Concentration and Meditation

Concentration and Meditation SivanandaConcentration and Meditation were written by Swami Paramananda (1884–1940) and published in the USA in 1912. He was a practitioner and teacher of Vedanta. He was a pupil of the better known Swami Vivekananda and he became a member of the Ramakrishna order on his seventeenth birthday. A few years later he assisted in establishing the first Vedanta center in the USA. It still exists today. In Concentration and Meditation he outlines the fundamental mindset necessary in order to initiate meditation: 

“As long as we identify ourselves with conditions, we suffer ; but when we cease to identify ourselves with these passing conditions, we never really suffer.”

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16 thoughts on “Concentration and Meditation”

  1. I have seen many people horribly worried about their body due to some diseaseS or about relationship with others or relating to the achievement of any success or experiencing failures. READ SWAMIJI ONLY ONCE YOUR WHOLE LIFE WILL BE CHANGED FOREVER.

  2. Salutations to Swami Sivanadaji,
    I have gone through most of the books of Swamiji. Every sentence of every book is life-giving, full of energy. His writings are spiritual cure for all maladies.Everyone must read his books.

  3. one of deepest treasury of our ancestor to our existing and coming generation , thanks a lot for providing this invaluable knowlegde

  4. Very valuable website ! May someone upload ENGLISH translation of text and critical studies of Bhamati as well as Panchapadika.

  5. Hello,
    The book available is not the Sivananda’s, but the Swami Paramananda book, wich is also a great book.
    Would it be possible to upload the Sivananda’s too?
    Thank you

  6. I am so happy that I have found this site. Can someone if you have upload Vedas esp. Rig Veda which has both devangari text with english translation. Thanks again


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