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The Vision of Life
by Swami Krishnananda

Publishers' Note

“Under the blessed auspices of the Centenary of Sri Gurudev Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj, several programmes have been contemplated by the Central Committee of the Celebrations, one among which is supposed to be a series of considerations that may go under the title, as announced, 'The Vision of Life'.”

These are the words spoken by Revered Sri Swami Krishnanandaji Maharaj at the beginning of a series of discourses given from the 2nd to 8th of August, 1987. Swamiji's masterly exposition of the various aspects of the vision of life and in-depth analysis of the psychology of the spiritual aspirant, combined with Swamiji's scintillatingly brilliant style of expression make this book a rare treat for seekers of the highest vision, namely God-realisation.

Most of Chapter I was edited by Revered Sri Swamiji Maharaj himself shortly after this series was transcribed, and the balance was lightly edited recently when it was decided that this publication would be brought out on the Punyatithi of Swami's Mahasamadhi which took place on 23rd November, 2001.

November 9th, 2005