This volume contains the life-long spiritual experience of the author. In his view the discovery of God has been made till now by saints and prophets all over the world, and their experiences recorded in the scriptures. But the truth of them all has to be tested by our own rediscovery of the presence of the Divine in us as well as in others and in the Nature outside. Till this is not done by oneself with an initial but provisional faith in another person who has realize God, till on has not felt a vacuum in life which can never be filled by anything else except God, till, in other words, one has not felt the painful hunger for God, all talk about the divine presence and of the consequent joy and peace, is nothing but moonshine.
There are not short cuts to the royal throne of God. Therefore, ye who wish not to be duped by falsehood, illusion, hallucination and delusion, nor by anything occult, hypnotic and magical, nor again wish to come under the woeful influence of drugs or of the pretenders and rogues in the garb of Sadhus and the recluse, nor wish to carried away by poetic imagination, sexual imagery and fantastic notions about the future arrival of incarnations of God amongst us, and a hundred and one such barren and superstitious ideas, listen to us then practise, so that you will have in course of time, as the late Professor R. D. Ranade used and immediate contact with Reality.
About The Author:
Vinayak Hari Date is a familiar name in the modern philosophical world. He came into prominence with the publication of the two volumes of his Vedanta Explained, and of the Brahmayoga of the Gita. The present work, The Yoga of the Saints has been blessed by the late eminent Philosopher-saint on India, Professor R. D. Ranade. His two volumes of the Vedanta Explained also have been highly praised by outstanding scholars both in India and abroad.
Dr. Date began his career as early as 1932 as Professor of Philosophy in the Colleges at Kolhapur and Belgaum in Maharashtra. Subsequently he came over to Rajasthan and was associated with Universities at Jaipur and Jodhpur. During this period many brilliant students worked under him and got their Ph. D. Degrees. He retired in 1963 as a Reader and Head of the department of Philosophy in the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur.
|  Aim and Scope of Inquiry
|  Dogmas and Puzzles of Spiritual Life
|  Religious Belief
|  Sensual To Spiritual
|  From Idol-worship to God-realization
|  Moral and Intellectual Preparation
|  Patanjala-Yoga and Bhakti
|  Types of Devotion
|Methodology of Meditation
|Surrender, Prayer and Grace
|  Nature of Spiritual Experience
|  The Spirit Manifests in Man
|  The Karma of a Saint Culminates in Jnana
|  The Other Six Aspects of the Saintly Life