Awareness - The Center of Being
Table of Contents
Introduction (Pages 9 - 16)
Part One (Pages 17 - 120)
Circumstantial Evidence for the Existence of God
Evidence from Cultural Knowledge
Sculptures & Pictures
Speech, Sound, Gesture & Expression
Epics, Myths, Fairy Tales & Parables
Natives, Tribes & Early Civilizations
Scripture, Religion & God's'
Evidence through Inference
The Origin of Matter
The First Impulse - The First Cause
Relativity of Matter & Reality of Awarness
God as Awareness
Awareness of Humans is the Key to Prove God
Evidence through Probability (Our Origin - By Chance or By Design)
Evidence from Philosophical Arguments & Modern Physics
Anselm, Descartes, Leibniz, Thomas Aquinas, Schindewolf, William Paley, Karl Jaspers, Aruni, Pope John Paul II, Spinoza
Evidence from the Account of Witnesses and through Direct Perception
Contemporary Saints, Sages & God- or Self-realized Persons in their Role as Witnesses
Interview with Shree Maa and Swami Satyananda
Shibendu Lahiri, Ma Yoga Shakti, Sri Kriyananda, Swami Rama & Pandit Tigunait, Roy Davis, Mata Amritanandamayi and Daya Mata
Meister Eckehart, Jakob Boehme, Sri Ramakrishna, Yahja Mu'Adh Al-Razi, Mahmud Shabestari
Considering the Materialistic View
Logical Arguments Against the Existence of God
Some Definitions of God
Part Two (Pages 121 - 212)
The Quintessence - The Soul of Scripture
The Essence of the New Testament (N.T.) and the Essence of the Bhagavad Gita (B.G.)
Bible, Gita and Yoga
The Quintessence of Scripture
Light on Revelations
The Seven Centers of Energy in Spine and Brain
Dr. Hiroshi Motoyama
Creation in 7 Steps
Armageddon, The Final Judgement and 666
Jesus: Man or God?
Various Concepts and How they Relate to the Scripture
Revenge or Prevention?
The Catholic's Center of the Universe & The Center of Masonry
Evolution or Creation?
The Materialistic View of Evolution
1.) Cosmology (Big Bang, Plasma Cosmology & Timeline)
2.) Chemistry & Physics
A Spiritual View
Eternal Life on Earth?
The Star of Bethleham, The Eastern Star of Masonry, The Third Eye & The Single Eye
Part Three (Pages 213 - 284)
The Inquiry into the Self
The Inquiry into the Self
What Happens During Meditation?
The Essence of the Quest
Experiences with the Awakening of Dormant Energies (Kundalini)
Yoga & Science
Sri Ramana Maharshi
Selections from "Talks"
and "Day By Day with Bhagavan"
How Many Selves? Can God be Pleased by Good Thoughts and Good Deeds?
Can Consciousness be expanded with the Aid of Drugs?
Alternative Methods: Mantras, Yantras and Pranayama
Observing the Breathing, Adding Vibration
Alternate Nostril Breathing
Some Suggested Routines
The Main Obstacles to Realization of the Self
Increasing Intelligence & Improving Brain Functions
Fear and Spiritual Crisis
Basic Existential Fear
Fearing the Results of Meditation
Fearing the Self
Help for Acute Anxiety
Facing our Fears
Part Four (Pages 285 - 306)
Sources of Knowledge
A Comparison of Different Systems
Faith & Devotion
Jnana Yoga, The Quest, The Search, The Inquiry & Remembering
Natural Evolution & Forced Evolution
Mantras, Yantras & Invocation
Laya, Nada, Karma, Bhakti & Kundalini Yoga
Any Authentic Method
Which Path is Best?
The Influence of the East
The Silk Road, Ur and Tiruvannamalai
The Indo-European Languages
Part Five (Pages 307 - 328)
Obtaining a Desired Condition
Television & Telekinesis
Reference Charts for the Seven Centers of Energy
Examples of Psychic Abilities
Highlights of Quantum-Mechanics
Matter & Energy
Yes, God can be proven:
indirectly through circumstantial evidence and
directly through personal experience.
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