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True Spiritual Living
by Swami Krishnananda

Publishers' Note

We are delighted to bring out a new publication by Worshipful Sri Swami  Krishnanandaji Maharaj entitled 'True Spiritual Living'. This is a series of twenty-five discourses that Sri Swamiji Maharaj gave during December 1975 and January 1976 to provide practical guidelines for those who wish to tread the spiritual path. The Kathopanishad speaks about the difficulty in treading the spiritual path and also the absolute necessity of wise guidance of a teacher.

uttiṣṭhata jāgrata prāpya varān nibodhata:
kṣurasya dhārā niśitā duratyayā; durgam pathas tat kavayo vadanti
(Katha 1.3.14)
Arise, awake and having reached the great teachers, attain knowledge. Like the sharp edge of a razor is that path, difficult to cross, hard to tread, thus the wise say.

In these discourses, Sri Swamiji Maharaj in his inimitable way guides the seekers to understand the path and helps them to unfold their inner potential by giving an in-depth analysis of the process of attaining Self-realisation. We propose to bring these discourses  in two volumes. The first volume consisting of twelve illuminating discourses is being released on April 25th 2015, the sacred occasion of the 93rd birthday of Sri Swamiji Maharaj, and the second volume comprising thirteen discourses will be published later.

We hope that the earnest seekers and Sadhaks will be immensely benefitted from this book.

May the blessings of Sadgurudev Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj and Worshipful Sri Swami Krishnanandaji Maharaj be ever upon all.