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characteristics of ecstatic love, the three states of consciousness and
their correspondence to the five sheaths of the soul, beyond which is
the True Self, the Absolute. An elevating manual quite in keeping
with the Author's previous best work." — Tk* Column, June, ign.

*' It is thoroughly sound and happily written book, a fine intro*
iuction to Bhakti Marga. It is profitable reading to every person
while to the more philosophically inclined it affords valuable instruct'
ion."^7'<i« Brahtnavadin, Madras India, Dec, igz2.

" Carefully does the Swami draw the distinction, showing bow
human love attains its climax in directing itself to God."— A waktiud
India, Nov., ign.

" This is a book presenting somewhat of the old, Indian phiU
osophy, which is noble and pure. It is in no sense a departure from
Western thought, as one might be led to suppose. It is well written
and free from metaphysical spKalAtions."— Brooklyn Eagltt June 14,

Unity and Harmony

A New Lecture by


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Divine Hcritaee of Man.


l2mo, 215 jiagcs. Portrait of author, frontispiece.
Cloth, $1.25. Postage, 8 cents.

Contents. I. Existence of God. II. Attributes of God-
III. Has God any Form? IV. Fatherhood and Motherhood
of God. V. Relation of Soul to God. VI. \Vhat is an Incar-
nation of God? VII. Son of God. VIII. Divine Principle
in Man.

" The SwSmi Abhedinanda's writings are also companionable and read-
able. . . . The Philosophy of India, being the bringing together of the
best thoughts and reasonings of the best men for the thousandsof preced-
ing years, had under consideration the self-same problems that are to-day
vexing the souls of our philosophers. The Swftmi's book is therefore not
*o radical » departure from accepted thought as might at first be imagined.
... It is not meat for babes, but rather will it give new lines of thought
to the brightest intellects." — Transcript, Boston, Aug. 1903.

*' His method of dealfng with these fundamental questions is peculiarly
free both from dogmatic assertion and from pure metaphysical specula-
tion." — Inttr-Ocean, Chicago, Aug. 1903.

" He bases his arguments, not on theological hypotheses, but on scientific
facts." — Citvtiand yiain Deultr, Aug. 1903.

" It is written in a plain and logical style, and cannot fail to interest all
who are anxious for information concerning the philosophy of which the
author is such an able exponent." — Timts Pittsburg, June, 1903.

" A glance over a few of its pages would be sufficient to convince the
reader that he is in the presence of an intellect of hiuh order, more
thoroughly conversant with the philosophies and sciences of the Occi-
dental world than most Europeans or Americans. . . . The " Divine
Heritage of Man " gives a rare insight into the religious views of educated
Hindoos and in its argumentation furnishes an intellectual treat."—
CkronicU, San Francisco, Aug. 1903.

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his subject broadly." — BoohsetUr, Ntwsdealtr^ and Publisher, New
York, Aug. 1903.

"The student of religions will find much of value in the discourses,
since they are full of historical information concerning the origin and
growth of certain ideas and beliefs dominant in Christianity." — Re/>ubii-
can, Denver, July, 1903.

" There is no disposition on the part of the author to assail any of th«
Christian principles, but he simply presents his subject with calmness,
not attempting to reconcile religioi and science, for to him they ar*
one." — Washington Fest, June, 1903.

Self- Knowledge (Atma-Jnana).


Clefeh, $1.25. Postage, 8 cents. Portrait of author,
I. Spirit and Matter. IV. Search after the Self.

II. Knowledge of the Self. V, Realization of the Self.

III. Prana and the Self. VI. Immortality and the Self.

" So practically and exhaustively is each phase of the subject
treated that it may well serve as a text-book for anyone striving
for self-development and a deeper understanding of human nature."
— Toronto Saturday Night, Dec. 1905.

•' It will also be welcomed by students of the Vedic Scriptures,
since each chapter is based upon some one of the ancient Vedas
known as the Upanishads, and many passages are quoted." —
Chicago Inter-Ocean, Jan. 1906.

" The book, from the gifted pen of the head of the Vedanta
Society of New York, presents in a clear manner, calculated to
arrest the attention of those not yet familiar with Vedic literature,
the principles of self-knowledge as taught by the leaders of that
philosophy. . . . The many passages quoted prove the profound
wisdom and practical teaching contained iu the early Hindu Scrip-
tures." — Was/iitigton Evening Star, Dec. 1905.

" A new book which will be welcome to students of Truth,
whether it be found in the Eastern religions, in modern thought
or elsewhere." — Unity, Nov. 1905.

"The book is very well written." — San Francisco Chronicle,
Dec. 1905.

" In forcefulness and clearness of style it is in every way equal
to the other works by the Swami Abhedananda, who has always
shown himself in his writings a remarkable master of the English
language." — Mexican Herald, Dec. 1905.

" The volume is forcefully written, as are all of this author's
works, and cannot fail to be of great interest to all who have entered
this field of thought. A fine portrait of the Swami forms the
frontispiece."— Ttf/tf^^ Blade, Nov. 1905.

India and Her People

{Lectures delivered before the Brooklyn Institute

of Arts a>id Sciences during the season

of 1905-1906.)



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I. Philosophy of India To-day.
11. Religions v f India.

III. Social Status af India: Their System of Caste.

IV. Political Institutions of India.
V. Education in India.

VI. The Influence of India on Western Civilization and the
Influence of Western Civilization on India.

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"T^is booVhas more than usual interest as coming^ from one who
knows the Occident and both knows and loves the Orient. ... It
is decidedly interesting. . . . The boolc has two admirable qualities:
breadth in scope and supcestiveness in material." — Bulletin o/ the
American Gtographical Society, Sept, 1906.

"This volume, written in an attractive style and dealing with the
life, philosophy and rcli^^ion of India, should prove a useful addition to
the literature of a f.iscinating and as yet largely unknown subject. It
is designed for popuUr readinir, the metaphysical portions beinp so
bandied that the reader runs little risk of getting beyond his depth."
— Literary Digest, P'eb. 16, 1907.

" The Swami possesses the exceptional advantage of being able to
look upon his own country almost from th.e standpoint of an outsider
and to handle his <;ubji-ct free from both foreign and native prejudice."

— New York il-'orid.Axi^. 4, 19^6.

" It is a valuable contribution to Western knowledge of India, con-
taining precisely wtiat the American wants 10 know about that regioa.'

— H^askin^ton HviHing Star^ Aug. 4, 1906.

" It is impossible to quarrrl \s his book. He (Swami) writes too
interestingly and he is a man with a mission." — The Sunriay Oregoninn,
Aug. 36, 1906.


" The views set forth in this work by Swami Abhedananda . . . are
interesting, as being those of a native of India who has devoted much
time and attention to the study of those questions which aflfect the
government and general administration of the country. The author
has selected a wide range of subjects for treatment, embracing the
social, political, educational, and religious conditionsas they now exist,
and, speaking generally, has invariably exercised sound tact and judg-
ment in discussing the many different questions embraced under those
headings " — Journal cj the Royal Colonial Institute, April, IQ07,
London, England.

"An excellent contribution to the very scanty literature on India.
. . . All chapters are instructive to any one aspiring to a knowledge
of this vast country. ... It is a book which every non-Indian visit-
ing India or making a temporary or permanent stay therein, and also
every son of the soil, should have by his side." — The Arya, February,
IQ07, Madras, India.


(New and Enlarged Edition,}
I. Reincarnation.
II. Heredity and Reincarnation.

III. Evolution and Reincarnation.

IV. Which is Scientific, Reburrection or Reincarnation?
V. Theory of Transmigration.

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" In these discourses the Swami Abhedananda considers the questions
of evolution and the resurrection in their bearing upon the ancient
teaching of rebirth, the truth, logic and justii.e of which are rapidly
permeating the best thought of the Western world. For the preserva-
tion ot this doctrine mankind is indebted to the literary storehouses of
India, the racial and geographical source of much of the vital knowledge
of Occidental peoples. Reincarnation is shown in the present volume
to be a universal solvent of life's mysteries. It answers those questions
of children that have staggered the wisest minds who seek to reconcile
the law of evolution and the existence of anintelligentand just Creator,
with the proposition that man lias but a single lifetime in which to de-
velop spiritual self-conscioubuess. It is commended to every thinker."
— Mind, Fenruary, IQOO.

" It IS a work which will appeal to the novice for its simplicity and
definite quality, and to the student for its wealth of knowledge and
suggestion.'''' — Vedanta Monthly Bulletin, Sept., IQ07.

'■Th':; book should prove a valuable acquisition." — The Ei'eiting
Sua, ^. }'., Decetni e> 21, igoy.

"This is the work of a man of fine education and of fine intellect.
. . . (iveincarnation) hs expounded by Swami Abhedananda is very
plausible, quite scientific, and far from uncomforling. The exposition
contained in this little book is well worth reading by ail students of
metaphysics. There is not the slightest danger ot its converting or
perverting any one to a new and strange religion. Reincarnation is
not religion, it is science. Science was never known to iiurt anybody
but scientists." — Brooklyn Eagle, Decimber jj, IQ07.


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I. rhilosophy of Work,
II. Secret of Work.
III. Duty or Motive in Work.

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It shows the folly of slavery to sense and the means of escape from
the thraldom of egoism, while elucidating the Hindu concept o(
many things that are ' race problems' because of individual igno»
ranee of spiritual principles. These discourses merit a wide circuit
iion amone unprejudiced minds." — Mind, February, J903.

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Divine Communion.

Does the Soul Exist after Death ?

The Motherhood of God.

The Philosophy of Good and Evil.

The Relation of Soul to God.

Religion of the Hindus.

Scientific Basis of Religion.

Simple Living.

Spiritualism and Vedanta.

The Way to the Blessed Life.

Who is the Saviour of Souls?

Why a Hindu Accepts Christ and Rejects Churchianity.

Why a Hindu is a Vegetarian.

Woman's Place in Hindu Religion.

The Word and the Cross in Ancient Indla.

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The Sayings of Sri Ramakrishna.



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Rfimakrishna was a fjreat Hindu saint of the nineteenth century
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Swami VivekSnanda, Swami Abhedananda, and others. His Say-
ings are full of broad, practical, non-sectarian instructions concern-
ing the spiritual life which cannot but give help and inspiration
to the followers of all creeds. The present volume contains a
larger number of Sayings than has yet appeared in any one EngUsh
collection. For the first time also they have been classified into
chapters and arranged in logical sequence under marginal head-
ings, such as "All creeds paths to God," " Power of Mind and
Thought," "Meditation," "Perseverance." As an exposition of
the universal truths of ReUgion and their application to the daily
life this book takes its place among the great scriptures of the

Spiritual Unfoldment.


I. Self-control.

IL Concentration and Meditation.

HI. God-consciousness.

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also IS this book of common utility and significance among all races of
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circulation among all who cherish advanced ideals."— iJ/j«</. ^^»7.

What is Vedanta?

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swImi abhedananda.

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missionary 'Swamis' will be found in 'The Gospel of Rama-
krishna.' They have been translated into excellent English."

— The Slot, New York.

" ' The Gospel of Mmakrishna ' contains the religious
teachings of this modern Hindu saint whose life contained so
many good deeds that his followers thought him little short of
divine." — The Boston Globe, Boston, Mass.

"During his lifetime his career and personality attracted
much attention from English and German scholars of the nine-
teenth century." — The Chicago Inter-Ocean, Chicago, in.

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great and wise scholar, and gave goodly advice to his followers."

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