Living with Siva
Table of Contents
Stone Ganesha
Vishayasuchi

Table of
Contents


Dedication -- Samarpanam
v
Author's Introduction -- Granthakara Bhumika
xiii
The Master Course -- Pradhana Pathyakramah
xix
Family Life -- Hindu Grihastha Dharmah
xxv
No. Chapter Title Page In Printed Volume
1 See God Everywhere
3
2 Noninjury and Truthfulness
17
3 Nonstealing and Other Virtues
29
4 Compassion, Honesty and Diet
43
5 Purity and Remorse
55
6 Contentment and Giving
69
7 Faith and Worship
81
8 Scriptural Study and Cognition
95
9 Vows, Incantation and Austerity
109
10 Celibacy and Fidelity
121
11 Physical, Mental, Emotional Foods
133
12 Chemical Chaos
145
13 Discipline for Self-Transformation
157
14 The Meditator
171
15 Obstacles to Meditation
183
16 Harnessing Willpower
195
17 Life Is Meant to Be Lived Joyously
207
18 The Power of Penance
221

19 The Hand that Rocks the Cradle Rules the World
239
20 Her Power, Her Domain
251
21 Marriage and Family Life
263
22 Family Togetherness
275
23 The Wisdom of Early Marriage
289
24 Modern Matchmakers
303
25 Divorce and Abuse
315
26 Bringing Up Children
327
27 Positive Discipline
339
28 Teenage Trials
353
29 Language that Hurts
367
30 Bribery and Bad Money
381
31 What about Computers?
393
32 Adultery and Pornography
405
33 Birth, Abortion and Suicide
417
34 Old and Gray
429
35 Beyond Death, Astral Life
443

36 The Joys of Hinduism
461
37 Duty and Destiny
473
38 The Wheel of Karma
487
39 To Do No Harm
499
40 War and Peace
513
41 The Power Called Forgiveness
527
42 Nurture Gratitude, Be Considerate
539
43 Zero Tolerance for Disharmony
553
44 Why We Need Religion
567
45 Palaces of the Gods
579
46 Sending Prayers to the Gods
591
47 The Spirit of the Guru
603
48 Siva's Monastics
617
49 Passing On Our Heritage
631
50 Saivite Culture
645
51 Hindu Solidarity
659
52 Stand Strong for Hinduism
675

Introduction
693

Section 1: Right Living

SUTRAS

PAGE
1-5 The Purpose of Life
698
6-10 Facing Life's Challenges
699
11-15 Yoga in Action
700
16-20 The True Values of Life
701
21-25 Spiritual Disciplines
702
26-30 Personal Disciplines
703
31-35 The Nature of God
704
36-40 The Nature of Souls and World
705
41-45 Evil and Expressions of Faith
706
Section 2: Ethics
46-50 Yamas: Ten Classical Restraints
710
51-55 Niyamas: Ten Classical Observances
711
56-60 Ahimsa, the Foremost Discipline
712
61-65 Regrettable Exceptions to Ahimsa
713
66-70 Reverence for the Environment
714
71-75 Self-Control
715
76-80 Worldly Activities
716
Section 3: The Family Path
81-85 Instructions for Men
720
86-90 Instructions for Husbands
721
91-95 Instructions for Women
722
96-100 Instructions for Wives
723
101-105 Instructions for the Widowed
724
106-110 Instructions for the Unmarried
725
111-115 Arranging Marriages
726
116-120 Sustaining Marriages
727
121-125 About Divorce
728
126-130 Hospitality
729
131-135 Household Ethics
730
136-140 Raising Worthy Children
731
141-145 Preserving Family Unity
732
146-150 Preparing Youth for Adult Life
733
151-155 Duties of Young Adults
734
156-160 About Wealth
735
161-165 God's Money
736
166-170 Guidelines for Business
737
171-175 Politics and Vocation
738
176-180 Edicts for Parliamentarians
739
181-185 Edicts for Scientists
740
Section 4: Personal Life
186-190 Diet and Food
744
191-195 Health and Exercise
745
196-200 Tobacco and Drugs
746
201-205 Alcohol
747
206-210 The Four Stages of Life
748
211-215 Approaching Death
749
216-220 Death's Aftermath
750
Section 5: Spiritual Interaction
221-225 Respect for Saints and Dignitaries
754
226-230 Social Injunctions
755
231-235 Interfaith Harmony
756
236-240 Avoiding Alien Influences
757
241-245 Devotion to the Satguru
758
246-250 Working with the Satguru
759
251-255 In the Satguru's Presence
760
Section 6: Religious Culture
256-260 Temples and Priesthood
764
261-265 Weekly Gatherings
765
266-270 New Members
766
271-275 Coming Home to Saivism
767
276-280 Detractors and Adversaries
768
281-285 Raising Sons for the Monastery
769
286-290 Sacred Scriptures
770
291-295 Temple Worship
771
296-300 Symbols, Mantras and Names
772
301-305 Cultural Accomplishments
773
306-310 Spiritual Study
774
311-315 Occultism
775
Section 7: The Monastic Path
316-320 Monastic Holy Orders
778
321-325 Monastic Mission
779
326-330 Monastic Spirit
780
331-335 Monastic Attitudes
781
336-340 Monastic Restrictions
782
341-345 Monastic Personal Care
783
346-350 Monastic Travel and Retreat
784
351-355 Monastics and the World
785
356-360 Instructions for Swamis
786
361-365 Instructions for Acharyas
787
I. Hatha Yoga
791
II. Religions's Dues
819
Conclusion -- Samapanam
843
Glossary -- Shabda Koshah A-I
851
Glossary -- Shabda Koshah J-R
Glossary -- Shabda Koshah S-Z
Scriptural Bibliography -- Shastriya Sandarbhagranthasuchi
923
Index of Inspired Talks -- Preraka Vartanukramani
925
Colophon -- Antyavachanam
933
About the Author
Invitation to Monastic Life
Reviews and Comments

Second Edition, First Printing

Copyright 2002 by Himalayan Academy


Living with Siva: Hinduism's Contemporary Culture was first published by Himalayan Academy in 1991. All rights are reserved. This book may be used to share the Hindu Dharma with others on the spiritual path, but reproduced only with the prior written consent of the publisher. Designed, typeset and illustrated by the swamis of the Saiva Siddhanta Yoga Order and published by Himalayan Academy, 107 Kaholalele Road, Kapaa, Hawaii 96746-9304 USA. www.Gurudeva.org.

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Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 2001-131929

ISBN: 0-945497-98-9

Cover art: Artist S. Rajam depicts life in a South Indian riverside village. Under Lord Siva's blessed gaze, children play near a tulsi tree shrine, a cowherd brings his animals from the forest, women draw water at the well, and families carry on their household duties.

Ganesha Dancing: Famed Indian artist Indra Sharma paints a gleefully dancing and somewhat portly Lord Ganesha to bless the book's opening, mimicking in earthy tones the stone carving style of images found on temple walls throughout India.

Half Title Page: S. Rajam takes us inside a shrine room where husband and wife are worshiping a crystal Sivalinga. He passes the flame and will soon set the Linga on a metal base, as she prepares to bathe Siva with fresh water. Both have Siva alive in their hearts.