Table of Contents
Part I — Meditation: pathway to the inner world
- Meditation: an introduction
- What I need
- Question: Could you please tell us the difference between concentration, meditation and contemplation?
- The superman
- Question: I would like to know the difference between prayer and meditation.
- Question: Do meditation and concentration have anything to do with the power of the mind?
- Three most significant things
Part II — The journey's start
- Question: I would like to ask you how to develop these processes of meditation? For someone who has never done anything like this before, how do you begin?
- Question: Could you please give a step-by-step description of how a beginner on your path should meditate on God?
- My fount
- Question: How can we learn to meditate? I believe in God, but it is very hard for me to meditate.
- Question: How can we know whether we are meditating well or not?
- Question: Some days I'm just too busy to meditate, and I skip my meditation. What happens on those days?
- Sweet trance
- I treasure
Part III — Problems in meditation
- Question: Sometimes when I meditate it is so beautiful, but at other times I forget how beautiful meditation is, or how good it is for me. How can I inspire myself to meditate again? It is like a road that goes into a fairyland, but sometimes I just don't find that road.
- His own friend and enemy
- Question: Sometimes during my morning meditation I fall into a doze — not a sound sleep, but just a doze. Is this a bad thing?
- Question: When I get upset, I can't seem to meditate the way I want to. I seem to think more of my problems. How can I overcome this?
- Question: During a meditation, if something external to the meditation occurs — such as a noise or something unforeseen — is it better to include it in the meditation or to try to shut it out and pursue the meditation?
- Glorious is the path
- Question: When I try to meditate, there is something that holds me back so that I cannot meditate.
- Question: When we try to meditate and are not in a good mood — say we've been at school and the whole day has been absolutely ordinary, and we are in sort of an undivine mood — how can we get rid of this mood in order to meditate well?
- My service-light
- Editor's preface to the first edition