swamiji is Serving the Divine Life Society in all his sincerity. He adores Gurudev and people adore him.
H. H. Sri Swami Madhavanandaji belongs to the World Spiritual Order spreading the gospel of Divine Love and Bhakti among people. He is considered to be the very embodiment of Bhakti and he maintains silence most of the time. He speaks but he speaks very little. But he has left a legacy of spiritual wisdom in his writings. Some of which we discovered were not printed. I thank Dr. Arunaji, M. D. for helping in this endeavour. So we have printed them. Much of the works is already lost in obscurity. We were able to salvage a few of his articles and hence this publication as our humble homage to this great spiritual personality!
The Publication has become possible because of the donations from the devotees and the personal help given by Sri A. Nageswara Rao, Saraswathi Power Press, and the scintillating Foreword, so kindly given by Smt. Vivecanada Devi. I think all of them most sincerely and from the bottom of my heart.
Smt. Sarojini Pandurang
DIVINE LIFE SOCIETY (Ladies' Branch)
|1.||Shankara-The First Guru of Kali Yuga||3|
|2.||The Great Renunciation||18|
|3.||New Age-New Prophet||31|
|4.||The Two Sages of China||43|
|5.||Mystery of Life||65|
|6.||The Principle of Right Thinking||85|
|7.||The World Phenomena-A Change only
in Name and Form
|8.||My Recipe for India's Regeneration||106|
|10.||Be Ever Responsive to the Call from Within||117|
|11.||The Charm That Attracted All||121|
|12.||Mantra and Japa||128|
|14.||Enduring Spiritual Values||134|
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