the adventure of life

The Adventure of Life

by Sri Chinmoy

A modern-day spiritual manual that encourages the reader to embrace new ideas, adding a deeper, spiritual dimension to one’s life.

In a clear and accessible way, Sri Chinmoy speaks about the spiritual art of living and its positively effective interaction with the stress-inducing world, and highlights the practical value of regular meditation practice.

Available from 1 January 2017

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About the book

Title: The Adventure of Life – On Yoga, meditation, and the art of living
Author: Sri Chinmoy
Publisher: The Golden Shore
Price: £13.99
Available from 1 January 2017

This book is a modern-day spiritual manual that encourages the reader to embrace new ideas, adding a deeper, spiritual dimension to one’s life. It guides us towards understanding the roots of anxiety and confusion, both on a personal level and in society today, offers the practice of meditation as a tool to centre and harmonise our lives, and introduces us to a modern spiritual lifestyle with focus on health, diet, sport, family life and the workplace.

In a clear and accessible way, Sri Chinmoy, an internationally renowned spiritual figure and teacher of meditation, speaks about the spiritual art of happy, mindful living and its positively effective interaction with the stress-inducing world. He explains the role of spirituality in the modern-day society and highlights the practical value of regular prayer and meditation practice.

‘Life is not boring to one who believes in adventure. Adventure does not mean that you have to climb up the tallest mountain. To allow new ideas, fresh ideas, healthy ideas to enter into your mind – that is adventure.’
Sri Chinmoy

The book in a nutshell:

  • A spiritual guide for the 21st century, easily accessible to conscious readers of all ages and social and religious backgrounds.
  • Author Sri Chinmoy is recognized as an internationally renowned teacher of meditation.
  • Facing the challenges of contemporary life from the unique perspective of a spiritual Master.
  • The book includes full-colour photographs and design features pleasing to the eye of the reader, making it suitable for gift-giving.

CONTENTS

Freedom and peace • 8

What is Yoga? • 12

Yoga and the material life • 16

The path and steps of Yoga • 24

Religion, spirituality and Yoga • 28

God and the higher worlds • 38

Kundalini Yoga, the chakras and occult power • 54

True and false Masters • 60

Spirituality and society • 66

The end of the world, evil forces, and the origin of mankind • 78

Meditation • 84

Food, health and fitness • 106

Family life • 116

Meditation in the workplace • 126

Sri Chinmoy

About the author

Author Sri Chinmoy, a prolific writer, poet, artist and internationally renowned spiritual leader, is recognized throughout the world as one of the foremost meditation teachers of the modern era.  For 37 years he was the director of the non-denominational Peace Meditations at the United Nations in New York.